8 new Vancouver restaurants you need to try this month

Jul 2 2020, 1:50 pm

We’re back to normal-ish when it comes to restaurant openings in Vancouver.

There are tons of establishments in and around the city that have opened for the first time recently, but how do you pick which ones are worth hitting up?

We’ve done the tough work for you and created this shortlist of openings you should be paying attention to — you’re welcome, foodies.

Here are eight new Vancouver restaurants you need to try this month.



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Cocktail time has arrived! This new concept comes to us from the awesome team behind Juke Fried Chicken and Beetbox. It has taken over the dining room in Juke’s 182 Keefer Street space.

Address: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-5853

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Blind Rabbit


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Described as a tequila and gin bar, the Blind Rabbit offers a selection of bevies like Palomas, Emerald Sours, and more.

Address: 2531 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-9463


Vonns Vancouver

Vonns Burgers

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A new halal burger joint just quietly opened in English Bay. Vonns Vancouver is operating at 1184 Denman Street #104, the former location of Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro.

Address: 1184 Denman Street #104, Vancouver




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Barbara opened for dine-in service last month. It has a small but mighty menu worth trying if you’re in the neighbourhood and looking to check out a fresh food gem.

Address: 305 East Pender Street, Vancouver


Lunch Lady

Bò Né, Bánh Mì Ốp La, Bánh Mì Xíu Mại (Courtesy Lunch Lady)

Vietnam’s famous “Lunch Lady” concept has arrived in Vancouver in brick-and-mortar form. The new addition to Commercial Drive welcomed its first dine-in customers on July 1.

Address: 1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


B-Side by Say Mercy!

B-Side Sandwiches

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The new spot offers sandwiches during lunchtime and then turns into a wine bar in the evenings.

Address: 4298 Fraser Street, Vancouver


Five Sails Restaurant

Five Sails

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This old-school spot has received a contemporary makeover and menu refresh, and after months of being closed, it’s officially ready for patrons.

Address: Pan Pacific Vancouver – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Phone: 604-844-2855


Uncle Tetsu – Robson Street


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No need to make the trip to Burnaby to get this famous cheesecake, the chain has opened its first Vancouver location in the heart of Robson Street.

Address: 1151 Robson Street, Vancouver