9 new must-try restaurants worth checking out in Vancouver

Aug 14 2020, 9:48 pm

New Vancouver restaurants are our three favourite words, so here’s the latest in local food and beverage.

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 the best new Vancouver restaurants you need to try this month.

Turbo X Trans Am


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In addition to burgers to-go, the rejigged burger concept also offers a variety of goods for purchase like vintage clothing, keychains, and foodie staples too.

Address: 1879 Powell Street, Vancouver


Do Chay Yaletown

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Do Chay Yaletown is now open at 1269 Hamilton Street, the former location of its sister spot House Special, which closed at the end of June.

Address: 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver


Straight and Marrow

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This eatery is brought to us by industry vet Chef Christopher Lam. It’s located at 1869 Powell Street in the former location of Bistro Wagon Rouge, which closed in Fall 2019.

Address: 1869 Powell Street, Vancouver


Melo Patisserie


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In addition to drool-worthy traditional pastries, this new bakery-cafe offers signature “ChocoMelo” dessert, a trifecta of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and caramel/hazelnuts crunch.

Address: 154 E 8th Avenue, Vancouver

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Takenaka Food Truck

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It’s hard to resist the Aburi Sushi and Temaki Hand Rolls when this new truck’s refrigerated case is full and on display, so these offerings are a no-brainer for those looking for a quick bite.

Address: Location varies


Marukatsu Cuisine


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Marukatsu offers patrons a selection of fusion eats that combine Japanese katsu with Mexican ingredients in dishes like burritos and bowls, alongside comfort eats like curry and teishoku, a Japanese set meal.

Address: Gyoza Bar — 622 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Potluck Hawker Eatery

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This new Cambie Village restaurant will offer Chef Justin Cheung’s take on Southeast Asian street food, and trust us when we tell you you’re going to need to devour this grub.

Address: 3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver




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Vancouver’s newest Mexican restaurant Ophelia has now officially opened its doors in the former location of WildTale Olympic Village. This concept is brought to us by the folks behind WildTale and The Flying Pig eateries.

Address: 165 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver


Pizzeria Grano


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This project comes to us from the folks behind one of Vancouver’s best pizza spots, Via Tevere. It offers plant-based Neapolitan pizza.

Address: 3240 Main Street, Vancouver


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