Opening soon: 25 more new Vancouver restaurants to try

Feb 7 2022, 7:57 pm

We always have an awesome selection of new food and beverage establishments to check out here in Vancouver, but we like to keep track of what’s coming up too.

There is always a lot of chowing down for us to do in our city, and these new eateries make our to-eat lists longer than ever.

Here are 25 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try in the near future or down the line in general.

Bar Susu

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The new destination for dinner, late-night bites, and natural wines and cocktails will be located in The Whip’s former space, 209 East 6th Avenue. Slated to open sometime this month, Bar Susu will feature menus by Main’s Gus Stieffenhoffer-Brandson and Novella’s Ashley Kurtz.

Address: 209 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver

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Monarca Mexican Kitchen

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fresh concept will be setting up shop inside a notable Vancouver restaurant space: Monarca Mexican Kitchen. Dished Vancouver is told the new eatery, which is actually a sister spot to Olympic Village’s Ophelia, is slated to open this spring.

Address: 181 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Gastronomia Italia Grocery & Deli

New Westminster has something delicious coming. Gastronomia Italia Grocery & Deli is slated to open at 601 Columbia Street next month. Gastronomia Italia will be a destination for deli, grocery, and bakery goods, as well as sandwiches.

Address: 601 Columbia Street, New West

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Pelicana Chicken (Multiple Locations)

 

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Pelicana Chicken opened its first BC location in Burnaby last fall, and the brand has plans for more outposts. The chain’s premium Korean fried chicken got foodies excited, so this announcement will surely be a buzz-worthy follow-up.

  • Port Coquitlam – 206-2748 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam
  • Surrey – #102-16016 Fraser Highway, Surrey
  • Victoria – #124-3749 Shelbourne Street, Victoria

Rileys

Glowbal Restaurant Group may have just dropped a major expansion announcement in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean the company’s plans to grow in Vancouver are slowing down. Rileys is the newest name and concept to come from the group. There’s little we can share about this restaurant at the moment, other than it will be opening in downtown Vancouver.

Afuri Ramen + Dumpling — Vancouver

The acclaimed Tokyo-based ramen joint is slated to open at 2801 Main Street in Mount Pleasant, Dished Vancouver, is told.

Address: 2801 Main Street, Vancouver

Yasma

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Yasma will be opening at 550 Denman Street in Coal Harbour this spring. This was the former space of the short-lived French-Mediterranean concept, Verre.

Address: 550 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-566-0493

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Catch 122 — Lower Lonsdale

 

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Catch 122’s branding on the new space says its new outpost is going to offer brunch, pastries, coffee, and dinner service… so basically all our favourite things.

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Thierry – West Vancouver

 

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One of Vancouver’s favourite dessert spots will officially be opening a new location. Thierry, a much-loved chocolaterie, pâtisserie, and cafe, has confirmed a third West Vancouver outpost is in the works.

Address: 1343 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

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Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizza — Gastown

We are big fans of pizza, especially Vancouver’s local pie joints. If you are too, we have some great news. We’re about to get another location of a popular destination, Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizza. The pizzeria confirmed to Dished Vancouver that a fourth location was in the works for the family of restaurants, this time in Gastown.

Address: 114 Water Street, Vancouver

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Windfall Cider

Much-loved local craft cider producer, Windfall Cider, is still gearing up to open its brick-and-mortar tasting room. Located at 238 Esplanade E, the new 2,000 sq ft production facility and taproom will be right in North Vancouver’s ever-growing brewery district. The cidery temporarily opened as a market and bottle shop just before the holidays as well.

Address: 238 Esplanade E, North Vancouver

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Robba da Matti – Kitsilano

 

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Vancouver is swimming in amazing options when it comes to pasta, and we’re about to get another destination for quality Italian eats. Robba da Matti will soon be opening its fourth location in Kitsilano.

Address: 1898 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Breka Bakery & Cafe — W Hastings

 

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Breka Bakery & Cafe is opening a new location in Vancouver. The concept will be opening an outpost at 740 W Hastings Street, the former address of a Caffè Artigiano.

Address: 740 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Earls — The Amazing Brentwood

Looks like folks living around The Amazing Brentwood (TAB) are going to get yet another addition to the new shopping centre’s food offerings: Earls Kitchen + Bar is officially opening at the mall.

Address: 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

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Bin 4 Burger Lounge – Burnaby

Popular Victoria-based burger joint, Bin 4 Burger Lounge, has announced when burger lovers in Burnaby will have access to their tasty eats.

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SWITCH Vancouver

 

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SWITCH is advertised as “Vancouver’s largest premier party venue,” and it’s set to open in late 2021. Located at 1339 Robson Street (formerly Hon’s Wun-Tun House), SWITCH describes itself as a kitchen, bar, and lounge as well as a new karaoke destination.

Address: 1339 Robson Street, Vancouver

Fatburger Canada Flagship

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When one chain closes, it looks like another one opens. Fatburger Canada has some big news for Vancouverites. The brand is officially opening a new flagship location downtown in the Granville Entertainment District, to be more specific.

Address: 734 Granville Street, Vancouver

Haidilao Hot Pot — The Amazing Brentwood

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Haidilao Hot Pot is officially opening a new location in Metro Vancouver — this time in Burnaby. The global hot pot chain will be opening in Burnaby’s The Amazing Brentwood on the mall’s second level.

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Pablo Cheese Tart – Vancouver

Pablo Cheese Tart Vancouver is slated to open at 511 W Broadway in summer 2022. The Osaka-based brand is known for its “revolutionary cheese tarts” and cheesecakes in various flavours and sizes.

Address: 511 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Bamboo World Kitchen — W Broadway

Bamboo World Kitchen just opened its flagship location in Vancouver. The new 2690 Granville Street eatery opened in the former location of a Starbucks in South Granville. Its second location is coming soon.

Address: 794 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Mister — Kitsilano

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One of Vancouver’s favourite sweet spots is officially opening a new location, Dished Vancouver has learned. Mister Ice Cream Bar is gearing up to open its second Vancouver outpost in Kitsilano. The popular liquid nitrogen churned ice cream parlour will be setting up shop at 1835 West 1st Avenue, the former location of a smoothie bar called Shift Shakes.

Address: 1835 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

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Juanita

Juanita

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Kitsilano, you’re in for a treat. The new all-day dining concept “Juanita” is gearing up to open. Located at 1516 Yew Street, the eatery has taken over the space formerly occupied by shuttered jazz destination the Blue Martini Cafe, directly across the street from Nook and Local.

Address: 1516 Yew Street, Vancouver

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iSETTA

 

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This new counter-service destination will have indoor seating for about 42 people, as well as additional outdoor patio space for folks looking to enjoy everything from brunch eats to Italian-style paninis al fresco.

Address: 4360 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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Menya Itto Vancouver

 

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Popular Tokyo-born ramen shop Menya Itto is officially opening its first North American location in Vancouver. The brand’s first outpost on the continent will be opening at 1479 Robson Street, the former location of Ramen Koika.

Address: 1479 Robson Street, Vancouver

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