15 Vancouver restaurants you need to try this month

Jan 11 2018, 9:50 pm

Nothing says the new year like a new list of restaurants to get into.

From newly opened locations, new concepts, and revamped old eats, it’s 2018 and we can’t wait to get in on some serious eating this month.

Here are 15 new, updated, and exciting restaurants and bars to try in or around Vancouver.

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Lunch Club

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Lunch Club has opened the doors to their Arbutus Ridge spot and are currently serving up sandwiches, coffee, lattes, and wine, and soon, supper.

Address: 3008 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @lunchclubeats


The high-anticipated osteria is open on Main Street and ready to serve you some of the best pasta–eight varieties of it–that you can get your hands on.

Address: 4811 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @autostrada_vancouver

The Victor

One of Parq’s many delightful restaurants, The Victor offers classic steak and seafood for anyone that steps into their dining room.

Address: Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @thevictorvancouver

Modus Coffee

It may be a new coffee spot but these guys are no stranger to roasting quality beans. Modus coffee opened in Mount Pleasant earlier this year and offers coffees that are “straightforward and uncomplicated,” along with a selection of baked goods.

Address: 112 W Broadway, Vancouver
Instagram: @moduscoffee

Riz Sushi

This East Broadway poke and sushi spot kicked off their official storefront opening with $3 poke bowls, and we’re sure the lines will continue after the deal wraps up.

Address: 2887 E Broadway, Vancouver
Instagram: @rizsushi

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery

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We couldn’t be more excited about this one. The interior is insane and the Lebanese brunch and lunch are sure to be as well. This spot opens on January 17.

Address: 1889 Powell Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @alepheatery

ZenQ Dessert – Vancouver

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The international dessert and bubble tea chain, named after Zen (grass jelly) and Q (Chinese slang for chewiness), could only be found in Ontario (Richmond Hill, Markham) and Alberta (Edmonton) until now. A ZenQ is also opening in North Burnaby very soon.

Address: 495 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Instagram: @zenqvancouver

Aces Pizza Shop

Pizza by the slice or take-out boxes, Ace Pizza Shop is officially open on Granville Street and ready to dish up some quality premium pizza.

Address: 902 Granville Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @acespizzashop

Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge

New restaurants to try

Inside the newly-renovated Aura (Photo: Joern Rohde)

The restaurant inside Whistler’s only lakeside boutique hotel isn’t new, but its look and menu sure are. Aura Restaurant in Nita Lake Lodge has gotten a chic makeover and delicious new menu items like vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats.

Address: 2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler
Instagram: @nitalakelodge

Balila Taste Kitchen

Set to open January 15, this hummus-centric restaurant aims to serve up a whole load of chickpea-packed dishes and Mediterranean eats.

Address: 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @balilahummus

Gran Reserva Downstairs

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After years of patiently waiting, fans of Bodega On Main can now rejoice, because the Main Street restaurant’s highly anticipated underground bar, Gran Reserva Downstairs, is finally open.

Address: lower level of Bodega on Main, 1014 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @granreservamain

Chatime – Richmond

Chatime Richmond grand opening

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Taiwanese bubble tea chain Chatime officially opens the doors to their second Richmond location and 11th BC location.

Address: 160-8351 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Instagram: @chatimebc

di Beppe Restaurant

di Beppe Restaurant has opened a shop in Joe Pizza’s former Gastown space at 8 West Cordova Street, and it’s quickly emerging as the new place to get in on some serious Italian grub.

Address: 8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @dibepperestaurant

Caffe Di Beppe

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di Beppe Restaurant has subdivided its space to introduce a small coffee shop to compliment the sit-down restaurant. The adjacent cafe deals in espresso, baked goods, and hot sandwiches–quick eats to keep us on the go.

Address: 2 West Cordova, Vancouver
Instagram: @caffeedibeppe


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This spot is a gem on Davie Street. Head here for authentic manousheh and everything else a traditional Lebanese spot can offer. Freshly baked right in front of you, these eats hail straight from Beirut to Vancouver.

Address: 620 Davie Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @manoushesbc