Open and opening soon: 26 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Jun 18 2020, 12:24 pm

We’ve gone and collected a list of all the new Vancouver restaurants you should look into trying this month.

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 26 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try.

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Five Sails Restaurant

Five Sails

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The Vancouver landmark as we knew it closed back in December. Earlier this year, it was announced that the Glowbal Group would be taking over operations from previous owners. Now open for lunch and dinner service, the restaurant has undergone an extensive renovation and been given a modern facelift. 

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

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Bonjour Vietnam Bistro

Bonjour Vietnam

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Bonjour is now open from Tuesday to Thursday from 5 to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 5 to 9:30 pm. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and try Fraser Street’s newest spot. There’s also the option for takeout if you’re not ready to head out on the town just yet.

Address: 3944 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-3633

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Chickadee

 

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This new concept comes to us from the awesome team behind Juke Fried Chicken and Beetbox. Chickadee has taken over the dining room at Juke’s 182 Keefer Street space.

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

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Level V Bakery/Whisk Premium Matcha

 

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Local vegan bakery, Level V Bakery, and Whisk Premium Matcha have softly opened their storefront. Located at 39 Kingsway in the heart of Mount Pleasant, the collaborative sweet spot is currently offering its treats and teas for takeout with limited quantities of products.

Address: 39 Kingsway, Vancouver

Mr. Japanese Curry

 

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Located at 446 W 8th Avenue, Mr. Japanese Curry offers a variety of house-made eats including beef, chicken, or vegan curry sauce with traditional toppings on Super Premium Short Grain Koshihikari white rice.

Address: 446 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-4400

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Barbara

 

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The new spot is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm until late. Folks can make reservations via email at [email protected]; alternatively, limited walk-in space is available.

Address: 305 East Pender Street, Vancouver

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Uncle Tetsu – Robson Street

 

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Famous Japanese cheesecake chain Uncle Tetsu has softly opened its first Vancouver location. Uncle Tetsu Canada told Daily Hive you can find the 1151 Robson Street outpost open from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday for now.

Address: 1151 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Holy Chow

 

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Holy Chow is operating out of Say Hey Cafe while its owners take a breather, and it’s offering a new array of eats fresh out of the Chinatown location at 156 E Pender Street.

Address: 156 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-358-8098

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Oomomo Cafe

 

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Folks can now find the Oomomo Cafe open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm on the second floor of Oomomo in the Aberdeen Centre in Richmond.

Address: Aberdeen Centre — 1080-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-295-6601

Caffè Mira – Downtown

 

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A Main Street gem has quietly opened a second Vancouver location, and this time, it’s downtown. Caffè Mira is now open and operating at 1225 Burrard Street, the former location of much-loved Mexican joint Molli Cafe.

Address: 1225 Burrard Street, Vancouver

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ZUBU

 

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This new spot offers authentic Japanese ramen, hand-made gyoza, and fresh temaki. It has opened three of its four locations, and the last one is slated to open in Park Royal this summer.

Ramen Bar — Kerrisdale
Address: 2129 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-8889

Food Hall — Olympic Village
Address: 159 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-9141

Ramen Bar — Metrotown
Address: 4575 Central Boulevard M01, Burnaby
Phone: 604-229-2477

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G8 Taiwan Kitchen (weekly Tuesday pop-up)

 

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G8 is now popping up every Tuesday in Richmond’s Icy Bar, located at 4940 Number 3 Road #115. This weekly appearance means you can head to the dessert destination Tuesday from 11 am to 11 pm and grab some of its signature grub.

Address: 4940 Number 3 Road #115, Richmond (inside Icy Bar)
Phone: 778-288-9216

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Hon’s Wonton House – E Broadway

 

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Hon’s Wonton House has opened its second Vancouver location at 1661 E Broadway, just at the corner of Broadway and Commercial. The concept also operates a location at 25 E 2nd Avenue in Olympic Village.

Address: 1661 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Cold Tea

Cold Tea

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This 1193 Granville Street spot is now open, and its vibe and design aim to pay homage to the history of the building as well as its predecessor, Tsui Hang.

Address: 1193 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-2653

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Opening Soon

J Squared Ice Cream

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J Squared Ice Cream will be opening at 405 9100 Blundell Road in Richmond this summer. Owners told Daily Hive that the new spot “revolves around the love for tea.” This means patrons can expect flavours made with different kinds of locally sourced ingredients and teas.

Address: 405 – 9100 Blundell Road, Richmond

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Ophelia

Ophelia

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Things are about to get spiced up in Olympic Village, because the neighbourhood’s new modern Mexican restaurant Ophelia is gearing up to open its doors. The new restaurant concept is brought to us by the folks behind WildTale and The Flying Pig eateries.

Address: 165 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

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Chung Chun

Chung Chun

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This global Korean rice hot dog spot is officially opening a location in Vancouver. The street food chain will be opening at 1795 Robson Street in the West End, which is the former location of a Pacific Poke outpost.

Address: 1795 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Chit Chat Burger Bar

Chit Chat

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Chit Chat Burger Bar is slated to open “soon” at 955 Granville Street, the former location of Blaze Pizza, which quietly shuttered in October.

Address: 955 Granville Street, Vancouver

Haidilao Hot Pot — Vancouver

 

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According to the Kits on Broadway BIAthe iconic global chain of eateries will be coming soon to a 5,759-sq-ft property at 3204 W Broadway, the former location of Swiss Chalet, which shuttered in 2017.

Address: 3204 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Pizzeria Grano

 

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Pizzeria Grano took over much-loved local joint Don’t Argue after it closed this past August, and it’s gearing up to open this month at 3240 Main Street. This project comes to us from the folks behind one of Vancouver’s best pizza spots, Via Tevere, and is set to focus on plant-based Neapolitan pizza.

Address: 3240 Main Street, Vancouver

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Lunch Lady

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Finally, it’s almost time for the city’s highly anticipated spot for authentic Vietnamese eats, Lunch Lady, to open its doors. Lunch Lady will be opening at 1046 Commercial Drive in the former location of popular spot Five Elements Cafe, which closed last year.

Address: 1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian — Yaletown

Do Chay

Tapioca Glass Dumplings (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Do Chay will be opening in Yaletown at 1269 Hamilton Street. This is the current address of Do Chay’s sister eatery House Special, which will be closing at the end of June. Folks will have a couple more weeks to get in on House Special’s comfort eats before it transforms into Do Chay’s second outpost.

Address: 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Jollibee Vancouver

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It was confirmed to Daily Hive that Jollibee’s first BC location is slated to take over 833 Granville Street, the former location of ShuRaku Sake Bar & Bistro, which closed in September 2018.

Address: 833 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Whatafood

 

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WhataFood has become a staple at the Richmond Night Market during the spring and summer seasons, and now, it’s almost ready to welcome customers into its first brick and mortar location. The eatery will be opening at 255 800-Carnarvon Street inside the New Westminster Skytrain Station on June 27.

Address: 255 800-Carnarvon Street, New West

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Robba da Matti – Gastown

 

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Robba da Matti will soon be opening its third Vancouver location in Gastown. The pasta joint has been serving patrons delicious fare out of its original Yaletown location and its one-year-old West End outpost too.

Address: 12 Powell Street, Vancouver

Blackball — Kingsway

 

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While an official opening date has not been revealed, Blackball Kingsway is opening “soon” according to the company’s website. We’ll keep you posted, but if you can’t wait for the new location, head to the Richmond branch at 1061 8300 Capstan Way.

Address: 1 – 3377 Kingsway, Vancouver

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