6 new must-try restaurants to check out Vancouver

Sep 17 2020, 8:54 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.



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MILA’s food program was developed by Red Seal Chef, Jim Vesal, who’s put together a selection of elevated yet approachable globally inspired dishes. You’ll see quite a lot of variety here. Morsels on the heartier side include the Mushroom and Sausage Tagliatelle, the Bulgogi Tacos, and the house veggie burger, a staple for any plant-based joint these days.

Address: 185 Keefer Street, Vancouver


Mogu Fried Chicken


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Known for its crispy Japanese chicken bowls and handhelds like ebi katsu sandwiches and teriyaki burgers, Mogu is currently soft open and running under limited hours.

Address: 1012 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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J Squared Ice Cream


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Some delicious varieties you can dig into include at J Square includes Shanghai Fog (Jasmine Green Tea), Pistachio Matcha, Masala Chai, London Fog, and Thai Milk Tea. This spot also offers rotating seasonal flavours that aren’t tea-based, including Japanese Black Sesame, Cereal Milk, White Coffee, and Elderflower with Lemon.

Address: 405 – 9100 Blundell Road, Richmond


Tutto Restaurant & Bar


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Tutto offers Italian dishes made with fresh, local ingredients, including offerings that “pay homage to each of Italy’s provinces.” Patrons can also look forward to an extensive wine selection featuring bottles from Italy, BC, and beyond.

Address: 901 Homer Street, Vancouver

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Popina Cantina


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Popina Cantina offers an ever-changing menu of street tacos, but with a unique twist. Patrons can expect food with Asian and Persian influences, among other inspirations too.

Address: Net Loft — 1650 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-666-6655


Sushi Aboard


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If you like living life in the fast lane, we bet you want your sushi to arrive at a high speed too — so check out the new perfect place to head to for this: Sushi Aboard. This new Vancouver spot is coining itself as the city’s first high-speed rail sushi provider, and it officially soft opened on August 17.

Address: 1047 Denman Street, Vancouver


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