Open and opening soon: 40 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Apr 7 2021, 1:26 pm

New Vancouver restaurants? Those are our three favourite words.

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 40 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try right now, or in the near future.

Please note: Due to current provincial health restrictions indoor dine-in services are not permitted in restaurants. Please check with a restaurant directly about their updated hours, takeout, and patio options. 

New Vancouver restaurants

Breka Bakery & Cafe


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Patrons can now head into the new 4554 Main Street destination and indulge in all the brand’s signature eats and baked goods. The popular spot is known for offering up delicious treats and savoury eats 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Address: 4554 Main Street, Vancouver


Sebastian & Co

Sebastian & Co

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The old-world butcher shop has been two years in the making. After some delays, it’s finally ready to welcome customers inside to enjoy its curated selection of high quality meats, house rubs, and ready-to-eat offerings like sandwiches and charcuterie.

Address: 1299 Howe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-564-9393


Maxine’s Cafe & Bar



Located at 1325 Burrard Street, Maxine’s will offer brunch, lunch, and dinner for dine-in patrons once provincial health orders allow it. You can order takeout from this spot in the meantime.

Address: 1325 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-707-7224


Tendon Kohaku

Tendon Kohaku

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This concept is located at 109-840 Howe Street and offers a gorgeous space for diners to step into when they are craving its famous tendon eats.

Address: 109-840 Howe Street, Vancouver


CRAFT Beer Market – English Bay

Folks can now head into the 1795 Beach Avenue restaurants and enjoy over 100 beers on tap and quality comfort eats. You can read our first look feature ahead of your visit, or just head straight there to check out that epic patio, the choice is yours.

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver


Super Baked Deep Dish

The venture is operating as a ghost kitchen offering online ordering and delivery via Skip the Dishes and DoorDash, with direct website ordering and window pick-up coming soon.

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Merci Beaucoup Cafe

Merci Beaucoup Cafe has ties to much-loved local dining legend the Au Petit Cafe, a Main Street spot that closed its doors in spring 2020.

Address: 1468 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-255-3220




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Port Moody just got another place to head for beers, bites, and good times. The Joseph Richard Group’s newest public house, Livelyhood, is officially open.

Address: 3224 St Johns Street, Port Moody
Phone: 604-492-4915




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The concept describes itself as a “cloud kitchen” that will be operating out of Commissary Connect at 107-8811 Laurel Street. The maker has been developing its mochi recipe for the past year and prides itself on using fresh, premium ingredients.

Address: 107-8811 Laurel Street, Vancouver


The Roof at Black + Blue

The Roof at Black+Blue

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Fresh salads, proteins, and a show-stopping seafood tower are all up for order alongside Black + Blue classics like Mac and Cheese Sticks and a selection of steaks
from the Josper Woodfire grill on the recently reopened roof.

Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-637-0777


Uncle’s Snack Shop

Uncle's Snack Shop

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Uncle’s Snack Shop offers modern Asian snacks with a nostalgic flair out of the former location of Green Lemongrass in Richmond. Think carnival corn dogs featuring Taiwanese sausages, ramen shake shake fries, green onion and ginger fried chicken sandwiches, and more.

Address: 8180 Westminster Highway, Richmond


Pane e Formaggio


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Local sandwich destination and bakery Pane e Formaggio has opened a new Vancouver location. This spot is known for its freshly baked bread, pastries, and homemade sandwiches.

Address: 2586 E Hastings Street, Vancouver


Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe

The new destination for games, beer, and grub is located at 424 Mclean Drive, just a stone’s throw from Yolk’s and Timbertrain’s Depot.

Address: 424 Mclean Drive, Vancouver


Castella Cheesecake – Metropolis at Metrotown

Castella Cheesecake has officially opened its new location in Metro Vancouver. The local family of dessert spots announced that its Metropolis at Metrotown outpost in Burnaby is ready for customers who are craving its signature sweet treats.

Address: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: 604-564-9350


Tasty BBQ Restaurant


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A new Chinese restaurant and beer bar just opened in Richmond, and it’s called Tasty BBQ. Located at 180-7771 Westminster Highway, the new destination for BBQ and beer is open for dinner daily from 5 to 11:30 pm.

Address: 180-7771 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Phone: 604-370-8533

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Marutama Ra-men – Coquitlam

Marutama Ramen is opening yet another BC location and this time, a new eatery is headed for Coquitlam. The must-try Tokyo ramen shop operates five restaurants in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver. This will be its sixth spot in the area.

Address: 1190 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam


Kin Kao

Authentic Thai eats purveyor Kin Kao has announced it will be opening a new Vancouver location. The concept will be setting up shop at 317 E Broadway (the former location of The Black Lodge) this summer, according to its social accounts.

Address: 317 E Broadway, Vancouver



Miantiao Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver


The luxury downtown hotel and its new partner the Kitchen Table Group will be opening a new Italian-Chinese restaurant called Miantiao, which translates to noodle in Mandarin.

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver – 1128 W Georgia Street, Vancouver


Angus T – Park Royal


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Vancouver’s croissant-centric bakery Angus T opened back in 2018, and now the much-loved purveyor is gearing up for a second location.

Address: Park Royal, West Vancouver


NeNe Chicken


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South Korean-founded NeNe Chicken is gearing up to open its first-ever North American location in Vancouver, the brand tells Dished Vancouver. The new outpost will open at 1070 Kingsway Street sometime in April, which means fans of Korean fried chicken should keep an eye out for an opening date to be announced.

Address: 1070 Kingsway Street, Vancouver


PAUL — Vancouver

Paul Bakery

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The 131-year-old bakery cafe, originating from Northern France, will be opening up its first Canadian location in downtown Vancouver soon, according to the brand’s new Canadian social media accounts.

Address: 1164 Robson Street, Vancouver




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Kitsilano, you’re in for a treat. New all-day dining concept “Juanita” is gearing up to open, and pretty soon at that. 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


La Ruota


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It’s out with one pizza chain and in with another: La Ruota will be opening on Cambie Street where make-your-own spot Assembli used to operate.

Address: 2325 Cambie Street, Vancouver



Yogurt and rice drink chain “Yogost” is officially opening a new location in Metro Vancouver. The brand will be opening a new outpost in Burnaby at 4560 Kingsway near Crystal Mall and Metropolis at Metrotown.

Address: 4560 Kingsway, Burnaby


Kozak Ukraïnian Bakery

A popular destination for Ukrainian food and artisan bread, Kozak Ukraïnian Bakery, is officially opening a new Vancouver location. The local staple will be opening its third outpost in Gastown at 1 West Cordova Street sometime this spring.

Address: 1 West Cordova Street


Luigi & Sons

Luigi & Sons

Luigi & Sons

Calling all steak lovers, the Toptable Group is gearing up to open a brand new quality provisions spot and butcher shop: Luigi & Sons. This new destination is brought to us by the team behind Elisa steakhouse, so you know it’s going to be good (and John Cena approved).

Address: Yaletown


Linh Cafe


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Ça Marche isn’t the only concept that’s planning to bring some French flair to Vancouver House, as local favourite Linh Cafe is opening a new location at the development also. Linh Cafe’s team confirmed to Dished Vancouver that an outpost would be opening at 1428 Granville Street (exact unit to-be-revealed).

Address: 1428 Granville Street, Vancouver




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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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Vancouver’s Hotel Le Soleil is getting a new concept this summer, a French bistro called Alouette. A representative from the new Hornby Street eatery told Dished Vancouver patrons can expect a French-meets-West Coast food program complete with comfort foods, French classics, oysters, and fresh salads and mains.

Address: 567 Hornby Street, Vancouver




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A new modern Asian restaurant called “Saola” is set to open in Vancouver. Slated to open at 2415 Main Street in early 2021, the folks behind this project include Do Chay’s Patrick Do, seasoned hospitality veteran Kevin Lin, and actor-producer and actor-writer Osric Chau and Nicholas Carey, respectively.

Address: 2415 Main Street, Vancouver


Popeyes Chicken – Burnaby

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Popeyes Chicken is opening yet another Metro Vancouver location — this time, in Burnaby. This news was confirmed to Dished Vancouver just over a week after we posted about a new Richmond location from the brand.

Address: 7855 Kingsway, Burnaby


Cream Pony


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For those of you who can’t ever decide between sweet or salty, Cream Pony is going to be the ultimate spot for you. This new concept is set to be serving up handmade brioche donuts and buttermilk fried chicken on the North Shore soon.

Address: 111 1st Street E Unit B2, North Vancouver


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

Saku – Robson Street


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Popular Japanese tonkatsu spot Saku is planning to change things up with one of its Vancouver locations, the team confirmed to Daily Hive. The eatery currently operates two outposts on W Broadway and in Vancouver’s West End, and the latter will be moving from 1773 Robson Street to a bigger location, just two blocks away at 1588 Robson Street.

Address: 1588 Robson Street, Vancouver


The Very Good Butchers

Victoria-based vegan food phenomenon The Very Good Butchers is officially opening a huge flagship location in Vancouver. On a call with Dished Vancouver, the company’s CEO, Mitchell Scott, shared details about the plans for a new 10,000-square-foot facility slated to open at the Nickel at 285 West 5th in Mount Pleasant.

Address: 285 West 5th, Vancouver


Katsuya – Vancouver


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Katsuya is officially opening its first Vancouver location on Robson Street. The Toronto-based Japanese fusion tonkatsu chain opened a location in Coquitlam last fall, and now the brand is opening its second BC location at 1471 Robson Street.

Address: 1471 Robson Street, Vancouver


Meltwich Surrey


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Artisan grilled cheese chain Meltwich has plans to open its first BC location in Metro Vancouver. The franchise has a Surrey outpost in the works, and according to the company’s website, it will be opening at the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre at F05 24 Avenue.

Address: F05, 24 Avenue, Surrey

Honeybrew Bar


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The sweet spot will take over the former location of Truffles Fine Foods at 785 Davie Street. Once it’s open, Honeybrew Bar aims to become a must-try destination for strudels, coffee, and cocktails for locals and visitors alike.

Address: 785 Davie Street, Vancouver


Jollibee Vancouver

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Jollibee Canada

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. Quite possibly the most highly anticipated “opening soon” eatery on this list of new Vancouver restaurants, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on this one.

Address: 833 Granville 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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