Open and opening soon: 32 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Dec 19 2019, 9:00 am

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

Just opened, opening soon, or newly re-opened, here are all the new Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

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Mello

 

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Folks can find treats such as old fashioned doughnuts, brioche doughnuts, and soft-serve ice cream up for order here. Mello is a cashless store, so be sure to bring your cards and head in to see what this new sweet spot has to offer during its opening hours of 9 am to 9 pm daily.

Address: 223 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3556

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Na-Re Korean Kitchen

 

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The eatery has a menu of eats such as corn cheese, several varieties of Tteokboki (soy sauce, ramen cheese), and pumpkin and chicken porridge for starters. From there, guests can expect a selection of salads, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soups and hearty mains like seafood pancakes, LA Galbi, Bibimbaps, and Bulgogi (chicken, pork, beef), to name a few.

Address: 7413 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-522-7009

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Field & Social – Mount Pleasant

 

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Field & Social Mount Pleasant will offer its regular menu, plus the snack packs and newly introduced healthy cookies, along with a selection of beverages.

Address: 18 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver

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La Ruota

 

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The Neapolitan-style pizza parlour is open at 2002 W 4th Avenue. The other La Ruota location is in Coquitlam.

Address: 2002 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Pennyroyal Coffee

 

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Whether you’re coming for the drool-worthy burnt cheesecake or to explore Indonesian coffee, Pennyroyal is ready for customers during its opening hours on weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm and weekends from 9 am to 5 pm.

Address: 2263 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Nemesis Polygon

Nemesis Polygon

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With seating for around 35 people, Nemesis Polygon has cushioned booths, low tables and chairs, and bar seating on either side of the space too. As an added bonus, those bars have a couple of outlets if you plan on working from the cafe.

Address: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

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Mi Casa Mexicana

 

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This new second-floor Kitsilano restaurant officially opened its doors on December 1. Mi Casa Mexicana offers patrons authentic Mexican tacos in several varieties like Chicken, Beef, Pork, Tinga, Suadero, and Cochinita Pibil too.

Address: 2015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-346-7084

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Say Hello Sweets

 

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After pushing through obstacles like its truck being broken into and robbed last month, Say Hello Sweets is now open at 620 Quebec Street in Chinatown (the former location of Pazzo Chow).

Address: 620 Quebec Street, Vancouver

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Fergie’s Café

Fergie's Reopen

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Chef Victor Pulleyblank leads the kitchen here, serving up brunch dishes daily until 3 pm made with locally sourced ingredients and house-smoked grub like Fergie’s potatoes and wild salmon. Patrons can also enjoy seasonal craft beer, wine, cocktails, and espresso drinks.

Address: 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Brackendale
Phone: 604-898-1537

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Zaatar W Zeit

Zaatar W Zeit

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This Lebanese export might become one of your regular spots for grab-and-go lunches, or affordable, filling meals in general. Founded in Lebanon in 1999, Zaatar W Zeit puts emphasis on fresh, healthy eats, and urges customers to focus on eating together.

Address: 531 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Popeyes Chicken – South Surrey

Popeyes Po Co

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The American fast-food chicken chain has seen huge success with the opening of its first several Metro Vancouver area locations over the past year or so, and now Popeyes has opened a new outpost.

Address: 1750 152 Street, Surrey

1931 Gallery Bistro

 

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This new bistro was named after the Vancouver Art Gallery’s debut in 1931. The 70-seat spot will have some grab-and-go options as well as a summer patio for patrons. 1931 will offer a seasonal menu and breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options.

Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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The Beach House

Beach House Restaurant

Patrons can now head to the Beach House’s lower dining area to offer booths with killer views. The newly renovated restaurant has a “renewed focus on fresh seafood” with eats like Lobster Rolls and Shrimp-garnished Caesars.

Address: 150 25th Street, West Vancouver

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Uno Beef Noodle

 

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This eatery has quietly opened and is serving up delicious comfort food dishes like Beef Noodle Soup, Xiao Long Bao, and Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings, to name a few. Be sure to stop in and try this new spot when you can. It’s open daily from noon to 11 pm.

Address: 8231 Ackroyd Road, Richmond
Phone: 778-297-9688

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Marutama Ra-men – Richmond

 

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Known as the ‘pioneer of Tori-Paitan’ ramen, Marutama will be opening a new store at 2780 No 3 Road, Richmond.

Address: 2780 No 3 Road, Richmond

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Tiger Sugar – Richmond

 

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Tiger Sugar posted they will be waiting for customers to show up on December 21 starting at 11:30 am — a month later than initially announced. Taiwan’s famous brown sugar boba is made with fresh milk “tiger stripes” in layers of caramelized brown sugar.

Address: #2-8271 Westminster Highway, Richmond

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L’otus Cake Boutique

 

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L’otus offers Mousse Cakes, Cream Cakes, Strawberry Shortcakes, Mont Blancs, Swiss Rolls, Lotus Cakes, and even Artisan Croissants, along with carefully brewed beverages like tea, coffee, and the oh-so-Instagrammable Matcha Latte served in handmade cups.

Address: 4352 Beresford Street, Burnaby

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Say Mercy!

 

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The new concept taking over the 4298 Fraser Street space is Say Mercy!, which will be all about Italian eats and American BBQ. In terms of decor, patrons can expect “influences of art deco and the mid-century” in the 60-seat restaurant.

Address: 4298 Fraser Street, Vancouver

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Stock & Supply Vancouver

Stock & Supply

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Set to operate on the lobby level of the downtown Vancouver hotel, Stock & Supply will offer patrons an ever-changing seasonal menu focused on local, sustainable eats, along with a selection of pre-set and make-your-own-board options.

Address: Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites – 550 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Kaneko Hannosuke

Kaneko Hannosuke

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A popular Japanese tempura spot is set to open its first Canadian location in Vancouver. Kaneko Hannosuke, known for its freshly-fried tendon tempuras, will be opening at 1725 Robson Street next to Yi Fang fruit tea.

Address: 1725 Robson Street, Vancouver

Brass Fish Tavern

Brass Fish Tavern

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Located in Vancouver’s iconic Marine Building’s ground floor space (385 Burrard Street), the Brass Fish Tavern is slated to open early January 2020. Named for the “art deco creatures that adorn the building’s famous entrance,” this will be the latest addition to the Donnelly Group’s ever-expanding restaurant and pub portfolio in Vancouver and beyond. Brass Fish Tavern will be designed by Ricky Alvarez and offer a “respectful salute to the building’s history.”

Address: 385 Burrard Street, Vancouver

AFURI Ramen + Dumpling – Richmond

 

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Afuri Ramen and Dumpling has revealed its first Canadian location will be opening in Richmond in the former location of Dazzling at 140–7971 Alderbridge Way. The acclaimed and popular restaurant hails from Japan, and it now operates a few eateries outside of the country in Portland, Oregon, and Lisbon, Portugal. This spot plans to open in early 2020.

Address: 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond

Quan Ju De Vancouver

Quan Ju De Vancouver

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Whether you’ve known about Quan Ju De from abroad or just learned about the exciting concept when it announced its opening in Vancouver, chances are this spot has been a topic of conversation lately if you’re a foodie. The legendary brand is bringing its Chinese fine dining to our city at the corner of 12th and Cambie just steps away from Vancouver City Hall. There’s more than meets that eye at this new upscale spot though, as Quan Ju De will house Canada’s first-ever 5D immersive experience called iDen.

Address: 12th and Cambie, Vancouver

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Thierry – Mount Pleasant

 

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One of Vancouver’s favourite dessert spots, Thierry, will officially be opening a second location in Mount Pleasant. Slated to open in 2020, the second cafe will be located at East 10th and Watson Street, just around the corner from Main Street haunts like Tocador and The Cascade Room.

Address: East 10th and Watson Street, Vancouver

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Sebastian & Co Fine Meats​

 

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Located at 1299 Howe Street in Yaletown, this will be the first Vancouver location but the second shop overall for West Vancouver’s Sebastian & Co Fine Meats​. The new spot is aiming to open its doors in early 2020 and will feature a take-out sandwich section for those looking for eats on-the-go, along with a broth bar too.

Address: 1299 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Bar Corso

 

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Vancouver loves its wine bars, so news of a new spot to sit down and enjoy a good glass of vino – among other things – is exciting stuff. Bar Corso will be “opening soon” in East Vancouver. The new concept will be going into 1566 Commercial Drive, which is the former location of The Candy Aisle.

Address: 1566 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Hon’s Wonton House – E Broadway

 

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Hon’s Wonton House is gearing up to open its second Vancouver location in Mount Pleasant at 1661 E Broadway. The eatery currently operates a location at 25 E 2nd Avenue in Olympic Village and is known for its classic Cantonese comfort eats with a menu of everything from handmade wontons to pan-fried potstickers.

Address: 1661 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Kokomo – North Shore

 

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The local business has announced a new Kokomo outpost is in the works, this time on the North Shore in Edgemont Village.

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Gram Cafe – Vancouver

 

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The company has exclusively revealed the address of the downtown Vancouver location to Daily Hive. The brand has plans to maintain Japanese authenticity with its BC locations, aiming to stay true to the famous Japanese recipe by using Japanese ingredients.

Address: 1284 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Royal City Donuts

 

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The local brand, known for its stellar buttery brioche and vegan doughnuts, has been a fixture at many local farmers’ markets over the years in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.  The business announced its full-time location will be going in at Unit L52 4946 Canada Way in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Centre.

Address: Unit L52 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby

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