Open and opening soon: 35 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Dec 1 2020, 8:52 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 35 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try right now, or in the near future.

New Vancouver restaurants

Popeyes – Richmond

Popeyes Chilliwack

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Popeyes told Daily Hive that the new outpost will be located at 12800 Bridgeport Road, and they revealed it will be opening on December 1.

Address: 12800 Bridgeport Road, Richmond


Street Auntie Aperitivo House

Street Auntie

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If you’re heading in to dine at downtown Vancouver’s newest culinary destination, Street Auntie Aperitivo House, buckle up — a meal here is an immersive journey. Owner Yuyina Zhang drew inspiration for the new addition to the city’s Entertainment District from her childhood experiences growing up in Yunnan Province, China, where street food vendors are referred to as “Street Aunties.”

Address: 1039 Granville Street, Vancouver


Frying Pan

Frying Pan

The much-loved purveyor of Korean street eats has been offering up its grub at Burrard and Pender since 2017, and now it will be opening its first counter-service eatery in Gastown at 60 West Cordova Street, the former location of Tuc Craft Kitchen.

Address: 60 West Cordova Street, Vancouver


The Dolar Shop Hot Pot — Burnaby

Dolar Shop Burnaby

Dolar Shop Burnaby

The Dolar Shop is now open in Burnaby at 2-6078 Silver Drive, the unit located right in between Cactus Club and Earls. This outpost is the brand’s second in Metro Vancouver. It also operates a location at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond.

Address: 6078 Silver Drive, Burnaby⠀


Luckys Exotic Bodega

Lucky’s Exotic Bodega is Vancouver’s newest destination for exotic and rare snacks and drinks, alongside trendy streetwear. The new souped-up corner store is currently soft open in Hastings Sunrise at 2641 East Hastings. Lucky’s offers a great selection of hard-to-find-snacks, and tells patrons they can expect regular drops of Supreme and Jordan’s, to name just a few big labels.

Address: 2641 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-255-8139


Sula — Main Street

Sula Main Street

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In contrast to its enchanted garden-inspired sister spot, Sula Main Street has been outfitted into an airy lounge featuring natural light, reclaimed wood, white brick walls, and antiques around the dining room thanks to the help of Pacific Solutions Contracting. And it’s not just offering a different look for patrons, as Sula Main Street will dish out a different menu and a playful cocktail program as well.

Address: 4172 Main Street, Vancouver


Anthem Pizza

Anthem Pizza

Anthem Pizza

This new takeout-only concept isn’t your average pie joint. The punk rock-inspired purveyor will be offering “Pizza With Purpose,” meaning partial proceeds from each ‘za sold will go towards supporting worthy causes and charities in the community.

Phone: 604-425-1129




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A new Syrian-Lebanese pop-up restaurant offering takeout and delivery has launched in Vancouver, and it’s called Yasma. This new concept comes to us from the same folks behind Kitsilano’s Dark Table and aims to bring flavours and dishes of the Levant region to Vancouver.

Address: 2611 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-723-5782


Superbaba Vancouver


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The concept, which was operating as a food truck in Vancouver up until recently, has taken over the former address of Kam’s Bakery at 2419 Main Street in the heart of Mount Pleasant.

Address: 2419 Main Street, Vancouver


Pizza Coming Soon

Pizza Coming Soon

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This spot aims to be an unpretentious space for diners to come hang out and just simply enjoy Japanese-inspired snacks and highballs, rice bowls, natural BC wines, and good service.

Address: 179 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4900


Chung Chun

This global Korean rice hot dog spot opened its first Vancouver location on November 10, at 1795 Robson Street in the West End, the former location of a Pacific Poke outpost.

Address: 1795 Robson Street, Vancouver




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This Japanese bakery will be open from 10 am to 3 pm from Tuesday to Saturday at its E Hastings Street location during its soft opening period starting December 1. Kanadell will offer its regular farmers market menu only at the moment, so you’ll have to wait for those signature cakes.

Address: 3596 E Hastings Street, Vancouver


New Vancouver restaurants opening soon

Breka Bakery & Cafe

Breka Bakery & Cafe Main Street

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Breka Bakery & Cafe is set to be “coming soon” to Main Street, according to signage at the new location. The popular destination is known for offering up delicious baked goods and savoury eats 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Breka’s logo is plastered on the windows and door at 4554 Main Street, which is located just a few blocks from Sula’s newly opened restaurant.

Address: 4554 Main Street, Vancouver


Bombay Kitchen + Bar — South Granville


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Bombay Kitchen’s second location will be opening right next to the new-ish spot Mazahr Lebanese Kitchen, which took over Jamjar’s former location in August.

Address: 1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver


L’Onore Pizza

L'Onore Pizza

L’Onore Pizza’s oven

A new must-try Italian restaurant, L’Onore Pizza, is slated to open in Metro Vancouver this winter. Set to open on East Royal Avenue in New Westminster, L’Onore will offer hand-crafted, wholesome, Italian-inspired cuisine.


Grab N Go

Grab N Go Sushi

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With no visible online presence just yet, there are not too many details on Grab N Go at this point, but the eatery is advertising dine-in, takeout, and delivery options for its grub once it opens.

Address: 883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Hoshi Japanese Cuisine

Hoshi Japanese

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Signage for a new eatery called Hoshi Japanese Cuisine has been plastered on the window of the former location of M8 Bistro. The 1010 Beach Avenue address is tucked right next to Beach Ave Bar and Grill, which took over the former space of TAPshack near Burrard Bridge this past spring.

Address: 1010 Beach Avenue, 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 (Surrey, Burnaby)

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

Address: 16033 108 Avenue, Surrey

Address: 7855 Kingsway, Burnaby


Hello Nori


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This new Japanese hand roll eatery is officially opening its first location downtown on Robson Street, and Daily Hive chatted with the team to find out more about what we can expect from it. The space itself is 1,500 sq ft and is slated to feature seats for 24 as well as a U-shaped bar where patrons can enjoy 11 varieties of warm and crispy hand rolls made right before their eyes.

Address: 1165 Robson Street, Vancouver


Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe

Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe is gearing up to open its doors in Vancouver. Located at 424 Mclean Drive, just a stone’s throw from Yolk’s and Timbertrain’s Depot, this new spot appears to be opening very soon.

Address: 424 Mclean Drive, Vancouver


Tendon Kohaku


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Tendon Kohaku is set to open a location in downtown Vancouver. The Japanese chain of tempura eateries will be going into a large space at Howe and Smithe, just across the street from the Law Courts.

Address: 190 Howe Street, Vancouver

Thierry – Mount Pleasant


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Thierry Mount Pleasant is finally gearing up to open its doors, and we can taste the quality baked goods and chocolate already. The popular local bakery currently operates one location on Alberni Street downtown, and its second outpost is slated to open in November.

Address: 265 East 10th Avenue, 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


Lift Breakfast Bakery


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Known for its made-from-scratch breakfast, dinner service, and baked goods, the popular North Shore destination will be taking over the former location of The Blue Martini jazz cafe at 1516 Yew Street.

Address: 1516 Yew Street, 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

BB.Q Chicken – Robson Street

BB.Q Chicken’s new Vancouver eatery will be opening at 1517 Robson Street in the former location of Thai Away Home.

Address: 1517 Robson Street, Vancouver


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


CRAFT Beer Market – English Bay

CRAFT English Bay

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CRAFT Beer Market English Bay is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated restaurant openings coming up, so here’s your first glimpse of what we can expect from this concept in an oh-so-coveted waterfront location.

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver


Soon Coffee


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Soon Coffee will be opening in The Amazing Brentwood’s food court as an island to-go bar with 360-degree coffee service. Tentatively slated to open in February 2021, the Soon Coffee team told Dished that the idea behind this concept was all about inclusivity and accessibility.

Address: 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby


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


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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