Open and opening soon: 44 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Feb 19 2020, 9:43 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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Fresh St. Market — Vancouver House

Fresh St. Market

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You may have heard of specialty grocery store Fresh St. Market before, as it operates locations in West Vancouver, Surrey, and Whistler, but the new Vancouver location’s in-house dining concept, Fork Lift Kitchen & Bar, is brand spanking new, and let us tell you, they aren’t messing around with the menu.

Address: 1423 Continental Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-265-1311

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TurF — Downtown

TurF Coal Harbour

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With plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, TurF is a great new destination to come for a breakfast meeting, lunch date, or even an after-work beverage and snack.

Address: Unit 100 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-238-5170

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The Alley — Richmond

 

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Known for its signature tapioca pearls (Deerioca) and pure sugar cane syrup, The Alley now has locations around the globe in the US, Asia, and Australia to name a few.

Address: 1316-8368 Capstan Way, Richmond

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Viet Mama Cafe

 

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Viet Mama Cafe is located at 5118 Victoria Drive. The new spot quietly opened at the end of January and offers diners an array of family recipes made with no MSG.

Address: 5118 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 778-988-9257

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Mango Yummy

 

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Mango Yummy has reopened at a new address in Richmond, 8271 Westminster Highway. Dessert lovers can now rejoice, as they haven’t been able to get this company’s signature fruit-filled treats like mango tapioca, mango waffles, and shaved ice topped with fresh mango and ice cream since the 2019 Richmond Night Market.

Address: 8271 Westminster Highway, Richmond

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Cafe Portrait

 

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The unique new destination opened this week at 1120 Denman Street in the former location of West End noodle joint Chi Men. Cafe Portrait serves fresh coffee, pastries, and brunch in a room covered in, well, a ton of different portraits.

Address: 1120 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-915-6993

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Nook — The Shipyards

 

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The popular local mini-chain now operates four restaurants including outposts in Vancouver’s Kitsilano, Olympic Village, and in the West End. Be sure to stop by and carb up at this new foodie destination. It’s open Monday and Tuesday at 5 pm, Wednesday through Friday at 11:30 am, and Saturday and Sunday at 11 am.

Address: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Phone: 778-340-4071

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Palate Kitchen

Palate Kitchen

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The menu has all the classics and then some, like the Palate Burger topped with a fried egg and a suped-up avocado toast piled high with mixed green on fresh sourdough.

Address: 848 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Shin Ka Gyuu

 

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We love us some All-You-Can-Eat, so it’s a good thing Vancouver just got a brand new spot to indulge in this style of dining. Shin Ka Gyuu has now opened in the former location of JOEY on West Broadway (1428 W Broadway).

Address: 1428 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Sushi Kaido

Sushi Kaido

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Address: 189 E Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-565-5939

Tsujiri – Metrotown Pop-up

Tsujiri Metrotown

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The brand, known for using green tea leaves direct from Uji in Kyoto, Japan, has now popped up in Metrotown. You can find Tsujiri’s new pop-up inside Metropolis at Metrotown, across from Superstore.

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown — 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Old Bird

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The restaurant took over the 1,500-sq.ft. space from Nomad at 3950 Main Street — right across the street from popular vegan sister spots The Acorn and The Arbor.

Address: 3950 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604873-1172

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Breakfast Table

 

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The Asian-fusion comfort eats spot revealed to Daily Hive back in November it was planning on taking over the former space of long-time business Ouisi Bistro at 3014 Granville Street, just a few blocks from its OG location at 1481 West Broadway.

Address: 3014 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Trish Juice — Vancouver

 

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The healthy fast-casual eatery offers patrons fresh juices, wraps, salads, smoothies, teas, and acai bowls in the heart of the city.

Address: 980 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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Pinkavo Cafe

 

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The new eatery specializes in (shocker) drool-worthy looking avocado toasts and drinks like Lavender Blue Lattes.

Address: 20534 Fraser Highway, Langley

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Tenton Japanese Restaurant

 

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West Vancouver’s newest authentic ramen joint is officially open. Tenton Japanese Restaurant is now open for business at 1731 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

Address: 1731 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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AKD Kitchen Soup + Goods

 

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AKD Kitchen Soup + Goods is now open at #120, 888 Carnarvon Street in New Westminster, the former location of Ramen Hachi.

Address: 120 – 888 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster

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JOEY Shipyards

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The 28th location for the brand is 9,500 sq. ft. and boasts a two-storey spacious patio with stunning views of downtown Vancouver.

Address: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-343-2649

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Kaneko Hannosuke

 

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The brand is known for its top-notch freshly-fried Tempura Donburi, aka tendon tempuras. Kaneko Hannosuke currently has locations around Japan and in the US in California and New Jersey.

Address: 1725 Robson Street, Vancouver

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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 has officially opened.

Address: 385 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Quan Ju De Vancouver

Quan Ju De Vancouver

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There’s more than meets that eye at this new upscale spot though: Quan Ju De will house Canada’s first-ever 5D immersive experience called iDen. This will take diners to a whole new world, several times over, throughout the duration of a multi-course meal in a private room.

Address: 12th and Cambie, Vancouver

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Browns Crafthouse Main Street

 

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Patrons can head to Browns’ newest location and get in its hearty, elevated pub fare and a wide selection of boozy beverages like the Mimosa Tower, which can be shared between two people for $42.

Address: Main Street and 16th Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-8416

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Kokomo – North Shore

 

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Known for its seasonal menu of hearty vegan bowls, salads, and snacks, North Vancouverites can now get some Kokomo grub in their stomachs at the new Edgemont location.

Address: 3270 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver

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Steve’s Poke Bar — New West

 

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The new outpost is located in the New West’s Brewery District at 37 Nelson’s Crescent. The authentic family-owned Hawaiian raw bar has been rapidly expanding across the Low Mainland recently, and there are five new locations in the works set to open in 2020.

Address: 237 Nelson’s Crescent, New Westminster

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Lunch Lady

Lunch Lady

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A soon-to-be-open destination for authentic Vietnamese eats has some big names attached to it, and they’re not just from Vancouver. Lunch Lady will be opening at 1046 Commercial Drive in the former location of popular spot Five Elements Cafe, which closed for renovations last year.

Address: 1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Pokey Okey — Burnaby

 

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Richmond’s Pokey Okey is opening a new location in Metro Vancouver, and to celebrate, the business is offering an awesome freebie during its opening weekend. The new Burnaby outpost will be dishing out FREE bowls on February 29 and March 1.

Address: 4919 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Potluck Hawker Eatery

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The 35-seat restaurant will also feature a rotating “potluck-style” family menu with sharable dishes such as fried fish, Dungeness crab, and fried chicken, paired with a number of different snacks and sides.

Address: 3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver

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PAUL — Vancouver

 

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Folks around the globe will recognize PAUL’s signature black shopfront once it opens at 1164 Robson Street.

Address: 1164 Robson Street, Vancouver

Kurotaki Chabann — Vancouver

Kurotaki Chabann

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This brand has hundreds of shops in China and some in Singapore. It’s known for its Brown Sugar Milk Tea, Fruity Tea, Tea Lattes, Milk Teas, and more.

Address: Drake and Richards Street, Vancouver

Bella Gelateria — Davie Street

Bella Gelateria West End

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Bella Gelateria, located at 1001 West Cordova Street (tucked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim), has put signage up at another address in town. It looks like the popular local sweet spot will be opening up at 1752 Davie Street, the former location of a Tim Hortons in the West End.

Address: 1752 Davie Street, Vancouver

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Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba — Coquitlam

 

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Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba is known for its mazesoba (soupless ramen) made with soba noodles made in-house along with raw egg yolk, chives, minced garlic, pork, ground saba fish, and seaweed flakes to name a few.

Address: 531 North Road, Coquitlam

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WhataFood

 

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The mobile restaurant has gained popularity by serving up Insta-worthy eats like pastels (rectangle pies) and cheese puffs, now it’s getting a brick-and-mortar.

Address: 255-800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminister

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Pearl House Restaurant — Burnaby

 

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Pearl House’s team told Daily Hive its new restaurant will be opening at 7623 Edmonds Street in Spring 2020.

Address: 7623 Edmonds Street, Burnaby

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Twisted Fork Bistro

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If you’re after a brunch at the Twisted Fork Bistro anytime soon, be sure to take note that the popular downtown breakfast joint has shuttered its Granville Street location and is transitioning into a new space. Known for its brekkie staples like Eggs Benedict and decadent French Toast, the Twisted Fork closed at 1147 Granville Street last week in preparation for a move to Gastown.

Address: 213 Carrall Street, Vancouver

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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 this spring at 2780 No 3 Road, Richmond.

Address: 2780 No 3 Road, Richmond

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Uncle Tetsu – Robson Street

 

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Big news for fans of Japanese cheesecake shop Uncle Tetsu, the brand is officially opening a location in downtown Vancouver. Uncle Tetsu has put up signage at 1151 Robson Street, and the new shop is opening Winter 2020.

Address: 1151 Robson Street

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Melo Patisserie

 

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Melo Patisserie will take over the space of now-shuttered cheap breakfast destination Nice Cafe at 154 E 8th Avenue in Mount Pleasant. The new sweet spot will offer patrons a selection of baked goods, chocolates, and French pastries.

Address: 154 E 8th Avenue, 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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OEB Breakfast Co. – Brentwood

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The Calgary-founded all-day brunch eatery recently opened its first BC location in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, where lines are long because the food is epic. Now, OEB is bringing its farm-fresh classics to Burnaby.

Address: 301-4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

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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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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 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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