Open and opening soon: 35 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Jan 6 2021, 4:05 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.

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Thierry – Mount Pleasant

 

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The highly anticipated second location of this popular local bakery is now inviting guests into its 265 East 10th Avenue space, located just off Main Street and Kingsway Avenue.

Address: 265 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-608 6870

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Field & Social – Yaletown

Field & Social Yaletown

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Vancouver’s OG spot for healthy salads, Field & Social, just opened its fourth location in Yaletown at 1030 Mainland Street. The 1,445-sq-ft, 15-seat, minimalist space is looking gorgeous thanks to Janks Design Group and Harmony Pacific contracting.

Address: 1030 Mainland Street, Vancouver

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Fixins Mac n’ Chicken

Fixins Mac n’ Chicken, Vancouver’s new ghost kitchen concept, is officially up and running. The new pop-up from the folks at Tap & Barrel and BREWHALL just launched with a menu of comfort eats available exclusively for delivery around Vancouver.

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Boba Run

Boba Run

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This fresh 491-sq-ft shop is located at 102 West Hastings Street and offers up Korean-inspired boba drinks made using consciously sourced ingredients. This means patrons can expect sweet sips incorporating ingredients like roasted corn, dalgona, yu-ja, and Jolly Pong, to name a few.

Address: 102 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Popeyes – Surrey

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Viral chicken sandwich lovers can now head to 16033-108 Avenue in Surrey’s Fraser Heights to find the newest location of this American chain open and operating.

Address: 16033-108 Avenue, Surrey

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Tiger Sugar – Burnaby

This famous Taiwanese bubble tea chain opened its new #4621 Kingsway outpost in December. This brand is known for its brown sugar boba made with fresh milk “tiger stripes” in layers of caramelized brown sugar.

Address: #4621 Kingsway, Burnaby

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The Vegetarian Butcher

The Vegetarian Butcher has quietly soft-opened its second BC location in Vancouver. This spot for meat alternatives for vegetarians is currently operating at 303 Abbott Street in Gastown. It will be celebrating its grand opening on January 16.

Address: 303 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-434-8888

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Whitewood Coffee

Vancouver’s got a new spot for treats and caffeinated beverages. Whitewood Coffee is now open at 3208 Oak Street. The new minimalist cafe offers patrons specialty coffee and Belgian liege waffles in flavours like strawberry, Nutella, and sugary churro.

Address: 3208 Oak Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-786-9866

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Regal Mansion Cuisine

This new 201 – 555 West 12th Avenue restaurant offers upscale Chinese eats and specializes in seafood. In addition to offering Dungeness crab prepared in five different ways, Regal Mansion offers dim sum, congee, rice rolls, and so much more.

Address: City Square Shopping Centre – 201 – 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver

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Snowcap Creamery and Cafe

Snowcap Creamery and Cafe

Snowcap Creamery and Cafe

There’s a new concept in Vancouver where you can get unique sweet treats, and it’s called Snowcap Creamery and Cafe. The new 3278 W Broadway concept took over the space formerly occupied by 720 Sweets in Kitsilano.

Address: 3278 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-1172

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The Red Wagon

 

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The Red Wagon has opened at a new location at 2128 E Hastings. This is the former location of Ipoh Asian House.

Address: 2128 E Hastings, Vancouver

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The Peri Peri Shack

Looks like we are in no shortage of new chicken places in Vancouver. Like seriously, no shortage, as another one has just popped up: The Peri Peri Shack. The new 724 Kingsway eatery quietly opened its doors in November, offering patrons a selection of eats like Peri Peri chicken (obviously), onion rings, burgers, bowls, and wraps.

Address: 724 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-1651

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New Vancouver restaurants opening soon

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

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

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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

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L’Onore Pizza

L'Onore Pizza

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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.

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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

Saola

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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-sq-ft facility slated to open at the Nickel at 285 West 5th in Mount Pleasant.

Address: 285 West 5th, Vancouver

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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

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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, the former location of Thai Away Home.

Address: 1517 Robson Street, Vancouver

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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

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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

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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

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Jollibee Vancouver

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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

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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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