Open and opening soon: 23 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Jun 19 2018, 11:24 pm

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

Just opened, opening soon, or newly re-opened, here are 23 new delicious Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

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Lola & Miguel

Vancouverites can now get an authentic taste of Spain in their city’s downtown core because Lola & Miguel is officially open at 345 W Pender Street.

Address: 345 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-761-9131

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Izakaya Gon’s

The 854 Denman Street spot opened in the West End on May 18 in the former space of another Japanese eatery, Yuzu.

Address: 854 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-6404

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Nana’s Green Tea

Located at 2135 W 41st Avenue in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Nana’s Canadian flagship store has around 25 seats and a stellar menu of matcha treats and drinks for patrons to get into.

Address: 2135 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver

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The Downlow Chicken Shack

The Downlow Chicken Shack will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (or until there’s no chicken left). Located at 905 Commercial Drive, the 1,000 sq. ft. space has 24 seats with eight at the bar and an outdoor patio.

Address: 905 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-283-2582

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Tandoori Flame – Delta

After establishing two uber-popular restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area, Tandoori Flame turned west to break into the BC market by opening their first Western Canadian location in Delta in June.

Address: 11970 88th Avenue, Delta
Phone: 778-578-7777

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Cacao 70 Sweet House

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The Quebec-based chocolate cafe operates locations across Canada, and they just opened a fifth BC location in Downtown Vancouver.

Address: 738 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-288-9292

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Blaze Pizza – Surrey

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California-based chain, Blaze Pizza, opened their first BC location in Surrey at the beginning of June.

Address: 2433 161A Street, Surrey

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Heirloom Vegetarian – Ambleside

Local purveyor of delicious veg and vegan eats, Heirloom Vegetarian, has officially opened its second location. Located at 1390 Marine Drive in West Vancouver, Heirloom Ambleside will be open from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

Address: 1390 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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Pallet Coffee Roasters – Oak

Pallet Coffee Roasters has announced the opening date of their newest Vancouver location along they are promoting a good cause during their opening week. Located at West 22nd and Oak Streets, Pallet Oak will be the brand’s fourth location and it will be opening its doors for the first time on June 25.

Address: W 22nd and Oak Street

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Denny’s – Davie Street

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The Davie Street location of Denny’s celebrated their grand re-opening after undergoing renovations on Tuesday, June 12.

Address: 1098 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-0509

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Hey Kokomo – Kitsilano

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Hey Kokomo Kitsilano officially opened on June 16. Located in the former spot of Culprit Coffee at 2028 Vine Street, this will is the second Vancouver location for the popular vegan eatery.

Address: 2028 Vine Street, Vancouver

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Superbaba – Food Truck

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Superbaba’s mobile eatery will offer up it’s first serving of Middle Eastern eats on June 20. The cheerful white, pink, and turquoise truck will be parked at Burrard and Dunsmuir (the former spot of Tacofino’s White Lighting truck) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on opening day.

Address: Parked at Burrard and Dunsmuir (the former spot of Tacofino’s White Lighting truck)

Heirs Pears

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The food offerings from Heirs Pears can be customized for any diet: meat lover, vegetarian, keto, or paleo, which makes it easy to head here with a group and all purchase grub from one convenient spot, which opened at the beginning of June.

Address: 605 Nelson Street, Vancouver

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Hustle Pizza Co

There’s a new clean and bright pizza spot in Vancouver, and it’s serving vegan pizza-by-the-slice. Hustle Pizza Co, located at 1110 Commercial Drive, offers patrons a selection of quality homestyle pizza that can easily be purchased and grabbed on the go.

Address: 1110 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-5854

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Bel Cafe – Kitsilano

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Located at 1780 West 3rd, this new Kitsilano destination for lattes, salads, sandwiches, toasts, and pastries, is the cafe’s second location.

Address: 1780 West 3rd, Vancouver

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Vancouver’s first zero-waste grocery store, Nada (formerly Zero Waste Market), is about to open its doors after a successful crowdfunding campaign that brought the project to life. For their first week, Nada will be open from June 20 to June 26 from 10 am to 7 pm.

Address: 675 East Broadway, Vancouver

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Fiore Famiglia

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It has been just over a year since beloved eatery Trafalgers Bistro closed its doors in June 2017, and we’ve only just discovered what will be replacing the 2603 West 16th Avenue space. The 1,200 sq. ft. eatery will be replaced by Fiore Famiglia, the new sister restaurant to South Granville Italian restaurant Fiore (1485 W 12th Avenue), and it’s set to open as soon as next week.

Address: 2603 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver



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Brewhall, the newest concept from Vancouver’s Tap & Barrel is set to open at the end of June.

Address: 97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver


White Lounge + Kitchen

White Lounge is a new 160-seat restaurant located at 1257 Hamilton Street, the former home of 21 Nautical Miles. Located right across from neighbourhood staples like Rodney’s and La Pentola, this spot is in a prime position to become a busy space come opening day.

Address: 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Francesco’s Ristorante

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Francesco’s Ristorante, formally Don Francesco’s Ristorante, quietly shuttered in 2017 to the dismay of patrons across the city. Francesco’s is officially gearing up to reopen at 909 Cordova Street, the current location of soon-to-be-closed Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour.

Address: 909 Cordova Street, Vancouver

Seorae Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ king Seorae is opening its very first North American location in the Metro Vancouver city this summer.

Address: 115-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond

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Ramen Raijin – West Broadway

The new eatery, Ramen Raijin, will be opening at 401 West Broadway in the former home of Menya Ramen. Menya was a long-time fixture in Mount Pleasant and it closed on May 31 after their chef and owner decided to retire.

Address: 401 West Broadway, Vancouver

Origo Club

Origo Club

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The new Richmond spot will be soft launching during its first few weeks of service (aiming for the end of June). It will be open five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday) but eventually plans to be open seven days a week from 10 am to 11 pm.

Address: 6888 River Road, Richmond

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