28 new Vancouver restaurants that are open or opening soon

Jul 15 2020, 2:49 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 28 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try.

Vancouver restaurants open now:

Marukatsu Cuisine

Marukatsu Cuisine

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The concept has popped up inside the Aburi Restaurants’ Gyoza Bar in downtown Vancouver at 622 West Pender Street. Marukatsu offers patrons a selection of fusion eats that combine Japanese katsu with Mexican ingredients.

Address: Gyoza Bar — 622 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Pizzeria Grano

 

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The Pizzeria Grano team told Daily Hive that in addition to the pies made in a mosaic-tiled Neapolitan duomo oven, patrons can expect fresh salads and a selection of antipasto as well.

Address: 3240 Main Street, Vancouver

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The Roost

 

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A new deep-South-inspired joint has opened in Vancouver. Located in the heart of English Bay, this eatery offers patrons fried soul food like chicken and meat sandwiches along with vegan snacks.

Address: 1037 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-722-9331

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ZUBU

 

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Zubu Park Royal officially opened on Wednesday, July 15, which means the North Shore can now get a taste of the brand’s ramen, hand-made gyoza, and fresh temaki.

Address: 788 Main Street, West Vancouver
Phone: 778-279-0288

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Vonns Vancouver

 

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Vonns Vancouver is operating at 1184 Denman Street #104, the former location of Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro. This “Burger House On The Beach” is just a short walk from the bustling waterfront, and you won’t be able to miss it if you’re walking by on Denman.

Address: 1184 Denman Street #104, Vancouver

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Ophelia

Ophelia

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Vancouver’s newest Mexican restaurant Ophelia has now officially opened its doors in the former location of WildTale Olympic Village. The 165 West 2nd Avenue concept is brought to us by the folks behind WildTale and The Flying Pig eateries.

Address: 165 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

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The Cider House

 

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This new spot showcases tons of different ciders available from local BC makers. Check out 20 taps of BC Cider along with craft beer, local wine, kombucha, and a menu of healthy eats here too.

Address: 1602 Yew Street, Vancouver

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Chit Chat Burger Bar

 

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Downtown Vancouver’s newest spot for handhelds, Chit Chat Burger Bar, has officially opened its doors. The 955 Granville Street eatery took over the former location of Blaze Pizza, which shut down in October.

Address: 955 Granville Street, Vancouver

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T-Fresh Richmond

 

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Taiwanese dessert shop T-Fresh has opened its first North American location in Richmond. Located at 160-8351 Alexandra Road, a former Chatime outpost, the new sweet spot softly opened at the end of June but is now operating in full swing.

Address: 160-8351 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-370-4266

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Beach Ave Bar & Grill

 

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The Beach Ave Bar and Grill has taken over the space formerly occupied by TAPshack near Burrard Bridge. Known for its notoriously-busy corner, perfect for people-watching in the warmer months, the #1 1012 Beach Avenue spot has a new look but the same suntrap of a patio.

Address: #1 1012 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-676-2337

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Blind Rabbit

 

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Cocktail lovers, there’s another new spot for you to try out in Vancouver. The Blind Rabbit is now open at 2531 East Hastings Street. Described as a tequila and gin bar, this joint offers a selection of bevies like Palomas, Emerald Sours, and more.

Address: 2531 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-9463

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Hi Five Chicken

 

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The newest outpost from this brand is located at 5933 Hastings Street in Burnaby. Hi Five also operates an eatery in Vancouver on Marine Drive. Known for its fried and roasted chicken, sandwiches, wings, wedges, and classic sides. The new Hi Five location is open around the clock.

Address: 5933 Hastings Street, Burnaby

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Food Folk Eatery at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver

 

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Coined “Food Folk Eatery” the new fast-casual hub houses three Calgary-based concepts, including Chachi’s, Dirtbelly, and Hula Poke.

Address: 1000-7899 Templeton Station Road, Richmond

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Free Bird Table And Bar

 

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Free Bird Table And Bar has officially opened inside The Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond. The new eatery specializes in fried chicken and offers up other Southern-style eats like cornbread, Po’ boys, and pulled pork mac n’ cheese, alongside some West Coast fare too.

Address: 5991 Alberbridge Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-278-5555

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Peaked Pies — Burnaby Heights

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Australian pie shop Peaked Pies has officially opened its new location in Burnaby Heights. The family of eateries first opened in Whistler seven years ago before opening a Denman Street location in Vancouver in 2016.

Address: 4114 Hastings Street, Burnaby

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Vancouver restaurants opening soon:

Popina Cantina

 

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Popina Cantina will have an ever-changing menu of street tacos, but with a unique twist. Patrons can expect Asian and Persian influences, among other inspirations upon opening.

Address: Net Loft — 1650 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-666-6655

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Kinton Ramen — UBC

 

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The noodle joint is known for its authentic Japanese ramen and casual atmosphere. Patrons can expect eats for lunch and dinner developed by Executive Chef Aki Urata. There will be five styles of ramen up for order with the diner’s choice of either slow-cooked pork or chicken broth.

Address: 6111 University Boulevard, Vancouver

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Superbaba Vancouver

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Victoria’s fast-casual Middle Eastern spot Superbaba is opening a brick and mortar location in Vancouver. The concept, which has operated a food truck in Vancouver since Spring 2018, will be taking over the former address of Kam’s Bakery at 2419 Main Street. This is one of those new Vancouver restaurants you should be keeping an eye on.

Address: 2419 Main Street, Vancouver

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J Squared Ice Cream

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J Squared Ice Cream will be opening at 405 9100 Blundell Road in Richmond this summer. Owners told Daily Hive that the new spot “revolves around the love for tea.” This means patrons can expect flavours made with different kinds of locally sourced ingredients and teas.

Address: 405 – 9100 Blundell Road, Richmond

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The Dolar Shop Hot Pot — Burnaby

 

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The premium Chinese chain is opening at 6078 Silver Drive, the unit located right in between Cactus Club and Earls. This outpost will be the brand’s second in Metro Vancouver. It also operates a location at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond.

Address: 6078 Silver Drive, Burnaby⠀

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Chung Chun

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This global Korean rice hot dog spot is officially opening a location in Vancouver. The street food chain will be opening at 1795 Robson Street in the West End, which is the former location of a Pacific Poke outpost.

Address: 1795 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Haidilao Hot Pot — Vancouver

 

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According to the Kits on Broadway BIA, the iconic global chain of eateries will be coming soon to a 5,759-sq-ft property at 3204 W Broadway, the former location of Swiss Chalet, which shuttered in 2017.

Address: 3204 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian — Yaletown

Do Chay

Tapioca Glass Dumplings (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Do Chay will be opening in Yaletown at 1269 Hamilton Street. This is the current address of Do Chay’s sister eatery House Special, which will be closing at the end of June. Folks will have a couple more weeks to get in on House Special’s comfort eats before it transforms into Do Chay’s second outpost.

Address: 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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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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Whatafood

 

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WhataFood has become a staple at the Richmond Night Market during the spring and summer seasons, and now, it’s almost ready to welcome customers into its first brick and mortar location. The eatery will be opening at 255 800-Carnarvon Street inside the New Westminster Skytrain Station.

Address: 255 800-Carnarvon Street, New West

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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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If this new Vancouver restaurants list wasn’t enough to satisfy your tastebuds, check out our list of the best hidden patios in the city.

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