Open and opening soon: 41 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Apr 30 2021, 3:48 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 41 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try right now, or in the near future.

Please note: Due to current provincial health restrictions indoor dine-in services are not permitted in restaurants. Please check with a restaurant directly about their updated hours, takeout, and patio options. 

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Nam Dae Moon

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The popular international rice cake chain was founded in China in 2011. It opened its first BC location in Richmond’s Continental Plaza. Nam Dae Moon currently operates its three other Canadian shops in Toronto.

Address: 2132 – 3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond

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NeNe Chicken

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South Korean-founded NeNe Chicken has opened its first-ever North American location in Vancouver. The new outpost is located at 1070 Kingsway. NeNe Chicken is an international chain with locations across the globe, including in Japan, Singapore, Australia, and of course, Korea.

Address: 1070 Kingsway, Vancouver

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John 3:16 Malaysian Delights

John 3:16 Malaysian Delights has been serving up delicious eats at its Richmond location since 2014, and now the brand has opened its new Vancouver outpost. The eatery is known for offering patrons Malaysian appetizers, soups, noodle and rice dishes, and more.

Address: 1063 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-5909

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Puro Chile

 

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Puro Chile, a new Chilean fast food restaurant, just opened in Vancouver. The fresh 1101 Denman Street spot took over the former location of Fat Burger in the West End, which closed in late 2020. According to its website, Puro was “born after the need of Chilean food in Vancouver” and it offers traditional dishes and drinks such as churrascos, chorrillanas, pisco sour, jote, borgoña, and more.

Address: 1101 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-225-0005

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BlackBall Kerrisdale

 

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BlackBall has quietly opened its new Vancouver location in Kerrisdale. The popular brand is known for serving up authentic Taiwanese desserts and drinks such as Grass Jelly, Taro Balls, and Shaved Ice, to name just a few.

Address: 2184 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver

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Meltwich Surrey

 

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Artisan grilled cheese chain Meltwich has officially opened its first BC location in Metro Vancouver. The eatery is now open and operating at the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre at Unit 50 – 2245 160th Street in Surrey. Meltwich operates several other locations in Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The fast-casual brand is known for its burgers, poutines, milkshakes, and a wide variety of grilled cheese sandwiches.

Address: Unit 50 – 2245 160th Street, Surrey

Machi Machi – Richmond

Machi Machi has officially soft-opened its first Metro Vancouver location in Richmond. The Taiwanese tea shop is known for its selection of specialty drinks like fresh teas, milk teas, and cream foam sips in unique (and adorable) to-go cups as well as takeaway bottles. Machi Machi operates several locations in the Toronto area and just recently opened its first BC location on Robson Street in Vancouver.

Address: 1306-8368 Capstan Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-564-9139

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Ba Ba Tang

A new dessert and drink spot has quietly popped up in Metro Vancouver: Ba Ba Tang is open in Richmond. The 9111 Beckwith Road #2010 sweet spot offers an array of coconut desserts (served in actual coconuts) as well as beverages like bubble tea made with coconut milk and fresh fruit such as fresh, juicy mango.

Address: 9111 Beckwith Road #2010, Richmond
Phone: 604-284-0828

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New Vancouver restaurants opening soon

OEB Breakfast Co. – Brentwood

OEB Breakfast Co

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Popular all-day brunch spot OEB Breakfast Co. has finally released the official opening date of its new location in Metro Vancouver after some serious delays. The Calgary-based brand opened its first BC location in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood back in Spring 2019. This will be its second restaurant in the province, it opens on May 3.

Address: 4525 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

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Pigot’s Burger Club

A popular Calgary-founded smash burger pop-up has been making the rounds around Canada, and now, it’s finally Vancouver’s turn. Pigot’s Burger Club is coming next week. This concept was created by Chef Mike Pigot, who’s been slinging American-style cheeseburgers since he launched the pop-up in Calgary this past winter. Now, Pigot has teamed up will top culinary talent Chef Alex Chen to create an exclusive burger only available at the Vancouver pop-up.

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Charcuterie Vancouver

One of the city’s top makers for custom graze tables, boards and charcuterie boxes is opening a brick-and-mortar shop. Charcuterie Vancouver announced a storefront is officially in the works and it’s slated to open this summer. The purveyor revealed the shop will be located at 2766 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the beach (picnics to-go, anyone?).

Address: 2766 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Ignite Pizzeria — Yaletown

 

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We’ve been waiting to see what would replace the Vancouver Starbucks that Ariana Grande made famous, and now a year-and-a-half after it shuttered, we finally know. The high-traffic 977 Mainland Street address will be Ignite Pizzeria’s newest branch, flagship location, and test kitchen. Ignite Pizzeria is a local maker that offers handcrafted, stone-fired pizza out of its Gastown and Main Street locations.

Address: 977 Mainland Street, Vancouver

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The Irish Heather

 

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The Irish Heather announced it would be wrapping up operations at 210 Carrall Street after over two decades of business there. Now, the local legend is already revealing plans to reopen at a new address in town. Owner and operator Sean Heather confirmed to Dished Vancouver that the much-loved haunt would be opening at 246 East Georgia Street in Chinatown, right beside Phnom Penh.

Address: 246 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Sal y Limon — Commercial Drive

 

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One of Vancouver’s top spots for tacos and beyond, Sal y Limon, is officially opening a new Vancouver location. The much-loved brand, which already operates three locations in and around Vancouver, is gearing up to unveil an outpost at 1752 Commercial Drive, the space of a former Starbucks cafe.

Address: 1752 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Alimentaria Mexicana

Granville Island is about to get a new dining destination: Alimentaria Mexicana is slated to open in the former Edible Canada space this June. The new concept is brought to us by Mexican-Canadian Chef Ernesto Gomez (Chancho Tortilleria, Nuba, Fayuca) and promises to offer patrons an authentic taste of Mexican via dine-in, takeout, and retail options once it opens its doors. Alimentaria will also boast an educational space, as this project aims to inform customers and support local and international artisans and suppliers.

Address: 1596 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver

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Giovane Bacaro

 

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Clearly, Kitchen Table Restaurants has been busy behind the scenes. The hospitality group just revealed plans for yet another exciting food and beverage concept in a popular Vancouver hotel, this time, the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Giovane Bacaro, a new Venetian-inspired wine bar, is set to open on the lobby level at the Coal Habour hotel this spring.

Address: Fairmont Pacific Rim – 1049 W Cordova Street, Vancouver

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Mister — Kitsilano

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One of Vancouver’s favourite sweet spots is officially opening a new location, Dished Vancouver has learned. Mister Ice Cream Bar is gearing up to open its second Vancouver outpost in Kitsilano this summer. The popular liquid nitrogen churned ice cream parlour will be setting up shop at 1835 West 1st Avenue, the former location of a smoothie bar called Shift Shakes.

Address: 1835 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

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Mary Brown’s

 

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Famous Canadian chicken chain Mary Brown’s is officially landing in Vancouver this summer. The national, quick-service eatery was founded in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador in 1969 and has since grown to operate nearly 200 locations across the country. It’s known for offering up a menu of signature chicken made from whole, fresh, local Canada Grade A chicken alongside eats like taters and coleslaw.

Address: 6549 Main Street, Vancouver

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Taco Nori

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Taco Nori is officially gearing up to launch in Vancouver. Back in 2018, the concept began as a Richmond Night Market stand called Nori Express, where it served up deep-fried seaweed taco shells filled with toppings you’d typically find in sushi rolls. Now the rebranded and renamed purveyor is going to “add a crunch to your traditional sushi” in ghost kitchen format.

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Marutama Ra-men – Coquitlam

Marutama Ramen is opening yet another BC location and this time, a new eatery is headed for Coquitlam. The must-try Tokyo ramen shop operates five restaurants in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver. This will be its sixth spot in the area.

Address: 1190 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

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Kin Kao

Authentic Thai eats purveyor Kin Kao has announced it will be opening a new Vancouver location. The concept will be setting up shop at 317 E Broadway (the former location of The Black Lodge) this summer, according to its social accounts.

Address: 317 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Miantiao

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The luxury downtown hotel and its new partner the Kitchen Table Group will be opening a new Italian-Chinese restaurant called Miantiao, which translates to noodle in Mandarin.

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver – 1128 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Angus T – Park Royal

 

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Vancouver’s croissant-centric bakery Angus T opened back in 2018, and now the much-loved purveyor is gearing up for a second location.

Address: Park Royal, West Vancouver

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PAUL — Vancouver

Paul Bakery

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The 131-year-old bakery cafe, originating from Northern France, will be opening up its first Canadian location in downtown Vancouver soon, according to the brand’s new Canadian social media accounts.

Address: 1164 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Juanita

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Kitsilano, you’re in for a treat. New all-day dining concept “Juanita” is gearing up to open, and pretty soon at that. Located at 1516 Yew Street, the eatery has taken over the space formerly occupied by shuttered jazz destination the Blue Martini Cafe, directly across the street from Nook and Local.

Address: 1516 Yew Street, Vancouver

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La Ruota

 

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It’s out with one pizza chain and in with another: La Ruota will be opening on Cambie Street where make-your-own spot Assembli used to operate.

Address: 2325 Cambie Street, Vancouver

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Yogost

Yogurt and rice drink chain “Yogost” is officially opening a new location in Metro Vancouver. The brand will be opening a new outpost in Burnaby at 4560 Kingsway near Crystal Mall and Metropolis at Metrotown.

Address: 4560 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Kozak Ukraïnian Bakery

A popular destination for Ukrainian food and artisan bread, Kozak Ukraïnian Bakery, is officially opening a new Vancouver location. The local staple will be opening its third outpost in Gastown at 1 West Cordova Street sometime this spring.

Address: 1 West Cordova Street

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Luigi & Sons

Luigi & Sons

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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

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Linh Cafe

 

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Ça Marche isn’t the only concept that’s planning to bring some French flair to Vancouver House, as local favourite Linh Cafe is opening a new location at the development also. Linh Cafe’s team confirmed to Dished Vancouver that an outpost would be opening at 1428 Granville Street (exact unit to-be-revealed).

Address: 1428 Granville Street, Vancouver

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iSETTA

 

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This new counter-service destination will have indoor seating for about 42 people, as well as additional outdoor patio space for folks looking to enjoy everything from brunch eats to Italian-style paninis al fresco.

Address: 4360 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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Alouette

 

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Vancouver’s Hotel Le Soleil is getting a new concept this summer, a French bistro called Alouette. A representative from the new Hornby Street eatery told Dished Vancouver patrons can expect a French-meets-West Coast food program complete with comfort foods, French classics, oysters, and fresh salads and mains.

Address: 567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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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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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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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-square-foot 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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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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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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