Open and opening soon: 39 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Nov 20 2019, 12:59 pm

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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Jingle Bao

 

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The new spot offers “amazing buns, noodles, and dumplings,” including rainbow soup dumplings, and a huge XL Rainbow Soup Pork Dumpling alongside traditional dumplings.

Address: 774 Denman Street, Vancouver

Fergie’s Café

Fergie's Reopen

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Chef Victor Pulleyblank leads the kitchen here, serving up brunch dishes daily until 3 pm made with locally sourced ingredients and house-smoked grub like Fergie’s potatoes and wild salmon. Patrons can also enjoy seasonal craft beer, wine, cocktail, and espresso drinks too.

Address: 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Brackendale
Phone: 604-898-1537

Artusi Restaurant

 

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Featuring contemporary Italian grub, Artusi offers house-made focaccia, a selection of house-made pasta like gnocchi, and signature cocktails.

Address: 412 6th Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-553-9922

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BETA5 Chocolates

Beta5 Cafe

Beta5 Cafe

The 900-sq-ft spot is light and feels spacious. Decor highlights include colourful bocce lights and stools as well as the brand’s trademark pastel polygon pattern. BETA5 2.0 will be offering patrons its trademark chocolates and cream puffs alongside coffee from 49th Parallel Coffee, a special Mocha made with BETA5 chocolates, and a new life-changing hot chocolate created from a 66% dark chocolate blend.

Address: 409 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver

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Kiss & Tell

Kiss & Tell

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A new bar and lounge just quietly opened in downtown Vancouver, and we think you’re going to want to check it out. Kiss & Tell is open and operating at the corner of Davie and Thurlow Street. The West End space was previously occupied by Playhouse Nightclub.

Address: 1240 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

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Bufala Edgemont

Bufala Edgemont open

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The 3,300-sq-ft space features a sleek dining room and bar, and eventually, patrons will be able to enjoy a patio at this location as well. Bufala Edgemont will be open at 4 pm on weekdays and 11:30 am on weekends, and the new spot boasts an early and late happy hour daily.

Address: 3280 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver

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Sushi California – Coal Harbour

 

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Sushi California has officially opened the doors to its new 1100 Melville Street #100 outpost in Coal Harbour. The new spot is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm and Sunday from noon to 9 pm.

Address: 1100 Melville Street #100, Vancouver

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Chez Christophe – White Rock

 

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The new location of Chez Christophe is located in White Rock at 1558 Johnston Road. It is now open and will operate Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. The 1,500-sq. ft. space has seats for 30 people inside, along with a kitchen production and retail space.

Address: 1558 Johnston Road, White Rock

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Popeyes Louisiana Chicken – Abbotsford

Popeyes Po Co

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Popeyes Chicken rocked our world when they opened the doors to their first two Metro Vancouver locations over the past year, and now the American chain has opened a new outpost. The third Lower Mainland location for the chain opened over the weekend at 34261 Marshall Road #101 in Abbotsford.

Address: 34261 Marshall Road #101, Abbotsford

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Hula Poke – Yaletown

 

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Hula Poke’s officially opened its doors last month in Yaletown, at 1080 Mainland Street to be exact. Taking over the former space of French cafe Boulangerie la Parisienne, the new spot is ready to serve up some quality eats.

Address: 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver

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Pallet Coffee Roasters HQ

 

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This 7,000-sq.ft. 395 Alexander Street spot (in The Settlement Building) opened on November 4. The space will serve as the brand’s head office, roastery, and primary training area.

Address: 395 Alexander Street, Vancouver

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Little Bird Dim Sum + Craft Beer

 

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The new eatery offers patrons a selection of local brews on tap from favourites like Parallel 49, Four Winds, 33 Acres, and Drift Wood, along with an additional list of bottles, cans, wines, and homemade tea.

Address: 2958 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-325-8132

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Yadori Bar & Bistro

 

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Located at 792 Denman Street in the West End, Yadori Bar & Bistro is directly across the street from the popular Italian restaurant Nook. The new eatery celebrated its grand opening at the beginning of October, and if you haven’t stopped in yet, you should give this place a try.

Address: 792 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-662-7311

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Ventura Room

Ventura Room opening

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Patrons can expect a laid-back environment in the 4,000 sq. ft., 140-seat space (which will eventually boast a patio), food made with fresh ingredients, and a thoughtful cocktail list too.

Address: 695 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-5547

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La Forchetta

 

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The new Burnaby restaurant is now open at 5601 Hastings Street for lunch and dinner service. Diners who head here can expect a selection of Antipasti such as Burrata and Calamari Skewers, along with salads like a traditional Caprese variety.

Address: 5601 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-294-1121

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Bartholomew’s Plan

Bartholomew Bar

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Bartholomew, named after Bartholomew the Apostle (patron saint of butchers, among other things), is officially open at 1026 Mainland Street. The new 1,500-sq. ft. eatery will offer folks meats, house-pickled veggies, house-made crackers, and high-quality cheeses too.

Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Jenjudan – Robson

 

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Jenjudan has not one but TWO locations open on Robson Street, one at 290 Robson Street, and another at 1210 Robson Street. The new spots, which are a short 10-minute drive apart, will be serving up Jenjudan’s signature brown sugar specialty drinks.

Address: 290 Robson Street, Vancouver

Address: 1210 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Milksha Vancouver

Milksha Vancouver

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Milksha has over 250 locations in Taiwan, along with other locations in Melbourne, Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau too. This Vancouver outpost will be the first one on this continent, which is exciting stuff for fans of the brand who could only get a taste of its signature milk teas on trips abroad.

Address: 1258 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Cinema Public House

Cinema Public House renovation

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Cinema Public House is not a new addition to the downtown Vancouver pub scene, but the bar and restaurant just got a serious makeover, and the menu has upped its game too.

Address: 901 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3
Phone: 604-694-0202

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Prado – Burnaby

 

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Known for its killer baked goods, small bites (waffles, salads, wraps, toasts), and 49th Parallel Coffee, this spot has officially opened the doors to its new Burnaby location.

Address: 4321 Still Creek Drive, Vancouver

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1931 Gallery Bistro

1931 Gallery Bistro

Rendering of 1931 Gallery Bistro

1931 will offer a seasonal menu and breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options too. The new 70-seat spot will have some grab-and-go options as well as a summer patio for patrons. The space can also be booked for large parties and private events.

Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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Zaatar W Zeit

 

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Patrons can expect classic Lebanese street food options like falafel, shawarma, wraps, flatbread pizzas, and fresh salads, along with manousheh, z kenefeh, halloumi, za’atar, and halawah.

Address: 531 Granville Street, Vancouver

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The Beach House

The Beach House Restaurant

The newly renovated restaurant will have a “renewed focus on fresh seafood” with eats like Grilled Octopus, Prawn and Scallop Spaghettini, and a Chorizo Mussel Pot, to name a few. The Beach House will offer a happy hour daily from 3 to 5 pm and 9 pm until close, as well as a brunch menu on weekends from 10 am to 2 pm.

Address: 150 25th Street, West Vancouver

Say Hello Sweets

 

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The 963-sq-ft space will be mostly dedicated to production but it will have some table and bar seating for customers, along with some outdoor tables during the warmer months. Folks can expect a “modern take on retro ice cream parlours” with black and white checkered flooring and bright colours.

Address: 620 Quebec Street, Vancouver

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Quan Ju De Vancouver

Quan Ju De Vancouver

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There’s more than meets that eye at this new upscale spot: 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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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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Bar Corso

 

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Vancouver loves its wine bars, so news of a new spot to sit down and enjoy a good glass of vino – among other things – is exciting stuff. Bar Corso will be “opening soon” in East Vancouver. The new concept will be going into 1566 Commercial Drive, which is the former location of The Candy Aisle.

Address: 1566 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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AFURI Ramen + Dumpling – Richmond

 

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Afuri Ramen and Dumpling has revealed its first Canadian location will be opening in Richmond in the former location of Dazzling at 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way.

Address: 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond

OEB Breakfast Co. – Brentwood

OEB Breakfast Co

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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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Kokomo – North Shore

 

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The local business has announced a new Kokomo outpost is in the works, this time on the North Shore in Edgemont Village.

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Tiger Sugar – Vancouver

 

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The popular milky, creamy refreshments from this brand will be coming to Vancouver soon, but the exact location and official opening date have yet to be revealed. Tiger Sugar operates outposts all over Asia, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines, and it plans on opening its first North American location in Toronto any day now.

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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 Japanese 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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Midam Cafe – Vancouver

 

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This eatery is known for sweet treats like sizzling matcha mochi toast and savoury items like hot pots and spicy meat dishes. Owners tell Daily Hive the opening should be sometime soon. We’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date.

Address: 3211 W Broadway, 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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Eighteen Chefs – Burnaby

 

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Known for its big menu of affordable dishes like pasta, fries, char-grilled meats, and “Heart Attack Fried Rice,” this spot was still under construction at the end of July, but its social channels said it would be open “real soon.”

Address: 7090 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: 604-525-1666

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