Open and opening soon: 41 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Nov 3 2020, 5:07 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.

New Vancouver restaurants

Le Tigre (Food Truck)

Le Tigre

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Earlier this month, we gave you the first look at the new-and-improved Le Tigre food truck, and now, the concept from the folks behind Torufuku has hit the road with their new vehicle.

Address: Multiple locations around Vancouver

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Harbour550

A new restaurant concept has popped up in Vancouver — Harbour550 is officially open and operating. The Coal Harbour eatery has taken over 550 Denman Street, the former location of short-lived French-Mediterranean spot Verre.

Address: 550 Denman Street, Vancouver

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Bella Gelateria Metrotown

Award-winning gelato shop Bella Gelateria has officially opened its new Metro Vancouver location. The Coal Harbour-based shop has unveiled a new outpost on the second level of Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.

Address: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

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ShuckShuck

ShuckShuck

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The new 227 E Pender Street spot is certainly not your average oyster bar, offering more than just a weekly buck-a-shuck deal and trays of basic oysters with sliced lemons and heaps of horseradish on the side.

Address: 227 E Pender Street, Vancouver

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MuMu Kitchen

MuMu Kitchen is the latest spot in Vancouver to get some Korean Fried Chicken, so if you love yourself some KFC, listen up! Located at 1738 Davie Street, MuMu Kitchen quietly opened a few weeks ago in Vancouver’s West End in the former location of Ginger Garlic.

Address: 1738 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-2722

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Haidilao Hot Pot — Vancouver

The hot pot restaurant hailing from China quietly opened its first Canadian location back in December 2018 in Richmond at 5890 No. 3 Road. This new outpost is the second one in BC.

Address: 3204 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-2588

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Superflux Beer Company

Superflux

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Superflux Beer Company opened its Clark Drive brewery in mid-August, and now its tasting room, aka the Lounge, is opening as well. The new Vancouver brewery welcomed its first official guests into the Lounge on October 16.

Address: 505 Clark Drive, Vancouver

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A.Bento

The new 656 W Broadway eatery took over the space formerly occupied by Shaolin Noodle House. It offers a selection of bento boxes with drool-worthy offerings like Taiwanese sausage, crispy chicken nuggets, and Pork Ragu on rice too.

Address: 656 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-9585

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Zoomak Korean Tavern

This new 52 Alexander Street took over the former space of BB Korean Cuisine Bistro. It offers patrons a bistro experience in the heart of Gastown.

Address: 52 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-1240

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Kevin & Kevin

Kevin & Kevin

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Kevin & Kevin is open in Vancouver, and this concept is not your average juice bar and coffee shop, as you may have gauged from checking out photos of its interior. The new Chinatown business offers customers a range of both grab-and-go and dine-in options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a modern, high-end space.

Address: 488 Gore Avenue, Vancouver

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Noah’s Cafe

The 572 Davie Street eatery officially grand opened on October 1. The new concept took over the former location of The Ramenman. It offers patrons Japanese fusion eats for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Address: 572 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-6571

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Remi Patisserie

Remi Patisserie

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It’s recommended you pre-order to ensure you get your treats, especially for large cakes, which come in varieties like Thai Tea, Earl Grey Apple & Pear, Matcha Black Sesame, and Mango Sago.

Address: 511 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver

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Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro – Richmond

The Vancouver Vietnamese spot, located at 2114 West 41st Avenue in Kerrisdale, is known for serving up piping-hot bowls of pho, banh mi, spring rolls, and vermicelli noodle bowls too. You can find its new location in Richmond at #105-4800 No 3 Road.

Address: #105-4800 No 3 Road, Richmond

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Arc Iberico Imports – Jamoneria & Sandwich Shop

Arc is offering patrons Acorn-fed Iberico Ham Cinco Jotas and a selection of the weekly sandwich menu. The menu will offer morsels such as Jamon Iberico, Serrano Ham, Chorizo Iberico, Salchichon Iberico, Lomo Iberico, Tuna, Cheese, and more.

Address: 1020-12471 Horseshoe Way, Richmond
Phone: 778-998-5322

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Sesame

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Sesame offers patrons an array of authentic Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese food sold at a fair price. The portions here are also said to give you a lot of bang for your buck.

Address: 6111 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-9008

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Pelicana Chicken – Burnaby

The global chain now has over 3,000 locations. It has been offering premium Korean fried chicken since 1982. Pelicana is known for its crispy KFC in a variety of flavours like Original Soy Sauce, Sweet & Spicy, Snow Cheese Fried Chicken and more.

Address: 9626 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-421-5118

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Bad Apple

Bad Apple

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Expect classic comfort grub like nachos, poutine, hot dogs, and waffle fries here. You can even opt for a vegan take on fish and chips: Shrooms ‘n’ Chips, made from beer-battered oyster mushrooms.

Address: 2481 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Tequila Cocina

Tequila Cocina told us that patrons can look forward to a big drink menu complete with over 50 different tequila and mezcals alongside some stellar margaritas including Chipotle Peach, Mango, and Cucumber varieties, to name just a few.

Address: 1224 Granville Street, Vancouver

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New Vancouver restaurants opening soon

Popeyes Chicken (Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby)

Popeyes Po Co

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Popeyes Chicken is opening yet another two Metro Vancouver locations — this time, in Surrey and Burnaby. This news was confirmed to Dished Vancouver just over a week after we posted about a new Richmond location from the brand that is tentatively opening in mid-November.

Address: 12800 Bridgeport Road, Richmond

Address: 16033 108 Avenue, Surrey 

Address: 7855 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Thierry – Mount Pleasant

Thierry Mount Pleasant is finally gearing up to open its doors, and we can taste the quality baked goods and chocolate already. The popular local bakery currently operates one location on Alberni Street downtown, and its second outpost is slated to open in November.

Address: 265 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver

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Superbaba Vancouver

Superbaba Vancouver

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Victoria’s fast-casual Middle Eastern spot Superbaba is opening a brick-and-mortar location in Vancouver, and it’s almost time to taste this purveyor’s signature flavour-packed eats.

Address: 2419 Main Street, Vancouver

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Hello Nori

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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Chung Chun

Chung Chun

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While Robson Street already has a loaded hot dog joint for Vancouverites to enjoy, Chung Chun is aiming to be the top spot to get next-level ‘dogs in the area. This global Korean rice hot dog spot is opening its first Vancouver location on November 10, at 1795 Robson Street in the West End, the former location of a Pacific Poke outpost.

Address: 1795 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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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

Thierry – Mount Pleasant

Thierry Mount Pleasant is finally gearing up to open its doors, and we can taste the quality baked goods and chocolate already. The popular local bakery currently operates one location on Alberni Street downtown, and its second outpost is slated to open in November.

Address: 265 East 10th Avenue, 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

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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Lift Breakfast Bakery

 

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Known for its made-from-scratch breakfast, dinner service, and baked goods, the popular North Shore destination will be taking over the former location of The Blue Martini jazz cafe at 1516 Yew Street.

Address: 1516 Yew Street, Vancouver

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Katsuya – Vancouver

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 in 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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Sula – Main Street

Sula, one of Vancouver’s top spots for authentic Indian eats, is gearing up to open a new location next month. The Commercial Drive staple will be opening its second location at 4172 Main Street, the former location of recently shuttered Caribbean restaurant The Reef.

Address: 4172 Main Street, Vancouver

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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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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

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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Jollibee Canada

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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