Open and opening soon: 31 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Oct 16 2019, 7:31 am

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.

Here are 31 new Vancouver restaurants to try

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Open Outcry

 

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When it comes to the drink program, the new West Pender Street destination offers cocktails, beers, wines by the glass and bottles, and an extensive variety of spirits (seriously, check out this list). Naturally, you can expect all the classics like martinis and gin and tonics, Open Outcry also has negronis and Moscow mules on tap.

Address: The Exchange Building – 811 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-6800

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Ventura Room

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The Ventura Room is located at 695 Cambie Street, which is the same building as the brand new Browns Socialhouse found on the plaza of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Ventura’s team tells Daily Hive this concept has been five years in the making, and “many” years in the mind.

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

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Beetbox

 

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Late last month the Juke team closed its Davie Street sister restaurant, Little Juke, to swap the concept in the space completely. Enter Beetbox — the brand’s newest spot for comfort plant-based eats, which operates out of Little Juke’s former 1074 Davie Street space.

Address: 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver

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VV Tapas Lounge

 

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Located at 957 East Hastings Street, the concept opened in the brand new Strathcona Village. VV Tapas offers Vancouverites “artfully prepared” small plates along with locally and internationally sourced wines, craft beers, and ciders too.

Address: 957 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9244

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Ngon Vancouver

 

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A new place for bánh mì and tea has opened its doors in Vancouver. Ngon, meaning delicious or tasty in Vietnamese, is located at 2228 Kingsway.

Address: 2228 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-6220

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Bob Pochana

 

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Bob Likes Thai Food already operates two Vancouver locations, but the local mini-chain has opened a quick-service version of its restaurant downtown. Bob Pochana is described as a simplified Bob Likes Thai Food.

Address: 1660 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3274

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Planetary Burger

Planetary Burger

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The new vegan burger spot is the second addition to a new plant-based strip on Main, it’s located right next to the new eco-friendly vegan cafe Kind, and it’s just a block-or-so down the street from the future plant-based pizza joint from Via Tevere.

Address: 3088 Main Street, Vancouver

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Freebird Chicken Shack

Freebird Chicken Shack

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Located in Chinatown House at 188 East Pender Street, Freebird formerly occupied a space in New West’s River Market before making the move to Vancouver. A simple, no-fuss, casual 20-seat eatery, Freebird is focusing on quality flavourful chicken. The Roasted Chicken Meal is the perfect thing to grab if you’re in the area for lunch.

Address: 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-553-1382

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Frying Pan 2 (truck)

New Frying Pan Truck

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‘Frying Pan 2’ is located at 900 W Cordova Street, this new truck will serve as the perfect spot to grab a filling lunch for people and tourists in the bustling downtown area.

Address: 900 W Cordova Street, Vancouver

Browns Socialhouse Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

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It’s been a long time coming but the new Browns Socialhouse next to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver is finally open. The new pre, post, and well, any event spot officially opened October 15.

Address: 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver

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Saigon Xua

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Saigon Xua is now operating at 1257 Hamilton Street in Yaletown, the former location of White Lounge, which recently shuttered after opening in Summer 2018. This spot has a menu full of share plates like fried rice paper spring rolls, black tiger king prawns, satay skewers, and Saigon poutine made from fries, cheese curds, tamarind gravy, spring onion, and sesame seeds.

Address: 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Monga Fried Chicken

 

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Monga Fried Chicken has opened in the Aberdeen Square Food Court. The brand has outposts all over the world, including one in Toronto. Monga Richmond offers four varieties of the giant fried chicken fillets that are “as thick as a coin.” This offering is marinated with honey, dipped in batter, fried, and then topped with Monga’s signature toppings, like the Chee-Z variety.

Address: Aberdeen Square Food Court – 4000 No.3 Road, #3325, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-5168

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Farina Pizza a Legna – North Vancouver

 

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The North Shore outpost of this popular Main Street pizza spot is finally open. Expect the menu of ‘zas you know and love from Farina Main Street along with new additions such as the Ortolana, Bosciaola, and Prosciutto & Arugula varieties. As for beverages, expect local craft beer and prosecco on tap, an all-Italian wine list, and a curated list of house-made cocktails.

Address: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver

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Tacofino Kitsilano

 

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The popular brand has expanded to the beachy-and-dreamy ‘hood at 1909 West 4th Avenue. The newest counter-service outpost will be tucked in on bustling West 4th Avenue underneath the TD Canada Trust bank where the now-shuttered Szechuan Restaurant previously operated.

Address: 1909 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

 

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Folks can look forward to a menu featuring the signature fried chicken in original, crispy, and BBQ-sauced styles, plus popcorn chicken, sweet potato fries, fried king oyster mushrooms, and house-mixed sodas.

Address: 566 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Miss Korea BBQ

 

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Miss Korea BBQ is open at 793 Jervis Street. The new spot offers Korean BBQ, traditional soup and noodles, as well as sushi and sashimi. Patrons are invited to sit down and enjoy marinated and seasoned meats, seafood, and veggies which they can grill themselves right at their tables.

Address: 793 Jervis Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-1225

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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 will surely be a popular spot for Burnaby locals once it opens its doors.

Address: 4321 Still Creek Drive, 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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Milksha Vancouver

 

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A popular Taiwanese bubble milk tea chain is gearing up to open in Vancouver. It’s known ‘Milkshop’ in Tawain, but for the international market, it’s recognized as ‘Milksha.’ The new sweet spot will be opening at 1258 Robson Street this fall, the former location of Poke Time.

Address: 1258 Robson 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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Jenjudan – Robson

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In addition to this outpost, a second Robson Street location is in the works (290 Robson Street) along with a location in the Collingwood area at 3490 Kingsway. In Richmond, a Jenjudan is slated to open at 5599 Cooney Road Unit 125.

Address: 1210 Robson Street, Vancouver

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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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Now, the local business has announced a new Kokomo outpost is in the works, this time on the North Shore in Edgemont Village. Set to open sometime this fall, we’ll keep you posted on more details as they come.

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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 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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Bartholomew’s Plan

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A new cocktail and wine bar called Bartholomew’s Plan is slated to open at 1026 Mainland Street this spring. Patrons can expect house-made charcuterie and tapas dishes at this soon-to-be-open hangout.

Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver

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, chargrilled 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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