Open and opening soon: 33 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Oct 1 2020, 9:22 am

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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 33 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try right now, or in the near future.

Vancouver restaurants open now:

Social

Social

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Vancouver’s newest casual eatery “Social” is slated to open on Commercial Drive October 1, and if you’re a sun-seeker listen up: It has a rooftop patio. Located at 1812 Commercial Drive, this new concept has taken over the former location of Falconetti’s East Side Grill near the corner of E 2nd and Commercial.

Address: 1812 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Sashimiya

Sashimiya

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Sashimiya is Vancouver’s new grab-and-go sushi and sashimi shop, and if you haven’t visited the fresh Hornby Street gem yet, it’s time to make some eating plans, people. Located at 1348 Hornby Street (previously Sushi Hiyori) the charming new sushi spot and Japanese grocery store is owned and operated by Chef Taka Omi and his wife.

Address: 1348 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-0088

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Tokyo Katsu-Sand (Food Truck)

 

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Tokyo Katsu-Sand is the newest spot for Japanese-style katsu sandwiches in town, and its offerings are looking pretty drool-worthy. Folks can find this new food truck located at Granville and W Georgia Street (725 W Georgia Street) open daily from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

Address: 725 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Capo and the Spritz

CAPO and the Spritz

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Located on the ground level of boutique hotel OPUS Vancouver, Capo and the Spritz has taken over the space formerly occupied by La Pentola and OPUS Bar. The business operates as one destination with two different rooms to choose from: Capo, or the Spritz.

Address: OPUS Vancouver — 322 Davie Street, Vancouver

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Momono Tea Shop

 

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South Granville just got an adorable new spot for tea, Momono Tea Shop. Located at 3010 Granville Street, this new destination for freshly brewed premium teas took over the former location of Bump N Grind coffee shop, which closed in 2019.

Address: 3010 Granville Street, Vancouver

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MILA

MILA

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MILA’s food program was developed by Red Seal Chef, Jim Vesal, who’s put together a selection of elevated yet approachable globally inspired dishes. You’ll see quite a lot of variety here. Morsels on the heartier side include the Mushroom and Sausage Tagliatelle, the Bulgogi Tacos, and the house veggie burger, a staple for any plant-based joint these days.

Address: 185 Keefer Street, Vancouver

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Earls Grandview Corners

 

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Earls has opened a new Metro Vancouver location this month, this time, in South Surrey, an area it’s been absent from for a decade. The restaurant chain unveiled its new Grandview Corners outpost to the public on September 26.

Address: 16071 24th Avenue, Surrey

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Mogu Fried Chicken

 

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Mogu Fried Chicken, known for its Japanese street eats and crispy-fried goodness, has set up shop at 1012 Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. The brand has operated as a food truck since 2012, but now it’s time for patrons to head into its new brick-and-mortar space and get the goods.

Address: 1012 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Cin City

 

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Cin City Mini Donuts just opened a shop in Vancouver, which means we just got a new spot for hot mini doughnuts in the city, and we can get ’em all year-round. The purveyor of always-fresh doughnuts, hot dogs, cotton candy, and lemonade has operated seasonal stands before, but this is the brand’s first full-time location.

Address: 327 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Kouign Café

 

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Highly anticipated Chinatown bakery Kouign Café has opened its doors in Vancouver. The 18 E Pender Street spot is known for its delicious White Rabbit Cookies, among other sweet delights inspired by popular Asian flavours.

Address: 18 E Pender Street, Vancouver

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Bells & Whistles — Dunbar

 

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Bells & Whistles has officially opened its second Vancouver location. The Dunbar location is just over 1,200 sq ft inside and also boasts a 500-600-sq-ft patio.

Address: 4497 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

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Tutto Restaurant & Bar

 

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You can find the new Italian eatery at 901 Homer Street, the former location of coffee spot Buzz Cafe, which closed in Spring 2018, inside a four-story brick building first constructed in 1910.

Address: 901 Homer Street, Vancouver

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J Squared Ice Cream

 

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J Squared Ice Cream opened at 405 9100 Blundell Road in Richmond in September. 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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Ricey Yogurt

 

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Address: 4611 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: 604-431-9784

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Bar Gobo

 

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Vancouver’s new snack and wine spot Bar Gobo has opened its doors. The new concept lives in 237 Union Street, the former location of sandwich joint The Tuck Shoppe, which closed its two locations earlier this year.

Address: 237 Union Street, Vancouver

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Popina Cantina

 

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Popina Cantina offers an ever-changing menu of street tacos made with Asian and Persian influences in mind.  In addition to lunch and dinner, Popina Cantina serves up Mexican-inspired breakfast eats such as breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros.

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

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Haidilao Hot Pot — Vancouver

 

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According to the Kits on Broadway BIAthe 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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Mazahr Lebanese Kitchen

 

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South Granville’s new spot for grub Mazahr Lebanese Kitchen is open, and it offers customers a bring-you-own-wine option with no corkage fees. Mazahr offers patrons an array of Lebanese dishes including lunch platters, hot mezzas, cold mezzas, grilled mezzas, soups, and salads.

Address: 1488 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-733-2211

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Vancouver restaurants opening soon:

Tequila Cocina

 

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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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Kevin & Kevin

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Kevin & Kevin is opening soon in Vancouver, and this concept is not your average juice bar and coffee shop, as you may have gauged from its interior. The new Chinatown business is set to offer 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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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

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

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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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

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

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