21 new Vancouver restaurants to try right now

Nov 27 2019, 7:35 pm

We always update you on what’s open and opening soon in our delicious city, but most of the time, you likely just want to know what you can eat right now.

That’s totally fair, and to be as helpful as possible, we’ve gathered a list of new Vancouver restaurants you can head into the next time you’re hungry…or right this second.

Here are 20 new Vancouver restaurants to try right now.

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, cocktails, and espresso drinks.

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


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


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


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


Popeyes Louisiana Chicken – Abbotsford

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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 earlier this month at 34261 Marshall Road #101 in Abbotsford.

Address: 34261 Marshall Road #101, Abbotsford


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


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


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


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


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


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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