Vancouver restaurant openings to be excited about

Jan 11 2023, 6:48 pm

We always have an awesome selection of new food and beverage establishments to check out here in Vancouver, but we like to keep track of what’s coming up, too.

There is 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 some new restaurants in and around Vancouver to try soon or down the line.

Ramen Danbo – Kerrisdale


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Ramen Danbo is considered by many to be among Vancouver’s very best and now the restaurant is ready for a new chapter with its third location in the city.

In the announcement shared on the restaurant’s Instagram page, Ramen Danbo revealed that this new spot would be opening up in Kerrisdale at 2277 W 41st Avenue, the former address of Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen.

Address: 2277 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver


Chachi’s Sandwiches – Langley

Chachi’s Sandwiches has locations across BC, Alberta, and Manitoba, but the franchise has announced it will soon be opening one more location in the Lower Mainland.

This concept will be opening its tenth location in the province at Langley’s busy Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

Address: Willowbrook Shopping Centre, 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley




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Mamalee is well-known by locals for having some of the best Malaysian cuisine in the city and now the beloved restaurant is set to open a second location.

Offering downtown Vancouver easier access to its menu of Malaysian eats, Mamalee has shared that we can expect the new location to open sometime this spring.

Lumiere Café


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Lumiere Café has a very limited online presence, with only a sparse Instagram page hinting at what it might offer patrons, but the coffee shop notes that it’s “opening soon” at 521 West Broadway, the former address of a Blenz Coffee.

Address: 521 West Broadway, Vancouver


Lucky’s Exotic Bodega University Express

Lucky’s Exotic Bodega, which opened its first store in Vancouver in 2020, will be opening its sixth location, and first university edition, at the UBC campus.

Set to open sometime this January, Lucky’s Exotic Bodega “University Express,” as the location will be called, will be located at 3335 Westbrook Mall.

Address: 3335 Westbrook Mall (UBC campus), Vancouver


Cactus Club Cafe Coquitlam Centre

Cactus Club Cafe Coquitlam Centre

Cactus Club’s newest Metro Vancouver location is set to open at Coquitlam Centre this year, and we have a sneak peek of what you can expect from the restaurant.

This new 10,000-square-foot space is the company’s 31st restaurant location. It can seat over 335 guests and also boasts a lounge, dining room, and an all-season enclosed patio.


Caffé Delish – Pitt Meadows


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Caffé Delish has yet to share the address of the new spot, but stay tuned for more details.

Until then, you can check out Caffé Delish in Port Coquitlam at 2180 Kelly Avenue, Unit 411o, and at its bakery at 203-1730 Coast Meridian Road.

Address: TBD


Chancho (moving locations)

One of Vancouver’s best spots for delicious Latin grub is moving to another neighbourhood. Chancho Tortilleria will soon be setting up shop on Commercial Drive.

This eatery has been operating in Yaletown since 2017. It opened at 1206 Seymour Street before moving around the corner to its current 560 Davie Steet address a few years later. Now, it’s heading to 2096 Commercial Drive, where it will launch early this year.

Address: 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Chutney’s — Langley

Chutney’s Indian Grill opened its first location in BC in South Surrey back in 2018, with plans to expand across the Lower Mainland.

The Langley location will be the third spot in BC, offering up Chutney’s signature build-your-own “burrotis” – a  burrito-style dish featuring Indian ingredients, like chicken, tofu, lamb, daal, tikka masala, pickled cabbage, spiced corn, and a range of chutneys.

Heritage Lonsdale Quay Market


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One of Vancouver’s favourite destinations for casual Asian comfort food is expanding. Heritage Asian Eatery revealed it will be opening in North Vancouver’s reimagined Lonsdale Quay Market.

This will be the third location for the concept, which currently operates restaurants on West Pender Street and West Broadway. Set to open this spring, Heritage will be among a slew of vendors operating in the renovated food hall.


The Dolar Shop – Burnaby


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The Dolar Shop – which currently operates at 2-6078 Silver Drive in Burnaby and at 5300 No. 3 Road in Richmond – has shared that a new spot is in the works.

The chain revealed in a job posting shared on its Canada-specific Instagram page that the new location will be at 4361 Kingsway – remarkably close to the Silver Drive spot.

Address: 4361 Kingsway, Burnaby




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Not unlike the launch of its acclaimed sister spot, Prohibition-era and Shanghai-inspired cocktail bar Laowai, Bagheera will remain address-less for the time being to conjure up that good old-fashioned curiosity.

This space will not accept reservations, and patrons will be welcomed on a first-come, first-seated basis.

For more information on how to find and snag a seat inside this concept, follow its social channels.


Ba Le Deli & Bakery


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According to the business’s website, a third Vancouver location is in the works, this time at Rupert and 22nd.

Ba Le Deli & Bakery has a huge variety of sandwich options, from classic cold cuts to lemongrass chicken to Vietnamese sausage. The casual joint also has quite a big menu for vegetarian and vegan options, with vegan “beef” steak, tofu bologna, and a plant-based spicy “chicken” option, to name a few.

Address: Rupert and 22nd, Vancouver


Potato Corner – Richmond

Potato Corner, a Filipino chain focusing on fries done several ways, is set to open up its third BC location in Richmond’s Aberdeen Centre soon.

The brand is slowly taking over the space at unit 3090 inside the Aberdeen foot court – the former location of a Liang Crispy Roll, which originally opened in the space in the spring of 2021. Aberdeen Centre is located at 4151 Hazelbridge Way.

Address: (Aberdeen Centre food court) Unit 3090 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond




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Known for its matcha sourced straight from Japan, Daigyo currently has one location in North York, Ontario, but is finally bringing the brand to the streets of Vancouver.

The first Daigyo location will be at 1725 Robson Street, the former location of Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea.

Address: 1725 Robson Street, Vancouver


Big Way Hot Pot (multiple locations)


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This brand has shared with Dished that it plans to open two more locations next year: one in Richmond and another in downtown Vancouver.

While Big Way has yet to share an exact address for the Richmond location, work is currently underway for the new spot and we’re told to anticipate a March 2023 opening. As for the downtown Vancouver spot, a location has yet to be confirmed, so we may have to wait a little longer before we’ll be able to enjoy Big Way’s hot pot close to home.

Address: Richmond

Address: Downtown Vancouver


Popeyes (multiple locations)

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While no exact opening times have been shared for these Vancouver spots, Popeyes shared that another new location in West Vancouver would be opening as soon as next month.

That restaurant will be in Park Royal at Unit 833 879 Park Royal N, to be exact.

In addition to all those, we have previously reported that Burnaby will be getting a new eatery in Metropolis at Metrotown as well.

Looks like soon, no matter where you reside in and around Vancouver, a Popeyes location is sure to be nearby.

Address: 4413 Main Street, Vancouver

Address: Park Royal — Unit 833 879 Park Royal N, West Vancouver

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby


Wicked Café – West Point Grey

Wicked Café, the West 7th Avenue coffee shop known for its house-roasted beans and creative treats, has shared the news that a second location is in the works.

The second Wicked location will be on Dunbar Street.

Address: Dunbar Street (exact address TBA)


Petpls Café & Supply


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Petpls will be a café and pet supply store, and while the business has yet to share much on what we can expect, we’re assuming it’ll follow the model of other cat cafés, where patrons are able to enjoy beverages and food while spending time with some furry companions.

Petpls has not shared an opening date yet, so stay tuned for more details on this spot as they’re revealed.

Address: 65-6386 No.3 Road, Richmond


Marugame Udon

We’re excited to share that Marugame will be opening its first-ever Canadian location in Vancouver at 111 Dunsmuir Street, the brand tells Dished.

That address is located just steps away from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station. Marugame wasn’t able to share a tentative opening date with Dished, but as always, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we get the details.

Address: 111 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Pür & Simple


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Pür & Simple operates three other locations in the province, including one in Port Coquitlam and one in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, as well as dozens of others across the country.

Address: Station Square Metrotown – 6069 McKay Avenue, Burnaby


The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys is known for its “authentic American Halal food” with menu items like platters and sandwiches stuffed with chicken, gyro, and falafel, all served with the iconic white sauce.

Address: 570 Robson Street, Vancouver

Archr Coffee + Bakery


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Archr will have a selection of high-quality, comforting treats like cookies with toasted pecans and butterscotch, banana bread, and double chocolate peanut butter cookies. We can’t wait to cozy up in this space early next year.

Address: A150 20161 86th Avenue, Langley


Zubu Downtown

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Zubu Downtown will be opening its new 100-seat location at 869 Hornby Street, the former address of a Boston Pizza restaurant.

Folks can check out the new spot on Zubu’s grand opening date, January 17, 2023.

Address: 869 Hornby Street, Vancouver

It’s Okay


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It’s Okay will be setting up shop at 2481 East Hastings Street – the former location of Bad Apple and, before that, What’s Up? Hot Dog.

Address: 2481 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Konz Pizza


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This spot makes pizzas in cone form as well as pressed and flat formats. It also offers pasta, mac and cheese, poutine, and salad. There are also milkshakes and ice cream up for order at most locations.

Address: 102 – 18811 72nd Avenue, Surrey

Address: 110 – 14818 60th Avenue, Surrey

WELA – Downtown Vancouver


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Patrons can expect dishes like the Roasted Cauliflower Curry Bowl, the Shroomami, and the Bangkok Wrap, or create their own bowl based on WELA’s large ingredient offerings.

Address: 980 Howe Street, Vancouver


Mr. Sushi – Vancouver

Mr. Sushi has been serving North Vancouver since the ’90s, with its most recent location in Lonsdale having opened in late 2021, but the brand is now set to open a new address right on the corner of one of Vancouver’s busiest junctions.

Address: 176 E 2nd Avenue, Vancouver


Steve’s Poké Bar – Yaletown

The newest Vancouver neighbourhood to gain a Steve’s Poké Bar franchise is Yaletown, where the new location will be at Pacific Boulevard and Davie Street.

Address: Pacific Boulevard and Davie Street


Forêt Noire Café

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The brand has yet to set an opening date for the Robson Street location, but work is currently underway to transform the space into the modern patisserie that Vancouverites have come to love.

Address: 1126 Robson Street, Vancouver


Beaucoup Bakery Downtown

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The original Fir Street spot opened a decade ago and is run by brother-sister duo Betty and Jacky Hung, who announced that they are opening a second location in downtown Vancouver.

The second Beaucoup will live inside the St. Regis Hotel on Dunsmuir Street.

Address: St. Regis Hotel, Vancouver


Bella Gelateria


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In Vancouver, Bella will be setting up shop in a large space located at 625 Howe Street downtown. As for Burnaby, The Amazing Brentwood will be home to the brand’s second location in that city.

Address: 625 Howe Street, Vancouver

Address: The Amazing Brentwood — 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby


Saan Saan Cafe and Restaurant


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Vancouver’s Chinatown is soon to be home to a new Hong Kong-style cafe and restaurant. Saan Saan Cafe and Restaurant has plans to open its doors at 227 Main Street, just north of East Cordova Street.

Address: 227 Main Street, Vancouver


Antise Vancouver Pastry Lab


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Antise Vancouver Pastry Lab will be the brick-and-mortar space for Italy-born chef Emiddio Isernia, who has been running Antise as a fresh-to-order, online-only endeavour in Vancouver for a few years.

Address: 360 Carrall Street, Vancouver


Hello Nori – Park Royal

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It’s been well over a year since Hello Nori opened its flagship eatery on Robson Street in Vancouver, and now, the brand is updating us on its second location.

Hello Nori, which coins itself as the first Japanese hand roll bar in Vancouver, is officially expanding to the North Shore.


Big Star Sandwich Co. – UBC

Big Star Sandwich Co., which started with its first location in New Westminster in 2013, announced it will be opening a location out at UBC.

Address: TBA (at Wesbrook Village)


Sushi Mahana


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The calibre of sushi in North Vancouver is about to be raised significantly. Sushi Mahana, an omakase-style restaurant, is set to open at 111-175 West 3rd Street in North Van, just a few blocks from the Lonsdale Quay.

Address: 111-175 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver


Old Yale Brewing Abbotsford

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The Chilliwack-based brewery and tasting room has shared that it’s planning on opening a 220-seat craft brewery and kitchen in downtown Abbotsford.

Address: Downtown Abbotsford




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A new spot for “game-changing” comfort eats, Chubbs is slated to open in Metro Vancouver soon. The brand new concept is opening in Surrey at The Shops at Morgan Crossing.

Address: The Shops at Morgan Crossing, Unit F118 – 15775 Croydon Drive, Surrey


Courtside Bar



A new bar is set to open up on the corner of Main Street and Broadway in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood and its main thing is basketball.

Address: 2415 Main Street, Vancouver


The Herrick


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Moving into the former spot of Prohibition is The Herrick, a new cocktail club slash bar that promises to offer a “distinct experience.”

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver


Dolce Amore

Dolce Amore, also known as The Gelato Mafia, is gearing up to open a second location in North Vancouver. The original shop is located on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive and prides itself on being open until 11 pm – later than most dessert shops in the city.

Address: 113 2nd Street West, North Vancouver


Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba — River District

Hot on the heels of its second Burnaby restaurant opening, Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba has revealed yet another Vancouver location is in the works.

Address: 8591 River District Crossing, Vancouver


FDL Cafe


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FDL Cafe – also known as FiorDiLatte Cafe – which has its original outpost in the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood, is set to open a second location.

Address: 1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Catch 122 – Lower Lonsdale


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Catch 122’s branding on the new space says its new outpost is going to offer brunch, pastries, coffee, and dinner service… so basically all our favourite things.

Address: TBA


Thierry – West Vancouver


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One of Vancouver’s favourite dessert spots will officially be opening a new location. Thierry, a much-loved chocolaterie, pâtisserie, and cafe, has confirmed a third West Vancouver outpost is in the works.

Address: 1343 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver


Earls – The Amazing Brentwood

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It looks like folks living around The Amazing Brentwood are going to get yet another addition to the new shopping centre’s food offerings: Earls Kitchen + Bar is officially opening at the mall.

Address: 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby


Four Winds Southlands

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One of BC’s most celebrated craft breweries has something big in the works. Four Winds Brewing Co will be opening a new shop, restaurant, and destination patio in the Lower Mainland, Dished is told.

Address: 6313 Market Avenue, Delta

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