Vancouver restaurant openings to be excited about

Mar 24 2023, 10:19 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.

Juicy & 88 Hotdog

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This smoothie bar and snack spot hailing from South Korea is gearing up to open its first Canadian location at #1-1725 Robson Street near the end of March, Dished is told.

That location happens to be right beside the new Japanese-style boutique cafe concept, Daigyo Cafe. Daigyo opened its very first Vancouver location next-door last month.

But back to Juicy & 88 Hotdog. This chain operates 800 stores in South Korea, where it offers affordable Korean cuisine, fresh fruit juice, and smoothies.

Address: #1-1725 Robson Street, Vancouver

Origins Chocolate Bar

New Westminster’s own Origins Chocolate Bar, which currently has a space inside the River Market, has shared that its own brick-and-mortar space is currently in the works.

The new space for the shop will be at 538 Victoria Street, just a few blocks away from its current address.

Address: 538 Victoria Street, New Westminster


The One Sixty


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A new cafe and wine bar is opening soon in Metro Vancouver: The One Sixty.

The Port Moody destination for elevated casual eats and sips will feature wines from around the globe. It’s brought to us by owners Adam Crandall and Laurie Horvath, both Tri-City residents.

It will be located at 3141 Murray Street, which can be found just steps away from the new-ish sweet spot Elmo Baking Co.

Address: 3141 Murray Street, Port Moody


Krave Kulture Yogurt – Lonsdale Quay Market

One of the numerous new vendors to be joining this space is Krave Kulture Yogurt, the North Vancouver-based organic frozen yogurt brand with a cult following.

On its Instagram account, Krave shared a preview of the upcoming space inside the Lonsdale Quay Market, noting that this space will have both cozy indoor seating and a sunny outdoor patio.

Address: Lonsdale Quay Market, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver


Craft Beer Market False Creek (reopening)

CRAFT Beer Market

Craft Beer Market

Craft Beer Market’s False Creek location has been closed for over a month to undergo some serious restorations, and now, it’s nearly time for patrons to experience the renovations for themselves.

The hot spot for brews, bites, and good times has seen some big changes, including a refreshed indoor/outdoor patio with 124 new outdoor seats.

Craft Beer Market False Creek will reopen to the public on Monday, March 27 for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Be sure to check it out!

Address: 85 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-2337


Med Grill & Bar


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Vancouver’s getting a new contemporary Mediterranean restaurant soon, and it’s called the Med Grill & Bar.

Set to open late spring/early summer at 1157 Davie Street, Med Bar & Grill is the new sister restaurant of Mediterranean Grill Restaurant on Denman.

A rep for the business tells Dished the fresh concept aims “to bring the nostalgia of the Mediterranean with a contemporary twist.”

Address: 1157 Davie Street, Vancouver


Analog Coffee – Yaletown


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Another Alberta-based coffee spot is turning its gaze to BC for expansion. This time, it’s Analog Coffee.

The much-loved cafe currently operates seven locations in Calgary as well as an outpost in Kelowna.

A second BC location is coming to Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, and soon, at that.

Address: 338 Helmcken Street, Vancouver


The Buvette


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The Buvette will serve up a limited lunch menu of rotating feature sandwiches, soups, salads, and small dishes like olives along with some other appetizers.

Picnic lunches will be a thing here too. Visitors will be able to purchase these specially packed feasts and head to the great outdoors or a local park.

We’re told there will also be some outdoor seating here with views of the Chief, for those who want to stick around.

Address: 1315-1323 Vancouver Street, Squamish


Melt Confectionary

Local queer-owned chocolate maker Melt Confectionary announced that it would officially be opening its very first brick-and-mortar Vancouver location.

A video shared on the business’ Instagram account earlier this week showed the beginnings of Melt’s new space at 4895 Main Street – the former address of Innocent Ice Cream, which is in the process of moving to the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood.

Address: 4895 Main Street, Vancouver


La Forêt Bakery & Cafe


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Earlier this year, we shared that photo-worthy destination La Foret Bakery & Cafe was planning on opening a second outpost in Burnaby. Now, we have more details.

The business has shared that its new space will be located at 6958 Palm Avenue in Burnaby, just a stone’s throw from Royal Oak Station.

Address: 6958 Palm Avenue, Burnaby

Mama Said Pizza Co.


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Port Moody already gets a taste of Mama Said Pizza Co’s Brooklyn-style pies via its food truck, but now, the local maker is gearing up to open a brick-and-mortar outpost.

The team tells Dished the new spot will be located at 3135 Murray Street in Port Moody.

Mama Said Pizza Co. says this space will be a place folks can come and enjoy a hybrid-style Brooklyn pizza along with a full bar come opening.

Address: 3135 Murray Street, Port Moody


Local Public Eatery — River District

Vancouver’s up-and-coming River District is slowly becoming a foodie paradise. Now, Dished has learned that a Local Public Eatery will be setting up shop in the area.

The chain of neighbourhood restaurants has already started putting up signage at the new location, signalling its signature menu of starters, handhelds, drinks, and beyond will soon be available to locals and visitors alike.

Address: River District



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Mishmish, a new Middle Eastern-inspired bakery and coffee spot, is officially slated to open later this year.

Set to open at Fraser Street & 19th Avenue in the new Comma Properties development, Mishmish will be part bakery, part bagel shop, and part coffee shop.

This concept comes to us from a dream team consisting of Dallah (chef and owner of Superbaba) and baking and pastry experts Leah Christ and Marysol Lopez.

Address: Fraser Street & 19th Avenue (Comma Properties development)


Bánh Mì Très Bon — White Rock

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White Rock continues to get more delicious! The Metro Vancouver city will be home to a new, second location from Bánh Mì Très Bon this spring, Dished has learned.

The modern Vietnamese eatery currently operates its original location in Richmond at 4720 Mcclelland Road #1840.

That spot got a renovation and expansion back in 2019, and now, the concept will be expanding with a whole new outpost in White Rock.

Address: 1459 Johnston Road, White Rock

Tall Shadow Bakery

Much-loved local maker Tall Shadow Bakery is officially getting its own storefront.

The micro bakery shared the news late last week, saying the team was “over the moon with excitement” to announce a brick-and-mortar was in the works in East Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood.

The concept has been a farmers’ market staple over the years, offering people its delicious selection of sourdough bread and baked goods.

Address: Hastings-Sunrise, Vancouver


Freebird Table & Oyster Bar

Squamish has been getting some fantastic food and beverage concepts over the last few years, and here’s a new one to watch: Freebird Table & Oyster Bar.

The fresh restaurant is set to open at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Garibaldi Highlands this spring.

Freebird also operates a sister spot at The Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond.

Address: Executive Suites Hotel & Resort – 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish

Guu Toramasa

The Guu family of restaurants has announced a new location is in the works: Guu Toramasa.

This new concept will open in downtown Vancouver at 757 Seymour Street, the former location of a Ryuu Japanese Kitchen outpost.

Set to open “soon,” this new spot will offer Osaka-inspired food to Vancouverites, according to its website.

Sula — English Bay


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Some exciting news for fans of much-loved local Indian spot Sula. The concept has revealed to Dished that it will be opening a third location in Vancouver.

Set to open in the city’s West End near English Bay, Sula’s new outpost is slated to launch sometime in Spring 2023.

Sula’s owner, Sharath Vittal, shares that the cocktail program will be designed by none other than Jeff Savage, head bartender at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist.


Daan Go Cake Lab – Richmond

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Last fall, Dished shared that Christopher Siu, winner of MasterChef Canada season seven, had planned to bring his Daan Go Cake Lab concept to Vancouver for the very first time.

The bakery and “cake lab” has been under construction for the past several months, but Siu has shared with us that a tentative opening date has finally been set.

Daan Go currently has five locations in Ontario and one in Quebec, but this will be the first BC address for Siu’s project.

Address: Unit 100 4371 Garden City Road, Richmond


Bread X Butter – Burnaby

Located inside the Cathedral Place Building (at 140-925 West Georgia Street) in downtown Vancouver, the cafe is the passion project of chef Felix Zhou, known for his time on Top Chef Canada.

Bread X Butter also offers catering, but now, those in Burnaby won’t have to travel so far (or place a catering order) in order to get the cafe’s sought-after fare.

A new location is in the works, the cafe announced earlier this week on its Instagram account.

Address: Corner of Kingsway and Nelson Avenue (exact address TBA), Burnaby


Maruhachi Ra-men — Surrey

One of Vancouver’s most popular ramen spots is opening a new location: Maruhachi Ra-men.

Formerly known as Marutama, the newly branded Maruhachi Ra-men operates locations in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and Coquitlam.

Now, the concept, which is known for its Tori-Paitan (creamy chicken broth), will be opening in another Metro Vancouver city.

Address: Unit 2 9082 152nd Street, Surrey

Birdies Eats & Drinks

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This fresh, California-inspired restaurant is slated to open in June 2023 at 3850 Lougheed Highway in Burnaby.

This address might look familiar, especially to folks living in Burnaby.

That would be because it is actually the former spot of Earls Bridge Park, which closed its doors after 26 years of operation earlier this month to make way for the brand’s highly anticipated new spot at The Amazing Brentwood nearby.

Address: 3850 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

The Bao Place

Known for serving up delicious steamed BBQ pork buns and beyond, The Bao Place had to cease operations at its former Kingsway location due to redevelopment in 2022.

The Bao Place said it would be back in a new location, and it looks like that will be sooner than later.

Address: Edmonds Street, Burnaby

Reggiano’s Pizza


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Reggiano’s Pizza has its first location in Kitsilano at 2828 West 4th Avenue, but now the little pizza place that could has set its sights on Port Coquitlam.

A post on the business’s Instagram page shared an image of the exterior of the new location, only noting that it would be “coming soon.”

Address: Port Coquitlam


Delicia Café & Bakery

Big news for one New Westminster donut shop, as the popular Donuteria announced it would be closing.

In an Instagram post made on Monday, January 23, owners of Donuteria shared that “as of today, Donuteria has a different ownership.”

In addition to gaining new owners, the spot is also undergoing a complete rebrand and will now be called Delicia Café & Bakery.

Address: 656 Columbia Street, New Westminster


Jungle Room


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City-slicking Vancouverites will soon be able to swap the streets of our concrete jungle for a spot inspired by a leafy green one: the Jungle Room.

Located at 961 Denman Street, the new cocktail concept has taken over the former address of a longtime local watering hole, the Dover Arms Pub.

Once it launches later this winter, Jungle Room aims to be a destination for carefully curated cocktails, wines from around the world, champagne, and more.

Address: 961 Denman Street, Vancouver

Pi Co. Pizza


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Pi Co’s second Vancouver location will be right in the busy transit hub of Broadway and Cambie, just steps from the Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station and neighbours with the city’s second Jolibee location.

Pi Co. Pizza is known for offering a “fresh and innovative” take on Neapolitan-style pizza with a few set menu items as well as a “craft yours” option.

Address: 514 West Broadway, Vancouver


La Foret Bakery & Cafe — Burnaby (second location)


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The cafe recently shared on its Instagram that it’s hiring for positions at this new spot, which will be located near Royal Oak SkyTrain station.

La Foret is known for its specialty beverages, inventive sweets (think Pecan Cappuccino Croissants and fully loaded waffles), as well as filling savoury breakfast and lunch items.

Address: Near Royal Oak SkyTrain station


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


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


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.


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 Street and 22nd Avenue.

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 Street and 22nd Avenue, 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.

Address: Richmond (exact address TBA)

Address: 778 Robson Street, Vancouver


Popeyes (multiple locations)

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Burnaby will be getting a new Popeyes eatery in Metropolis at Metrotown, and Vancouver is slated to get two outposts as well.

Address: 4413 Main Street, Vancouver

Address: 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby


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

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.

Address: A150 20161 86th Avenue, Langley


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

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


Beaucoup Bakery Downtown

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Betty and Jacky Hung at the St Regis Hotel (Rich Won)

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


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.


Old Yale Brewing Abbotsford

Old Yale Brewing Abbotsford

We first told you about Old Yale Brewing Abbotsford a while back, so it’s time for an update on the highly anticipated concept’s progress.

Last spring, the Chilliwack-based brewery and tasting room shared its plans for a 220-seat craft brewery and kitchen in downtown Abbotsford.

The concept would be setting up shop in the 10,000 sq ft former space of the Abbotsford Banquet & Conference Centre on Laurel Street.

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


The Herrick


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Moving into the former spot of Prohibition is The Herrick, a new cocktail club and 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


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


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


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

Fogo de Chão at The Post

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão Vancouver will sprawl across 7,778 sq ft of The Post’s 185,000 sq ft retail space.

Dished is told folks can expect an “open-air churrasco bar while watching gaucho chefs display the culinary art of churrasco as they butcher, prepare and grill cuts of protein over an open flame.”

The restaurant will have an area called “Bar Fogo” and a more formal dining room as well.

Address: 658 Homer Street

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