Vancouver restaurant openings to be excited about

May 11 2023, 7:03 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.

Saku – Coquitlam

 

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One of Vancouver’s premier spots for authentic Japanese tonkatsu is finally set to open its new location.

Saku, which operates two locations in Vancouver, has announced it will be opening its new Coquitlam location tomorrow, May 12.

Address: #107-567 Clarke Road, Coquitlam

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Aburi Hana Vancouver

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Aburi Restaurants Canada is at it again, as the hospitality group is opening yet another new dining concept in Vancouver.

Hot on the heels of Wa! Curry’s launch and news of the upcoming bagel shop, Wa-Bagel, Aburi has an additional fresh restaurant planned for our city: Aburi Hana Vancouver.

Address: Alberni by Kengo Kuma — Alberni Street and Cardero Street, Vancouver

Breakfast Table – Steveston

 

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Breakfast Table, which currently operates in the South Granville neighbourhood at 3014 Granville Street, shared the news on its social media that it had officially taken possession of a work-in-progress space in Richmond’s Steveston Village.

Address: 120-12480 No. 1 Road, Richmond

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Jam Cafe – North Vancouver

 

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This local brand is famous for its photo-worthy dishes like Pulled Pork Pancakes, Chicken French Toast, Green Eggs and Ham, Red Velvet Pancakes, and the iconic Charlie Bowl, to name a few.

Now, Jam Cafe is adding to its existing locations with a new outpost in North Vancouver.

Address: 110 – 100 1st Street E, North Vancouver

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Bombay Kitchen on Denman

Bombay Kitchen + Bar, which currently operates a location on Commercial Drive, has announced that it will officially be opening a new spot at 1061 Denman Street, the former location of the recently shuttered Thios.

Address: 1061 Denman Street, Vancouver

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T&T Supermarket — Lougheed

 

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It’s not a restaurant but people are certainly pumped about this one. The super-popular grocery chain will be opening its new Coquitlam outpost at the intersection of Lougheed and King Edward at 1085 Woolridge Street.

Address: 1085 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam

Please! Tasting House

Please! Tasting House

Mount Pleasant just keeps getting better and better for foodies. Please! Beverage Co. has revealed it’s planning on opening a cocktail tap house there soon.

Address: 222 W 5th Avenue, Vancouver

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Zilla’s Donuts – Chilliwack

 

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Zilla’s Donuts only just opened up its first storefront in Abbotsford back in October, but the shop is ready to expand with a second location.

Address: 102-9258 Woolly Dog Alley, Chilliwack

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Per Se Social Corner — Coal Harbour

Set to open later this fall, the concept from the Social Corner Group of restaurants will be setting up shop at 1055 West Hastings Street, the former location of Chewies Oyster Bar.

Address: 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Unni Pastries

 

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This concept has been operating out of Commissary Connect fulfilling online orders and deliveries, and now, it’s going to settle into its very own brick-and-mortar space.

Address: 1773 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Street Hawker

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Set to open at 3088 Main Street in the former location of Planetary Burger, Street Hawker will be a fast-casual counter-service destination for Southeast Asian-inspired burgers and fries.

Address: 3088 Main Street, Vancouver

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King Taps — Lonsdale Quay Market

 

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King Taps’ entry into the space is all a part of the North Shore market’s multi-pronged revitalization plan, which is already well underway.

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Kosoo Coquitlam

 

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Modern Korean eatery Kosoo Restaurant is officially expanding to Metro Vancouver.

The concept, which operates two locations in Vancouver on Robson and on Cardero, confirmed the news to Dished.

Address: #105 1123 Westwood Street, Coquitlam

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Yokai Tapas and Sake Bar

 

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Yokai Tapas and Sake Bar will be offering just as its name suggests – small plates of Japanese-inspired fare and a selection of sake that goes well with them.

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Planet Burger (food truck)

 

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Planet Burger is currently a concept in progress, but founders tell Dished that the food truck will be bringing high-quality smash burgers at reasonable prices to the White Rock and South Surrey communities soon.

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Mnimes Restaurant by Chef Manos

The concept from Owner and Executive Chef, Manos Grammatikogiannis, will launch inside the 1,900 sq ft 6459 Victoria Drive space next month.

Address: 6459 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

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Tacofino — Squamish

The Baja-inspired concept, known for its signature tacos and burritos, will be setting up shop in Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Address: Squamish Station Shopping Centre

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Parker Rooftop

 

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Located on the ninth floor of The Parker Hotel (formerly the Vintage Park Hotel) at 1379 Howe Street, Parker Rooftop is set to be a fresh, opulent space boasting upbeat music and great vibes.

Address: Ninth Floor of The Parker Hotel Vancouver — 1379 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Aloha Hawaiian Grill

Aloha Hawaiian Grill will be located “in the heart of Steveston Village,” according to the concept’s website, with its address at Unit #110-3900 Bayview Street.

Address: Unit #110-3900 Bayview Street, Richmond

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Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House – Langley

Serving up its signature plates of pancakes and stacks of waffles, Stacked operates dozens of locations throughout Ontario, as well as two (with a third forthcoming) in Alberta, but this will be the first time the brand has expanded to BC.

Address: 8045 204th Street, Unit D-100, Langley

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Bufala River District

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Bufala, an Italian-inspired pizzeria, is setting up shop at 3489 Sawmill Crescent and will feature an open kitchen with a Woodstone oven, a large marble slab countertop, and a light installation centrepiece.

Address: 3489 Sawmill Crescent, Vancouver

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Lucky Taco River District

 

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Lucky Taco will be located at 8547 River District Crossing and will feature an indoor/outdoor bar experience with large palapas, lush greenery, pops of neon colour, and a hand-painted mural.

Address: 8547 River District Crossing, Vancouver

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Ciclo (multiple locations)

Ciclo

Ciclo Espresso & Focaccia (RENDERING)

Ciclo Espresso & Cocteles

This Ciclo will be located on Cordova Street across from the Shaw Tower and the Fairmont Pacific Rim. It’s set to open in fall 2023.

Address: Cordova Street, Vancouver

Ciclo Espresso & Focaccia

The second new location from the concept, Ciclo Espresso & Focaccia, will be opening at 401 West Georgia in downtown Vancouver, just next to Acquafarina.

Address: 401 West Georgia, Vancouver

Nicli Pizzeria & Cocktail Bar

A local pizza spot is making some delicious moves this summer. Nicli, known for its authentic Neapolitan-style pies, will be opening in UBC’s Wesbrook Village area.

Address: UBC’s Wesbrook

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Praguery – White Rock

 

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Praguary started as a food truck before opening a brick-and-mortar space on Abbott Street in 2019 (which has since closed) and currently offers its treats out of a truck at Richmond’s McArthur Glen Outlet.

Now, the brand is set to expand with a new brick-and-mortar location, this time located in White Rock.

Address: Coho Eatery, 14985 Marine Drive, White Rock, Surrey

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Yolks – Davie

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Yolks currently operates two Vancouver locations, on West Broadway and East Hastings, but now the locally founded brand is opening up its third, right in the West End.

Address: 988 Davie Street, Vancouver

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Beest

Beest is a new restaurant specializing in mazemen, a variety of brothless ramen. It’s set to open at 770 Bute Street in Vancouver.

Address: 770 Bute Street, Vancouver

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Smoke 2 Snack

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This concept currently operates its OG shop with a neighbourhood vibe at 1887 Cornwall Avenue in Kitsilano, but the new location will be a premium shopping experience with a fresh, modern design.

Address: 562 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Wa-Bagel

 

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Hot on the heels of opening its new Japanese-style curry spot, Wa! Curry, Aburi Restaurants Canada is launching something new: Wa-Bagel.

Address: 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Pho & Roll by Wooden Fish

It looks like Pepper Lunch’s former space isn’t going to be empty for long. A new concept from a Vietnamese restaurant in West Vancouver will be opening there: Pho & Roll by Wooden Fish.

Address: 2323 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Mochido — Coquitlam

Mochido Coquitlam

Mochido Coquitlam

This concept first launched in 2021. It operates out of Vancouver’s Commissary Connect on Laurel Street where folks can walk in for treats or order for delivery too.

Now, Mochido is setting up a fresh brick-and-mortar in Coquitlam. The sweet spot will be located at 100-1188 Pinetree Way.

Address: 100-1188 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Mishmish

 

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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)

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Bánh Mì Très Bon — White Rock

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

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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.

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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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Birdies Eats & Drinks logo

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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Big Way Hot Pot

 

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The chain, known for its self-serve, build-your-own hot pot format, will be launching at 778 Robson Street in the former location of an A&W restaurant.

Address: 778 Robson Street, Vancouver

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hello Nori – Park Royal

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Hand roll at Hello Nori’s Robson Street location (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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.

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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

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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

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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

With files from Daryn Wright

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