Open and opening soon: 34 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Sep 18 2019, 3:28 pm

There is a lot of chowing down for us to do in Vancouver, and these new eateries make our to-eat lists longer than ever.

Just opened, opening soon, or newly re-opened, here are all the new Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

Here are 34 new Vancouver restaurants to try.

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Boca Grande Donut Shop

 

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The new eatery will also offer Mexican takeout — yes you read the right — Mexican food and doughnuts in one place. This side of the business is called El Taquito and it offers eats such as enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, and Chile Rellenos (deep-fried Poblano peppers stuffed with cheese).

Address: 106 – 4841 Delta Street, Ladner
Phone: 604-946-2121

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Planetary Burger

Planetary Burger

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Planetary Burger has softly opened at 3088 Main Street in the former location of Radicle Juice. The new spot offers a selection of drool-worthy 100% plant-based burgers served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and special sauce.

Address: 3088 Main Street, Vancouver

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Downlow Burgers

 

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The Downlow Smash menu features six mouth-watering 7 oz burgers, including the Merch (Backyard), the Americana (the “Big Mac”), the Not in Kansas (with BBQ Sauce), the Fat Boy (Winnipeg classic), the South of the Border ( Tex-Mex), and the Faux-Pho (Banh Mi).

Address: 926 Main Street, Vancouver (inside The American)

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Fufú Café

Fufú Café

Fufú Classic Soufflé Pancake with butter, maple syrup, and ‘fufu’ icing sugar (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Fufú will offers both made-to-order sweet and savoury pancakes, including a classic variety topped with butter, maple syrup, “Fufú” icing sugar or sea salt, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream.

Address: 1266 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-2818

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Flourist Bakery, Mill & Cafe

 

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Flourist (formerly known as GRAIN) finally has a brick and mortar spot to sell its fully traceable grains, beans, and flours. But that’s not all that’s happening here, Flourist’s new 2800-sq-ft space offers sourdough bread baked daily using fresh flour stone-milled on-site, along with an all-day menu of eats.

Address: 3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver

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Matchstick – Davie Street

 

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The local coffee roaster and family of cafes opened the new spot at 1305 Davie Street (northwest corner of Davie and Jervis Street), in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s West End.

Address: 1305 Davie Street, Vancouver

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Cartems Donuts (truck)

 

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The local doughnut maker has three Vancouver location in Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, and downtown, so this new truck will give folks living outside of the city a chance to get in on these treats. Be sure to keep up with Cartems on social and see where the new truck will be rolling up next!

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Marutama Ra-men – Burnaby

 

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The must-try shop hails from Tokyo and already operates three Vancouver locations, and now, the brand has made its first foray into Metro Vancouver’s food scene.

Address: 5278 Kingsway, Burnaby

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El Guapo

 

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Described to Daily Hive as “reminiscent of a comfy and slightly sophisticated dive-lounge in 20th century Las Vegas,” El Guapo is officially open in Yaletown.

Address: 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Privé

 

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More than just any old place to belt out your favourite tune, Privé has ten sleek and sexy private karaoke rooms with custom neon signs in every space (AKA perfect for Instagram). Six of those rooms have private bathrooms attached to them and they fit anywhere from 10 to 30 people, which means parties of any size have ample room to enjoy themselves.

Address: 200 – 1001 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Meat & Bread  – W Broadway

 

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The Vancouver-based brand has outposts across the city, in Calgary, and even a few in the US too – and now the purveyor opened its newest location a 796 W Broadway.

Address: 796 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Umai Savory Hot Dogs

 

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Known for its all-natural, gluten-free, naturally-smoked dogs (with no MSG, by-products, fillers, and artificial flavours and colours), the brand offers a selection of sausages, umami glazed hamburgers, a “famous” waffle dog, a fried banana dog, Poku Wings, special noodles, and more.

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Monga Fried Chicken

 

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Monga Fried Chicken has opened in the Aberdeen Square Food Court. The brand has outposts all over the world, including one in Toronto. Monga Richmond offers four varieties of the giant fried chicken fillets that are “as thick as a coin.”

Address: Aberdeen Square Food Court – 4000 No.3 Road, #3325, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-5168

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Sweethoney Dessert – Burnaby

 

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Slated to open on September 18, Sweethoney Dessert Burnaby will offer drinks, a selection souffleé pancakes, and potentially, those borderline-creepy realistic puppy desserts from the Richmond menu.

Address: 5358 Grimmer Street, Burnaby

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Smith’s Bagelry

 

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The new eatery also has rolls (feta spinach, potato, ground beef), Easter bread (almond, Nutella), and savoury buns (plain, potato, Kalamata Olives). For sweet stuff, expect profiteroles, and eclairs in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

Address: 191 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3434

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Grand Chinese Restaurant

Grand Chinese Restaurant

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Grand Chinese Restaurant has opened at 1233 Hamilton Street. The space was formerly occupied by neighbourhood sushi and sashimi spot Kuma Izakaya.

Address: 1233 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-8288

Opening Soon

Frying Pan 2 (truck)

New Frying Pan Truck

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‘Frying Pan 2’ is softly opening on September 19 from 11 am to 3 pm. Located at 900 W Cordova Street, this new truck will serve as the perfect spot to grab a filling lunch for people and tourists in the bustling downtown area.

Address: 900 W Cordova Street, Vancouver

Milksha Vancouver

 

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A popular Taiwanese bubble milk tea chain is gearing up to open in Vancouver. It’s known ‘Milkshop’ in Tawain, but for the international market, it’s recognized as ‘Milksha.’ The new sweet spot will be opening at 1258 Robson Street this fall, the former location of Poke Time.

Address: 1258 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Saigon Xua

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Saigon Xua is slated to open at 1257 Hamilton Street in Yaletown, the former location of White Lounge, which recently shuttered after opening in Summer 2018.

Address: 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Farina Pizza – North Vancouver

 

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The restaurant has found a new home in North Vancouver’s quickly-growing Lower Lonsdale area and will be taking over the location of the former Il Castello Pizzeria, which quietly closed down several months ago.

Address: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver

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Bar Corso

 

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Vancouver loves its wine bars, so news of a new spot to sit down and enjoy a good glass of vino – among other things – is exciting stuff. Bar Corso will be ‘opening soon’ in East Vancouver. The new concept will be going into 1566 Commercial Drive, which is the former location of The Candy Aisle.

Address: 1566 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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AFURI Ramen + Dumpling – Richmond

 

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Afuri Ramen and Dumpling has revealed its first Canadian location will be opening in Richmond in the former location of Dazzling at 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way.

Address: 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond

OEB Breakfast Co. – Brentwood

OEB Breakfast Co

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The Calgary-founded all-day brunch eatery recently opened its first BC location in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, where lines are long because the food is epic. Now, OEB is bringing its farm-fresh classics to Burnaby.

Address: 301-4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

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Jenjudan – Robson

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In addition to this outpost, a second Robson Street location is in the works (290 Robson Street) along with a location in the Collingwood area at 3490 Kingsway. In Richmond, a Jenjudan is slated to open at 5599 Cooney Road Unit 125.

Address: 1210 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Hon’s Wonton House – E Broadway

 

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Hon’s Wonton House is gearing up to open its second Vancouver location in Mount Pleasant at 1661 E Broadway. The eatery currently operates a location at 25 E 2nd Avenue in Olympic Village and is known for its classic Cantonese comfort eats with a menu of everything from handmade wontons to pan-fried potstickers.

Address: 1661 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Kokomo – North Shore

 

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Now, the local business has announced a new Kokomo outpost is in the works, this time on the North Shore in Edgemont Village. Set to open sometime this fall, we’ll keep you posted on more details as they come.

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Tiger Sugar – Vancouver

 

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The popular milky, creamy refreshments from this brand will be coming to Vancouver soon, but the exact location and official opening date have yet to be revealed. Tiger Sugar operates outposts all over Asia, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines, and plans on opening its first North American location in Toronto any day now.

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Gram Cafe – Vancouver

 

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The company has exclusively revealed the address of the downtown Vancouver location to Daily Hive. The brand has plans to maintain Japanese authenticity with its BC locations, aiming to stay true to the famous Japanese recipe by using Japanese ingredients.

Address: 1284 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Bartholomew’s Plan

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A new cocktail and wine bar called Bartholomew’s Plan is slated to open at 1026 Mainland Street this spring. Patrons can expect house-made charcuterie and tapas dishes at this soon-to-be-open hangout.

Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tacofino Kitsilano

 

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Tacofino Kitsilano will be the seventh brick-and-mortar location for this beloved purveyor, who only opened Mount Pleasant’s Tacofinio Ocho in Fall 2018. We’ll keep you posted on the exact opening date as things progress.

Address: 1909 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Midam Cafe – Vancouver

 

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This eatery is known for sweet treats like sizzling matcha mochi toast and savoury items like hot pots and spicy meat dishes. Owners tell Daily Hive the opening should be sometime soon, we’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date.

Address: 3211 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

 

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The second BC location of this chain is aiming to open at 566 Granville Street in Vancouver soon. That address previously belonged to Urban Mongolian Bistro (sister restaurant to the Urban Sushi Cafe next door at 562 Granville Street).

Address: 566 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Royal City Donuts

 

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The local brand, known for its stellar buttery brioche and vegan doughnuts, has been a fixture at many local farmers’ markets over the years in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.  The business announced its full-time location will be going in at Unit L52 4946 Canada Way in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Centre.

Address: Unit L52 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby

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Eighteen Chefs – Burnaby

 

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Known for its big menu of affordable dishes like pasta, fries, chargrilled meats, and ‘Heart Attack Fried Rice,’ this spot was still under construction at the end of July, but its social channels said it would be open ‘real soon.’

Address: 7090 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: 604-525-1666

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