Open and opening soon: 16 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Jan 16 2019, 9:47 am

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

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

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Patrons can expect a delightful selection of bread-based breakfast and lunch items from Livia along with a drool-worthy pastry program that will come within the first few weeks of operation.

Address: 1339 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Ancora Ambleside


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Now, this popular South American flare has landed at 1351 Bellevue Avenue in Ambleside, and it is set to officially open its doors next week. Ancora’s Executive Chef, Ricardo Valverde, will now be splitting his time at both locations with support by Chef de Cuisine Raimund Heuser.

Address: 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

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Iktsuarpok Coffee Stand


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Taking the place of Fetch Hotdogs, Iktsuarpok serves up a killer matcha latte and espresso-based drinks using Moving Coffee beans from its hole-in-the-wall location. There is no public seating here, but that hasn’t stopped the coffee community from checking out the buzz-worthy new place.

Address: 30-425 Carrall Street, Vancouver




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The new restaurant’s concept and dining room was prepared quickly after taking over the space of recently-shuttered and much-loved neighbourhood joint Campagnolo Roma at 2297 E Hastings Street. Dachi is open daily at 5 pm for dinner service, where patrons can expect a stunning interior space, a charming bar serving up wine, beer, and cocktails, and an inspired menu of seasonal eats.

Address: 2297 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-0456

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Haidilao Hot Pot


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Legendary Chinese eatery Haidilao Hot Pot is finally open in Metro Vancouver. The iconic global chain of hot pot restaurants hailing from China quietly opened its first Canadian location in Richmond on December 18, the team tells Daily Hive

Address: 5890 No. 3 Road Suite 200, Richmond



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Hundy operates in the same building as Their There in Kitsilano at 2042 West 4th Avenue, and will only open after the beloved cafe closes. The new joint will is a “thoughtful, minimalist approach to burgers and fries.” This new counter service spot opens from 5 pm till late on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturdays.

Address: 2042 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-8828


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Autostrada Downtown


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While the name on the door is fresh, Autostrada’s concept is likely familiar to fans of pasta and wine who reside here. Autostrada operates an original location on Main Street – which has been dishing up delicious eats since opening last year – and we expect the same greatness from the 350 West Pender Street outpost too.

Address: 350 West Pender Street, Vancouver


Castaway Bar and Kitchen


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A new tropical bar and restaurant is opening in Vancouver, and soon at that. Castaway Bar and Kitchen, located at 3293 W 4th Avenue (the former space of The Blenheim Pub) will be opening its doors on January 18 at 5 pm to welcome its first patrons into a vacation-like atmosphere.

Address: 3293 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver


Sip Bowl La Mian


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A new spot for Chinese ramen is opening soon in Vancouver. Sip Bowl La Mian is getting ready to open at 2255 W 41 Avenue in Kerrisdale. The new restaurant will open in the former location of Sushi Hachi in Kerrisdale Village.

Address: 2255 W 41 Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-737-3999

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Moderne Burger/Burgerette


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After closing at their OG spot in Kitsilano, the eatery has announced they’ll be reopening at a new location and it will house two concepts. Patrons will soon find Moderne Burger’s epic shakes and eats at 865 West Broadway, but they’ll also find something new: Burgerette, a “slightly smaller” version of Moderne Burger. This spot will be opening in January.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Dalina – West Broadway


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The new spot will be opening at 992 W Broadway at the corner of Oak Street and W Broadway, just steps away from the Vancouver General Hospital. Known for its delicious selection of sandwiches, salads, bowls, sweets, caffeinated beverages, and beautiful (and licensed) space, we’re excited to see this popular concept secure a spot in another area of Vancouver.

Address: 992 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver, Richmond


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The first-ever Vancouver location of the chain is aiming to open at 566 Granville Street next year. That address previously belonged to Urban Mongolian Bistro (sister restaurant to the Urban Sushi Cafe next door at 562 Granville Street) which closed two months ago. Hot-Star will be opening a Richmond location early next year before the downtown Vancouver one.

Address: 1623-4791 Mcclelland Road, Richmond

Address: 566 Granville Street, Vancouver


Le Petit Belge


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Le Petit Belge has revealed that they will be opening a second Vancouver location, and soon at that. The popular brunch destination will be opening in late October at 1007 Main Street and the team tells Daily Hive they intend to “keep true to the current concept of our Robson location.”

Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver

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OEB – Yaletown


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The dare we say, legendary, all-day breakfast spot currently operates three Calgary locations and one Edmonton outpost, and they are about to break into BC’s brekkie scene. The purveyor of chef-driven drool-worthy eats like New York-style cheesecake stuffed French toast, breakfast poutine, and their signature takeout breakfast boxes will be opening a location in Vancouver at 1137 Marinaside Avenue (the former location of the Hurricane Grill).

Address: 1137 Marinaside Avenue, Vancouver

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Sing Sing


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Something exciting is coming from the same folks who brought you Back and Forth Bar, and it’s set to open in Vancouver this fall. A new concept called Sing Sing is taking over 2817 Main Street, the former location of Kiso Island Sushi Restaurant.

Address: 2817 Main Street, Vancouver

Italian Tomato


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A Richmond favourite for ridiculous amounts of pasta has announced they are opening a Vancouver location. The Italian Tomato will be opening in Vancouver at 1047 Davie Street, formerly Priscilla’s Restaurant.

Address: 1047 Davie Street, Vancouver


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