Open and opening soon: 26 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Feb 21 2019, 12:54 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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Sing Sing


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The new Main Street hang quietly opened over the weekend, offering customers a great selection of beer (20 taps ready to pour), several varieties of pho, and many kinds of pizza along with a handful of casual sharables like wings and more from Head Chef Jo Hognestad.

Address: 2718 Main Street, Vancouver


Tsujiri ‚Äď Richmond

Tsujiri Richmond

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Matcha-lovers will now find this spot open Tuesday to Thursday from 2 to 10 pm, Friday from 2 to 10:30 pm, Saturday from noon to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from noon to 10 pm.

Address: 4777 Mcclelland Road #1535, Richmond

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Longtail Kitchen

Longtail Kitchen

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The much-loved New West restaurant temporarily closed in October 2018 to merge with its nearby sister eatery in the River Market, Freebird Chicken Shack, which recently stopped operating in unit 112. Now, both concepts have reemerged with elements from their respective menus in Longtail’s renovated space in unit 116.

Address:¬†River Market ‚Äď 810 Quayside Dr #116, New Westminster
Phone: 604-553-3855


The Greek ‚Äď Gastown

The Greek Gastown

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The 60-seat dining room is stunning and modern, welcomed contrast from traditional family recipes on the menu here. Patrons can expect the same food and beverage program they know and love from The Greek Yaletown, along with live entertainment from Thursday to Saturday weekly at the new Gastown spot.

Address: 221 Carrall Street, Vancouver


Guu¬†‚Äď Davie Street


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Vancouver’s newest spot for Japanese Izakaya is finally opened on February 11. Guu Izakaya Davie, located at 1239 Davie Street, now serves patrons all the fresh, deep-fried, and grilled grub goodness that we know and love from the brand’s other locations.

Address: 1239 Davie Street, Vancouver


Arby‚Äôs ‚Äď Tsawwassen¬†Commons


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The new store is located at¬†#402 ‚Äď 4890 Canoe Pass Way in South Delta at the Tsawwassen Commons, right next to¬†Tsawwassen Mills. The Tsawwassen Commons team told Daily Hive the outpost quietly opened on January 19.

Address:¬†#402 ‚Äď 4890 Canoe Pass, Delta

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Gusto, a new eatery in Olympic Village, offers some seriously drool-worthy eats that give patrons a true taste of Italy. The 1610 Salt Street restaurant boasts an array of suped-up pizzas, gelato, wines, and stunning pastries.

Address: 1610 Salt Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-874-8786

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Made by Mister


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In August 2018 one of Vancouver’s favourite ice cream shops, Made by Mister, suffered damage after a major flood and had to temporarily shutter for repairs. The 1141 Mainland Street ice cream spot finally reopened on February 2.

Address: 1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-2833

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Heritage Asian Eatery¬†‚Äď Mount Pleasant


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The popular Asian comfort food spot, known for its bowls and boas, opened its first Coal Harbour outpost in 2016 and it now gives customers in Mount Pleasant a taste of its fast-casual eats.

Address: 382 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Pacific Poke¬†‚Äď Robson


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Pacific Poke celebrated the grand opening of its new 1795 Robson Street (the corner of Robson and Denman) store on January 19.

Address: 1795 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9500

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Dalina ‚Äď West Broadway

Dalina 2.0

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The new 992 W Broadway spot it at the corner of Oak Street and W Broadway, just steps away from the Vancouver General Hospital. This gem is known for its delicious selection of sandwiches, salads, bowls, sweets, caffeinated beverages, and beautiful (and licensed) space.

Address: 992 W Broadway, Vancouver

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The Bench Bakehouse


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The Bench Bakehouse opened its doors at 100-1641 Commercial Drive on January 22. The location is in the Il Mercato shopping centre and it specializes in artisan breads, French-style pastries and will serve local Pallet Coffee.

Address: 100-1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Autostrada Downtown


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While the name on the door is fresh, Autostrada‚Äôs concept is likely familiar to fans of pasta and wine who reside here. Autostrada operates an¬†original location on Main Street¬†‚Äď which has been dishing up delicious eats since opening last year ‚Äď 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 opened recently in Vancouver. Castaway Bar and Kitchen, located at 3293 W 4th Avenue (the former space of The Blenheim Pub) opened its doors on January 18, inviting patrons into its vacation-like atmosphere.

Address: 3293 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver


Steve‚Äôs Pok√© Bar ‚Äď Coquitlam


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This local family-owned mini-chain is known for serving up authentic Hawaiian-style poke bowls. In addition to the Coquitlam opening, three more stores from the concept are slated to open in Metro Vancouver in 2019.

Address:¬†1029 ‚Äď 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Phone: 778-285-7373

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Sip Bowl La Mian


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A new spot for Chinese ramen opened in Vancouver. Find Sip Bowl La Mian at 2255 W 41 Avenue in Kerrisdale. The new restaurant opened 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‚Äôll be reopening at a new location and it will house two concepts.¬†Patrons will soon find Moderne Burger‚Äôs epic shakes and eats at 865 West Broadway, but they‚Äôll also find something new:¬†Burgerette, a ‚Äúslightly smaller‚ÄĚ version of Moderne Burger. This spot will be opening in late February.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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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


Delish¬†Gluten Free Bakery¬†‚Äď Vancouver


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Delish Gluten Free Bakery will be taking the space of the recently-shuttered East Village Bakery at 2166 E Hastings Street. The bakery, which has a store location in Port Coquitlam, revealed plans for a second Vancouver location to open mid-February.

Address: 2166 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

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OEB ‚Äď 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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Grounds For Coffee ‚Äď Commercial Drive


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The Grounds For Coffee team tells Daily Hive they are excited to become a part of the neighbourhood and look forward to serving patrons on The Drive. Grounds For Coffee Commercial Drive is aiming to open its doors this spring, we’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date.

Address: 2088 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Big G Large Fried Chicken ‚Äď Vancouver

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Signage on the store says Big G Vancouver is aiming to open Spring 2019, Daily Hive has reached out for more info regarding the details. If you can’t wait until spring, be sure to make a trip to Big G’s Richmond location at #1231-8338 Capstan Way.

Address: 382 Robson Street, Vancouver


Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken ‚Äď 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


Umai Savory Hot Dogs


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A Californian hot dog spot has plans for an outpost in Vancouver, and we can’t wait to try its menu of suped-up creations. Umai Savory Hot Dogs, a mini-chain hailing from San Jose, California, will be opening a spot at 1331 Robson Street (the former location of Chef Lien Vietnamese Cuisine).

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver


Rocky Point Ice Cream¬†‚Äď New West


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The brand, known for their handcrafted small-batch ice cream (and special dog-friendly K9 variety, too), will be adding to its existing roster of one parlour in Port Moody and two ice cream trucks. We’ll keep you posted on an exact opening for the new parlour, in the meantime head to the 2800 Murray Street store in Port Moody, or get the ice cream at one of these many spots.

Address: 500 6th Avenue, New Westminster


Colony ‚Äď Granville Street


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Blueprint has announced it will be opening a 15,000-sq-ft Colony Entertainment District on Granville Strip this spring. The entertainment, lifestyle, and events management company based out of BC will be transforming the former location of Caprice Nightclub into the largest Colony location to date.

Address: 967 Granville Street, Vancouver


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