Open and opening soon: 20 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Mar 16 2019, 1:51 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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Delish Gluten Free Bakery – Vancouver


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Delish Gluten Free Bakery took over the former space of the recently-shuttered East Village Bakery at 2166 E Hastings Street. The bakery, which has a store location in Port Coquitlam, opened its Vancouver location this past weekend.

Address: 2166 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House

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Daily Hive got the chance to head in and see what the new 16-seat concept located inside Chinatown House had to offer. Choose from varieties like strong Vietnamese coffee, strong iced coffee, egg coffee, and avocado coffee.

Address: 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver

Happy Day Cafe – Richmond


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It’s been around a year since Hong Kong-style cafe Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant closed temporarily for renovations, and the wait for those killer fresh pineapple buns is over! Now named the Happy Day Cafe, the refreshed spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner reopened as of February 20.

Address: 1450 – 4771 McClelland Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-273-3308


Field & Social – Royal Centre


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Field & Social, a popular destination for salads and warm grain bowls located at 415 Dunsmuir Street, announced a second location was opening in downtown Vancouver last spring, and it’s finally here.

Address: Unit 215 – 1055 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Ding Tea – Vancouver


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The brand has over 600 stores worldwide, including two Canadian locations in Toronto and Victoria, but there will soon be a Ding in Vancouver. Patrons can head to this new spot from 11 am to 11 pm and enjoy FREE toppings and the ability to upgrade to a large size until the official grand opening on March 23.

Address: 1808 Renfrew Street, Vancouver

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Key Party

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Key Party is brought to us by the same folks behind The Emerald, Narrow Lounge, Uncle Abe’s, and Rumpus Room. The new Main Street gem is an “open secret” spot and features a 40-seat lounge inspired by a “1970s house party.” Key Party’s cocktail program features drinks like the Spiced Sunrise, Coconut Cream Grasshopper, B-52, and Cherry Paralyzer, along with jello shots made from champagne and cassis. For grub expect eats like party mix, chili-cheese dip, and veggie tapenade to name a few. Key Party will be open daily from 5 pm till late.

Address: 2303 Main Street, Vancouver


JINYA Ramen Bar Express


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JINYA Ramen Bar Express has officially opened its doors in Mount Pleasant, which means the brand now operates three Vancouver eateries (including Robson and Kerrisdale) in addition to its Burnaby outpost. The new restaurant at 159 West 4th Avenue replaced Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ and quietly opened to the public in February. Known for its authentic and award-winning Tonkotsu Ramen, JINYA offers a ton of customizable options for customers and a great selection of sides and shareables too.

Address: 159 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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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 on March 22.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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The Study Public House

The Study Public House


An epic new arcade pub is about to open in Metro Vancouver, more specifically, at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus. The Study Public House will be opening soon in the former location of campus joint the Highland Pub, which shuttered in 2017.

Address: Maggie Benston Centre – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Phone: 604-336-9933


Arike Restaurant


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A Nigerian-inspired restaurant called Arike is gearing up to open this month in Vancouver. The eatery, located at 1725 Davie Street, is named after head chef Sam Olayinka’s grandmother.

Address: 1725 Davie Street, Vancouver


Matcha Stand Maiko – Richmond


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Maiko specializes in house-made dishes such as parfaits, shaved ice, floats, and lattes, all made with its rich-tasting matcha. Matcha Stand Maiko is slated to open in Richmond early this spring. We’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date.

Address: 199 – 8279 Saba Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-0013


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


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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Grounds For Coffee – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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


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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