Vancouver's new Nigerian restaurant 'Arike' is open (PHOTOS)

Mar 28 2019, 2:33 am

Vancouver’s new Nigerian restaurant Arike is officially open.

The eatery, located at 1725 Davie Street, is named after head chef Sam Olayinka’s grandmother.

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The new eatery will be replaced Italian restaurant Grotto in the 1693-sq-ft basement-level space in the West End.

The new spot has 44 seats inside along with a 16-seat patio, where it offers Olayinka’s take on Nigerian-Canadian cuisine, inspired by his father’s recipes from Nigeria and products and ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.


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Dishes here feature house-made rubs and spice mixes made from Nigerian peppers and seasonings, along with an array of other products that will be created by the Arike team.

Arike focuses on seasonal dishes, which will pair with bar manager Roman Kardos’ high-quality cocktail program.

This new establishment should be on the top of your to-eat list, be sure to head here soon.


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Arike Restaurant

Address: 1725 Davie Street, Vancouver


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