Open and opening soon: 28 new Vancouver restaurants to check out

Aug 16 2018, 1:52 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 28 new delicious Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

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Uno Gelato – Kitsilano

The time has come for one of Vancouver’s most celebrated gelato makers to open up his new joint, Uno Gelato. The first of three new locations from maestro James Coleridge (formerly Bella Gelateria) is officially open at 2579 West Broadway, the old space of a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt shop.

Address: 2579 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Dosa & Curry on Davie

There’s a new spot to get dosa and curry in the West End, and its got a killer lunch deal for first-time (and returning) lunchtime patrons to bite into. Aptly named Dosa & Curry on Davie, the Indo Chinese fusion eatery opened July 13 at 1188 Davie Street.

Address: 1188 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-602-1558

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Browns Crafthouse

Located on the first level of the new 10-floor office tower located at 510 Seymour Street (right on the corner of Seymour and Pender), the long-awaited spot for comfort food and brews is now in operation.

Address: 580 West Pender, Vancouver
Phone: 604-262 4020

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Hail Mary’s

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Aside from its obvious Catholic church-inspired decor, Hail Mary’s offers a selection of eats including snack and salads like nachos, Korean BBQ chicken lettuce wraps, roast beet, watermelon, and feta salad, and chicharrón to name a few.

Address: 670 East Broadway, Vancouver

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Kafka’s Coffee & Tea – Great Northern Way

Kafka’s Coffee & Tea has officially opened their second Vancouver location. The local coffee purveyor is now open as of July 27 at 577 Great Northern Way, this is the former space of Momento Coffee House.

Address: 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

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Hunnybee Bruncheonette Pop-up

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Described in the post as a small counter-service spot that’s a “daytime operation,” Hunnybee Bruncheonette is going to have everything baked in-house from scratch with carefully selected ingredients from local farms like UBC and Cropthorne.

Address: 789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver

Mary’s on Davie

Beloved Vancouver institution, Mary’s on Davie, has officially reopened on July 26. Patrons can now head to the 1202 Davie Street restaurant (that’s under new ownership) after an extensive renovation saw its closure last year.

Address: 1202 Davie Street, Vancouver

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Milssam Tacorea

Milssam Tacorea

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The Korean Mexican joint offers a menu full of grub like tacos including a spicy pork, cauliflower, BBQ red chicken, kalbee brisket, seafood ceviche, and a ‘Milssam’ variety (beefy belly, onion, lettuce, gochujang vin). Milssam Tacorea also has several share plates like kalbee nachos with kimchi, cauliflower salad, apple kimchi salad, and Korean black bean mole to name a few.

Address: 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-646-8585


Elwoods (new location)

Elwoods reopened just two blocks from the OG location at 3357 West Broadway.

Address: 3357 West Broadway

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Mumbai Local

Mumbai Local promises authentic Indian street food to Canadians when it opens “soon” at 123 Davie Street. Claiming to be the first and “only Canadian spot specializing in Mumbai street food.”

Address: 1148 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-866-2225


White Lounge + Kitchen

We’ve been waiting for this fresh spot to open its doors officially after it was operating during a soft launch with shortened hours, and the time has come. The new lounge offers lunch, dinner, and a stellar menu of cocktails.

Address: 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-7614

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Horn Ok Please

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Horn Ok Please is open at 1162 Denman Street (formerly Falafel & Friends), and the menu features a variety of kathi rolls like butter chicken, chicken tikka, lamb seekh, panner, and mixed veggie, along with several kinds of curry.

Address: 1162 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-4676

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Cacao Upstairs

The relaxed 20-seat dining room will be officially launching on August 22, after which patrons can head to the intimate room from 5 to 11 pm from Thursday to Sunday. Try this new spot for yourself when it opens later this month.

Address: 1898 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-731-5370

Grain Vegetarian Fare

This new spot comes from the same team that brought us The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe located at 296 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver. The new healthy purveyor will serve up vegetarian and vegan fare and organic coffee and other beverages in East Vancouver.

Address: 3596 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-918-9400


Farm To Table – Yaletown

Highly-anticipated local gourmet food market Farm To Table opened its doors in Yaletown on July 21.

Address: 1312 Richards Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-322-6656

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Purebread – Mount Pleasant

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Located at 5 E 5th Avenue in Mount Pleasant, the new sweet spot will not only have a storefront but also serve as the Vancouver production kitchen too. The Mount Pleasant store is the third bakery for the chain, including the OG Whistler and Gastown locations. We’ll keep you posted on the exact opening date for this spot, stay tuned.

Address: 5 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9001

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Elephant Garden Creamery

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It’s been a long wait, but highly-anticipated Vancouver ice cream spot Elephant Garden Creamery just revealed the address for its first brick and mortar location via Instagram. The new sweet spot will be going in at 2080 Commercial Drive, just steps away from Sushi Ville, the Tangent Cafe, and a Prado Cafe location too.

Address: 2080 Commercial Drive

Jam Cafe – Kitsilano

The new 2,200-sq-ft, 60-65 seat location will be replacing the soon-to-be-shuttered Bistro Pastis at 2153 West 4th Avenue. Patrons can expect the same charming vintage interior, relaxed vibe, outrageously drool-worthy eats, and hours (daily from 8 am to 3 pm) from the third location of the epic brunch spot from co-owners Jim and Candy Walmsley and Mike Deas-Dawlish.

Address: 2153 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Ugly Dumpling

There’s something brand new in the works for the soon-to-be-shuttered Merchant’s Workshop space, and it sounds like it’s going to be dope. Ugly Dumpling, a new concept from owner Chef Darren Gee (Le Crocodile, Farmers Apprentice, Kinome), is taking over the 1590 Commercial Drive spot and it will open as soon as September.

Address: 1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Seorae Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ king Seorae is opening its very first North American location in Metro Vancouver this summer.

Address: 115-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond

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Don Francesco Ristorante

Francesco’s Ristorante, formally Don Francesco’s Ristorante, quietly shuttered in 2017 to the dismay of patrons across the city. Francesco’s is officially gearing up to reopen at 909 Cordova Street, the current location of soon-to-be-closed Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour.

Address: 909 Cordova Street, Vancouver

Moderne Burger/Burgerette

After closing at their OG spot, the eatery has announced they’ll be reopening at a new location in late summer, 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 the Moderne Burger.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Ramen Raijin – West Broadway

The new eatery, Ramen Raijin, will be opening at 401 West Broadway in the former home of Menya Ramen. Menya was a long-time fixture in Mount Pleasant and it closed on May 31 after their chef and owner decided to retire.

Address: 401 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tasty Indian Bistro – Yaletown

A member of the Tasty team told Daily Hive that the new location will be in Yaletown, across from Rodney’s Oyster House on Hamilton Street. The space is currently under renovations, but we’re told it will feature seating for approximately 130 people including a heated/retracting patio.

Address: Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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It’s only been a short while since much-loved plant-forward eatery Lucha Verde closed its doors for good on July 22, and Tormenta is replacing it. From the same owners, this new spot is a new destination for Mexican street food, will be setting up shop in the 1326 Davie Street restaurant.

Address: 1326 Davie Street, Vancouver


Jammer Cafe Motors

Jammer Café Motors

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Jammer Cafe Motors is slated to open at 350 West 8 Avenue in the fall, and it’s going to be more than just a motor-themed spot to grab a hot cup of Joe.

Address: 350 West 8 Avenue, Vancouver


The Bubble Tea Shop – Olympic Village

One of Metro Vancouver’s most popular bubble tea and dessert spots is expanding. The Bubble Tea Shop is opening a new location in Olympic Village, and soon at that.

Address: 1764 Manitoba Street, Vancouver

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Meat and Bread – Robson

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Meat and Bread has confirmed to Daily Hive that they will be opening a new location late fall in Downtown Vancouver, this time on bustling Robson Street.

Address: 625 Robson Street, Vancouver

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