Open and opening soon: 32 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Jul 18 2018, 12:34 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 32 new delicious Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

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Pepino’s Spaghetti House

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Pepino’s offers weekday lunches from 11:30 am to 2 pm, along with daily dinner service starting at 5 pm. Along with the new restaurant, the building will house Caffe La Tana, a cafe and store right beside Pepino’s.

Address: 631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-254-5633


Popina Canteen

Popina Canteen opening soon

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Popina, a project backed by four all-star local chefs including Angus An, Robert Belcham, Hamid Salimian, and Joël Watanabe, is shaping up quickly. The eatery recently started slowly introducing their menu to the public, giving patrons a chance to preview their eats.

Address: Northwest side of the Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver

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Fiore Famiglia

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It has been just over a year since beloved eatery Trafalgers Bistro closed its doors in June 2017. The 1,200-sq-ft eatery was replaced by Fiore Famiglia, the new sister restaurant to South Granville Italian restaurant Fiore (1485 W 12th Avenue).

Address: 2603 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver


Laurence & Chico Café

Laurence & Chico Café

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The Laurence & Chico Café will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm, and a once the Afternoon Tea Service is up and running later this summer it will be offered from noon to 6 pm for $46 a person.

Address: 833 Bute Street, Vancouver



BREWHALL, the newest concept from Vancouver’s Tap & Barrel, opened on July 11. The brewery took over the former address of Steel Toad Brewery and is “the first and only place of its kind in Vancouver incorporating a brewery and a large-scale beer hall.”

Address: 97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

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Edwards Seafood and Spirits

Edwards Seafood and Spirits is now open in the former space of the OG Bao Down at 12 Powell Street. The restaurant is officially operating for lunch and dinner service.

Address: 12 Powell Street, Vancouver

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Our Town Cafe

Located at 245 East Broadway, the longtime local gem has unveiled a new website and a chic new space on June 16. While a lot has changed aesthetically, their offerings (aka those irresistible muffins) are back in action and people are very happy about it.

Address: 245 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Origo Club

Origo Club

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The new Richmond spot will be soft launching during its first few weeks of service and will be open five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday). Eventually, Origo plans to be open seven days a week from 10 am to 11 pm.

Address: 6888 River Road, Richmond

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Buns + Boba

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The new 327 E Broadway teahouse, cafe, and bakery offers the Mount Pleasant area a variety of treats including premium loose leaf organic craft teas, coffee, and pastries made from scratch.

Address: 327 E Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-2770

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Their There

Their There

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Located at 2042 West 4 Avenue, this spot has taken the former digs of Mission and transformed the space to have the same charm as the owners’ other stellar spot, AnnaLena.

Address: 2042 West 4 Avenue, Vancouver



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Saku Japanese restaurant is located at 1773 Robson Street (the former digs of ramen shop Me-no Kura) and it serves up dishes like katsu curry, two deep-fried ebis, and of course, drool-worthy panko-crusted pork cutlets.

Address: 1773 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-5872

Win Win Chick-N

We can’t seem to get enough fried chicken these days, so it’s a good thing Metro Vancouver just got another place to get some deep-fried crispy, salty, and meaty fall-off-the-bone goodness. Win Win Chick-N opened recently in Richmond and people are loving their fried chicken and Filipino style pasta.

Address: 12160 First Avenue, Richmond
Phone: 778-297-5818

White Lounge + Kitchen

White Lounge is a new 160-seat restaurant located at 1257 Hamilton Street, the former home of 21 Nautical Miles. Located right across from neighbourhood staples like Rodney’s and La Pentola, this spot is in a prime position to become a busy space now that it’s open.

Address: 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Leisure Center Café

Leisure Center Café

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The Leisure Center first opened its doors in fall 2017, but the store’s cafe just opened for business. The Leisure Center Café is located inside the 950 Homer Street design and luxury retail store, and it’s pretty damn beautiful if you ask us.

Address: 950 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1950


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Vancouver’s first zero-waste grocery store opened on June 20 after a successful crowdfunding campaign brought the project to life.

Address: 675 East Broadway, Vancouver

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Prado Cafe – Surrey

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If you live in Metro Vancouver you are likely familiar with the Vancouver-based family of coffee spots Prado Cafe and their sister eatery Spade. Prado’s fifth location officially opened on June 25.

Address: 13475 Central Avenue, Surrey

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Castella Cheesecake

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The brand new Robson Street spot offers include creamy cheese tarts, souffle cheesecakes, and nitro cold brew to name a few.

Address: 1190 Robson Street, Vancouver


Poke Five

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Poke Five is Vancouver’s newest poké spot, and it just opened on Commercial Drive. Located at 2247 Commercial Drive, the new eatery is currently operating under a soft opening in the former location of Recharge Nutrition Bar.

Address: 2247 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-4525

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Meinhardt Ambleside

Located in the Grosvenor Ambleside development (1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver), Meinhardt Fine Foods opened their first ‘New York Bodega-style grocery store’ on July 1. This is the brand’s first North Vancouver location but third store in BC.

Address: 1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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Bean Banh Mi

Vancouver just got a new modern Vietnamese sandwich shop. Located at 1198 Kingsway (the former spot of Tung Hing Bakery), Bean Banh Mi is now officially open from 10 am to 6 pm seven days a week.

Address: 1198 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-3394

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Shun Fa Noodle House

Shun Fa Noodle House opened on July 9, and they have a noodle combo with several choices of soups, noodles, and toppings, along with drinks and desserts. Other dishes include steamed rice bowls, congee, and grilled meat, and they also make housemade tofu pudding.

Address: 5763 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-2018


Bao Down UBC

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As of July 3, Bao Down UBC, located along University Boulevard, joined several other notable local purveyors that were part of this highly-anticipated new stretch of eateries added to the campus in the U Boulevard neighbourhood. These spots include Rain or Shine and Joe Pizza to name a few.

Address: University Boulevard


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Farm To Table – Yaletown

Highly-anticipated local gourmet food market Farm To Table is almost ready to officially open its doors in Yaletown. Located at 1312 Richards Street, Farm To Table soft-launched last week but has announced Saturday, July 21 will be the first day of operations for the gourmet grocer.

Address: 1312 Richards Street, Vancouver

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Francesco’s Ristorante

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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

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

Moderne Burger/Burgerette

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Now, just over two months 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 Moderne Burger.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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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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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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Dosa & Curry on Davie

A new dosa and curry spot is opening at 1188 Davie Street. Aptly named Dosa & Curry on Davie, the Indo Chinese fusion eatery is ‘opening soon’ in the West End and it promises South and East Indian grub.

Address: 1188 Davie Street, Vancouver


Mumbai Local

Mumbai Local opening

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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,” the menu here will boast mealtime dabbas, vada-pav dabelis, pav bhaji, jalebis, and golgappas to name a few.

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


Horn Ok Please

Indian food

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Horn Ok Please is opening soon at 1162 Denman Street (formerly Falafel & Friends), and the menu will feature 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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