37 awesome new must-try restaurants in Vancouver

Nov 21 2018, 9:01 pm

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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Eggspectation¬†‚Äď Richmond

 

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The first BC location of this spot will be located at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel in the former 4,300-sq-ft home of IHOP in Richmond, and it will feature separate day and evening menus. This spot is now open daily at 6:30 am.

Address:¬†Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel ‚Äď 10551 Street, Edwards Drive, Richmond

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Meat and Bread ‚Äď Robson

 

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Address: 625 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Neptune Chinese Kitchen ‚Äď Davie Street

 

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Vancouverites are no strangers to the Neptune Restaurant Group’s brands, in fact, the company already operates several locations in the city and around Metro Vancouver. The brand’s newest outpost has opened at 1143 Davie Street, the former home of Village.

Address: 1143 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-9238

Cantina Pana

 

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Cantina Pana opened its doors in Kits Point at 1941 Cornwall Avenue, the former spot of short-lived vegetarian restaurant Pitchfork. Patrons can expect tacos, burritos, tots, and Cantina Pana’s signature street corn at the new Kitsilano eatery, which was formerly operating at 3625 W 29th Avenue until the end of September.

Address: 1941 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-1001

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Bake49

Everything from this new Japanese bakery is made in-house, including the Double Fromage Cheesecake, which takes two whole days to make and achieve that layered melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The bakery is now open, be sure to get in line and try their treats yourself.

Address: 1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver

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Reflections

 

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Reflections Winter Patio, located on the fourth floor of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, transforms into a magical winter paradise every year for the colder months. This season might be the spot’s best year yet judging by the new drinks up for order.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver (at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
Phone: 604-673-7043

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The Dark Manor Inn

 

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From the folks behind The Shameful Tiki Room, The Dark Manor Inn opened at 4298 Fraser Street in November. The new themed bar and eatery took over the former spot of Sunlock Garden Restaurant.

Address: 4298 Fraser Street, Vancouver

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Nada’s in-store cafe

 

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Vancouver’s first ever zero-waste grocery store, Nada opened its doors in late June, and the response to the environmentally-friendly business has been incredible. So much so, that Nada’s owners expanded their offerings by opening an in-house cafe, which of course, will also be zero-waste.

Address: 675 East Broadway, Vancouver

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Soap

 

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Soap has been operating since early October, patrons can find it open regularly from Wednesday to Saturday from 6 pm to midnight. The new spot offers a happy hour from 6 to 7 pm and 11 pm to midnight, along with gourmet hot dogs, well-priced cocktails, music, and a fully loaded back bar of tequila, whisky, and liquor.

Address: 789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver

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Old Xian‚Äôs Food¬†‚Äď Downtown Vancouver

 

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Old Xian’s Food has quietly opened a new downtown Vancouver location. Until recently, the authentic Chinese mini-chain operated three locations in Metro Vancouver: Vancouver (#3510 Kingsway), Burnaby (# 2133 4500 Kingsway) and Richmond (#1111 3779 Sexsmith Road). The new spot is located at 1517 Robson Street.

Address: 1517 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 236-455-7080

Poquitos Cantina

 

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This new spot has taken over the former digs of The Black Lodge (which moved just down the street one year ago) and is brought to you by the same folks as The Uncommon Cafe. Head to the new eatery from 5 pm till late to enjoy Latin-inspired bites and cocktails.

Address: 630 Kingsway, Vancouver

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Big Star Sandwich Co. ‚Äď Richmond

 

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Ever since the legendary sub sandwich spot Bob’s Subs closed its doors last March, folks living in Richmond have had a sandwich-shaped hole in their hearts…until now. Local and much-loved chain Big Star Sandwich Co. has officially opened its first ever Richmond location at 100-13311 Coppersmith Way.

Address: 100-13311 Coppersmith Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-275-8793

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Horin Ramen + Sake

 

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The new ramen spot‚Äôs sign boasts ‚Äú52 years of exquisite tradition form Fukuoka,¬†Japan,‚ÄĚ and they serve up features like Fukuoka Tonkotsu Ramen where you can choose the noodle, dashi, spice,¬†and lard level in your¬†dish. Horin also uses housemade ramen noodles and it‚Äôs open¬†Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 6¬†pm.

Address: 1226 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-6111

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Bao Down OG

 

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Bao Down (once a burgeoning Vancouver-based mini-chain) has announced it will be taking its recently-opened seafood concept in Gastown and turning it back into the OG Bao Down we know and love. Find it open on Powell Street.

Address: 12 Powell Street

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Elisa

 

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Replacing the now-shuttered Milestones Bar & Grill at 1109 Hamilton Street, the farm-to-table steakhouse is called Elisa. The new spot has been under construction for several months and just opened its doors this month.

Address: 1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Mangia Cucina & Bar

 

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The cozy new eatery, easily recognizable as the red house on the corner of Manitoba Street and 6th Avenue, serves up authentic pasta, pizza, tapas, and cocktails. Serving lunch, apertivo, dinner, and weekend brunch, Mangia has all the classics like carbonara, baked gnocchi, and all the Italian antipasti you could dream of.

Address: 2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-5445

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PappaRoti ‚Äď Olympic Village

 

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Malaysian coffee bun-king, PappaRoti has opened a new Vancouver location. Located at 1778 Columbia Street, the new Olympic Village outpost marks the fourth BC location for the brand, which also operates spots on Robson Street, Keefer Street, and in Coquitlam.

Address: 1778 Columbia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-2867

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Balila ‚ÄstHelmcken

 

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Balila Helmcken opened in the Sheraton Wall Center on October 23, bringing its signature Mediterranean cuisine to the city’s downtown core. The 983 Helmcken Street fast-casual spot has seating for 30 guests and offers the same standard menu as the Gastown location.

Address: 983 Helmcken Street, Vancouver

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Ramen Gaoh

 

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The miso specialized ramen shop, located at 4518 E Hastings Street, is brought to us by the Menya Kouji Group, the same folks behind The Ramen Butcher and Ramen Gojiro in Vancouver.

Address: 4518 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-299-5407

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Sweet Jesus ‚Äď Metrotown

 

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This Toronto-based soft serve ice cream and treat purveyor just opened at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby. Sweet Jesus Metrotown will be open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. Find it on the ground level of the mall just passed the Superstore entrance.

Address: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Snowy Village¬†‚Äď New West

 

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A Metro Vancouver-based purveyor of bingsoo and taiyaki has opened a brand new location in the area. Snowy Village opened the doors to its 336-800 Carnarvon Street spot in New Westminster on Saturday, October 20.

Address: 336-800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-544-4277

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Tasty Indian Bistro ‚Äď Yaletown

 

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Tasty Indian Bistro already operates a very successful outpost in Delta, and they unveiled their stunning new Yaletown spot to patrons on October 12. Located at 1261 Hamilton Street, the new eatery is right across from Rodney’s Oyster House.

Address: 1261 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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Sopra Sotto¬†‚Äď Burnaby

 

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Sopra Sotto opened its East Vancouver location in March 2018, and the Italian eatery already unveiled its second location in Metro Vancouver. Located right down the street from notable eateries like Glenburn Soda Factory and Anton’s Pasta Bar, Sopra is sure to be a popular spot on the bustling Burnaby strip.

Address: 4022 Hastings Avenue, Burnaby

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Caffe La Tana

 

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Caffe La Tana is owned by the same team and is located directly beside the new-ish East Van pasta joint, Pepino’s. Offering a variety of Italian specialties, patrons will be able to head to Caffe La Tana where it serves sandwiches, pastries, and espresso from its 635 Commercial Drive space.

Address: 635 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Koko Monk Chocolates ‚Äď West Broadway

 

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Local Vancouver chocolate maker Koko Monk has officially opened their second location on October 16. Located at 2883 West Broadway, this is the second outpost for the sweet treat maker. The original Koko Monk, at 1849 West 1st Avenue, has been open since 2013.

Address: 2883 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Tacofino Ocho

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Tacofino Ocho is located at 8 East 5th Avenue, right across from the new-ish Purebread in the lively neighbourhood. The newest addition to the area took over the 2,800-sq-ft space of the former Lightworks Building.

Address: 8 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver

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Jam Cafe¬†‚Äď Kitsilano

 

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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. This new spot opens November 25.

Address: 2153 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Soil

 

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This spot comes to us from the same team as the much-loved Blue Heron Creamery, BC’s first strictly-vegan cheese shop. Patrons will find Soil right beside the popular cheese shop at 2408 Main Street, where it will be serving up vegan cuisine for brunch and lunch.

Address: 2408 Main Street, 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‚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.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Le Petit Belge

 

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Le Petit Belge has revealed that they will be opening a second¬†Vancouver location, and soon at that. The popular brunch destination will be opening in late October at¬†1007 Main Street and the team tells Daily Hive they intend to ‚Äúkeep true to the current concept of our Robson location.‚ÄĚ

Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver

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Popeyes Louisiana Chicken¬†‚Äď Metro Vancouver

 

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Still waiting on this one despite promises of a November 15 opening date.¬†Popeyes Chicken will officially be opening a location in Port Coquitlam, in Fremont Village Shopping Centre on Sherling Avenue, we’re told it will be in December, tentatively.

Address:¬†#110 ‚Äď 2190 Hawkins 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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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

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Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio ‚Äď West Vancouver

 

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The award-winning restaurant, with its unique blend of Peruvian and Japanese flavours, will be opening in West Vancouver’s Ambleside district on 1351 Bellevue Avenue.

Address: 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

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Sing Sing

 

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Something exciting is coming from the same folks who brought you Back and Forth Bar, and it’s set to open in Vancouver this fall. A new concept called Sing Sing is taking over 2817 Main Street, the former location of Kiso Island Sushi Restaurant.

Address: 2817 Main Street, Vancouver

Starbucks Reserve Bar ‚Äď Downtown Vancouver

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Storefront of Granville & Pender Starbucks Reserve Bar. (Starbucks)

The newest bougie Starbucks location, which offers patrons an elevated coffee experience, complete with a Coffee Master-designated barista and multiple methods of brewing your cup of Joe, will be located at 700 West Pender Street when it opens in December.

Address: 700 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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Haidilao Hot Pot

 

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Haidilao Hot Pot will be located at 5890 No. 3 Road in Richmond. And according to to the brand’s Canadian marketing manager, Ryan Pan, they are aiming for a mid-December opening date.

Address: 5890 No. 3 Road Suite 200, Richmond

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