Closed and closing soon: 12 Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

May 12 2018, 11:49 pm

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle and once again, the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties. Alas, this is the way of the foodie world.

Here is your update on restaurants in and around Vancouver that have recently shuttered or will imminently.



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Known for its quality nose-to-tail menu and selection of grub, a delicious weekend brunch, and a drool-worthy selection of cocktails and libations, the 2042 W 4th Avenue restaurant shuttered on May 13.

Bao Down Snack Bar

A Daily Hive reader who wishes to remain anonymous snapped this photo on April 30, which is a solid signal the Snack Bar has closed permanently at this location.

Steamrollers ‚Äď Robson, West Broadway

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This family of restaurants, known for their steam-cooked burritos, closed down two more locations as of Saturday, April 28.

Benny’s Cafe

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Benny’s Cafe in Kitsilano closed for good on April 3o.

Moderne Burger

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Moderne Burger (2507 West Broadway), a 17-year tenant in Kitsilano, closed on  April 29.

Kinome Japanese Kitchen

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Kinome, located at 2511 West Broadway, is known for their impeccable authentic Japanese cuisine and sake pairings, closed at the end of April.

Earls West Vancouver Tin Palace

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Earls West Vancouver Tin Palace closed after 34 years of service on April 21.

Bin 941

One of Downtown Vancouver’s favourite tapas bars has closed, and super quietly at that. Bin 941 was known for their New York-style tapas, wine selection, notoriously sky-high stacks of pomme frites, and awesome atmosphere.

Nick’s Spaghetti House

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The restaurant opened in 1955 and has been a beloved local haunt serving up meatballs and pasta on the regular ever since that is until it closed in April after 62 years of operation.

Bob’s Subs

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Bob’s Submarine Sandwiches operated in Brighouse Square, an inconspicuous single-story strip mall on Richmond’s No. 3 Road, for almost three decades and it closed at the end of March.

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Chasers Juice

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Chaser’s owners told Daily Hive that they decided to close the Mainland Street shop for a few reasons. Their five-year lease was up, the rent increase was over 50%, and the juicing business had also outgrown their space years ago.

Chaser’s last day of operation will be May 18.

Menya Ramen

Menya Ramen, located at 401 W Broadway, has confirmed that they will be serving up their last bowl of quick, delicious, and affordable ramen on May 31.

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