Closed and closing soon: Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

Oct 19 2018, 4:30 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 do so imminently.

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ShuRaku

 

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This longstanding Granville Street restaurant announced it was closing at the end of September. ShuRaku Sake Bar & Bistro offered its last day of service on September 29, after ten years of operation in downtown Vancouver location at 883 Granville Street.

Tandem Bike Cafe

 

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Vancouver’s first bike cafe, Tandem Cafe, closed its doors at the end of September. The 3195 Heather Street cafe was known for its local offerings like North Shore’s Moja Coffee, pastries from Miss T’s Bakery, and bread from Swiss Bakery.

Yogi Korean Snack Bar

 

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Yogi Korean Snack Bar, located at 1706 Robson Street, has quietly shuttered. The popular neighbourhood eatery was tucked in between Safeway and Cobs Bread and it served up quality Kimbap/Gimbap (Korean-style hand rolls), spicy ramen noodle soups, and udon dishes.

The Bamboo Cafe

 

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The Bamboo Cafe, located at 5103 Joyce Street, be shut its doors on September 30 after 21 years of operation. Known for their coffee, pastries, comfort food, and fully licensed casual atmosphere, Bamboo cafe was a true neighbourhood gem that was open late and often hosted local events.

Edwards Seafood & Spirits

 

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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, Edwards Seafood & Spirits, and turning it back into the OG Bao Down we know and love, leaving Edwards shuttered for good.

The Boathouse English Bay

 

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The Boathouse English Bay, located at 1795 Beach Avenue, has officially shut its doors for good. The restaurant completed its last day of service on October 6. The chain currently operates one other Vancouver location in Kitsilano along with Richmond, New West, White Rock, and Port Moody spots as well.

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JOEY – West Broadway

 

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Joey Restaurant located at 1424 W Broadway in Vancouver will be shutting its doors at the end of next month. Management at the location confirmed to Daily Hive that the popular eatery will be completing its last day of operation on Sunday, October 21.

The Winking Judge

 

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The Winking Judge will be closing its doors at the end of this month. The establishment, located on the corner of Burrard and Smithe in the heart of the city, is known for its busy sidewalk patio and come as you are atmosphere. The bar will be shutting down on October 30.

Doolin’s Irish Pub

 

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Doolin’s Irish Pub and neighbouring businesses the Belmont Bar and Comfort Inn are officially shutting their doors on November 1, 2018. The businesses, located at 654 Nelson Street, will be shuttering in order to create space for a brand new boutique hotel.

Belmont Bar

 

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Doolin’s Irish Pub and neighbouring businesses the Belmont Bar and Comfort Inn are officially shutting their doors on November 1, 2018. The businesses, located at 654 Nelson Street, will be shuttering in order to create space for a brand new boutique hotel.

Cinara

 

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Cinara, a staple in downtown Vancouver for pasta and wine (in one of the coolest dining rooms around), has announced it will be closing its doors at the end of 2018. One of the eatery’s three Chefs/Owners, Dustin Dockendorf, told Daily Hive the 350 West Pender Street eatery will be offering its last dinner service on December 31, New Year’s Eve.