8 Vancouver restaurants we can't wait to open in 2020

Dec 27 2019, 6:23 pm

Every year in Vancouver we say goodbye to some much-loved culinary spots, but on the flip side, we say hello to some exciting new foodie destinations too.

Whether they are home-grown concepts or chains from abroad, there’s no denying new grub gets us pumped.

Here are some Vancouver restaurants we can’t wait to open in 2020.

Copper Branch – Yaletown


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Known for its hearty, 100% vegan eats like burritos, bowls, and burgers, the Canadian franchisee-run company already operates locations in Alberta, Ontario, and Montreal, as well as one location in Florida. This will be BC’s first location from the chain.

Address: 280 Nelson Street, Vancouver




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Momofuku Noodle Bar will be opening in Vancouver House in 2020. The Vancouver bar will be based upon the OG New York Momofuku Noodle Bar “while celebrating the best products the Pacific Northwest has to offer.” Momofuku was founded by Chef David Chang in 2004 in New York City. Since then, the Momofuku group has opened nearly 12 concepts around the globe in places like LA, Sydney, Las Vegas, and Toronto.

Address: Vancouver House – 1480 Howe Street, Vancouver


Nemesis – Great Northern Way

565 Great Northern Way Pavilion

Artistic rendering of the restaurant pavilion building at 565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver. (Perkins + Will Architects)

One of Vancouver’s most popular coffee spots (which just opened another location) will be taking over a new building being constructed in the False Creek Flats. The structure is composed of prefabricated curved nail laminated timber panels. Patrons can expect a full brew bar, along with a garden alongside the structure where the team will pick fresh produce to influence their seasonal fare.

Address: 565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

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JOEY Shipyards

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The 28th location for the brand is 9,500 sq. ft. and boasts a spacious, two-storey patio with stunning views of downtown Vancouver. JOEY Shipyards’ main level features a showcase kitchen, a large island bar, and cocktail tables, while the second level has ample room for private parties of any size.

Address: Shipyards – North Vancouver

Quan Ju De Vancouver

Quan Ju De Vancouver

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Whether you’ve known about Quan Ju De from abroad or you just learned about the exciting concept when it announced its opening in Vancouver, chances are this spot has been a topic of conversation lately if you’re a foodie. The legendary brand is bringing its Chinese fine dining to our city at the corner of 12th and Cambie, just steps away from Vancouver City Hall. There’s more than meets that eye at this new upscale spot though, as Quan Ju De will house Canada’s first-ever 5D immersive experience called iDen.

Address: 12th and Cambie, Vancouver


Royal City Donuts


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The local brand, known for its stellar buttery brioche and vegan doughnuts, has been a fixture at many local farmers’ markets over the years in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.  The business announced its full-time location will be going in at Unit L52 4946 Canada Way in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Centre.

Address: Unit L52 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby

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Kaneko Hannosuke

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A popular Japanese tempura spot is set to open its first Canadian location in Vancouver. Kaneko Hannosuke, known for its freshly fried tendon tempuras, will be opening at 1725 Robson Street, next to Yi Fang fruit tea.

Address: 1725 Robson Street, Vancouver

CRAFT Beer Market – English Bay


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The Calgary-based chain of beer bars and restaurants now has locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Ottawa. The new 1795 Beach Avenue location will be CRAFT’s second in Vancouver. It currently operates one other location in False Creek in the historic Salt Building. Known for its stellar selection of beer and pub fare, CRAFT English Bay is set to open in 2020.

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver

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