Open and opening soon: 45 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

Jun 21 2019, 4:08 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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Hydra Estiatorio

Hydra

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Hydra will officially open to the public and it’s open for breakfast daily from 7 am to 10 am, lunch Monday to Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, and dinner daily from 5 to 11 pm.

Address: EXchange Hotel Vancouver – 475 Howe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-416-0880

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Hachiro Ramen Bar

 

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The 140-16th Street North Vancouver restaurant serves up epic eats like Sake Kazu Chicken, Miso Lobster Tail, sake on tap, and of course, ramen in a sleek and cool atmosphere.

Address: 140-16th Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-988-7561

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Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Papi's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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Still owned and operated by the Viaggio Hospitality Group (Cibo, UVA, and Ancora), the seaside/beachy vibes are still very much there, but now there’s a thoughtful menu of food and beverages to match the relaxing atmosphere.

Address: 1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7337

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Colony – Granville Street

Colony Granville

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Blueprint opened a 15,000-sq-ft Colony Entertainment District on Granville Strip this month. The entertainment, lifestyle, and events management company based out of BC will be transformed the former location of Caprice Nightclub into the largest Colony location to date.

Address: 967 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Sushi Mugen

 

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Downtown Vancouver’s new Japanese restaurant has officially opened its doors. Sushi Mugen is located in the former space of Lickerish Lounge, which operated at 903 Davie Street for a decade before closing its doors on New Year’s Eve 2018.

Address: 903 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3315

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Rorimomo K&J Restaurant

 

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In addition to the BBQ, other eats like Bibimbaps, Cheese Pork Cutlets, soups, salads, udon and noodles, and several varieties of Momo Chicken are up for order on this big menu. Rorimomo is open from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 2 am, and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.

Address: 781 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9822

Rocky Point Ice Cream – New West

 

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Rocky Point Ice Cream, one of the region’s favourite local purveyors of sweet, cold treats, opened a new shop in New West at 500 6th Avenue.

Address: 500 6th Avenue, New Westminster

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Levels Nightclub

Levels Nightclub

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The Levels team assures us that the prices for drinks were strategically chosen to not break its patrons’ banks, something that the now-shuttered Drais Nightclub in Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver caught some flak for.

Address: 560 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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Hotel Belmont

Hotel Belmont

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The snazzy new boutique hotel offers some sweet new spaces for Vancouverites to chill out in, including The Den, The Living Room, The Kitchen, and The Basement. The Kitchen offers an array of dishes. The menu has everything from share plates to salads, to bowls and burgers, to hearty mains like ribs.

Address: 654 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-605-4333

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Robba da Matti – West End

 

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Robba da Matti opened this new spot just a few weeks ago. It offers fresh pasta and authentic Italian eats for lunch and dinner in a beautiful room, which is twice the size of the concept’s 1127 Mainland Street spot.

Address: 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver

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Daily Delicious

 

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Daily Delicious recently opened at 110 – 2811 No 3 Road in Richmond, just a short walk from the River Rock Casino and the Richmond Night Market too.

Address: 110 – 2811 No 3 Road, Richmond
Phone: 236-858-5545

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Yi Fang – Burnaby

 

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Located at 4329 Dawson Street, the store will be open from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm during its soft open.

Address: 4329 Dawson Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-258-9222

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Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Do Chay

Pan Fried Daikon Cakes (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

From the Sticky Rice Squash Blossom, to the addicting (and we mean ad-dic-ting) Coconut Rice Cakes made from preserved cabbage and jicama filled coconut rice cakes, cucumber rolls, and mint, and served with ish sauce, there’s a ton to try and you’ll need to make a couple of trips to get a real taste of the menu.

Address: 1392 Kingsway, Vancouver

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Dive In Dessert Cafe

 

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Taking over the space of EXP Bubbletea And Lifestyle, the new cafe offers a variety of treats such as Korean bingsu (shaved ice), Belgian waffles, ice cream, smoothies, coffee, and other specialty beverages.

Address: 1706 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Uno Gelato – Burrard Landing

 

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Located at 1055 Canada Place at the Burrard Landing, this is the third location for the popular local gelato purveyor, who also opened outposts in Kitsilano and Stamps Landing last summer. The sweet spot previously operated a small temporary gelato pop-up next to the Mahoney and Sons location at Burrard Landing.

Address: 1055 Canada Place #36, Vancouver

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Popeyes Louisiana Chicken – Surrey

Popeyes Po Co

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The Popeyes team told Daily Hive the Surrey location has 50 seats for dining in, along with the brand’s very first drive-thru location in BC.

Address: 14380 64 Avenue, Surrey

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Oh Sweet Day! Bake Shop

 

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This brand has been offering customers its epic treats for two years at Farmers’ Markets across the Lower Mainland, and the Oh Sweet Day! The Celebration Cookbook came out last October. Be sure to stop by and welcome this local brand to the neighbourhood and celebrate its first brick and mortar spot.

Address: 1706 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

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Liuyishou Hotpot Richmond

 

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Liuyishou Hotpot’s first North American location in Richmond reopened its doors after a lengthy three-month renovation.

Address: 4731 Garden City Road #150, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-6122

Tractor Digital

Tractor Digital

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Customers can order from Tractor Digital using iOS or Android and pay online, choose the desired pick up time, and avoid the lunchtime lines altogether.

Address: Park Place – 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver

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Tequila Cocina

 

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The new eatery has been teasing us with images of tacos, churros, and cocktails, and we can’t wait to head there and try them for ourselves.

Address: 1933 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

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Shiok Singaporean Cuisine

 

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Located at 1716 Kingsway, Shiok has a goal of transplanting “a little bit of Singapore into Vancouver.” The small but mighty looking menu features snacks like crispy deep fried prawn-spiced chicken wings, beef or chicken skewers served in peanut sauce, and nonya spiced pickles to name a few.

Address: 1716 Kingsway, Vancouver

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Basil Box – Burrard

 

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Known for their build-your-own salad, noodle, and rice-based bowls, Basil Box opened its 800 Burrard Street Vancouver location on May 25. The brand will be opening its Burnaby spot in Brentwood Town Centre at 4567 Lougheed Highway later this year.

Address: 800 Burrard Street, Vancouver

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SMAK – Howe

SMAK Howe

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The gluten-free mini-chain quietly opened last month at 840 Howe Street, offering patrons all the usual breakfast, lunch, and dinner grub they know and love, along with a sunny 30-seat outdoor patio.

Address: 840 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Cultivate Tea

Cultivate Kombucha

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Located at 2280 Main Street, this new location replaced the former store at 3623 Main Street in Mount Pleasant. Cultivate offers white, yellow, green, oolong, black, and dark loose teas along with individual teas brewed to order with traditional methods.

Address: 2280 Main Street, Vancouver

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Blossom Dim Sum & Grill

Blossom Dim Sum

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Blossom will be open for lunch and dinner service from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 am to midnight, and Friday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 1 am. While this new Bute Street spot hasn’t officially opened yet, you will likely find it open between now and June 28 if you stop by.

Address: 808 Bute Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-5132

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Saku Broadway

 

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A second Vancouver Saku is coming to 548 W Broadway, the former location of Honolulu Coffee. This eatery is said to be open ‘soon,’ Daily Hive has reached out regarding more info on the exciting new spot.

Address: 548 W Broadway, Vancouver

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The Praguery

The Praguery

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The Praguery, one of Vancouver’s favourite food trucks, is officially opening a brick and mortar location. The brand is opening a storefront in Gastown at 221 Abbott Street (the former location of Crab Park Chowdery).

Address: 221 Abbott Street, Vancouver

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Prime’s Thai Tea

Prime's Thai Tea

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Something’s brewing on Robson Street below the soon-to-be-officially-open new dim sum and Grill, Blossom. Prime’s Thai Tea will be opening in the former space of Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar at 1194 Robson Street.

Address: 1194 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-4549

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Jenjudan – Robson

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In addition to this outpost, a second Robson Street location is in the works (290 Robson Street) along with a location in the Collingwood area at 3490 Kingsway. In Richmond, a Jenjudan is slated to open at 5599 Cooney Road Unit 125.

Address: 1210 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Hon’s Wonton House – E Broadway

 

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Hon’s Wonton House is gearing up to open its second Vancouver location in Mount Pleasant at 1661 E Broadway. The eatery currently operates a location at 25 E 2nd Avenue in Olympic Village and is known for its classic Cantonese comfort eats with a menu of everything from handmade wontons to pan-fried potstickers.

Address: 1661 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Tiger Sugar – Vancouver

 

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The popular milky, creamy refreshments from this brand will be coming to Vancouver soon, but the exact location and official opening date have yet to be revealed. Tiger Sugar operates outposts all over Asia, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines, and plans on opening its first North American location in Toronto any day now.

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BlackBall – Richmond

 

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This spot is recognized for its extensive menu featuring treats like the signature BlackBall Grass Jelly (Xian Cao, known for being silky smooth and healthy) topped with things like boba, Taro Q and Yam Q (mochi-like balls), and red beans.

Address: 1061 8300 Capstan Way, Richmond

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Gram Cafe – Vancouver

 

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The company has exclusively revealed the address of the downtown Vancouver location to Daily Hive. The brand has plans to maintain Japanese authenticity with its BC locations, aiming to stay true to the famous Japanese recipe by using Japanese ingredients.

Address: 1284 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Bartholomew’s Plan

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A new cocktail and wine bar called Bartholomew’s Plan is slated to open at 1026 Mainland Street this spring. Patrons can expect house-made charcuterie and tapas dishes at this soon-to-be-open hangout.

Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver

The Ballyhoo Public House

 

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Located at 103-888, Burrard Street, The Ballyhoo Public House will take over a valuable address that sees a ton of foot traffic from residents in the area, moviegoers (Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver is adjacent), and anyone taking a stroll in the downtown core.

Address: 103-888, Burrard Street, Vancouver

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Catoro Cafe

Vancouver summer restaurant openings

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The Totoro-themed concept will be opening at 666 East Broadway, the former location of Mensch Jewish Delicatessen. The space will consist of a cafe and lounge side, and a cat cuddling side, not unlike other cat-centric cafes you may have heard of.

Address: 666 E Broadway, Vancouver

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Privé

Prive Karaoke

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There’s going to be way more than just epic karaoke facilities at Privé, the VIP spot was inspired by lively nightlife venues in Asia and LA, and the owners aim to integrate a bar arcade concept along with a bar and lounge with space for shenanigans like beer pong too.

Address: 200 – 1001 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Tacofino Kitsilano

 

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Tacofino Kitsilano will be the seventh brick-and-mortar location for this beloved purveyor, who only opened Mount Pleasant’s Tacofinio Ocho in Fall 2018. We’ll keep you posted on the exact opening date as things progress.

Address: 1909 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Pallet Coffee – Howe Street

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Pallet Coffee Roasters is slated to be going into the former Nestle Cafe space. Signage is up and it says the popular local coffee roaster’s first downtown cafe is set to open soon.

Address: 988 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Big G Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

Big G

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Signage on the store says Big G Vancouver is aiming to open Spring 2019, Daily Hive has reached out for more info regarding the details. If you can’t wait until spring, be sure to make a trip to Big G’s Richmond location at #1231-8338 Capstan Way.

Address: 382 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

 

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The second BC location of this chain is aiming to open at 566 Granville Street in Vancouver soon. That address previously belonged to Urban Mongolian Bistro (sister restaurant to the Urban Sushi Cafe next door at 562 Granville Street).

Address: 566 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Umai Savory Hot Dogs

 

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A Californian hot dog spot has plans for an outpost in Vancouver, and we can’t wait to try its menu of suped-up creations. Umai Savory Hot Dogs, a mini-chain hailing from San Jose, California, will be opening a spot at 1331 Robson Street (the former location of Chef Lien Vietnamese Cuisine).

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver

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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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Jamjar Canteen – North Vancouver

 

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One of Vancouver’s favourite spots for Lebanese eats, Jamjar, is expanding once again. This time, the Lebanese folk food eatery is expanding to North Vancouver with a new canteen. Located at 122-125 Victory Ship Way, right beside Tap & Barrel Shipyards and The Pipe Shop, the new establishment is slated to open in July.

Address: 122-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

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The Tuck Shoppe – Granville Island

 

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The Chinatown outpost has been serving sandwiches and salads for three years, and it announced Granville Island will soon get a taste of what they have to offer. The second Tuck Shoppe location will be opening in the Net Loft Building at 1666 Johnston Street this summer.

Address: Net Loft Building – 1666 Johnston Street, Granville Island

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