Closed and closing soon: 5 Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

Jan 7 2021, 11:00 am

Something we don’t love? Vancouver restaurant closures.

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle, and – once again – the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties.

Last year we lost some greats, here’s the list of the 35 most notable restaurant closures of 2020.

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

Looking for a new place to dine? Be sure to check out these 35 new Vancouver restaurants.


Hooked Poke Bar

Hooked Poke Bar

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Looks like Vancouver’s downtown core is down a spot to grab our favourite diced, raw fish dish: Hooked Poke Bar appears to be no longer in operation. The 995 Hornby Street corner unit now has a “For Lease” sign propped up in the window and the laid-back casual eatery’s website looks to have been taken down or expired.

White Spot (Cardero and Georgia)

The 1616 W Georgia location of the popular family of restaurants served up its last plates of signature burgers and fries before closing permanently on Saturday, November 28.

Burgoo Kitsilano


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Burgoo’s Kitsilano restaurants closed their doors for good last month. This local mini-chain operates four other locations, including outposts in downtown Vancouver, Mount Pleasant, Point Grey, and North Vancouver.

The Living Room at Hotel Belmont (temporarily closed)

Hotel Belmont

A popular destination for food and drinks on the Granville Strip in downtown Vancouver is shutting down temporarily, the latest in a laundry list of closures in an industry hammered by COVID-19. The Living Room restaurant and bar inside Hotel Belmont is closing down for the foreseeable future.

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Bishop’s Restaurant


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This iconic establishment confirmed in a post on Instagram that it would continue to operate “a little longer” due to the demand they’ve seen from the public. No new closing date was shared, but the eatery did confirm that staff would be taking a break from January 1 to 13 before re-opening the restaurant on January 14, 2021.