10 new Vancouver restaurants to check out right now


There’s never a shortage of new restaurants to check out in Metro Vancouver, which is great for our appetites. From decadent all-day brunch to new kinds of noodles, to terrific tacos and much more, you can satisfy plenty of cravings with this new crop of spots that have recently opened in Vancouver.

Here are 10 new Metro Vancouver restaurants to check out right now.


Photo by @randallrivera via Eggspectation/Facebook

Head to Richmond to get a load of Eggspectation, the Montreal-based chain that serves all-day brunch eats and more.

Address: 10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond

Horin Ramen + Sake

Ajitama at Horin (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

This new noodle shop on Robson Street specializes in simple bowls of ramen with housemade noodles and a choose-your-own-adventure way of ordering how salty, fatty, and spicy you want it. They’re known for their spicy sauce, so don’t skimp in that category.

Address: 1226 Robson St. Vancouver


Beef tartare at Elisa (Photo by Leila Kwok)

The menu at this new “modern steakhouse” focuses on prime cuts from around the world as well as sustainable seafood (they are, after all, just a stone’s throw from Toptable’s seafood star, Blue Water), and vegetable-forward dishes, too.

Address: 1109 Hamilton St. Vancouver


carrot lox toast soil vegan vancouver

This new daytime plant-based spot taking over the Friendly Snackbar is just easing into its soft opening phase as of mid-November. Look for elegant 100% vegan eats at this bold new spot.

Address: 2408 Main St. Vancouver

Tacofino Ocho

Photo by Lindsay Elliott

Sure, you’ve had tacos and burritos from Tacofino. But for their newest Vancouver location, dubbed “Ocho,” Tacofino is expanding their offerings to include more sophisticated share plates and entrees.

Address: 8 East 5th Ave., Vancouver

Caffe La Tana

The casual market-style cafe sibling to Pepino’s has been getting raves for their breakfast sandwiches, pastries, coffee, and hand-made pasta.

Address: 635 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Chewie’s Biscuit Co.

The Moose (Chewie’s Biscuit Co/Facebook)

What’s better than a casual eatery that specializes in all things biscuit? Hard to say, but the fact that they have a “Bonut” aka a biscuit-meets-donut is selling point enough.

Address: 2822 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Ramen Gaoh

How spicy can you handle it? From the team behind Ramen Butcher and Ramen Gojiro is this new Burnaby noodle shop where you set your fiery hot level yourself.

Address: 4518 E Hastings St., Burnaby

Jammer Cafe

A new motorcycle-themed cafe has cropped up in Mount Pleasant’s trendy industrial zone. Oh, and PS it’s an actual working motorcycle service shop, too.

Address: 350 W 8th Ave., Vancouver

Mangia Cucina & Bar

Located in a charming former home in Mount Pleasant is this new Italian restaurant, serving lunch and dinner.

Address: 2211 Manitoba St., Vancouver

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where SHE (look no typo!) earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com