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Michelin Guide adds 10 new Vancouver restaurants to its roster

Put these new and veteran Vancouver restaurants on your must-try list!

As the prestigious Michelin Guide gears up to release its sophomore list of starred and recommended Vancouver restaurants this fall, its inspectors and publishers have flagged nearly a dozen additional spots deemed worthy of checking out.

On Thursday (July 13), the Michelin Guide released a selection of 10 Vancouver restaurants that are new to their listings (not new in the sense of just-opened, though about half of them do qualify as such). 

These 10 standout Vancouver restaurants are highlighted as “New” on Michelin Guide's website "to help food lovers enjoy new discoveries before the annual announcement of Bib Gourmands and Stars," according to a media rep for the publication.

The picks range from established restaurants like Bao Bei and Farmer's Apprentice that continue to deliver high-quality and innovative meals recommended alongside newcomers to the scene like Archer (contemporary) and Hanai (modern Hawaiian).

You'll find three sushi spots on the list (no surprise given Vancouver's obsession with this particular branch of Japanese food): The newer Sushi Hil and Okeya Kyujiro, and Sushi Jin.

The list also features Folke, an upscale vegan restaurant with a no-tipping policy. And they also suggest a visit to East Van's unassuming Motonobu Udon, for beautiful bowls of the Japanese noodle dish and Karma Indian Bistro for "wonderfully delicious traditional dishes interspersed with bold, innovative plates."

10 Vancouver restaurants recommended by Michelin Guide

  • Archer
  • Bao Bei
  • Farmer's Apprentice
  • Folke
  • Hanai
  • Karma Indian Bistro
  • Motonobu Udon
  • Okeya Kyujiro
  • Sushi Hil
  • Sushi Jin

In October 2022, Michelin Guide revealed its inaugural selections for starred, recommended, and value-driven ("Bib Gourmand") Vancouver restaurants. With the support of tourism org Destination Vancouver, the Guide will offer annual picks for the next several years. 

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