New Vancouver Restaurants Opened in August 2016

Touhenboku Ramen

The summer heat is cooling off a little bit. Compared to a very busy July,  there are still quite a few new Vancouver restaurants opened in August 2016.

Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters [Faserhood] Victoria’s Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters has taken over the 1,700 sqft space at  4194 Fraser Street.  Supplying fine coffee to Au Comptoir, Pourhouse, Revolver, Small Victory, and the Federal Store,  the new restaurant is fully licensed,  and also serves salads, soups, snacks, sandwiches,and breakfasts  [Scout]

Roost [Chinatown] Located at  789 Gore Ave, previously occupied by Hogan’s Alley Cafe, Roost is run by chef and owner Andy Franko, who prepares breakfast and lunch specials at the 1000 sqft dining space.  The chef is also working on obtaining a full license, providing dinner service, and opening an outdoor patio [DailyHive]

Fluffy Kitten  [Chinatown] Located at 611 Gore Avenue in Chinatown,  Fluffy Kittens is run by owner Claudine Michaud, and serving fine quality artisan ice cream, gelato, and vegan frozen dessert products supplied from Artisto GelatoSalt Lick, Earnest Ice CreamSay Hello Sweets, Johnny’s PopsBrown Paper Packages and Tubify. [DailyHive]

Matchstick [Riley Park] Located at 4811 Main St. in the Riley Park neighbourhood (corner of Main and 32nd), around the same size with their Fraserhood shop, the new cafe location is hoping to add a 15-seat outdoor patio to the 35-seat space in the near future.  [Scout]

The Poke Guy [Downtown] Located at 420 Richards Street, mainly a grab-and-go type spot, The Poke Guy‘s dining area also can seats 15 to 20 guests, serving  the Hawaiian style raw fish salad that has become quite popular for the health-conscious Vancouverites. [DailyHive]

Touhenboku Ramen [West End] Located at 854 Denman St, Touhenboku is bringing a taste of the popular Toronto Ramen chain to Vancouver. They are also serving donburi, chicken karaage, and Japanese style desserts. [Vanfoodster] Read review here…

Touhenboku Ramen

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Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro [Kerrisdale] In addition to their English Bay location, Baoguette’s Vietnamese dishes are now available at 2114 West 41st Avenue in Kerrisdale. [Vanfoodster]

The Pie Shoppe [Strathcona] The sister team of Stephanie and Andrea French are running The Pie Shoppe expands into their location at 1875 Powell St in the historic Hamilton Building, serving their own dessert & savoury pies, ice cream, and  quality coffee from Stephanie’s own Panoramic Roasters (on a rooftop in Kits). [Vanfoodster]

Pokerrito [Downtown] located at 558 Dunsmuir Street, this grab-and-go spot provides both signature and build-your-own poke creations in the burrito form. [Vanfoodster]  Read review here…


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Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen [Kitsilano]  Not mistaken with another newly opened restaurant Ahn and Chi in Reilly Park, this new establishment, Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen at 1935 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano is run by chef and owner Chi Le, a runner-up on MasterChef Vietnam 2014,  joining the new wave of hip Vietnamese eateries in the city.  [GeorgiaStraight]


Also see newly opened restaurants in July 2016…



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