New Vancouver restaurants opened in Summer 2018

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Here are the new Vancouver restaurants opened in June – August, 2018. If you have more new openings to share, please email

Ay Picante [New Westminster] is serving authentic Mexican fare at 418 E Columbia Street in New Westminster.  [DailyHive]

Bambu [Kensington] is serving Chè or Vietnamese home-made beverages, dessert drinks, and puddings. With over 70 locations in the U.S., the first Canadian outlet in Canada can be found at  1090 Kingsway. @bambuvancouver


Specialty drink @ Bambu

Bao Down [UBC] is located along University Boulevard, joining a few others that were part of this highly-anticipated new stretch of campus eateries @baodownubc [DailyHive]

Bean Banh Mi [Kensington] has opened doors at 1198 Kingsway, taken over the former spot of Tung Hing Bakery, serving modern Vietnamese fare. Their selection includes several varieties of bánh mì such as the special tri-meat classic, pork meatballs, five-spice chicken, and beef stew, as well as a vegetarian option made from mushroom and tofu roti.  @beanbanhmi [DailyHive]

Bombay Kitchen and Bar [Commercial Drive] can be found at 1018 Commercial Drive serving traditional Indian cuisine from the Bombay region.  @bombaykitchenandbar [Vancouver Foodster]

Bombay Kitchen & Bar

Bombay Kitchen & Bar

Brewhall [Strathcona] has opened doors at 97 East 2nd Avenue.  The brewery features a 10-barrel system with 6 fermenters, 8 serving vessels, and 2 bright tanks, serving a wide variety of different beers available using a direct draft line from the serving vessels straight to the draft system. @brewhall

Browns Crafthouse [Downtown] is the new concept from Browns Socialhouse – on the first level of the new 10-floor office tower at 510 Seymour Street, with a menu including a brunch menu, a ‘day drinking’ column, a taco bar, power salad bowls, Asian street bowls, and a soft serve bar. @brownscrafthouse [DailyHive]

Buns + Boba Tea House [Mount Pleasant] is located at 327 E. Broadway. The specialty tea house, cafe, and bakery in Mount Pleasant serving craft teas and coffee using whole fresh ingredients for a healthy and natural flavour profile. “No concentrates or powders used”, they proclaimed. @bunsandboba

Buns & Boba

Buns & Boba

Cacao Upstairs [Kitsilano] is the new project of Cacao, the popular established known for their progressive Latin cuisine.  The 20-seat eatery/bar occupies the floor directly above its original space. It will be a more casual extension of its sister restaurant, focusing on sharing plates and signature libations at 1898 West 1st Ave [Straight]

Cliff House Restaurant [North Vancouver]  is the new 1,350-square-foot restaurant in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park amongst the lush trees overlooking the Capilano Canyon—this is the most serene spot for a patio.  It seats 76-people inside and 74-people outside on the patio, a perfect spot to relax after braving the suspension bridge. [604Now]

DD Mau [Chinatown] has finally opened doors at 145 E. Pender. The 3000 sqft space includes a large commissary kitchen that will serve both locations in Yaletown & Chinatown,  and a dining space for 50 seats and an 8 seat bar. They’ll be serving up the same banh mi sandwiches that they’re known for,  pho and plenty of southern Vietnamese home cooking @ddmau [Scout]

Edwards Seafood and Spirits [Gastown] is the new Fish & Chip restaurant and cocktail bar that has taken over Bao Down’s old location at 12 Powell Street@edwardsseafood

Garlic and Cilantro [West End] is the new halal fast-food spot offering an Egyptian approach to popular Middle Eastern bites. The cozy eatery can be found at 835 Denman Street@garlicandcilantro [Straight]

Grain Vegetarian Fare
[Hastings Sunrise] is a Japanese-inspired marketplace and café at 3596 East Hastings Street, offering everything from vegetarian and vegan foods to organic coffee and local goods. They have a different menu than its sister establishment, North Vancouver’s Workshop Vegetarian Café (296 Pemberton Avenue) @grainvegfare [Straight]

Grain Vegetarian Fare

Grain Vegetarian Fare

Hail Mary’s [Mount Pleasant] is the new religion-themed bar and grill called Hail Mary’s, located at 670 East Broadway in the former location of Mikan Cafe, serving  snack and salads like nachos, Korean BBQ chicken lettuce wraps, roast beet, watermelon, and feta salad, and chicharrón @hailmaryseastvan [DailyHive]

Hail's Mary Kitchen & Bar

Hail’s Mary Kitchen & Bar

Hey Dumplings [Chinatown] has opened doors at 208 Keefer Street,  with a menu featuring both meat and potato filled dumplings, including a couple of vegan options @heydumplings [604Now]

Hey Kokomo [Kitsilano] is their 2nd location at 2028 Vine Street after they impressed the locals with their first establishment in Chinatown last year. The menu features gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based creations, such as acai bowls, macro bowls, salads, smoothies, kombucha, and the Cocowhip, a dessert made from whipped coconut milk brought over from Austraila. @heykokomo [DailyHive]

Hey Kokomo

Hey Kokomo

Pokey Okey [Richmond] is Richmond’s first poké restaurant serving the Hawaiian raw-fish dish at 8060 Andersen Road, Richmond @pokeyokeyyvr [Straight]

Hon’s Wonton House [Olympic Village] can be found at 25 E. 2nd Avenue. The Chinese eatery that was located in Chinatown in the 1970s, is making a modern-day return to Olympic Village, serving hand-crafted Chinese favourites like pan-fried potstickers, wonton noodle bowls, and traditional rice rolls @honswonton [DailyHive]

Horn Ok Please [West End] is the new Indian eatery at 1162 Denman Street (formerly Falafel & Friends). The menu features butter chicken, chicken tikka, lamb seekh, panner, and mixed veggie, along with several kinds of curry. [DailyHive]

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen [Surrey] is located at 19151 Fraser Highway, on the edge of Surrey in the Clayton Heights neighborhood, serving Mexican fare mostly made from scratch. @hugosmexicanfood [Vancouver Foodster]

Hunnybee Bruncheonette [Chinatown] is new all-day brunch café at 789 Gore Avenue, with a made-from-scratch brunch menu focused on local ingredients. [Vancouver is Awesome]

Laurence & Chico Café [West End] has opened doors at 833 Bute Street by New York-based designers, Laurence Li and Chico Wang,  known for their colorful contemporary accessories and womenswear brand sported by the likes of Cardi B and Solange Knowles.  The fashion duo has decided to open a stylish cafe in Laurence’s hometown of Vancouver. @laurenceandchicocafe [Reviewed by Foodgressing]

laurence and chic photo by @foodgressing

M8 [Yaletown] has opened doors at 1010 Beach Avenue, the former location of Ten Ten Tapas, using only the best seasonal produce on the menu. Instead of using greenhouse-grown or internationally-shipped produce that is lacking in flavor and appeal, they shift their menu every season. @m8yvr

Mary’s on Davie [West End] an incarnation of the original Hamburger Mary at 1202 Davie Street, an iconic diner of the Davie Village community.  It now features a new 41-feet-long bar and seats 61 patrons inside, and an additional 40 on the patio. The barside mirrors give those seated at the bar views of the whole room, with several TV concealed behind them that can be activated for special events. There’s transgender-inclusive washroom signage.  @marysondavie [Straight]

Menya Raizo  [Mount Pleasant]  can be found at 401 West Broadway, the location of the former Menya Ramen. Part of the Zakkushi Group, Raizo is also the sister restaurant of Ramen Raijin in Toronto and in Burnaby at Metrotown. [Vancouver is Awesome]

Milssam Tacorea [Yaletown] is located at 1130 Mainland Street restaurant eatery, having replaced Zend Conscious Lounge after it closed its doors. The Korean Mexican joint serves tacos including a spicy pork, cauliflower, BBQ red chicken, kalbee brisket, seafood ceviche, and a ‘Milssam’ variety (beefy belly, onion, lettuce, gochujang vin). @milssamtacorea [DailyHive]

Mumbai Local [West End] has opened doors at 1148 Davie Street, bringing on Mumbai-style street food to West Enders, determined to prove that there’s more to Indian cuisine than familiar dishes. Many of the dishes are inspired by Marathi community cuisine from Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is the capital, such as kombadi vade, or chicken cooked with coconut and caramelized onions and served with rice and vade @mumbai_local_kitchen [Straight]

Mumbai Local

Mumbai Local

Origo Club [Richmond] is the spinoff of an exclusive members-only club and art showcase in Beijing, located at 110-6888 River Road, Richmond.  Seating for 42 at the stunning white marble-topped tables, along with several private rooms for larger groups and tea tastings. The 5,200 sq. ft. spot has French bistro in style but with an array of Chinese elements. The kitchen team includes Head Chef David Pan (Bishops) and Sous Chefs Dilan Draper (Wildebeest) and Tony Hua (Toronto’s Cava), and has crafted a menu of French cuisine plated to perfection. There’s also a fabulous cafe program and a collection of international wines and spirits.  @origoclub [DailyHive]

Our Town Cafe  [Mount Pleasant] has delivered the Version 2.0 of the neighbourhood favourite at 245 E. Broadway. The food menu is starting off simple with breakfast and lunch fare, but will expand, including a light evening menu of finger foods and charcuterie boards. The alcoholic beverage menu has expanded beyond beer to include four cocktails, cider, and wine (red, white, and sparkling). @ourtowncafe [Straight]

Pacific Poke [Burnaby] has opened their latest location at #2-4461 Lougheed Hwy, serving the Hawaii iconic dish in North Burnaby. @pacificpokeofficial

Passion8 Desserts Cafe [Hastings-Sunrise] has added a new location at 2259 East Hastings, serving their signature “snow mountain” desserts and other Taiwanese or Asian inspired sweet treats and beverages. @passion8dessertcafe

Pepino’s Spaghetti House [Commercial Drive] is run by the team behind Fraserhood’s critically acclaimed Savio Volpe in Vancouver’s Little Italy at 631 Commercial Drive, where the former Nick’s Spaghetti House is located. Unlike Savio, which serves up authentic Italian dishes, Pepino’s offers Italian-American classics, featuring items like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken piccata, Caesar salad, peppercorn-crusted prime rib, and house lasagna.  @pepinosspaghettihouse [Straight]

Popina Canteen [Granville Island] is the new eatery by four of Vancouver’s star-chefs – Angus An, Robert Belcham, Hamid Salimian, and Joël Watanabe. Between them they have 12 restaurants – including Campagnolo, Monarch Burger, Kissa Tanto, Bao Bei, Fat Mao, and Sen Pad Thai. The team project has lasted about four years, and it’s their version of fast food, including a grass-fed beef cheeseburger, whole East Coast lobster, smoked wild salmon and even fresh avocado toast (for the millennials). There’ll also be the option to enjoy a Joie wine with your meal. @popinavancouver [Vancouver Courier]



Prado Cafe [Surrey] has opened their 5th  location in the lobby of 3 Civic Plaza (City Central) in Surrey. The Surrey City Centre development includes a hotel and residences, and is Surrey’s tallest tower. @pradocafe [Vancouver is Awesome]

Purebread Bakery [Mount Pleasant] has opened their 2nd location at 8 East 5th, serving house-baked breads, such as hazelnut fig, sour cherry chocolate, rustic baguettes, walnut raisin, olive rosemary, ciabatta, and cheddar jalapeno, among others. Breakfast items include bacon and egg brioche, almond croissants, lemon-blueberry-basil scones, fruit pastries, and more. @purebread_canada [Straight]


Shizen Ya Denman  [West End] has opened their 3rd Downtown location at 1059 Denman Street.  They are known for their focus on health-oriented menu offerings: all sushi is made with brown rice; organic vegetables are used in their dishes; and vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available. [Straight]

Their There [Kitsilano] is run the team behind the popular AnnaLena at 2042 West 4th Avenue, the location of the former Mission, where you might enjoy the cool interior and vibes, the coffee program, a small wine & beer program, and gourmet sandwiches  @theirthereyvr [DailyHive]

Uno Gelato [Kitsilano] has opened the first of three new locations from maestro James Coleridge (formerly Bella Gelateria) at 2579 West Broadway, the old location of a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt shop. @unogelato.yvr [DailyHive]

Uno Gelato

Uno Gelato

Uno Gelato [Fairview] has opened its second Vancouver location at 601 Stamps Landing on the water.The second of three new locations from maestro James Coleridge (formerly Bella Gelateria) is open at Stamps Landing, tucked into the same space as Mahony and Sons.@unogelato.yvr [DailyHive]

White Lounge [Yaletown]is new sleek restaurant + lounge in Yaletown, a sister spot to Black Lounge in Crosstown, offering lunch, dinner, and a list of dazzling cocktails.  @whiteloungevan [DailyHive]

White Lounge

White Lounge



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