New Vancouver Restaurants Opened in September 2017

new restaurants september 2017

Cacao 70 Dippery [Gastown] has opened doors in 433 Abbott Street offering a new ice-cream concept. The “Dippery” specializes in soft-serve ice cream and Belgian waffles that can be dipped in various flavoured chocolate. The flavours include peanut butter, milk, chai, black sesame, white, earl grey, coffee, matcha, and more. [Straight]

Charisma Cafe [Stadium] is located at 193 Keefer St. Charisma is a cafe and dessert house with espresso from local roaster Milano Coffee, homemade cheesecake, handcrafted ice cream, Belgian waffle, shaved ice, bubble tea and daily features of housemade soup and sandwiches. [Vancouver Foodster]

Ember Indian Kitchen [Steveston] is located at 135-6160 London Rd, Richmond, offering a first-class dining experience of Indian Cuisine o the neighborhood. [Steveston Insider]

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ [Richmond] has opened doors at 7971 Alderbridge Way, Unit 120. Offering the fun of “shared plates,” the Japanese BBQ restaurant inspires laughter, conversation, and good times facilitating everyone cooking their own food on the personal grill installed at the table. [PickyDiners]

Jamjar Canteen [UBC], the Lebanese-themed restaurant is opening another location at 6035 University Boulevard on UBC’s campus. The “Canteen” will be a counter service operation focused on offering fresh Lebanese food, served up fast.  [Scout]

Jinya Ramen [Metrotown] has opened their latest location right outside Metropolis at Metrotown. The popular U.S. based ramen chain restaurant that has 2 other locations in Vancouver. [Foodology]

La Forêt [Burnaby] is a 100-seat restaurant, patisserie, and cafe located at 6848 Jubilee Ave, Burnaby. A 5000 sq.ft former old auto body shop has been reborn as the new bakery/cafe fully renovated with trees and plants.  The glassed-in structure ceiling allows sunlight to pervade all, to touch and warm the space.  [Vancouver Foodster]

Nori [UBC] has opened its doors at 5900 block University Blvd, specializing in fresh made udon , bento and sushi, and striving to offer healthy, and delicious food for those on the go. [PickyDiners]

Nori UBC photo by @pickydiner

Nori UBC photo by @pickydiner

Pacific Poke [UBC] has opened its doors at 2366 Main Mall on  UBC Campus, expanding the fleet of poke spots in the city. [Vancouver Foodster]

Parq Vancouver [Stadiuim] the largest private development in B.C., is bookended by two new hotels – Western Canada’s first JW Marriott and The Douglas, a boutique Marriott Autograph collection hotel. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-crafted JW has 329 guest rooms, including 44 suites and three luxury suites as well as a two-floor villa. The Douglas includes 188 rooms and suites. [Business Vancouver]

image from Parq Vancouver

Image from Parq Vancouver

  • 1886
    Cantonese cuisine with Szechuan, Hunan, and Shanghainese elements,  featuring live seafood in various preparations.
  • BC Kitchen
    Offers classic bar “comfort” foods and craft beers on tap paired with a lounge-inspired ambiance, featuring sit-down meals or casual favorites from the 24-hour pickup window.
  • Centre Bar
    the social hub and main cocktail/gathering spot for the 2nd-floor casino and BC events. Featuring a full selection of signature cocktails, craft beers, wines by the glass, and high-end premium spirits.
  • D/6 Bar and Lounge
    this indoor/outdoor rooftop space makes for a coveted cocktail destination in Vancouver. Featuring dramatic views of the city,
  • Honey Salt 
    Serving chef-driven, farm to table cuisine with an emphasis on locally and regionally sourced ingredients.
  • Lotus Whiskey & Tea Lounge
    Featuring high-quality teas from around the world during the day and reserved whiskeys in the evening. 
  • Mrkt East
    Singapore night markets inspire an inventive and energetic alternative to the traditional restaurants.
  • The Victor
    Positioned on the sixth-floor rooftop to provide views of the False Creek and the downtown skyline, and featuring a contemporary and seasonally inspired menu highlighting Pacific Northwest seafood and specialty steaks.

Poke Time [Downtown] has the opened the third location at 840 Howe Street joining the fleet of poke spots in the city. [DailyHive]

Railtown Cafe [Downtown] has opened their 4th location at 429 Granville, serving salads, soups & sandwiches made from scratch to the hungry downtown crowd. [Vancouver Foodster]

Rice Burger [Point Grey] can be found at 2630 Sasamat Street, known for offering patrons multiple varieties of their specialty including Spicy Chicken Katsu, Chicken Katsu, Spam Musubi, Beef Yakiniku, Korean Spicy Pork, and Popcorn Chicken for a price won’t break the bank. [DailyHive]

Sulmida Korean Dessert Cafe [West End]has opened a new location in Vancouver at 780 Denman, after their Richmond and Burnaby location, offering its signature style of snowy desserts, including the Korean-inspired Bingsu – sweet milk snowflakes topped with fresh ingredients, with the texture of real snow  [DailyHive]

Yuwa Japanese Restaurant [Kitsilano] Zest has been reborn as YUWA at 2775 West 16th Avenue, with a mission to highlight the country’s regional variations of Sake and focuses on sake and food pairings.  [Straight]

Iori Kataoka, owner of Yuwa, Photo from Georgia Straight

Iori Kataoka, owner of Yuwa, Photo from Georgia Straight

ZenQ [Marple] is located at 495 Marine Drive, SW.  An international dessert chain originated from Taiwan within the same parent company as Chatime, ZenQ has been quickly expanding in Canada, Vietnam and Hong Kong this year. They specialize in desserts that have grass jelly and Q balls (matcha, yam and taro flavoured). in  @ZenQCanada [Foodology]




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  1. Thanks for the shout-out of our cafe in this opening piece. We look forward to your visit and wow your senses with our signature drinks menu and possibly “the best cheesecake in town” 😉

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