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What new restaurants are open in Vancouver?

What new restaurants are open in Vancouver?

A new home for French-Vietnamese comfort-inspired eateries, a waffle-making place and a new barrier-breaking destination in Richmond: these are just a few of the new restaurants ready to welcome guests from all over Vancouver .

We’ve put together this list of newly opened restaurants to help you if you’re looking to give your taste buds something new, or to check out a new place for an existing favorite.

Let us eat!

Land & Sea

This striking newcomer has moved into the former Senova room in Kerrisdale and is the project of local chef Kevin Lin and renowned food influencer Steph Wan. Lin, who had previously been tied to Vancouver’s upcoming Saola and Richmond uncle’s snack shop, has now changed course to start his own venture with his bid for modern “West Coast Japanese” fare.


Say goodbye to the new French bistro that has taken over Copper Chimney in the Executive Hotel Le Soleil in the heart of the city center. The emphasis here is on traditional and well-known classic French dishes served in an elegant space, but with the purpose of keeping things fun. Look for lots of items ready at the table, a thoughtful wine and cocktail menu and great desserts to round off your meal.


Whistler’s Forecast Coffee Company has opened its third outpost, and they eat well all day, eating and drinking with a genuine community-oriented vibe in the space that had previously been the massive posh Starbucks “Reserve” on Main and 14th in Mount Pleasant. They have lots of pastries and breakfast snacks, lunch time like salads, sandwiches and bowls and of course their own coffee. Extended hours and evening menu – with cocktails – coming soon.

Linh Cafe – Vancouver House

Kitsilano’s beloved Linh Cafe, a longtime staple of French-Vietnamese comfort eats, has opened its long-awaited downtown location with a stunning modern space in the high-profile Vancouver House development. With the new location open, Linh Cafe has temporarily closed its original location for renovations.

Kozak Ukrainian – Gastown

The doors are officially open now at Kozak’s ambitious Gastown venture. What began as a bakery set up at local farmers markets grew into a café in the New West, after which they added a restaurant on Victoria Drive in southern Vancouver. Now the Ukrainian eatery has launched a full-service restaurant inside the main floor of Gastown, formerly home to the Bauhaus on 1 West Cordova.


Kingsway’s Canffle is all about waffles. Here, the classic fluffy, grid-ded treat is presented in different styles. Canffle’s “signature” article is a Norwegian brown cheese waffle, which is an expression of a beloved treat in Norway, with “brown cheese” on a crisp flat flat waffle with maple syrup and whipped cream.


Bruno is certainly not the kind of restaurant Richmond is used to; Bruno (at the new Versante Hotel), which displays hyper-local ingredients, is not even just a restaurant in the Northwest Pacific, but aims to redefine what it means to be a restaurant in Richmond. The menu here certainly takes the hotel’s dining to another level. You have some impressive, high-quality ingredients, including many with a luxury twist – think foie gras and tomahawk steaks – presented with a little theater.

Downlow Chicken – UBC

“Restaurant Row” on University Boulevard Central (6065 University Blvd) is now home to DL Chicken number two. This is the place for some of the city’s most mouthwatering good fried chickens, made as hot (or mild) as you can take it, in Nashville style on sandwiches and in combinations.

Urban Thai Bistro – Dunbar

The veteran group of Thai restaurants, Thai House, has reopened its popular Urban Thai Bistro (last in Yaletown) in a new location. Now they are up and running in Dunbar with a selection of traditional authentic Thai dishes and a wine bar.

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