20+ New Metro Vancouver Restaurants That Just Opened & Opening Soon In 2024 [UPDATED]

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Are you looking for a new food joint to try? Or want to know what will be opening up soon?

Well you’re in the right place as we’ve compiled an ongoing list of the new and coming soon Metro Vancouver restaurants below:

New Vancouver Restaurants That Opened Recently:

🥯 Bolo Baogel Hits the Scene – Bagel Day Bakehouse launches with Asian-inspired flavours.

🇹🇭 New Thai spot ‘Sip Song‘ soft opens – Family-run, authentic Thai cuisine in Dunbar.

🍗 NeNe Chicken soft opens in Port Coquitlam – Cozy spot for family hangouts and friend meet-ups

🍦Mister’s liquid nitrogen ice cream – New Robson St. location now open, offering unique, creamy flavours.

🧋 101 Boba launches on Main Street – Enjoy BOGO 50% off on select drinks until April 7th.

🍹Mocktails Opens – Vancouver welcomes first alcohol-free liquor store on Commercial Drive. 

🍸 Meo opens its doors – Chinatown welcomes ’70s-inspired cocktail spot this week.

🇮🇹Osteria Elio Volpe opens – New sister restaurant of Savio Volpe hits Cambie Village this week.

🍦 Kitsilano’s New Italian Gelato shop –Tutto Belle Il Gelato’s soft opening today March 15th.

Photo Credits: Marugame Udon

🍜 Popular Vietnamese spot expands to Burnaby – Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen opens with 15% off dine-in for next two weeks.

🍜 Ramen chain’s new Robson outpost – KINTON RAMEN soft opens, grand opening April 12 with 50% off.

🍜 Burnaby’s MYST to spice up Vancouver – Huge menu Asian fusion coming to Kerrisdale.

🤖 Richmond’s first robot bubble tea shop soft opens – Tea Industries automates with flair, no tipping required.

🍜KOKORO Tokyo Mazesoba debuts in Richmond – First outpost now soft open at Ironwood Plaza.

🍛Sula’s New West End Jewel – Award-winning Indian cuisine arrives at Davie Street.

🍜Marugame Udon Grand Opening – marking Canada’s first outpost for the popular udon chain.

🍕 Global Korean Pizza Chain lands in Burnaby – Pizza Maru’s first Burnaby outpost soft opens

🌮Lucky Taco’s River District Debuts- Kitsilano favorite expands with a vibrant new spot

🚂 Big Way Hot Pot’s Train-Themed Kerrisdale Spot Opens – New outpost offers late-night hot pot and bubble tea.

🥐Merci Boulangerie Brings Paris to Vancouver – First storefront opens on Commercial Drive with artisanal pastries.

🍣Hello Nori Unveils New Brentwood Spot – BC’s first hand roll bar opens the door of the Amazing Brentwood outpost after long delays.

🍰Sweet Thea’s New Main Street Haven – Spacious location delights with European artisan baked goodies.

🍓 Richmond’s $25.99 Yogurt Bowls – DuoDuo Fruit Shop defies trends with premium offerings.

🍱Saku Richmond Opening – First Richmond outpost for beloved Tonkatsu brand soft opened.

🥐Hazukido Unveils First North American Cafe+ – the croissant brand soft opens newest store in Richmond’s Aberdeen Centre.

🍣 Sushi Mura Unveils 4th Spot – New sushi venture graces Main Street this week.

☕️ Vancouver’s hottest coffee pop up is back – Cow Dog returns on Sundays

🍜 Hidden Korean noodle shop opens in DT – Oyo Korean Noodle offers tasty dishes at just $10.

🍜 New Korean Snack Bar Alert – ‘Nom Nom Seoul‘ debuts in Downtown Vancouver.

🥭 China’s Mango Drink Brand Opens – SWEET7 debuts in West End with promo deals.

🍜 Santouka lands in Richmond – Hokkaido Ramen Santouka grand opens new outpost

🍜Ramen Danbo’s Third Outpost – New Kerrisdale location opens, adding to Vancouver’s ramen scene

🍣Tozen Sushi Bar Soft Opens – Tom Sushi’s new sister restaurant finally arrives after months of delay.

🍛Oretachi Curry’s North American Debut – Osaka’s beloved curry brand opens in Richmond’s Steveston Village.

🍲Amay’s House Reopens – Beloved Burmese spot is back with new location on Kingsway.

New Vancouver Restaurants Opening Soon:

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🍦 New Taiyaki & Soft Serve Shop – Little Pisces opening on North Road, Burnaby.

🍕 Neapolitan pizzeria expansion – Via Tevere opens second location in Mount Pleasant this May.

🍪 New cookie outpost alert – BAK’D Cookies to open first shop this summer.

🍪Crumbl Cookies Lands in BC – Famous for giant cookies, set to open in Port Coquitlam.

🍝 New Family-Style Italian Restaurant Opening Soon –Locanda dell’Orso to debut in Downtown Vancouver this spring.

🍵Vietnamese-Japanese Bakery Cafe Expands – Broye Cafe to charm downtown with unique coffee & mochi buns.

🧇 Nero Waffles Sweetens South Granville – Third location to bring beloved Belgian classics to Vancouver.

🍱Takenaka expanding to Gastown – New onigiri and bento spot opening this May.

🍲 Brentwood Finally Welcomes Haidilao Hot Pot soon – After years of little progress, it is finally happening!

🍲Big Way Hot Pot’s New UBC Spot – Self-serve hot pot brand expanding to International Village this summer.

🍜 Anh and Chi’s new concept – Good Thief is by the award-winning Vietnamese restaurant and is coming to Mount Pleasant.

☕️ Lumiere Cafe to brew in Kits – Artisanal spot spotted to open new location, boasting in-house roasted beans.

🍧Hundo-P: Burnaby’s New Health Kick – Whistler’s smoothie & ice cream spot hits Station Square this summer.

🥐Olivier’s Boulangerie Expands – New French artisan bakery cafe opening in March on Fraser.

☕️ VERONI & CO. expands – Highly rated Burnaby espresso bar to open in Coquitlam.

🥧 Sweet Expansion – The Pie Hole to open new spot in Vancouver’s Greektown!

🍩 Iconic Lee’s Donuts expands again – New Brentwood location set for Fall 2024 debut.

🎲 1960s Vegas-themed donut shop opens next month – Vintage charm meets sweet treats at Vegas Donuts.

☕️ NOMAD Coffee expands – Kitsilano to welcome zero single-use cup cafe soon.

🍜Pho 68’s New Expansion – Opening soon in Richmond, taking over former Hunan Kitchen.

☕️ Pallet Coffee opening 3rd DT location – it will take over the previous Sciue unit

🇰🇷 Burnaby’s Most Aesthetic Korean Cafe Expands – Cafe La Foret‘s third location to open in Coquitlam.

🌮La Taqueria’s New Waterfront Spot – Mexican faves coming to 601 Waterfront Hub Tower.

🔥 New Korean BBQ Spot Sizzles into Burnaby – Stone Korean BBQ to open this summer in Lougheed.

🥐Paris Baguette spotted to open in Downtown Vancouver – the popular French inspired Korean bakery cafe chain confirmed two locations.

🍁Nightingale’s New Nest in Yaletown – Modern Canadian cuisine to open second location.

🍜Kinton Ramen Expands Again – Fifth Metro Vancouver outlet opening at Marine Gateway.

🍝Fiorino Coming to North Van – Michelin Bib Gourmad Italian street food spot is opening at Lonsdale Quay in 2024.

🌶️ Horin Ramen’s New Burnaby Spot – Fukuoka-inspired chili ramen arriving 2024.

🧋Old Memory Kitchen to Enliven Richmond – New Taiwanese grocery store bringing nostalgic snacks and toys.

🍦 Ricardo’s to open second ice cream spot – BC’s largest candy shop to launch new ice cream location in Granville Entertainment District.

🍜 [COMMUNITY SPOTTED] Jinya to land on W Broadway – a poster was spotted at a unit on W Broadway & Granville of the ramen brand’s new unit. Slated for Winter.

🕵🏻‍♂️Gigantic new Richmond restaurant underway – Hunan style Chinese restaurant, Geng Shi Ji, spotted to be taking over the previous 0755 lounge at Continental Shopping Centre.

🎉Gringo Expands to Lower Lonsdale – Celebrating 10 years, a new 1,500 sq ft cantina is opening this fall in the previous menchies location.]

🥘 A New Spanish Adventure – Chef Javier Blanc of Paella Guys to open Casa Molina this winter at previous Mangia Cucina location in Mount Pleasant.

🐱Hello Kitty Cafe Delayed – A second postponement for the highly anticipated cafe.

🥞 Expanding brunch hotspot – Port Moody’s The Hard Bean Brunch Co. is expanding to downtown Vancouver and Langley.

🛒 24/7 cashierless convenience store expanding into Metro Vancouver – Aisle 24 already has locations in Ontario & Quebec.

🍜 Award-winning BBT spot to open in Vancouver – CHICHA San Chen to open first Vancouver location by Langara Canada Line Station

🍔 Vegan chain Odd Burger plans new spot on Main Street – bringing audacious plant-based fast food and over a dozen locations planned.

🥚 Burnaby to welcome Egg Bomb’s Korean brunch delights – Langley’s famed  Egg Bomb, known for their Korean egg drop sandwiches and all-day breakfast, will open a new branch in Lougheed.

🐟 BC Interior seafood gem sails into Brentwood – Family-operated Bow & Stern, renowned for its maritime-themed dishes and brunch classics, is anchoring a new spot at The Amazing Brentwood in Winter 2024.

Photo credits: Aburi Hana

🌟 MICHELIN Star Japanese restaurant  Aburi Hana opening in Downtown Vancouver – Toronto’s acclaimed eatery brings contemporary Kyoto-style Kaiseki dining to Alberni by Kengo Kuma development this winter.

🍣 Hand roll bar expansion – BC’s first hand roll bar,  Hello Nori,  is set to open a new Richmond outpost.

🍕 MICHELIN-recommended restaurant to open new DT location – Known for its Italian cuisine and Spanish tapas,  Per Se Social Corner will take over the space previously occupied by Chewies oyster bar.

🏗️ Lonsdale Quay Market’s exciting revitalization underway – The iconic North Shore marketplace is undergoing a transformation, set to include an evolved Food Hall, new brewery, 10,000 flagship chain, and exterior upgrades.

🍔 Shake Shack to finally open in Canada – Shake Shack, a popular American fast-food chain, is coming to Canada and opening its first flagship location in Toronto in 2024. The brand plans to open nearly three dozen Canadian locations over the next decade.

🍦 Popular froyo spot to open in Lonsdale – Krave Kulture Yogurt, an organic frozen yogurt brand from North Vancouver, is opening a new location inside Lonsdale Quay Market. The new space will have both indoor seating and an outdoor patio.

Photo credits: earth2jessica

🍗 Saku Brentwood Lives – Popular tonkatsu brand, Saku, was initially reported to open IN The Amazing Brentwood (TAB). However, during the pandemic, their logo disappeared from the TAB website. Earlier this week, a community member spotted ‘Saku Opening Soon’ signs across from TAB at the Solo District.

This will be Saku’s 4th location in the province.

😱 Time Out Market Oakridge Park – the omega 69,000 sq. ft food court will include live cooking kitchens, 3 bars, coffee shop, and open patio. Time Out has similar gigantic food halls in Montreal, New York, Osaka, and more.

🍗 Popeyes is opening a GIGANTIC store inside Metrotown. It will be right across the ICBC.

That rounds up our list of restaurants opening their doors, or getting ready to open. We hope you try a few, or all of them, and enjoy safe and memorable meals. If you’re looking for the best food in Vancouver, peek our lists so you won’t be disappointed.