New on the Block: Upcoming & New Restaurant Openings in Vancouver

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Vancouver’s culinary scene is ever-evolving, offering a smorgasbord of dining experiences that cater to a variety of palates. Whether you’re a foodie on the hunt for the next big thing or a casual diner looking to switch things up, you’re in for a treat. 


Here’s a look at some of the most exciting restaurant openings in Vancouver that you won’t want to miss.


Gringo: Mexi-Cali Destination in Vancouver Expands

Gringo, a lively Mexi-Cali eatery, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the opening of a new location in Lower Lonsdale. The new cantina will offer a cheeky atmosphere with 32 seats inside and an additional 20 on its patio. If you’re looking for authentic Mexican flavors with a Californian twist, this is the spot to watch.

Read Sun G.‘s review of Gringo on Yelp


Casa Molina: Authentic Spanish Flavors Coming Soon

Chef Javier Blanc, known for his brand Paella Guys, is bringing an authentic Spanish concept to Vancouver with Casa Molina. Located in a cozy red converted heritage home, the restaurant aims to offer traditional Spanish cuisine, including deeply rooted paella dishes. Keep an eye out for its opening this winter. Find out more!


One BBQ Kitchen: Chinese BBQ Like Never Before

Located on Victoria Drive, One BBQ Kitchen offers a variety of BBQ items, including char siu, duck, and spare ribs. The restaurant features artwork resembling neon-lighted food stalls in Hong Kong, adding to its authentic vibe. If you’re a fan of Chinese BBQ, this is a must-visit.

Read Peter M.‘s review of The One BBQ Kitchen on Yelp


Gordon Ramsay Burger: A World-Class Experience

The iconic chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing his world-class burger brand to Vancouver. While details are still under wraps, the excitement is palpable. Expect nothing less than culinary excellence from this upcoming hotspot.


It’s officially open, click the link to find out more.

The Flamingo Room: Miami Vibes in Vancouver

The Flamingo Room is set to bring Miami-inspired vibes to Vancouver’s bar scene. With its beguiling atmosphere and exciting cocktails, this new bar promises to be a go-to spot for those looking to unwind in style. Find out more!


Hello Kitty Cafe: Opens January!!

The much-anticipated Hello Kitty Cafe is making progress, albeit with a later opening date. The cafe will offer a range of adorable treats and beverages, making it a perfect spot for Instagram-worthy moments.


Oretachi Curry: A Taste of Japan in Richmond

Oretachi Curry is set to bring Japanese curry to the heart of Richmond. While details are scant, the anticipation is building for what promises to be a unique dining experience.


Mangia’s Sandwiches: Casual Dining at Its Best

Mangia’s Sandwiches is opening in South Granville, offering a casual dining experience with a variety of sandwiches. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a hearty meal, Mangia’s has you covered. Coming soon!


Sweet 7: A Juicy New Addition

Sweet 7 is set to open its first Vancouver location, offering mango-based fruit teas that are as delicious as they are refreshing. If you’re a fan of fruity beverages, this is a spot you won’t want to miss.


Cockney Kings: Fish and Chips in Kitsilano

Cockney Kings is opening its first Vancouver location in Kitsilano. Known for their fish and chips, this new addition is sure to become a local favorite.


Why We Care

From world-class burgers to authentic Spanish paella, Vancouver’s upcoming restaurant openings offer something for everyone. So mark your calendars to book a pod here in the hotel and prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure like no other.

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  • October 11, 2023
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