Listen up, Vancouver foodies. The year might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a slew of tasty restaurant openings to look forward to in the city. In fact, some of the most highly-anticipated restaurants of the season are still to come, so be prepared to have your tastebuds blown away. Here are 7 delicious restaurants to look forward to opening in Vancouver in the new year.

Osteria Elio Volpe 

Originally anticipated for winter 2023, Osteria Elio Volpe is the newest venture of Banda Volpi – the team behind many popular Italian eateries across the city, including Osteria Savio Volpe, Caffè La Tana, and Pepino’s Spaghetti House. While its opening has been delayed to early winter 2024, we’re betting that every savoury bite is worth the wait.

When: Winter 2024
Where: 540 West 17th Avenue

Casa Molina 


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If you love Spanish tapas and dishes, get ready for a new dining concept that will steal your heart. Chef Javier Blanc of Paella Guys (AKA the chef behind the second-best paella in the world) is starting a new culinary venture in Mount Pleasant, in the spot formerly occupied by Mangia Cucina & Bar. While nothing can take its place, if there’s one chef who can bring the iconic red heritage house a new life, it’s Chef Javier Blanc.

When: Winter 2024
Where: 2211 Manitoba Street

Gordon Ramsay Steak 

Following the opening of Canada’s first Gordon Ramsay Burger dining concept is Gordon Ramsay Steak, a second dining experience dedicated to the notorious chef and TV personality. In early 2024, guests at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond can enjoy impeccable food in an elegant atmosphere, indulging in dishes that show off the chef’s signature flair – from succulent steaks to his famous Beef Wellington.

When: Winter 2024
Where: 8811 River Road, Richmond

Merci Boulangerie – Commercial Drive

For a little taste of Paris, head to Merci Boulangerie, which already operates on Powell Street and farmers’ markets across the city. And starting in January, you’ll be able to check it out on Commercial Drive. Here, you’ll find plenty of tempting cinnamon buns, breads, croissants, seasonal danishes, and much more.

When: January 2024
Where: 2879 Commercial Drive

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Marugame Udon 


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This spot for authentic Sanuki udon is set to open downtown in the new year, drawing on centuries-old traditions in the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. In addition to hand-crafted udon bowls and tempura, diners will be able to watch as their food is being made from a live kitchen.

When: Winter 2024
Where: 589 Beatty Street 

Per Se Social Corner – Coal Harbour

Originally slated to open this fall is Per Se Social Corner’s new location in Coal Harbour. The Michelin-recognized spot for Italian and Spanish fare will have a new outpost across from the Pac Rim with “Mallorcan and Sicilian vibes,” according to the restaurant. Guests can expect to enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner seven days a week from 11 am to 11 pm.

When: Winter 2024
Where: 1055 West Hastings Street

Fogo de Chão

Internationally renowned Fogo de Chão from Brazil is expanding to Canada, and its first location in the country will be situated at Vancouver’s historic Canada Post building. For those who aren’t familiar, Fogo serves up everything from their signature steak cuts to classic seafood plates, to weekend brunch, and Vancouverites can look forward to dining there in April of 2024.

When: April 2024
Where: 658 Homer Street

And there you have it, foodies! Get ready to indulge a little in the new year.