With spring right around the corner, we’re all of a sudden wondering what kinds of eats we can treat ourselves to this year. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of amazing restaurants gearing up to open in Vancouver, from fine dining to neighbourhood joints. Let’s see what’s out there!

Here are 5 restaurants we can’t wait to open in Vancouver.


The owners of the ever-popular Lift Bakery in North Vancouver have decided to open a sibling spot in Kits! While you can grab a lot of the same delicious breakfast items, there will also be an all-day menu available. They’re so close to opening, they’ve already announced their first partner, Luppolo Brewing!

When: Anticipated to open in March
Where: 1516 Yew Street
Instagram: @juanita_kits

Ca Marche

There’s very little info out there about this new crepe spot coming to the Vancouver House. However, we know that it’s from the same people as Au Comptoir, which is one of the best French restaurants in the city. And, we know the focus will be on more savoury, Breton-style buckwheat crepes.

When: Anticipated in 2021
Where: 1408 Continental Street
Instagram: Follow @au_comptoir for updates

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Originally announced in the fall of last year, Saola is a new venture featuring the owner of Do Chay, so we’re expecting big things. The cuisine is supposed to focus on Southeast Asian regions, which gives a pretty wide range of options. One thing’s for sure, it’ll be worth swinging by.

When: Anticipated for 2021
Where: 2415 Main Street
Instagram: @lovesaola


Kitchen Table Restaurants (Ask for Luigi, Pourhouse, etc…) are behind this new fine dining option replacing MARKET by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel. The cuisine will be Italian-Chinese fusion (main tiao is ‘noodles’ in Mandarin), so we’re looking forward to some crazy dishes.

When: Anticipated for May 2021
Where: 1128 W Georgia Street
Instagram: Follow @shangrila_van for updates

Menya Itto

Vancouver has this weird feedback loop where the more ramen spots we have, the more want to come. Vancouver is the first North American outpost of this chain specializing in tsukemen-style ramen. The problem? They were slated to open in the summer of 2020, but have gone radio silent since then.

When: Hopefully 2021
Where: 1479 Robson Street
Instagram: @menyaittoca


Speaking of international names, this French bakery is in the final stages of opening. It’s been a long time coming, too- the news originally broke way back in February of 2020. We’ll give them a pass on the extended timeframe though, since, you know, the whole world hit the pause button for a bit there.

When: Anticipated Spring 2021
Where: 1164 Robson Street
Instagram: @paulcanada_bc

Well, folks, that’s our list of some amazing new restaurants in Vancouver that we can’t wait to open! Fingers crossed we can try them all before the summer starts.