Hungry for something new? There are tons of culinary additions in the city to tempt you this spring – from Brazilian-cut steak to authentic Sanuki udon. So grab your forks and prepare to be ‘wowed!’ Here are 14 exciting new restaurants and cafes to check out in Vancouver.

Now open

Petrichor Social 

In the spot formerly occupied by Jules comes a new European-inspired dining experience called Petrichor Social – complete with modern food “with a French touch,” expertly-crafted cocktails, and a bright, airy space akin to the beaches of Southern France.

The restaurant is now open daily from 3 to 10 pm

Where: 216 Abbott Street


Brought together by the teams of award-winning restaurants Bao Bei and Michelin-starred Kissa Tanto is a new neighbourhood bar concept called ‘Meo,’ which will lean on ’70s-inspired nostalgia and bold flavours to create a cozy dining experience.

Meo is now open from 5 pm to 12 am from Wednesday to Sunday.

Where: 265 East Pender Street



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If you’re craving something that’s equal parts playful as it is delicious, check out Gastown’s newest spot for loaded hot dogs, milkshakes, and carnitas.

Where: 435 Abbott Street

Kinton Ramen Robson & Marine Gateway

This one counts as two new openings! Fan-favourite Kinton Ramen is expanding to Robson Street and Marine Gateway – and Kinton Robson is set to open this week on Friday, April 12th! To celebrate, the ramen spot is offering guests 50% off all dine-in ramen for one day only, starting at 11 am.

Stay tuned for more info about the Marine Gateway location’s opening!

Where: 420 Robson Street and 434 SW Marine Drive

Marugame Udon 

This spot for authentic Sanuki udon is now open in downtown, 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.

The restaurant is now open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.

Where: 589 Beatty Street 

Osteria Elio Volpe 

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. Now open daily from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – there’s plenty of time to check out the flavourful new menu.

Where: 540 West 17th Avenue

Ramen One

Love dining solo but feel a little self-conscious? A new ramen spot just soft-opened in Vancouver that not only offers diners the chance to dine in individual-style booths, but has $10 bowls on the menu. Yes, you read that right!

Where: 433 West Broadway

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Opening soon

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

Slo Coffee

With construction and preparation underway since December, Slo Coffee is poised to be ‘Fraserhood’s’ newest coffee shop and hangout spot. Stay tuned for an official opening date soon!

When: TBA this spring
Where: 4160 Fraser Street

Casa Molina 

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.

The new spot for Spanish fare is set to open soon, according to its website and socials. So keep your eye out for this one!

When: TBA this spring
Where: 2211 Manitoba Street

Good Thief

Is Vietnamese your favourite cuisine?? The brother-sister duo behind award-winning Anh and Chi is opening a new dining concept right next door – simply captioned “opening soon on Main Street” in their bio.

When: TBA this spring
Where: 3336 Main Street

Vegas Donuts

Retro vibes meet sweet treats at this Vegas-inspired donut shop. As the name suggests, Vegas Donuts will soon serve up delicious donuts inspired by ’60s in Las Vegas. The baby blue and pink donut shop will whisk you back in time to “an era filled with peace, love, and delicious treats,” according to its website.

When: TBA this spring
Where: 4003 Knight 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. Guests at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond can soon 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: TBA this spring
Where: 8811 River Road, Richmond

And that’s a wrap on some tasty new restaurants coming to Vancouver. Cheers!