5 Exciting Restaurants Opening In Metro Vancouver Before 2017

The restaurant industry in Vancouver is about to get a bit sweeter.

If you’re a self-proclaimed foodie, love snapping Insta pics of every single meal you devour, or just looking to try something new, you’re in luck.

These 5 new restaurants will be opening their doors in metro Vancouver before the New Year, and trust us, you’ve got to try them out!

Photo: @arborvancouver / Instagram

Photo: @arborvancouver / Instagram

The Arbor

From the same dynamic team that brought you The Acorn, The Arbor is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that will surely become a local gem. The ambiance is modern, fresh and inviting – just like their menu. With items such as meatless meatballs made from a mushroom/nut mix, jackfruit pulled pork, chicken made from artichokes, and 100% vegan burgers, your mind and stomach will be tricked into thinking you’re eating the real deal. Opening soon at 3941 Main Street, Vancouver.

Mak N Ming

Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng have come together to create a fabulous Japanese-French fusion restaurant with an intimate dining experience. Though a small space, Mak N Ming will be a mighty force in the culinary world not only through their menu items (think, a la carte, tasting menus, and wine over cocktails), but also the fresh new look. Taking over the old Thai Star restaurant, Mak N Ming will be fully renovated and set to open very soon. Located at 1629 Yew Street, Kitsilano.

Pacific Poke / Facebook

Pacific Poke / Facebook

Pacific Poké

Ever had Poké? Pronounced “poh-kay”, the dish is a traditional Hawaiian sliced raw fish accompanied by other chopped ingredients and will be the star of the restaurant. The quick-service joint will allow customers to create their own Poké bowls, or order one of the chef’s special creations. Grab a seat at one of their 20 spots or order take-out. Pacific Poké will be the perfect place for those of you who love to eat on the go. Opening soon at 625 Main Street, Vancouver.

Mon Paris Patisserie

We couldn’t leave out this quaint little cafe making its way to Burnaby. Mon Paris Patisserie is a European-inspired escape, owned and operated by renowned chocolate and pastry Chef Elena Krasnova. Aside from the modern and Parisian decor, the cafe will feature a small seating area to indulge in Cakes, Madeleines and Tarts. Chef Elena also takes special orders for weddings and events, so be sure to book your next cake – your guests will thank you. Opening soon at 4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby.

Mott 32 / Facebook

Mott 32 / Facebook

Mott 32

When luxury meets modern Chinese Cuisine, Mott 32 is born. Set to open at the Trump International Hotel, this restaurant is regarded as one of the most awarded and prized places in Hong Kong. Showcasing menu items such as Peking Duck and delectable Dim Sum, quality and flavour shine when it comes to Mott’s dishes. Ever been to Nightingale? Menu prices will be comparable to David Hawkworth’s latest installation at around $8-$45. Opening soon at 1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

Which restaurants are you looking forward to dining at? If we missed one on your list, let us know in the comments below. And be sure to tag us (#604Now) in your Instagram foodie posts.

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Crystal Scuor

Crystal is the Editor of Food/Events and Broadcast Host at 604 Now. She is finishing her degree in Journalism at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has an undeniable passion for storytelling. She especially loves football and dreams of becoming a sideline reporter in the NFL one day. In her spare time, Crystal cheers on the 49ers and hikes all over the city with her Puggle, Ruxin.