Best 30 New Vancouver Restaurants in 2011

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2011. These are 30 of the Best NEW Restaurants in Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play.

Note: These are not in any ranking order.


House Guest

332 Water Street, Vancouver

Great Comfort food, music and vibe.

The Bibo Italian Restaurant

1835 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Authentic Neapolitan Italian Pizza and Pasta!

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

2201 West 1st Avenue

Delicious taste of New Orleans – Creole cooking!

Edible Canada at the Market

1551 Johnston Street, Vancouver

Art on a plate, inventive dishes, best in local.

Boneta (the new one)

12 Water Street, Vancouver

Creative dishes, flavourful, foodie paradise.

Ensemble Tap

990 Smithe Street, Vancouver

International Comfort food at play with Beer.

Hapa Umi

909 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Modern fusion Japanese cuisine.

Black + Blue

1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver

Best steak in Vancouver, and table side classics.

Fray on Fraser

3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Fabulous Comfort Food with a playful spin.

Revolver Coffee

325 Cambie Street, Vancouver

4 passionate brothers who share a true love for the bean.

Go Fish Broadway

1521 West Broadway, Vancouver

Upscale Fish & Chips, inventive dishes and wonderful flavours.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread

4186 Main Street, Vancouver

Handcrafted flatbread pizzas, local and organic ingredients.

Cosca Restaurant

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver

Delicious pasta dishes.

Lanna Thai

775 Denman Street, Vancouver

Flavourful Thai dishes, a hidden gem.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria

62 East Cordova, Vancouver

Authentic Neapolitan Pizza.

The Flying Pig

1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Canadian Bistro, inventive dishes that are full of flavour, you will want to eat every dish.

Nelson and the Seagull

315 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Great cafe to escape, large sharing communal table.


1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver

Chocolaterie patisserie that is divine and stunning, then there are the exquisite desserts and macarons!

Pizza Farina

915 Main Street, Vancouver

Really good pizza, that is it!

Hawksworth Restaurant

801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Exquisite dishes, outstanding presentation and creative cocktails.

The Oakwood

2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Canadian bistro with inventive dishes and great flavours, craft brews on tap with a beautiful communal dining table.

Tableau Bar Bistro

1181 Melville Street, Vancouver

French bistro with delicious food, inventive cocktails and great people watching.

Pink Elephant Thai

1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver

Flavourful Thai dishes, beautiful modern decor.

Ensemble Restaurant

850 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

Exquisite food and presentation and full of flavour.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop

269 Powell Street, Vancouver

Great tasting sandwiches with flavour in an old fashioned butcher shop.

Meat & Bread

370 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Love the communal table and the room as well as the great sandwiches!

Bob Lkes Thai Food

3755 Main Street, Vancouver

Authentic Thai, and it was very tasty, wonderful flavours and wonderful service.

Via Veneto

656 West Broadway, Vancouver

Northern Italian food, gracious and inviting.

Cento Notti

350 Davie Street, Vancouver

Italian food with a creative twist, pop-up restaurant.

Stackhouse Burger Bar

1224 Granville Street, Vancouver

Delicious burgers in a stylish room.

by Richard Wolak

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