Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2016

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I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2016. These are the Best NEW Restaurants in greater Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. There are many elements to a restaurant being one of the best, it must excel in having not only delicious food, but also have consistent service that is on point, along with a great ambience. To make this annual list each of the restaurants must operate as a full service restaurant where customers are taken care of by servers in a sit-down environment.

Note: These are not in any ranking order.


1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.695.9500


Twitter @NightingaleRest

Instagram @nightingalerest

Cuisine: Canadian

Neighborhood: Coal Harbour

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Nammos Estiatorio

3980 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 428-6850


Twitter @NammosVan

Instagram @nammosvan

Cuisine: Greek

Neighborhood: Fraserhood

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House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-2939


Twitter: @housespecialvan


Cuisine: Modern Vietnamese

Neighborhood: Yaletown

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La Mezcaleria

68 East Cordova, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-6447


Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR

Instagram @lamezcaleriayvr

Cuisine: Mexican

Neighborhood: Gastown

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182 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-5853


Instagram: @jukefriedchicken

Cuisine: Westcoast

Neighborhood: Chinatown

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280 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-720-3145


Twitter @kozakuragastown

Instagram @kozakuragastown

Cuisine: Kappo-style Japanese

Neighborhood: Gastown

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1898 West First Ave, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-5370


Twitter @cacaovancouver

Instagram @cacaovancouver

Cuisine: Latin American

Neighborhood: Kitsilano

Read the 1st taste


Bao Down Snack Bar

221 Carrall St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 569-2215


Twitter: @baodownsnackbar

Instagram @baodownsnackbar

Cuisine: Filipino fusion

Neighborhood: Gastown

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Terroir Kitchen

2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 922-9266


Twitter: @TerroirKitchen

Instagram @terroirkitchen

Cuisine: Mediterranean flavours

Neighborhood: Dundarave Village

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Apero Kitchen & Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583


Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram @aperokitchen

Cuisine: Mediterranean flavours

Neighborhood: Ambleside

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Maru Korean Bistro

125 2nd St E, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-566-6292


Instagram: @marukoreanbistro

Cuisine: Korean

Neighborhood: Lower Lonsdale

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Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

2801 St Johns Street, Port Moody

Tel: (604) 939-5800


Twitter @Spacca_NapoliPM

Instagram @pizzeriaspacca

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Port Moody

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Honourable Mentions: Crowbar, Jam Cafe  Fable Diner, Anh and Chi, Mak N Ming

Curious which restaurants were on last years list, take a look at my Best New Vancouver Restaurants of 2015.

By: Richard Wolak

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