What new restaurants are making Dine Out Vancouver 2022?

Here are some new Metro Vancouver restaurants you can check out during Dine Out 2022, and what’s on the menu at these buzzing new spots.

Every year for two decades now, the Dine Out Vancouver Festival has given us the chance to enjoy our local restaurants in a fun and exciting way, with set menus and specials. The annual event is a great opportunity to revisit familiar favorites and try somewhere new.

For 2022, there are over 300 restaurants on the list and, of course, even some long-standing spots might be new to you. But what about the new restaurants in Vancouver that opened last year? No problem! This year’s list of Dine Out Vancouver participating restaurants includes several options for newcomers, and we’re shining a spotlight on those newcomers.

Here are some new Metro Vancouver restaurants you can check out during Dine Out 2022, and what’s on the menu at these buzzing new spots.

Paul Bakery Cafe

Beloved in France for over a century, Paul is a bakery and restaurant on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver that features a more casual dining space in the front and a more formal one in the back. They opened their first Canadian restaurant here in Vancouver last May and are now participating in their first Dine Out, offering a three-course brunch menu for $21 per person and a three-course dinner for $39 per person. The dinner menu is excellent value (a single main course option is usually $40, the steak frites with bearnaise sauce and herb butter garnish) and offers a taste of Paul’s bistro style. and dessert expertise.

Alouette Bistro

Classify this other newcomer to the downtown restaurant scene in the French fare category. Alouette opened in 2021, replacing the old Indian concept of the Executive Hotel Le Soleil. For their first DOVF, Alouette is offering a $45 three-course menu available for lunch and dinner, showcasing their bistro fare, including vegetarian options.

Bacaro (Giovane Bacaro)

Escape to Venice via a prix-fixe lunch or dinner at Bacaro, which opened in 2021. Photo courtesy of Dine Out Vancouver

For another leg of your European tour in Vancouver, sample Venice via Bacaro, which is operated by the Kitchen Table Group at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Coal Harbour. Among the starters, you can opt for their Beef Carpaccio di Harry’s, a tribute to the famous Venetian restaurant that has been open for almost a century in the beautiful city of canals. Don’t miss Bacaro’s gorgeous homemade pasta dishes and consider adding their terrific wine pairings featuring BC wines.

Jesse’s Restaurant

Jess’ opened last year, giving Kerrisdale a welcoming new option that serves tea by day and transforms into a restaurant-lounge by night. For their first Dine Out, Jess’ offers a $50 three-course dinner, with selections like Hamachi Two Ways or Sweetbreads for starters, Smoked Honey Duck Breast or Mushroom Risotto for mains. , and sweet finishes like an Earl Gray mousse or a classic Paris-Brest for dessert.


Dine Out offers a great opportunity to experience one of the most watched openings of the past year, the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver’s new Italian restaurant. Here, you can enjoy a four-course meal for $65 per person that includes a starter, pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Chase away the winter blues with “Jotta”, a soup of borlotti beans, smoked bacon, potatoes and sauerkraut, bite into thick strands of bigoli pasta in a homemade stew and try the signature seafood stew of Carlino.

Hello Nori

This Robson Street sushi spot is laser-focused onto rolls by hand, using premium ingredients. Hello Nori’s DOVF menu is priced at an affordable $25 and is available for lunch and dinner (reservation-free) and includes four of the restaurant’s signature hand rolls: bluefin tuna, kanpachi, anago, and snow crab. It’s a great introduction to dining at an affordable price.

Tendon Kohaku – Vancouver and Burnaby

Both Metro Vancouver locations of Tendon Kohaku, the Singapore-based franchise that specializes in Japanese tempura rice bowls, are participating in Dine Out for the first time, and both are offering a $25 menu available at brunch, lunch and at dinner. The menu includes their house specialty, the Kohaku Tendon Set, which is a bowl loaded with rice; Kohaku Tendon Sauce; two prawns; one piece each of tempura fried chicken, calamari, baby corn, mushroom, kabocha squash; two green beans and their fluffy fried egg. Tendon set comes with miso soup and for DOVF, your choice of a lemonade or specialty dessert.


A modern Italian restaurant in Yaletown, Tutto is participating in its first Dine Out since opening in late 2020. Tutto offers a $49 three-course meal for lunch or dinner, and options include some of their well-known dishes like their ink cuttlefish Pasta.

Zaatar w Zeit

This casual global franchise focused on fast and healthy Lebanese dishes made its Canadian market debut in Vancouver. For its first Dine Out, Zaatar w Zeit is offering a $23.99 menu available for dine-in or take-out that is offered for lunch or dinner. For lunch, start with your choice of quinoa salad or fries, enjoy a wrap as the main course, and finish with “Red Velvet in a Cup.” Evenings start with lentil soup, enjoy a dish of chicken with potato and, for dessert, pour their carrot cake into a coupe dish.

A. Bento

A. Bento is attending Dine Out Vancouver for the first time this year. Photo courtesy of Dine Out Vancouver

Launched in late 2020, A. Bento is a “modern Asian” restaurant specializing in Chinese, Taiwanese and fusion dishes located on Broadway near Cambie. For the restaurant’s first Dine Out, they’re offering on-site dining from 5-9 p.m. for $35 and a menu that highlights their Taiwanese dishes such as cuttlefish with five-flavor sauce or seafood stir-fry with basil. spice.

Zarak by Afghan cuisine

Vancouver’s first business at Afghan Kitchen in Surrey opened late last year, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to try out this brand new location. Enjoy a three-course Middle Eastern dinner for $42 that includes options like hearty lamb for the main course, dumplings and savory dips for starters.

Acqua Restaurant & Bar – Burnaby

This newcomer is located at the Executive Suites Hotel and Conference Center Metro Vancouver in the Brentwood area. Their $39 Dine Out menu is available to eat in or take out. Enjoy French dishes like snails to start and apple tarte tatin to finish, along with decadent entrees like grilled flank steak or baked sea bass with cauliflower couscous.

Britannia Brewing Scale

Ladner Village, sister to Steveston’s Britannia Brewery, is a lively place that opened its doors last year. For DOVF 2022, the new restaurant is offering a $35 dinner showcasing their accessible West Coast fare, with choices like Korean Fried Cauliflower or their refreshing Seared Albacore Tuna to start, dishes ranging from homemade pasta with a beef brisket sauce to a “health-focused bowl of power.”

Restaurant Bruno – Richmond

This groundbreaking new restaurant in Richmond offers several ways to find out what they’re up to, from a casual $29 three-course lunch that includes a fried chicken sandwich as the centerpiece, to its decadent $59 dinner where you can choose to discover business card dishes like their oysters, truffled lavender duck, balsamic black garlic glazed pork belly or grilled wagyu flank steak.

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