Restaurant Awards 2024: The Best New Restaurants in Vancouver

These are the best new restaurants in Vancouver for 2024.

The Best New Restaurants in Vancouver 2024

Gold: Bravo

Our panel of expert judges with diverse palates and differing opinions all agree: this issue’s cover star Bravo deserves all the applause. “You feel like an insider from the very first visit,” said one judge. “Everyone is there for a good time,” claimed another. “This is the kind of new space Vancouver needs more of,” declared a third. The seafood-focused restaurant opened inside the former much-beloved Ubuntu space last August, and immediately thrilled diners with striking crudos, spectacular scallops and a well-curated wine program. The dry-aging dynamo may be new to the Fraserhood, but that’s not exactly the vibe. One judge summed it up: “Bravo feels like it fully inhabits the room and has been there forever.”

4194 Fraser St.

Bravo. Photo by Leila Kwok.

Silver: Sushi Mahana

At Sushi Mahana, chef Hiroshi Hoshiko’s mischievous charm and masterful technique earns the silver in this category: the aji, king salmon and spot prawn nigiri are standouts, as well as the masterful sauces and delicate desserts (we’re looking at you, caramel panna cotta). “Much to love about this daring project and its chosen location… I am rooting for them,” said one judge.

175 3rd St. W, North Vancouver

Sushi Mahana

Bronze: Gary’s

And bronze winner Gary’s has made such a splash on 12th Avenue—juicy Cornish hen in white wine jus and bright kanpachi crudo are faves—that it’s making our panel daydream about moving: “I am smitten with Gary’s charms and only wish I lived in the neighbourhood so it could be ‘my spot,’” one noted.

1485 W 12th Ave.

Honourable Mentions: Missing Chopsticks and Seaport City

Richmond’s Missing Chopsticks and Cambie’s Seaport City also came in grills a-blazing (an honourable mention is awarded to both), confirming that it’s one of the most competitive lineups this category has seen in recent history.

Missing Chopsticks, 130–13880 Wireless Wy., Richmond,
Seaport City Restaurant, 2425 Cambie St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.