Here's a roundup of two new eateries that have opened up and two more that are on their way.
A modern seafood shrine
The stretch of storefronts on Hamilton Street south of Davie Street has become a hotspot for new Asian eateries that have recently opened up.
Next to them and across the street from Rodney's Oyster House, 21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar opened its stylish doors on May 21 at 1257 Hamilton Street.
The high-ceilinged, split-level room features opulent and swank modern décor accented with traditional Chinese flourishes.
The menu specializes in Northern Chinese cuisine with fusion elements.
It covers barbecued items, including lobster, pork belly, and tiger prawns; signature dishes such as lobster with rice; and Chinese "burgers".
For those who love Vietnamese food and are interested in vegetarian and vegan dishes, Chau Veggiexpress opened its second location at Granville Island Public Market (1689 Johnson Street) on May 9.
It's located in the public market's food court across from Terra Breads.
While it offers all the same savoury items as their East Vancouver location, you'll have to head over to their 5052 Victoria Drive spot if you're interested in their desserts (or alcoholic drinks).
However, vegan ice cream (made by their pastry chef Andrew Han), as well as take-home sauces and broth, will also be available at their Granville Island.
Like Vietnamese restaurants House Special and Anh + Chi, Chau has a strong family connection and history.
Maria Huynh's mother and father first opened Café Chau in 1978 in a refugee camp in Indonesia after fleeing Vietnam. In Vancouver, they began as a small family business in 1986.
Huynh previously opened Chau Kitchen and Bar at 1500 Robson Street in 2008, which has since closed.
This summer, there'll be one more location that foodies can check out Chau's offerings at. Chau will have a stall at the Vancouver Farmer's Market (2300 Guelph Street) in Mount Pleasant, which runs from June 19 to October 2.
Room for more ramen
Vancouver's ramen rage shows no sign of slowing down. But can the West End handle another ramen shop?
We'll see when Koyuki Sapporo Ramen opens up this month at 795 Jervis Street, just off Robson. The new spot, which will take over the space formerly inhabited by Pacific Northwest eatery Argan Bistro, will specialize in Sapporo-style ramen.
Sapporo, for those who don't know, is the capital of Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido. Ramen from the area is particularly well-known as the region's cold weather makes it an ideal ramen market. (You might be familiar with the name of the instant noodle brand Sapporo Ichiban, which means "Sapporo's number one [noodles]".)
Stay tuned for more information to come.
Popular Canadian tea chain Davids Tea is opening a new location at 1024 Robson Street.
There are already 12 locations of the Montreal-based company in Metro Vancouver, including in Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, and North Vancouver.
Its first store opened in Toronto in 2008.
The Georgia Straight is waiting for the company to respond to an inquiry about further details.