Must-Try New Restaurants in Edmonton

Apr 6, 2023

When it comes to Edmonton's world-class culinary scene, there's always something new to be discovered. From flamboyant, flaming cocktails to hearty, heavenly sandwiches – explore some of the city's must-try new restaurants and bars!

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Leopard Pizza

This modern pizza joint recently joined Edmonton's historic Glenora neighbourhood, in the Glenora West Block. Its signature trademark is its sourdough crust, which is made fresh daily and gives the pies their own distinct, tangy flavour. Leopard also uses locally sourced, high-quality ingredients for their toppings, ranging from classic margherita to more adventurous options like the "Leopard Deluxe" with prosciutto, arugula, and shaved parmesan. Top off your meal with soft serve ice cream from scratch and great espresso!

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Birdog is from the Century Hospitality Group, who brought popular restaurant concepts like Lux Steakhouse and MKT to the city. Featuring a concept of global fare, the menu boasts a tantalizing array of dishes that draw inspiration from all corners of the world. Whether you opt for the share plates, the wood-fired pizza, or one of the many tasty entrees, this destination restaurant is a must-try for adventurous foodies.

The Red Door

Zula Kitchen and Wine Bar

This new, high-end eatery is brought to you by the same team behind Sofra, one of Edmonton's iconic local restaurants, and can be found in the Glenora West Block. Specializing in Mediterranean-inspired food, wine, and cocktails, Zula Kitchen & Wine Bar features a packed menu with innovative takes on classic dishes like mixed grilled kebabs, ceviche, and wagyu meatballs! Find your perfect pairing with a lengthy wine, beer, and cocktail list.



Just south of the Old Strathcona neighbourhood lies K-PAPA, a cozy, chic restaurant that offers a range of traditional and modern Korean dishes. From classic bibimbap and kimchi fried rice, to their PAPA spicy fried chicken, you're sure to find the perfect mouth-watering meal to enjoy. Mix that with the great atmosphere, and you may never want to leave!

Pals Sandwiches

The Boiler Room

Ever heard of Fox Burger, one of Edmonton's best burger spots? Just below the restaurant lies the recently opened Boiler Room, sitting where the original boiler that heated the historic Gibbard Block building has stood since 1913. Huge plus: you can visit the Boiler Room and still enjoy Fox Burger's amazing food menu! This space is also available for large groups and private events.

Slow Pour

Bahn Mi Day

Banh Mi Day is a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant in Edmonton, serving up some of the best Bahn Mi sandwiches in the city. You'll find this local gem in the center of the action on 104 Street. Their menu offers six different Banh Mi sandwiches, like the OG Cold Cut, grilled chicken, BBQ pulled pork, and five spices pork belly, all of which are topped with house-made egg mayo, cucumber, carrots, and pickled daikon. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Not feeling a sandwich? No worries – the restaurant also offers a range of noodle dishes, rice bowls, and appetizers!


Birch Bear Pizza

There's food, and then there's pizza. Birch Bear Pizza is a cozy and welcoming pizzeria located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, with unique concepts behind each dish. Discover a fusion menu of “The Birch” vegan & vegetarian pizzas, and “The Bear” for those carnivores out there. The restaurant prides itself on using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create their delicious artisanal pizzas, west coast style! From the classic margherita, to creative options like the Banh Mi pizza, there's something for everyone here. In addition to their fantastic pizza, try some tasty salads, appetizers, and desserts.


If you're strolling Whyte Avenue and feel your belly start to growl, head to CHI & EM! This modern Vietnamese restaurant serves up traditional dishes with a fresh spin. Try their signature dish, the CHI and EM Bao, a fluffy, steamed bun filled with lemongrass chicken or pork belly. That's just the start, with pho, vermicelli bowls, banh mi sandwiches, and appetizers galore. Enjoy the sleek and modern ambiance, with an open kitchen and a bar area that serves cocktails and Vietnamese-inspired drinks.

Seoul Fried Chicken (Downtown)

Western Sandwich Co.

Western Sandwich Co. offers amazing comfort food in a flash! This new and notable sandwich shop started as a kiosk at the Bountiful Farmers' Market, but has now opened its own restaurant doors in Manchester Square! Western Sandwich Co. believes that the little things make all the difference, from the quality of the beef, to the freshness of the basil, to the perfect melted cheese. The preparation is just as special, toasting the buns on a skillet until they're golden-brown and crispy, with just the right amount of garlic, herbs, and butter to make them truly exceptional.

El Corazon

Miss Korea Cafe

Specializing in brunch and lunch items, Miss Korea Café & Restaurant is renowned for its great selection. Alongside a full espresso menu, the trendy croffles – a combination of croissants and waffles – are served with available toppings like ice cream and caramel sauce. Bubble tea lovers will be delighted with a range of flavors including brown sugar, strawberry, and mango. The main dishes at Miss Korea Café & Restaurant are accompanied by two pieces of mandu, kimchi, plain rice, and seaweed beef soup. Try the tteokgalbi – grilled short rib patties that are minced and pounded to perfection.

Mai Mai Viet Street Kitchen

Mai Mai Viet Street Kitchen is a newly opened restaurant on the southside of Edmonton, offering an array of fresh and flavorful dishes that can be enjoyed in a sit-down or grab-n-go style! The menu is diverse and includes banh mi sandwiches, soup, vermicelli, desserts, street food-style appetizers, and specials. From the lime beef salad to the hollow doughnut sandwiches, deep-fried ice cream, and mini-savoury crepes, this dining experience is far from ordinary.

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