Must-Try New Restaurants in Edmonton

Apr 14, 2024

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!

(Header photo: Kabocha squash from Arbour. Photo by Erin Walker.)

Bar Henry

Welcome to Bar Henry - a small, modern Northern Italian aperitivo bar positioned in Edmonton's ICE District. Adorned with wood paneling, leather furnishings, and warm lighting, Bar Henry exudes sophistication in a cozy atmosphere. The carefully curated menu by Daniel Costa (founder of Uccellino and Bar Bricco) boasts authentic Italian flavors, featuring cocktails, vino, and snacks. With a stylish ambiance and attention to detail, you are invited to savour the essence of Italy in the heart of the city.


El Jardin

Only steps away from Rogers Place arena, El Jardin is found in the ICE District and is the perfect place to stop for a unique dining and lounge experience - especially before an Oilers game! Their menu is influenced by Latin flavours and authentic ingredients. Enjoy the diverse range of dishes, from the tempting ceviche to the beloved tapas and tacos. You'll enjoy the vibrant cocktails, an adventurous wine list, and their craft and international beers that compliment the dynamic food menu. Located in the trendy Mercer Warehouse, they cater for groups of 2 to 100 - so keep them in mind for your next event!

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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.


Carne Asada

Serving up Mexican-street-style tacos to downtown Edmonton, Carne Asada is a small, but mighty restaurant that uses the freshest and most authentic ingredients for their dishes. “Carne Asada” translates to a couple things: a Mexican style of grilling meat, and also a tradition where friends and family gather over delicious food! Opened in June 2023, Carne Asada has been serving authentic tacos from their spot at the corner of Jasper Ave and 105 St. It is the perfect spot to pick up dinner with your friends before you continue on for an evening stroll to the neon sign museum a few blocks away!


Honi Honi Tiki Lounge

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise at Honi Honi Tiki Lounge! With its vibrant atmosphere, bamboo accents, and island-inspired cocktails, you'll feel like you've landed on Oahu. Take a peek at the tiki memorabilia and art, including special pieces from Edmonton's original tiki lounge, The Beachcomber, then indulge in mouth-watering Polynesian-inspired dishes! Sip on a classic Mai Tai or try the signature Honi Honi, a refreshing blend of rum, pineapple, and coconut.

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Fu's Repair Shop

Named Edmonton's best new restaurant by Edify in 2023, Fu's Repair Shop elevates your senses in the best ways! Everything about this place screams cool, creative, and fun, from the moment you step through its doors and are greeted by beautiful lights and hip, vintage décor. Stop in for a unique blend of classic Dim Sum and Chinese fusion dishes, perfectly complemented by an imaginative cocktail menu that showcases pan-Asian flavours and in-house made syrups. When you're done, dance the night away with the DJs in the Double Dragon, attached directly to Fu's.

Nowhere Wine Bar

Stingray Bar & Eatery

Whether you're dressing up for a social affair or keeping it casual on a weekday evening, Stingray invites you to join them for a delicious night out in the west-side, nestled in the Crestwood neighbourhood. The menu, inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, showcases a delightful fusion of flavors from sashimi to handrolls. The dishes and handcrafted cocktails are best experienced with friends - you can order multiple plates to experience a variety of flavourful options together!


Tiki Tiki on Whyte

Get into mermaid mode and try some Polynesian fusion food! With 20 years of experience cooking and operating in the finest restaurants, Tiki Tiki presents their tropical oasis, full of fresh and comforting meals and drinks. With selected ingredients from local farmers markets, this family-friendly restaurant keeps the mood fun and makes it feel like summer all year long!