Burnaby’s one-of-a-kind urban gathering place, The Amazing Brentwood, is not only a destination for fabulous shopping and entertainment but for a wide range of dining options too. In the last few months, five new restaurants have opened, and you’ll want to check them all out. Here’s what’s what.
By Catherine Dunwoody
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Just opened on Brentwood Plaza, the newest Earls location has a beautifully designed space including a lounge, dining room, and an island bar featuring artwork from local BC talent. Expect Earls classic, signature dishes like the Santa Fe chicken salad, famous clam chowder and Bigger Better burgers, plus weekend brunch dishes, and happy hour deals. Exclusive to this Brentwood location is a take-out window, the very first of its kind from Earls, and ideal for grab and go – literally.
1308 – 4525 Lougheed Hwy
Neptune Seafood Palace Restaurant
This Michelin-recommended restaurant offers sophisticated gourmet Asian dishes, and elevated dim sum delicacies. Try the king crab dinners for six or ten people, and feast like – well, the god of the sea himself. One of the well-known Neptune Restaurant Group’s newest locations, located on Brentwood Plaza.
2307 – 4567 Lougheed Hwy
Ajishou Japanese Cuisine
On the 2nd level right next to Neptune Palace, Ajishou Japanese Cuisine features sushi and Japanese dishes both modern and traditional. Ajishou means ‘craftsman of taste’ which speaks to their promise of serving local and imported seafood with high standards of quality, freshness, and seasonality. The menu is lengthy, and with some dishes aimed to the culinary-adventurous.
2307B 4525 Lougheed Hwy
BC-brand with 5 locations across the lower mainland now celebrates their sixth by opening their first location in Burnaby. La Taqueria’s menu is inspired by Mexican street food including what many claim are the most authentic tacos outside of Mexico itself, plus their new brunch menu makes weekends seem even better.
4580 Brentwood Blvd Unit
JINYA Ramen + Bar
With over 40 locations, JINYA offers a modern Japanese dining experience, in a lively and social setting. Ramen-lovers and rice-bowl aficionados need not look any further. This is the real deal. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options too.
4567 Lougheed Hwy
There are many ways to get to each of these spots in Metro Vancouver by transit. Visit TransLink’s Trip Planner to find your way.
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