Explore Edmonton Series: New on Edmonton’s Food Scene

Edmonton’s culinary scene is constantly evolving, and 2023 has seen an exciting wave of new restaurant openings. From family-friendly establishments to gourmet dining options, the city offers a diverse range of cuisines and dining experiences to satisfy the most discerning foodie. Whether you’re a local looking to try something new or a visitor eager to explore Edmonton’s food scene, these new restaurants are worth a visit. Join us as we take you on a culinary journey through Edmonton’s best new dining spots and discover the perfect places to satisfy your taste buds during your stay.

The Varsity: A Family-Friendly Pub Experience

One of the latest additions to Edmonton’s food scene is The Varsity, a family restaurant with a pub-style atmosphere. Located in the heart of the city, The Varsity offers a menu that caters to all tastes. From classic pub fare like burgers and fish and chips to more adventurous options like Korean barbecue bowls, the menu has something for everyone. The restaurant’s welcoming ambiance and friendly staff make it a great place to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

Banh Mi Day: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

If you’re craving Vietnamese food, be sure to check out Banh Mi Day! This new restaurant specializes in traditional Vietnamese dishes, focusing on banh mi sandwiches. Their menu features a variety of options, including vegetarian and vegan choices. From the classic cold cut banh mi to grilled chicken and BBQ pulled pork, each sandwich is packed with flavour and served on fresh bread. With their commitment to authentic flavours and quality ingredients, Banh Mi Day is a must-visit for Vietnamese food enthusiasts.

French Toast: A Celebration of French Cuisine

For those who appreciate French cuisine, French Toast is the place to be. This charming restaurant embraces the elegance and sophistication of French dining. Their menu showcases a range of delicious pastries and breakfast plates, all made with the finest ingredients. Indulge in flaky croissants, delicate crepes, and perfectly cooked eggs. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely brunch or a quick bite, French Toast offers a taste of France in the heart of Edmonton.

K-PAPA: Korean Comfort Food

K-PAPA is a new restaurant that brings the flavours of Korea to Edmonton. Specializing in Korean comfort foods, K-PAPA offers a menu that is sure to satisfy your cravings. From classic dishes like bibimbap and kimchi fried rice to their signature spicy fried chicken, each dish is prepared with care and attention to detail. The cozy and chic atmosphere of the restaurant adds to the overall dining experience, making K-PAPA a must-try for lovers of Korean cuisine.

Leopard Pizza: Gourmet Pizzas with a Tangy Twist

Leopard Pizza is a modern pizza joint that has quickly gained popularity in Edmonton. Known for their sourdough crust, which is made fresh daily, Leopard offers a unique twist on classic pizzas. Their menu features a variety of options, from the classic Margherita to more adventurous choices like the “Leopard Deluxe” with prosciutto, arugula, and shaved parmesan. Each pizza is topped with locally sourced, high-quality ingredients, ensuring a truly satisfying dining experience.

Chi & Em Asian Bistro: Traditional Twists

Chi & Em Asian Bistro takes Asian cuisine to a whole new level with their innovative twists on traditional dishes. Their menu features a range of Asian-inspired appetizers, noodles, and rice bowls, each prepared with a unique blend of flavours. From fried chicken bao sandwiches to fusion-style sashimi, Chi & Em offers a culinary adventure for your taste buds. The modern and vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant adds to the overall dining experience, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts. 

ZULA Kitchen & Bar: Gourmet Indulgence

For a truly upscale dining experience, ZULA Kitchen & Bar is the place to be. This high-end eatery specializes in Mediterranean-inspired food, wine, and cocktails. Their menu showcases innovative takes on classic dishes, such as mixed grilled kebabs, ceviche, and wagyu meatballs. With an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail list, ZULA offers the perfect pairing for every dish. Immerse yourself in the elegant ambiance of the restaurant and indulge in a culinary experience like no other.

Taco Delhi: Where Indian and Latin Flavors Collide

Taco Delhi brings together the vibrant flavours of India and Latin America in one delicious menu. This unique fusion restaurant offers a range of dishes that blend Indian spices with Latin-inspired ingredients. From butter chicken tacos to masala nachos, each dish is an explosion of flavours. Taco Delhi’s creative approach to fusion cuisine has earned them a loyal following among food enthusiasts in Edmonton. 

Asymmetrical Brewing: Craft Beer and Pub Eats

For craft beer lovers, Asymmetrical Brewing is a must-visit destination. This brewery offers a wide selection of unique and flavorful craft beers, brewed in-house. Pair your beer with their delicious pub eats, ranging from classic comfort foods to more adventurous dishes. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or just looking for a casual dining experience, Asymmetrical Brewing is the place to be.

Rhubarb Café & Cocktails: Sip & Savour

Rhubarb Café & Cocktails is a hidden gem that combines the best of both worlds: coffee and cocktails. This cozy café and cocktail bar offers specialty coffee drinks made with locally roasted beans, as well as a selection of handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy live music performances while sipping on your favourite beverage and indulging in delicious treats. Rhubarb Café & Cocktails is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Edmonton’s food scene continues to impress with its diverse range of culinary offerings. Whether you’re in the mood for pub-style comfort food, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, French delicacies, or fusion dishes that blend flavours from different cultures, you’ll find the antidote to every craving. These new restaurants are just a taste of what the city has to offer, and they are worth exploring. So come and support local businesses by indulging in the vibrant food scene that Edmonton has to offer.

If you’re planning a trip to Edmonton to explore its food scene, don’t forget to book your hotel through Edmonton’s Best Hotels to enjoy a seamless and comfortable stay. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blogs in our Explore Edmonton Series!

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Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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