The Ultimate Guide to New Restaurants in Tri-Cities

Savor new flavors with recently opened restaurants across the Tri-Cities areas.

Seeking to expand your list of must-try restaurants? From Mexican and Korean eateries to English and Italian restaurants, there are plenty of new places to eat in different neighborhoods. If you’ve been looking for recent openings near you, we recommend clearing your entire calendar for upcoming culinary adventures.


Fable Craft Bar

This dining spot will give you inspiration for describing an unforgettable culinary story, setting the perfect scene with a stylish space and aromas of comforting food. Indulge in farm-to-table creations with a pint of refreshing beer from the bar. Bask in the sunshine while enjoying your meal on the outdoor patio, reveling in a laid back atmosphere. | 1705 Columbia Park Trail

The bar area of Fable Craft Bar with warm lighting and an array of drinks.
Fable Craft Bar

Chicken & Bowl

Experience authentic “Seoul” food with heaping portions of Korean fried chicken. Covered in a sweet and spicy sauce before being deep-fried, Korean chicken exudes explosions of flavor with every crunchy bite. Additional flavorsome eats include filling rice bowls, red pickled radish, and deep-fried shumai dumplings. | 530 Swift Boulevard

China Café Express

China Café Express will immediately welcome you into airy interiors, cultivating an inviting ambience. Treating you like family, the staff will carefully craft delectable dishes while making you feel at home. Crab puffs and egg rolls are a couple of the budget-friendly stars on the menu. | 201 N Edison Street, Suite 236

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

Indulge in scrumptious Sicilian cuisine with expert chefs enhancing spaghetti with meat sauce and sides of out-of-this-world garlic bread. Your taste buds will be dancing, singing, and praising rich textures and fresh ingredients. This family-owned restaurant brings a slice of Italy to your plate, featuring a variety of pasta dishes and excellent sauces. | 3280 George Washington Way


Blackthorne Neighborhood Pub

With an array of English dishes and drinks, Blackthorne Neighborhood Pub will have you raising your glass and saying, “Cheers, mate!” This emerging Kennewick staple offers a wide range of flavorful bites that are not to be missed; cheesy garlic naan, tea sandwiches, and sausage rolls come together to tantalize your senses. | 201 W Kennewick Avenue

Two sandwiches on a dining table at Blackthorne Neighborhood Pub.
Blackthorne Neighborhood Pub

Picante Mexican Taqueria

Enter a foodie’s paradise, where an abundance of taco and burrito fillings await. Picante Mexican Taqueria is a shining star in Kennewick and serves ingenious twists on classic Mexican cuisine. Bite into unheard-of creations such as the birria ramen or the keto taco, which swaps a tortilla shell with a cheese-based alternative. | 20 S Auburn Street

Swampy’s BBQ Sauce and Eatery

This popular food truck opened a brick-and-mortar location at the Port of Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village. With sumptuous barbecue bites, affordable prices, and a covered outdoor seating area, this eatery is an ideal place for a quick lunch break during the warmer months. Delve into thickly coated protein served with sides of nachos, smoked mac and cheese, and pecan bread pudding. | 215 E Columbia Drive

A sandwich with barbecued meat and a side of mac and cheese from Swampy's BBQ Sauce and Eatery.
Swampy's BBQ Sauce and Eatery

Bucketz Bar and Grill

Buckets Bar and Grill combines a treasure trove of fun activities with decadent meals and drinks. Waiting on your food? Play a round of billiards or virtual golf. Decorated with eclectic signs and art, this restaurant feels like a nostalgic getaway into a treehouse, serving wings and burgers in a vibrant space. | 206 N Benton Street

Mis Raíces Restaurant & Bakery

Tamales, tortas, and chilaquiles are just a few of the spectacular dishes at Mis Raíces Restaurant & Bakery. This cozy spot shines as a culinary gem with heaping spoonfuls of spices and inexpensive costs. Visitors with a sweet tooth will enjoy the mollete dulce–a buttery sweet bread that’s topped with sugar and cinnamon. Transform your morning coffee routine with a cup of cafe de olla, which is made with spiced cinnamon and dark cane sugar. | 2521 W Kennewick Avenue

Tomi Sushi & Ramen

Tomi Sushi & Ramen will have you becoming an instant regular with plenty of umami-filled bowls. From ramen to sushi, this restaurant infuses a rich balance between ingredients and seasoning. The pork broth of the tonkotsu ramen spotlights the jammy boiled egg and tender chashu pork, while miniature beds of rice accompany slices of seafood for a pleasant combination of different textures. | 122 S Ely Street



Visiting downtown Pasco? Make your way to a combined espresso and wine bar, offering frittatas and paninis for all of your brunch needs. Deep blue walls surround pops of color throughout the intimate eatery, which is brought to life with bright orange pillows and abstract artwork. Plan a romantic date night at Imbibe, which operates in the evening from Thursday to Saturday. Make a toast with a Venetian velvet–a succulent cocktail with prosecco, elderflower liqueur, and pomegranate juice. | 104 N 4th Avenue

Whether you’re looking for new cuisines or modern culinary inventions, Tri-Cities is generously sprinkled with a variety of new restaurants. For more dining hotspots, look through our list of local-favorite eateries, cafes, and more.

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