Where to get the best Chinese food in Vancouver

Sep 5 2019, 9:00 am

Metro Vancouver’s Chinese food scene is some of the most diverse and authentic in all of North America, so you know Vancouver has some amazing spots too.

Some say the Chinese food in this province rivals the stuff across the Pacific Ocean.

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From perfectly steamed dumplings in traditional bamboo steamers to West Coast-inspired contemporary Chinese cuisine, there is something for everyone’s liking to be found. 

Here’s where to get some of the best Chinese food in Vancouver (Metro Vancouver not included).

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

 

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With its sleek elegant decor and the use of sustainable organic ingredients, Bao Bei is a modern Chinese restaurant that locals and visitors alike cannot get enough of. But do not be fooled by its modern appearance, Bao Bei employs traditional techniques when making its Chinese fare. 

Address: 163 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-0876 

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Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant

 

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The Deep-Fried Prawn Spring Rolls at Prince Seafood are glorious and definitely deserving of their royal status. In fact, their entire menu is fit for a queen with delicacies like Abalone, Sea Cucumber, and Bird’s Nest Soup. 

Address: 2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-430-6808

Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

 

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Traditional Cantonese dishes with a touch of West Coast flair make for an unforgettable dim sum experience at Dynasty. The food and service is always consistently good and their Black Truffle Dumplings are downright addictive, so consider yourself warned. 

Address: 108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-8388

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Mott 32

 

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Named after the location of New York’s very first Chinese convenience store, Mott 32 is a celebration of Hong Kong culture. The food is contemporary yet still gives homage to traditional Cantonese and Sichuan cooking. If you find yourself seated in one of their plush chairs, try the Applewood smoked Peking Duck.

Address: 1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-979-8886

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Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant

 

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Sun Bo Kong spoils vegetarians and vegans alike with their plant-forward menu of fancy Chinese food. Look forward to dumplings, ramen, and main dishes crafted entirely from vegetables and meat alternatives. 

Address: 1363 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-255-8927

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Najia Restaurant

 

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From hand-carved details on their wood chairs to marble inlay tables, Najia’s spectacular interior just adds to the dining experience. Combined with their delicious food like their traditional pork and chives dumplings, it will make you feel like you are in Northern China. 

Address: 1018 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-3787

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Happy Tree House BBQ

 

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For cheap Chinese beer and spicy Chinese BBQ, hit up one of Happy Tree’s two locations. They have a variety of meat and seafood skewers, but their famous lamb skewer is their specialty. If are unable to handle spice, do not fret because they are happy to turn the heat down for you.  

Address: 8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Phone: 778-297-1386

Address: 3502 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-1832

Li’s China Grill

 

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Have you tried Chongqing Grilled Fish? If not, you need to give Li’s China Grill a visit for this spicy Sichuan specialty. All you have to do is pick your fish, spice level and the vegetables of your liking. Your glorious fish will arrive at your table piping hot in a large metal pan for your table to dig into. 

Address: 3377 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-1832

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Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

 

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The Cantonese soul food at Happy Valley is truly comfort food because no matter what you eat, you are going to leave with your belly full and a big smile on your face. The black bean sauce used for the spare ribs is so good that you just might find yourself drinking it. 

Address: 3432 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-216-0100 

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant

 

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There is no better sight than a table full of bamboo steamer baskets cradling Chinese dim sum. The menu is expansive featuring various buns to more adventurous dishes like steamed chicken feet in Special Sauce. 

Address: 4989 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-321-6862

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