Vancouver is known for being largely influenced by Chinese culture. When it comes to food, some people even say that you find the best Chinese dishes here.
Since I'm such a big fan of Chinese food, I'm still restraining myself from eating take-out Chinese every day! There are a huge variety of restaurants, from Shanghainese to Mongolian cuisine... without forgetting my favourite: Chinese fusion. This culinary mix of Chinese cuisine with Western ingredients is scrumptious! I'm always mesmerized to discover such unique and flavorful menus!
Let me introduce you to 23 Chinese restaurants unique to Vancouver:
Western Lake // 4989 Victoria Dr
Thinking of going for brunch this weekend? I definitely recommend Dim Sum from Western Lake!
Bao down // 12 Powell St
Using Chinese Bread (made with rice flour), this is the Chinese version of "fast food" - but spicier, healthier, and cheaper!
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie // 163 Keeffer St
Chinese food and beer at the same place? How cool is that? The perfect pre-drink place for all Vancouverites!
Lin Chinese // 1537 Broadway
If you're fed up with noodle soup or fried rice, give their hand made dumplings and pastries a try.
Photo cred - @yolkandtoast
Goldstone Bakery & Restaurant // 139 Keefer St
This old-fashioned Hong Kong café is an institution in Chinatown. Travel back to the 80s...
Next Noodles Bar // 560 Robston St
Perfect place to stop and have a quick lunch. Plus, they are vegan and vegetarian friendly!
Green Lettuce // 1949 Kingsway
If you feel adventurous, this restaurant will make you travel to the two largest countries of Asia. Discover dishes made of Indian and Chinese fusion.
Great Wall Mongolian BBQ // 2897W Broadway
I love their buffet-style menu: choose your veggies, meat, and sauce and watch the Chef fry your mix on a giant pan!
Ginger & Chilli // 4409 W10th Ave
Get 5% discount on your take away order. Amazing for a pic nic with your friends at the Jericko Beach Par!
Photo cred - @vancouverfoodie
The Change Dinning & Bar // 550 Denman St
One of the best Chinese fusion restaurants in Vancouver. Plus, you get to enjoy an amazing view of the marina, the perfect place for a date!
Tai One // 1947 W 4th Ave
If you're curious to discover the difference between mainland Chinese cuisine and Taiwanese cuisine, this restaurant is for you ! The are well known for their shave iced desert (a mix of condensed milk with matcha, red bean, oreos and all sorts of toppings of your choice)
Po Kong Vegetarian Restaurant // 1334 Kingsway
One of the only 100% vegetarian Chinese restaurants! I recommend the Bamboo and Mushroom Piths Noodle Soup.
Landmark hotpot // 4023 Cambie St
Specializing in hotpots, they offered a large selection of flavors and fresh seafood! The go-to place for a shared dinner!
Long Noodles House // 4853 Main St
This Shanghainese restaurant offers an authentic and tasty menu. Discover the delicious dishes of one of the biggest Chinese cities!
Photo cred - @lilsbelle
HK BBQ Master // 4651 No3 Rd
Meat eaters, this restaurant is for you! Their roasted pork is the best in Vancouver!
Yopo cafe // 1122 Homer St
Small café in Yaletown, they offer unique recipes, such as chicken with red bean sauce. Give it try!
Fat Mao Noodles // 217E Georgia St
Small but creative menu, the coconut and mushroom noodle is worth trying!
Ningtu Restaurant // 2130 Kingsway
This is the most original Chinese restaurant, you'll always find a unique seasoning - like the sliced fish with black been sauce or noodles in meat sauce.
Kirin Seafood Restaurant // 55 W 12th Ave
A fancy restaurant that's widely known for their lobster dish. The quality of the food and service is impeccable, making it the perfect restaurant to celebrate special occasion. How about a graduation dinner?
Photo cred - @bambuddagastown
Bambudda // 99 Powell St
Chinese fusion restaurant, the dishes are meant to be shared! Come with all your friends, and discover the Vancouverite version of Chinese food!
Peaceful Restaurant // 532W Broadway
If you're looking for a traditional Chinese place hand-making their noodles, I highly recommend this spoy. The Dan Dan Noodles are my all-time favorite. I keep on choosing that one each time I go there!
Torafuku // 958 Main St
Mix of European and Chinese cuisine, I love the simple and zen atmosphere of this place.
New Town Bakery // 148 E Pender St
What I love about that restaurant is the large choice of desert. Chinese dishes are very popular, but let's not forget about their delicacies. The red bean ice cream is yummy!
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