Restaurants

Chinese in Gastown & Chinatown

Chinatown BBQ

A modern-day restoration of this historic neighborhood's once-ubiquitous barbecue shops, this retro-feel eatery (complete with vinyl booths, checkerboard floor and monochrome wall photos) serves simple, perfectly pr…
Chinese in Gastown & Chinatown

Bao Bei

Reinterpreting a Chinatown heritage-building interior with hipsteresque flourishes, this Chinese brasserie is the area's most seductive dinner destination. Bringing a contemporary edge to Asian cuisine are tapas-siz…
Chinese in Fairview & South Granville

Landmark Hot Pot House

Pull up a black-laquered chair and dive into the menu at this Hong Kong–style hot-pot spot. It's a surprisingly large, long-established place that is often bustling with locals from the Chinese-Canadian community – …
Chinese in Main Street

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant

One of the best places in the city for dim sum, this large, chatty Hong Kong–style joint has been a deserved local favorite for years. Order an array of treats then sit back for the feast: although you should expect…
Chinese in Richmond & Steveston

Shanghai River Restaurant

Grab a seat overlooking the kitchen window at this cavernous northern Chinese eatery and you'll be mesmerized by the handiwork that goes into folding some of the area's best dim-sum dumplings. Order plates to share …
Noodles in Gastown & Chinatown

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

With its eye-popping murals of monkeys and sea creatures, this contemporary Chinatown eatery serves a compact menu of noodle and rice bowls. The braised pork belly rice bowl is our favorite but their specialty is th…
Chinese in Gastown & Chinatown

New Town Bakery & Restaurant

It's the glass cabinets of baked treats that lure most people through the door of this longtime Chinatown fixture; pop in for a well-priced prawn turnover or barbecued pork steamed bun to go. The takeout is the poin…