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 Ottawa

Shanghai

The first restaurant in Ottawa’s Chinatown, Shanghai is now run by the artistic children of the original owners. The food is great – modern Chinese cuisine with lots of veggie options – but the real draw is the tren…
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 Toronto

Kinton Ramen

Ramen noodles are practically a religion in Japan and they're becoming increasingly popular in Toronto. The cool brains behind this clever outfit leaped upon the bandwagon with their own distinct flavor: caramelized…
Chinese in Toronto

Mother's Dumplings

The cleanest and best located of Chinatown's dumpling houses (it's actually closer to Kensington Market) prepares plump and juicy dumplings to authentic recipes passed on down generations. However you like them, ste…
Chinese in Winnipeg

Kum-Koon Garden

Decent dim sum pushed around on traditional trolleys draws legions of loyal fans to this Chinatown anchor. Service can be as abrupt as the whack of the blade on a duck in the kitchen but you'll barely notice as you …
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…