Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 33,759 people voted – Here are the results

Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in a Chinese Pancake, Shanghai Morning Restaurant

Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in a Chinese Pancake, Shanghai Morning Restaurant

Wondering where to find Vancouver’s best dim sum, Cantonese-style restaurant or five-spice beef wrapped in a Chinese pancake? Your search may be over.

The winners of the 2015 Chinese Restaurant Awards have been announced. A total of 33,759 diners cast their ballots over the month-long voting period for hundreds of Metro Vancouver restaurants. The result is an incredible cheat sheet for foodies looking to explore the city’s Chinese cuisine scene – from classic restaurants to new up-and-comers.

Winners were selected in 21 different categories.  Five new categories this year looked at specific Chinese delicacies, including best har gow, or shrimp dumplings (Kirin Restaurants), best tea-smoked duck (Dinesty Dumpling House) and best five-spice beef wrapped in a Chinese pancake (Shanghai Morning Restaurant).  The remaining categories looked at types of Chinese restaurants, from best hot pot restaurant (Claypot Hotpot and BBQ) and best Hong Kong-style cafe (Deer Garden Signatures) to best dim sum (Kirin Restaurants) and best Cantonese restaurant (Bamboo Grove).  

Best Har Gow, Kirin Restaurants (Photo credit: vanfoodies.com)

Best Har Gow, Kirin Restaurants (Photo credit: vanfoodies.com)

This is the seventh instalment of the Chinese Restaurant Awards, which aims to help Vancouver diners discover the amazing – and sometimes overlooked – culinary scene in their own backyard.  No less an authority than the New York Times declared that the city of Richmond has “the best Chinese food outside of China.”  Indeed, along Richmond’s Alexandra Road (a.k.a Food Street) hundreds of restaurants representing cuisine from all parts of China jam the space of just a few blocks.

Best Three-Cup Chicken, Pearl Castle Cafe

Best Three-Cup Chicken, Pearl Castle Cafe

The People’s Choice Awards are followed on April 15 by the Critics’ Choice Awards, where the pros weigh in on the best Chinese dishes in the city, and the Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards, where local bloggers make their picks.

The complete list of the Diners’ Choice Awards winners appears below.

Best Tea-Smoked Duck, Dinesty Dumpling House

Best Tea-Smoked Duck, Dinesty Dumpling House

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2015 Diners’ Choice Awards Winners

1. Best Har Gow (Shrimp Dumpling)

Kirin Restaurants

1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604) 682-8833

2/F, 555 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 879-8038

350 Gifford Street, New Westminster (604) 528-8833

200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 303-8833

 

2. Best Five-Spice Beef wrapped in Chinese Pancake

Shanghai Morning Restaurant

#125-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (778) 297-6098

 

3. Best Tea-smoked Duck

Dinesty Dumpling House

1719 Robson Street, Vancouver (604) 669-7769

#160-8111 Ackroyd Road, Richmond (604) 303-7772

Aberdeen Centre, #2788-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 303-9998

 

4. Best Three Cup Chicken

Pearl Castle Café fe

#1128-3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond (604) 270-3939

#1782-6060 Minoru Blvd, Richmond (604) 279-0177

#14-4429 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 559-7929

#3000-10153 King George Blvd, Surrey (604) 498-1888

 

5. Best Original-flavor Egg Waffle

Bubble Queen

#1200-8888 Odlin Crescent, Richmond (778) 297-7838

 

6. Best Service Restaurant

Hakkasan Bistro

#110-2811 No. 5 Road, Richmond (604) 273-9191

 

7. Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Chang’An

#7-1661 Granville Street, Vancouver (604) 681-1313

 

8. Best Dim Sum Restaurant

Kirin Restaurants

1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604) 682-8833

2/F, 555 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 879-8038

350 Gifford Street, New Westminster (604) 528-8833

200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 303-8833

 

9. Best Cantonese Restaurant

Bamboo Grove

6920 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 278-9585

 

10. Best Northern Chinese Restaurant

Peaceful Restaurant

#110-532 W. Broadway, Vancouver (604) 879-9878

43 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 559-9511

2394 4th Avenue W, Vancouver (604) 559-9533

 

11. Best Shanghainese Restaurant

Dinesty Dumpling House

1719 Robson Street, Vancouver (604) 669-7769

#160-8111 Ackroyd Road, Richmond (604) 303-7772

Aberdeen Centre, #2788-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 303-9998

 

12. Best Sichuan Restaurant

Nine Dishes

960 Kingsway, Vancouver (778) 282-8699

*The business is closed permanently. The Awards reserve the winning title to this restaurant as it received a major number of votes and nominations from diners. 2nd and 3rd most voted as Sichuan cuisine’s recommendations in Metro Vancouver: 0755 Restaurant, 3779 Sexmith Road, Richmond (604) 273-0755; New Szechuan Restaurant, #1-511 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam (604) 939-0718

 

13. Best Hunan Restaurant 

Alvin Garden

4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby (604) 437-0828

 

14. Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café

Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry

#1180-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 270-3100

 

15. Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Claypot Hotpot and BBQ

#105-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 284-5181

 

16. Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant 

Max Noodle House

#185-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 231-8141

 

17. Best Vegetarian Restaurant

4 Stones Vegetarian Cuisine

#150-7771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 278-0852

 

18. Best Hong Kong-Style Café

Deer Garden Signatures

#2015-8580 Alexandra Road  Richmond (604) 278-9229

8388 Capstan Way, Richmond (604) 278-3779

6270 Fraser St., Vancouver (604) 322-6116

 

19. Best B.B.Q. Shop

HK B.B.Q. Master


#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568

 

20. Best Bakery Shop

Saint Germain Bakery

Oakridge Centre, #137-650 West 41st Ave., Vancouver (604) 267-0807

Aberdeen Centre, #1428-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 276-8378

Metropolis at Metrotown, #1144-4720 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 438-8182

 

21. Best Food Court Stall

Bubble Waffle Café, Aberdeen Centre

#3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 370-2211

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9 Responses to Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 33,759 people voted – Here are the results

  1. Robert George

    You guys do not get out very much. These are pretty good but not magnificent. There are some no whites even know about and the chinese like to keep it that way.

    • Sera

      Aw, c’mon…give us the goods

    • Jen

      Why would we even bother to grace them with our presence
      if were not welcome!

    • Christine

      Perhaps these restaurants should
      place themselves in a “no white” country if, after we “whites” have graciously opened our city/country to them, they wish to keep “whites” from their restaurant.

      • Danny

        hey Christine, instead of being a lemmings, don’t get all bitter from unsubstantiated comment from others. And spare me the graciously opened our city remark.

    • I am looking for a Chinise restaurant which is located on south Granville street,,best chinise cuisine,but I don’t know there name! it is located in the 69,000 block Granville,can you find it for me?thank you ,Ursula

  2. Peter

    Seriously…Claypot the best? Kirin best har gow?

  3. Tallgay

    Alvin Garden has by far the worst service of any restaurant of any ethnicity. It has been off our lists for two years.
    Instead we go to Lucky Noodle on Kingsway for better food and for real service.

  4. peter

    it all smells like crap anyways