Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

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9 expert recommendations



Authentic, mom-inspired Asian home cooking, like crispy pork belly, noodle soup, dumplings, steamed buns and a whole mess of terrific sides and sharing plates.



Bao Bei is a beacon of new life in the neon night of Vancouver's Chinatown, thanks to the inspired cuisine of owner Tannis Ling.



Old Chinatown may have been tasty, but it never cooked up anything this fun. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Winning "Best New Restaurant" at the Vancouver Magazine 2011 Restaurant awards, Bao Bei often has an out-the-door line waiting to order from its innovate small-plates menu. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

A charming Chinese brasserie delivers modern pan-Asian cuisine in the heart of old Chinatown. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Reinterpreting a Chinatown heritage building interior with funky flourishes, this hidden gem Chinese brasserie is the area's most seductive dinner destination. Full review →

Reservations are not accepted so try to avoid peak 7pm to 9pm dining times.

Rough Guide

The jury is still deliberating on this upscale Chinese fusion restaurant that packs in pretty young things

If you go, be sure to order the crispy pork belly ($16).

Tasting Table

Owner Tannis Ling was already one of the city's best recognized bartenders when she opened this spot in Chinatown Full review →


Zagat 4.4

With “bright” riffs on traditional Chinese dishes presented as “extraordinary” small plates “meant for sharing”, this “high-energy” outfit is helping to “make Chinatown a destination”. Full review →

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