Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

When I hear the words "modern Chinese," I often wrinkle my nose. I wasn't sure what to expect when friends raved about Bao Bei. On visits home to Vancouver, I go to my standbys like... Full review →



Although the name translates to "precious," this busy Shanghainese/Taiwanese brasserie attracts an evening crowd that is short on Gollums and long on gorgeousness. Chef Joel Watanabe,...



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@2x 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. On the one hand, it’s a gorgeous space: dim lighting, scuffed tables and walls,...

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

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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