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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-688-0876
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Ranked #52 of 2,802 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to get a table without any waiting, whilst a long line in from of the restaurant seems to be the norm during week-ends. The atmosphere is refined and welcoming, with hipster staff and a clientele composed of lovers of sophisticated taste. The cuisine is a unique blend of Chinese dishes with original ingredients and a special... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Bao Bei by recommendation from one of the managers at Meat & Bread, and she was right on. We went late and sat at the bar. This place was hopping and the food was delicious. There was no wait for us, but we went late- actually we planned our evening perfectly. First we went to Rodney's Oyster... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was the Chinese restaurant we most wanted to try on our visit to Vancouver because of its reputation for innovation. We waited until our last night, during a major rainstorm, when we were convinced we'd be able to walk right in. Instead, we had a 90-minute wait! But we decided to stick it out and, 80 minutes after we... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Bao Bei was the best place we ate in Vancouver. I can see why it's rated top Chinese restaurant. This is not your classic Chinese food - more creative with a chic atmosphere. The most amazing dish was the chickpea tofu. It looks like regular tofu, but tastes totally different and has a creamy texture. If I didn't know what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This place has a great charm and very professional staff working here. The food was simply awesome! Tasty, original, worth finding! They even updated one dish for me in a vegetarian way, very professional, and it was my very first and the best chickpeas tofu ever. My boyfriend tried also very original rice sticky cake and this was totally unexpected... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Bao Bei was a little hard to find, but it was definitely worth it. This was by far our favorite meal in vancouver, and that's saying something! This will stand out for a long time as one of our favorite travel meals.

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Baltimore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was the first restaurant my husband and I tried during our trip to Vancouver and it set the bar very high. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Every dish they brought us was better than the next. I'm shocked that this place isn't ranked higher on the list of Vancouver restaurants. I highly recommend it.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were in Vancouver for a wedding, and 13 of us went to Bao Bei the day after the wedding. Charles was great in terms of getting us oriented to the menu, while Amanda was an attentive server. We went with the family style chef's choice, and had a great time. We lucked out, and was able to be pretty... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have been 5 times in last few months and this restaurant has everything I love. It has a great atmosphere with good energy, upbeat servers, wonderful music, and always delicious meals with a constantly changing menu. Love the chickpea tofu dish, the veggies are always yummy, the veggie potstickers, the noodles are amazing and if you love a variety... More

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Malvern, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I recently ate here whilst in vancouver. Despite walking through a questionable part of town to reach the restuarant the walk was worth it. Food was excellent and staff helpful. No bookings, so we got to the restaurant at about 6 and got the last table. Tables turned at about 8pm though so don't be turned off if you can't... More

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