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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

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163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-688-0876
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vive la difference!

As other reviewers have noted, this is not a traditional Chinese restaurant. Think of it as a Chinese bistro, maybe? However you want to think of it... go, and enjoy it! Good food, pleasant service, a fun and relaxing time. Our waitress was happy to advise us on menu selections (which I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Wallingford, CT
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Orange County, CA
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My initial thought was "it can't be a good Asian place if you're the only Asian in the place." This place is located in Chinatown but I would not consider it an Asian restaurant. Any Asian restaurant with the word brasserie in it's name isn't authentic. This place is a fusion wannabe. But.... I will say the food was very... More 

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Wallingford, CT
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers have noted, this is not a traditional Chinese restaurant. Think of it as a Chinese bistro, maybe? However you want to think of it... go, and enjoy it! Good food, pleasant service, a fun and relaxing time. Our waitress was happy to advise us on menu selections (which I appreciated--sometimes it's hard to figure how much to... More 

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Bristol, CT
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, but NOT a typical Chinese restaurant. This was more "tapas" of unusual Chinese foods. For two people, you'd need 4-5 dishes. You get a very small portion to share before the next dish comes out. Nothing you have in mind for a Chinese rest. was here... Nobody was Chinese, the décor was not Chinese, etc. Very good, but... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was really busy and quite hot in there but we were given a table within a few minutes. We weren't sure what to order and the waitress was very helpful in recommending some of their favourite dishes. We were glad of this as every single dish that came out was so tasty and really different to any other Chinese... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went with a group so we had the family table. We were served many tasting plates and each one was delicious! Fun way to have dinner with a group. Definitely would go back.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

But the service was far from welcoming. One additional eve we popped over to order something to go. We were abruptly told that is not possible. If the food was great - I might tolerate poopy service. It wasn't. And limited menu.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very interesting tapas-style Chinese food, very interesting flavours and mixes of food I've never put or had together before. Go with friends, order a bunch of dishes and pass around and share! Go early...there's always a line!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a couple of locals and turned out to be a unique experience. Not traditional Chinese. This place serves small portions and recommends each person order two dishes. This allows for great variety. The Kick**s Rice is delicious. Salmon Wow! Steak delicious! Cucumber salad and much, much more. It's all good!

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Lissewege, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is probably the beste Chinese food I've ever had. It's really great to be able to try a lot of different dishes, and we thought it wasn't that expensive (but maybe, as going to a restaurant in Belgium is rather expensive, my opinion is different from people in other countries). My favourites were the shao bing, the house fried... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing food, atmosphere & service! It's the best chinese I've ever tried and one of the best - if not THE best - restaurants in Vancouver. All the dishes come in small portions, so you can try many of them. Everything I tried was delicious and the waitress was very helpful. The pork bun is a must! Definitely come here... More 

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Additional Information about Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Address: 163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-688-0876
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French, Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604-688-0876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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