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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
What a GEM!

Another true gem! Dinner- We had squid salad - wow! Organic greens, fried gnocchi, and more goodness. The prawn scallop and chive dumplings were delish! Drinks, mini the cat was good if you like ginger, bakku-shan has a lemon after thought not mentioned which was a nice surprise. For desert the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Frijolitoz
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Irvine, California
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Another true gem! Dinner- We had squid salad - wow! Organic greens, fried gnocchi, and more goodness. The prawn scallop and chive dumplings were delish! Drinks, mini the cat was good if you like ginger, bakku-shan has a lemon after thought not mentioned which was a nice surprise. For desert the special ice cream almond spong cake was offered and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Subject: Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America Title: Prententious which does not deliver ID#: 259042575 Staff are well trained in revenue maximisation. Wine list is poor quality and outrageously expensive (Is every BC wine totally ordinary AND expensive, at least 6 times more expensive and three times poorer quality than any cheap Australian wine? The... More 

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Vancouver
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Heard many good things about Bao Bei, and was pleased we were finally able to visit. Cozy atmosphere, perhaps a little too cozy would be my only complaint. When I do go back, I would definitely order again the fried chicken, eggplant, shao bing and mantou. For someone who is not a fan of lamb, the meat was perfectly cooked... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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278 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

So many of my friends have talked about the Bao Bei that I finally relented and decided to find out what all the talk is about ourselves. Being just off Main Street it's simple to take public transit if one is concerned about parking issues. The most expensive dish I could find on the menu is $20 but given that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been here a few times now, and while I thought the food in particular was a hit and a miss and they were working it out, I think now that they are finding their way in their own innovative way. If you do not have a reservation you will probably be at the bar, which is not a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful selections with something for everyone. Eat and drink until your heart's content - and they make sure you can. Locally sourced, pure ingredients and a huge menu for the adventurous.

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Southlake, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wow...the dumplings were fantastic and the selection of dim-sum types was impressive. The bar and wait staff were knowledgeable about the verities of Chinese food. It is easy to reach from most anywhere downtown...I walked from the Hyatt. The American Express Card is not accepted.

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Charlottetown, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We opted for the $40 tasting menu and were not disappointed. We all left pleasantly full and happy having sampled some amazing dishes. Every dish was a new and exciting flavor experience. The chef does a great job of balancing, sweet, salty, sour, and spicy and plays with some beautiful textures. It was always pleasure to see what we were... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A Chinese restaurant adventure. I have never been and expert in Chinese cooking but I was sure surprised to find such a diverse and creative presentation of our food. Fresh, unique, tasty and memorable to say the least. One of my most interesting culinary experiences ever and with a visit from the chef/owner at our table explaining the details of... More 

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Vanco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you have a spare hundred dollars and want to spend it on pretentious food served by pretentious staff and still leave hungry, this is the place to go. If the staff spent as much effort on serving good food as on looking 'hipster', a lot more customers may leave satisfied. We ordered the two specials. The fish stew comprised... More 

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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: 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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