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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-688-0876
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Ranked #46 of 2,804 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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Bal Harbour, Fl
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a really great restaurant. But, if your looking for "Chinese" food, as we were, this isn't it. More of a very high end P.F. Cheng's, you will be impressed with every dish. Be patient, long lines.

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San Carlos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So lucky to be seated right away at a table for two. Inventive dishes. Narrow, urban, hip, foodie vibe.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We just arrived after a long drive from Seattle and were looking for a nice place that wasn't a long walk...we found it right at the beginning of Vancouvers China Town. Boa Being was alive with locals and the food was fantastic...and if you love pork belly as much as we do, you will order a second before the night... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wanting to try this place after finding great reviews on tripadvisor... Had early dinner around 6 and got a high table straight away... ordered crispy tofu.. mantou.. fried rice and octopus salad (super yummo)... also had the chinese donut-the white rabbit candy sauce is amazing!!! great service too esp Amber :)... in short; just great... clap clap clap...

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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