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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
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  • 20
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  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Great little spot in Chinatown

We were in Vancouver for a few days. For most of our family, this was our first visit to this city. We all love trying new food and appreciate all types of Asian food. This place was recommended to us by a nice couple of native Vancouverites on our plane. No, it's not typical Chinese, so don't show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been wanting to try Bao Bei for a while now. If you are looking for something different, this place is worth a try. But being Chinese myself, I'm going to say I was quite disappointed by the taste, portion size and price - especially given the great reviews found online. I guess it's not what I expected. For example,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were in Vancouver for a few days. For most of our family, this was our first visit to this city. We all love trying new food and appreciate all types of Asian food. This place was recommended to us by a nice couple of native Vancouverites on our plane. No, it's not typical Chinese, so don't show up expecting... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Small bites and sharing dishes from a unusual menu selection. We had 3 of the sharing dishes and they were big enough for two. All tasted excellent. Could be seen as pretentious by some, but the service was excellent as was the food. If you visit Vancouver you should eat here !

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is not a genuine Chinese restaurant - it is a Yuppy hangout with a few "beautiful people" interspersed between the tourists and local punters. The menu is not inspiring and we had 2 dishes and left very disappointed as it had been recommended by the Concierge at our expensive Hotel (not the Fairmont). In fact if this is the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The best I can do is support everyone else's reviews: the food is exceptional, the cocktails are inventive, the vibe/decor is divine. We're vegetarian and had more options that we could choose from (for a tapas-sized menu), and the meat options seemed to be equally (if not more) well-received. I'd especially recommend the chick pea tofu, which is specially handmade... More 

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71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

So, it was pouring rain for most of our visit. We had just spent hours trying to get from Victoria back to Vancouver. We did not have reservations but luckily our taxi driver knew where we needed to go with minimal walking in the rain. They happened to have seats at the bar and while we tend not to use... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not a traditional Chinese restaurant, so much more! Like Chinese tapas. Small plates and boy, this place is foodie heaven. A contemporary room on the cozy side, a gorgeous space with a lively crowd. We tried five dishes and loved every one. The pickled cucumbers and a couple kinds of dumplings stood out. No tap beer. Good wine list. Service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant and after a 20 minute wait got a table as even at 6 o'clock it was heaving! Food not the usual Chinese but what we had was tasty, a small menu with interesting specials, I had to leave early as jet lag caught up with me but if I ever return to Vancouver would return... More 

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seatte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fantastic Chinese-inspired brasserie on the edge of Chinatown--though not your usual Chinese restaurant (and the prices reflect that). Gorgeous modern design, but comfortable (if a tad bit loud, though we were there on a Saturday night). They don't take reservations, but wait at the bar (excellent cocktail list) or put your name and cell number on the list and head... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The dishes are tasty, original and look good. They are however also - **tiny** and expensive. Prepare to full yourself up with water and steamed rice.

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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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