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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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home made dumplings recommended and they didnt dissappoint - especially the prawn wontons with chilli vinagrette and black beans and the steamed pork buns

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
sarah n
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

home made dumplings recommended and they didnt dissappoint - especially the prawn wontons with chilli vinagrette and black beans and the steamed pork buns

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First off, this is a beautiful looking restaurant, with a trendy and alluring vibe, full of well dressed foodcouverites. It's frequently one of the busiest restaurants in Vancouver and, while the food does delight the taste buds, your wallet will cry and tummy will rumble, as you leave the place wondering where the main course was. We shared six dishes... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When arriving at theis restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown, it looked quite simple. We ordered a sampler of everything, and were amazed. From the vegetables (home pickled), to the fish, pork, beef and lamb. The food was delicious and prepared in a variety of ways. Some in fried rice, some on vegetables, on bread, pulled, fried, cooked an steamed. O wow!... More 

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Montreal
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This Restaurant has a simplistic decor and it quite charming. This Restaurant came highly recommended by my sister-in-law, who lives in Vancouver. We started with some cocktails recommended by our waiter. Then shared many dishes The herbs and spices used for some of their dishes were outstanding and elevated each bite. We were in Vancouver for two weeks and this... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I came here with my husband while visiting Vancouver. Had noticed "best new Chinese restaurant" rating in a local publication. We were prepared for the wait and interested to experience updated chinese food. We were not expecting the harried / bordering on rude hostess, mediocre, standardly heavy Chinese food(albeit with updated ingredients) and servers who did not seem particularly interested... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Best Chinese food I've ever had. All around fantastic. The decor, the service, the food, the drinks. Did I mention the food? Incredible Chinese dishes with a French flair, hip atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great food! Long wait though, but it's well worth it! Classic comfort foods, with cocktails! Will be back again

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had been warned about the waiting times, and hostess estimated up to an hour when we arrived. So we got drinks at their bar, and then were seated in less than ten minutes. Intriguing menu, and server was very helpful with suggestions on dishes. Unlike so many small plates restaurants, Bao Bei doesn't rush you. We were served one... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Waited almost 2 hours on Saturday night but worth it. Spent time at a wonderful bar next door, Keefer. The food is exceptional and waiter was friendly and knowledgable, never felt rushed or unimportant. Ordered fried rice; crispy pork belly cooked for hours which you shred and mix with pickled condiments; and other delicious specials.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Come hungry. Don't eat lunch. And get here for 5:15. I know, I know, that's a bit early for dinner but they don't take resos and by 5:25 there's a huge lineup. And we were there on a Monday night!! No empty tables by 6:30!! We had our usual: marinated eggplant, crispy tofu, Sichuan cucumbers, shao Bing (you must order... 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: 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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