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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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  • 85
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 2
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  • 3
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ABowman5
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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isle of wight
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great mini bites and delicious innovative dishes- came pretty fast considering how packed it was! Noisy, which is part of the fun, so loud that Janis Joplin was drowned out!

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?