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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-688-0876
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Ranked #39 of 2,810 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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English first
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We live in LA and are used to tuning out restaurant hype. Frankly, we were prepared to be disappointed but this place won us over on the first dish (mantou). The real deal - tasty, innovative, Chinese-flavors-without-the-grease and reasonably priced. The walk over the bums and urine stains to get here from downtown only adds to the wonderful incongruity. Don't... More

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Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is in China Town which is a fun area to wonder around. It has a very interesting menu - everything is yummy. Wait staff is very helpful, attentive and fun!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I don't know but it was wonderful. I am talking about the fried rice. I have had fried rice before as you have. But, nothing like this. Loved it! Think about it still. We just happened to find this place and so happy we did. We had a great dinner. Everything is meant to be shared but you won't want... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited Bao Bei after looking at the positive feedback on trip advisor and weren't disappointed. The meal was delicious, especially the pea tips and the fried rice. Oh, and the chino margarita was pretty good too if you're looking for a cocktail. Service was great and the restaurant itself had a really nice atmosphere. The only thing was that... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite while in town for business. It was quite busy, but being a solo diner, I snagged a spot at the bar. Great, and attentive, service from the bartender. Interesting cocktail list that I'd expect from a hipster place, drinks are very good. The truffled pork dumplings (5 per order) were delicious. Maybe better than... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is not your typical Chinese food, fun fabulous, modern and unforgettable. Great cocktails, worth dealing with no reservations. Go early to avoid a wait!

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Seattle, WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is worth the wait! On a local's recommendation we ventured to Chinatown to Bao Bei. The staff was very nice, the atmosphere is great and the food is wonderful!!!! Small plates to share come out when ready (so no order), made with local ingredients. The octopus salad was very tasty and the fried rice was the best I... More

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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

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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