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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

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$$ - $$$
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Chinatown
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163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-688-0876
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Canmore, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had to review Bao Bei because it was such an amazing meal. The food here is truly phenomenal. As other reviewers have noted, this is not your typical chinese food restaurant. Bao Bei is putting a modern twist on traditional and recognisable asian food, like pork buns and crispy tofu and potstickers. The sauces and the flavours are exceptional.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Modern take on Chinese food, serving quality share plates. Drinks were excellent and the service was impeccable. Cool trendy vibe!

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Thank RumRunner65
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived and 'booked' a table for 30 mins time, popping to the Juke bar over (lovely cocktails). Seated after return and 10 mins wait - the place is very busy. Menu comprises small and large plates - choose between 4-6 for two peeps. I have an enormous appetite, my wife not bad for her size - we ordered 6 but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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336 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Years ago, before the swamping of Vancouver by off-shore foreign capital, if you went to a Chinese restaurant and there were Chinese clientele, you were assured of an authentic experience. Today all that has changed, and if you enter a Chinese restaurant that has a unique market approach appealing to the local millennials then you most likely are not in... More 

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Sydney
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk from downtown but parking nearby. We didn't book but stayed at the bar and it was perfect for just the 2 of us. Great service, welcoming and gorgeous food in a very nice setting. The calamari salad, the tofu and the Chinese donughts were to die for, perfectly done and spiced. Drinks were great.

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Thank magaussie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even though on the trendy side, this restaurant remain a favorite. the bill will go up fast because the gourmandise takes over. not the most confortable I would say but that is a minor deception. the attraction is in the plates and i was never disapointed in 6 years. attentive service too. the eggplant appetizer is brilliant !

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Thank neogeoMarc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome modern Asian fusion with special dishes that tasted amazing. We ordered the squid salad, flatbread (with meat) and tofu on humus dish! All tasted delicious and not a scrap was left on our plate! Atmosphere was inviting & service was friendly. Definitely recommended for your visit out to Chinatown!!!

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Thank Richard D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is pretty busy, so you should show up quite early before the big run. The food is amazing, a little pricey but it's definitely worth it! The staff is super friendly. It's a place I'd recommend!

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Thank Konstantin F
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will be our second time as a family of 10 eating at Bao Bei. Their customer service is wonderful. They make you feel very welcomed and the food is truly amazing. Very flavorful and they provide plenty!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful dining room in Chinatown that offers a modern take on traditional Chinese dishes. The food is terrific with a lamb shao bing that I rank among the very best things that I've ever, and I mean ever, put in my mouth. The fried rice is tasty and the mantou is nearly perfect. "Almost" and "nearly" are the words that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 604-688-0876

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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