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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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163 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is not big, the menu is not much bigger, but the variety and quality are excellent. Interesting range of cocktails to get you started.

Thank Mark P
Boise, Idaho
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is small and cozy. Get there when it opens (no reservations) or you will be waiting. The round high tables at the left front side of the restaurant are best to stay out of the way and to gaze; however they will only seat 2 or 3 patrons. All dishes should be considered depending on what one feels... More 

Thank bob h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!WE knew this was a place where they do not take reservations. However since it was near where we were staying, we went in and the hostess told us that it would be a 30 minute wait. We came back in 30 minutes and... More 

Thank tedster074
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just over a year since I last went to this Restaurant. The food remains delicious. The staff is welcoming. We were a group of 5 and we ordered several plates from Tofu entrée to dumpings, chicken, fried spicy cauliflower and much more. Everything was delightful. A suggestion would be to arrive around 5 pm (opening at 5:30) and on a... More 

Thank France B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another of Vancouvers absolute dining gems Creative share plate menu options that will delight the most discerning foodies Value for money way in excess of Melbourne

Thank Geoff S
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210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend suggested we went here and so we did. However, this place isn't what I expected at all. They don't really do Chinese food - it's more like Chinese-influenced food served in a tapas style. The flavours and textures are interesting, but for me are not overly impressive. The portions are quite small (tapas style), and so you will... More 

Thank Dr-S-White
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu created by someone with a terrific palate. A smaller well thought out menu of delicious and very creative dishes along with great cocktails and interesting wine and beer offerings. We arrived shortly before opening to avoid a long wait and enjoyed a delicious meal along with great service from the young hip and very well informed staff. It's... More 

Thank LDR888
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Concierge recommended this lively Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, and we found it to be very busy but accommodating. We were impressed with the choices on the menu and had a tasty and out of the ordinary dinner. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Ingrid C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a bit of confusion to start ( I thought we were waiting at the bar having drinks until a table was ready, the waiter thought we were going to eat at the bar) we were seated at a table. I should add that the barman was lovely and gave us lots of recommendations for things to do in Vancouver.... More 

Thank Christine M
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bao Bei is a great restaurant, with delicious, modern innovative cuisine and amazing cocktails. It's also like a honey badger, it doesn't give a crap. The restaurant is always busy and doesn't take reservations so it has major attitude. For me, it's not worth feeling like you are lucky to be their for the experience anymore. The best bet if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 604-688-0876

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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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