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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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Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to this very popular restaurant. We arrived early (they don't take reservations) the place is small and it was almost full at 5:45! The servers we had was great, very friendly & all of them knew the menu well, can explain how each dish is prepared and make good recommendations. Two of us shared 5... More 

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Thank Gerri S
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bao Bei was a restaurant that we had been meaning to try for a while. Hubby and I headed there for our date night. The restaurant is basically a long, semi-narrow room that gets jam packed with people. We arrived at 5:45pm (15mins after it opened) on a Saturday with slushy snow to make things interesting. We were lucky enough... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They don't take reservations so rec arriving early - we got there at 630 on a weekday and got a table but by 730 there was a long line waiting. Loved what we ordered - veggie pot stickers, chicken fried rice, fish du jour, and broccoli. Great, attentive service too. Looking forward to going back.

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Thank AbsJ
Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very tasty with beautiful flavours and I'm glad we finally came to dine here after hearing good reviews over the years. Between the two of us we had 7 dishes that we shared as it's tapas style. Each dish was unique and fantastic. The cocktails were lovely as well. It's not your average cheap Chinese eat. 7... More 

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Thank JLotz
Canmore, Canada
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

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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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
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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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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