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Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

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163 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been told numerous times by numerous people that Bao Bei was da bomb. Well after standing in line on a week night for a 5:30 seating I was ushered to a table in a room that had cool urban and hip well defined in its DNA. The menu was not encyclopedic a mistake that traditional Asian establishments frequently... More 

Thank Anonomoose13
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the recommendation of a friend we headed here for dinner on our first night in Vancouver and were not disappointed! The service was impeccable and the dumplings, belly pork, Sichuan chicken and bacon bok choi were all delicious. We like Chinese food but this is the best we've ever had.

Thank Jenny M
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended to visit this place while I was in town and I'm very glad I did. The atmosphere is very intimate with nice low lighting. Our service wasn't spectacular considering the price of the place but it wasn't invasive either. The cocktail list was very impressive and almost every dish we tried was lovely. If you go here,... More 

1 Thank Helena V
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rounded up to 5 stars. Had dinner at the bar (wait was over an hour), and was impressed with the quality of food and range of flavors. The beef tartare was excellent. The fried chicken was amazing; perfectly cooked and unexpectedly well seasoned. And the octopus salad was epic; perfect balance of textures and flavors. Dumplings, fried rice, and pana... More 

1 Thank MsEmilyRose
United States
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner based on the good reviews. We tried quite a few dishes and they were all quite good. Our favorite was the sticky rice cake and the pea shoots. ( we also tried the vege potstickers, pork and fennel dumplings, Sichuan cucumbers, homemade sausage, mustard greens, chick pea tofu). The cocktails were creative as well. I... More 

Thank jake2771
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You pay too much for feel food ($10 for only 5 dumplings/gyoza? [ And they weren't really good]). The costume service was very unpleasant. The waitress was a kinda rude with me and my girlfriend. So, if you wanna taste a a good Chinese food in Vancouver go to other restaurants in Chinatown. This one doesn't worth your money.

Thank Joabe M
Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a large group a few weeks ago, but we had reserved the family table at the back. If you are in a big group, this restaurant probably isn't for you unless you book that table. It's best for a small group (4 max) who want to share some bites and drinks. We had the chef's tasting menu... More 

Thank Cydney P
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're locals and love this place. I use it for work dinners for hip clients who don't mind the first come first serve basis of reservations. I think of this Chinese as the tastiest food in Vancouver. Small portions, great vegetarian options and top notch waiter. The round table for 10 in the rear is a great spot.

Thank David N
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really fun, lively place where we tried a lot of small plates. Standouts were the Sichuan cucumbers, mantou (steamed buns), crispy tofu, Sichuan fried chicken, and pork and prawn wontons. All were outstanding so I can't pick a favorite. Service was pleasant and friendly as well as prompt - I just can't say enough good things about this place! Of... More 

Thank Sunnydays4ever82
Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is of clean design but with very wonderful details. The bartender is a total professional - the tell-tale sign is an extremely well organized and clean bar in this busy restaurant. The flavours are dynamic but food is prepared so well that you are able to taste all the beautiful flavours. Service - excellent.

Thank wriffgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.