5 authentic Chinese restaurants in Chinatown you must try

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Formerly home to a bustling restaurant scene, Chinatown has gone through numerous changes in recent years. Even though the neighbourhood is changing, some authentic dining experiences remain.

Check out one of the following restaurants to a more traditional taste of the neighbourhood.

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5 Great Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown

By Vancity Buzz

 

Formerly a bustling restaurant scene, Chinatown has undergone a number of changes in recent years. Check out one of the following restaurants to get a more traditional taste of the neighbourhood.

  • New Town Bakery & Restaurant

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    More known for their pastries, this spot, which opened in 1980, has plenty of fresh options for both take out snacks and eat-in meals. Bring cash and remember to take a number!

  • Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant

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    The oldest restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown, this spot serves up country-style Cantonese cuisine. Grab an old school Chinese meal in this great old school building.

  • Kent’s Kitchen

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    Hot and ready, huge portions, and unlimited soup and tea with a meal. Kent’s Kitchen offers a buffet-style service with options for less than $5. Take a number and be prepared to wait in line!

  • Boss Bakery & Restaurant

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    With a bakery up front and a restaurant in the back, Boss Restaurant offers quick service and lunch for under $10. Try the hot or cold milk tea and HK-style cha-chaan-teng breakfasts!

  • Kam Gok Yuen

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    A diamond in the rough. Don’t be fooled by the slightly grungy exterior, Kam Gok Yuen boasts friendly staff and some of the best BBQ in town.

New Town Bakery & Restaurant

More known for their pastries this spot, which opened in 1980, has plenty of fresh options for both take out snacks and eat-in meals. Bring cash and remember to take a number!

Address: 148 East Pender St.

Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant

The oldest restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown, this spot serves up country-style Cantonese cuisine. Grab an old school Chinese meal in this great old school building.

Address: 102 E Pender St.

Kent’s Kitchen

Hot and ready, huge portions, and unlimited soup and tea with a meal. Kent’s Kitchen offers a buffet style service with options for less than $5. Take a number and be prepared to wait in line!

Address: 232 Keefer St.

Boss Bakery & Restaurant

With a bakery up front and a restaurant in the back, Boss Restaurant offers quick service and lunch for under $10. Try the hot or cold milk tea and HK-style cha-chaan-teng breakfasts.

Address: 532 Main St.

Kam Gok Yuen

A diamond in the rough. Don’t be fooled by the slightly grungy exterior, Kam Gok Yuen boasts friendly staff and some of the best BBQ in town.

Address: 142 E. Pender St.

 

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