Best Chinese restaurants in Vancouver 2015 award winners

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Best Five-Spice Beef wrapped in Chinese Pancake at Shanghai Morning Restaurant  (Photo courtesy CRA)

The results are in, and we now know the best Chinese restaurants in Vancouver this year.

The Chinese Restaurant Awards have released the results of their 2015 Diners’ Choice Awards, which seeks to find the best in Chinese food all over Vancouver. Perhaps not surprisingly, a fair portion of the winners are located in our area’s most well-known community for excellent Chinese food, Richmond.

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This year saw a 42% increase in voter participation, with a total of 33,759 votes cast in a period of 34 days. The Awards organization credits Vancouver’s thriving Chinese culinary industry and the public’s growing interest in Chinese cuisine and specialities from tourists and locals alike for the popularity of Chinese food and their annual awards.

On April 15, the Chinese Restaurant Awards will announce the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards and Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards, rounding out this overview of the best in Chinese food in Metro Vancouver.

For 2015 and their seventh annual awards, the Chinese Restaurant Awards added five categories: Best Har Gow (Shrimp Dumpling), Best Five-Spice Beef wrapped in Chinese Pancake, Best Tea-smoked Duck, Best Three Cup Chicken, and Best Original-flavor Egg Waffle. This year they’ve brought back the Best BBQ Shop award, as well.

Winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards – Metro Vancouver

Best Har Gow (Shrimp Dumpling)
Kirin Restaurants
1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604) 682-8833
2/F, 555 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 879-8038
350 Gifford Street, New Westminster (604) 528-8833
200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 303-8833

Best Five-Spice Beef wrapped in Chinese Pancake
Shanghai Morning Restaurant
#125-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (778) 297-6098

Tea-smoked duck at Dinesty (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

Tea-smoked duck at Dinesty (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

Best Tea-smoked Duck
Dinesty Dumpling House
1719 Robson Street, Vancouver (604) 669-7769
#160-8111 Ackroyd Road, Richmond (604) 303-7772
Aberdeen Centre, #2788-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 303-9998

Best Three Cup Chicken
Pearl Castle Café
#1128-3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond (604) 270-3939
#1782-6060 Minoru Blvd, Richmond (604) 279-0177
#14-4429 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 559-7929
#3000-10153 King George Blvd, Surrey (604) 498-1888

Best Original-flavor Egg Waffle
Bubble Queen
#1200-8888 Odlin Crescent, Richmond (778) 297-7838

Best Service Restaurant
Hakkasan Bistro
#110-2811 No. 5 Road, Richmond (604) 273-9191

Best Fine Dining Restaurant 
Chang’An
#7-1661 Granville Street, Vancouver (604) 681-1313

Best Dim Sum Restaurant 
Kirin Restaurants
1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604) 682-8833
2/F, 555 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 879-8038
350 Gifford Street, New Westminster (604) 528-8833
200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 303-8833

Best Cantonese Restaurant
Bamboo Grove
6920 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 278-9585

Best Northern Chinese Restaurant 
Peaceful Restaurant
#110-532 W. Broadway, Vancouver (604) 879-9878
43 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 559-9511
2394 4th Avenue W, Vancouver (604) 559-9533

Best Shanghainese Restaurant
Dinesty Dumpling House
1719 Robson Street, Vancouver (604) 669-7769
#160-8111 Ackroyd Road, Richmond (604) 303-7772
Aberdeen Centre, #2788-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 303-9998

Three Cup Chicken at Pearl Castle (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

Three Cup Chicken at Pearl Castle (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

Best Sichuan Restaurant
*Unfortunately the winner, Nine Dishes, has closed their business permanently, according to the CRA. “The Awards reserve the winning title to this restaurant as it received a major number of votes and nomination from diners,” said the CRA via e-mail, adding that the restaurants placing second and third, respectively, in this category are:
– 0755 Restaurant
3779 Sexmith Road, Richmond (604) 273-0755
– New Szechuan Restaurant
#1-511 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam (604) 939-0718

Best Hunan Restaurant
Alvin Garden
4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby (604) 437-0828

Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café
Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry
#1180-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 270-3100

Best Hot Pot Restaurant
Claypot Hotpot and BBQ
#105-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 284-5181

Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant 
Max Noodle House
#185-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 231-8141

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
4 Stones Vegetarian Cuisine
#150-7771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 278-0852

Best Hong Kong-Style Café
Deer Garden Signatures
#2015-8580 Alexandra Road  Richmond (604) 278-9229
8388 Capstan Way, Richmond (604) 278-3779
6270 Fraser St., Vancouver (604) 322-6116

Best B.B.Q. Shop
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568

Best Bakery Shop
Saint Germain Bakery
Oakridge Centre, #137-650 West 41st Ave., Vancouver (604) 267-0807
Aberdeen Centre, #1428-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 276-8378
Metropolis at Metrotown, #1144-4720 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 438-8182

Best Food Court Stall
Bubble Waffle Café, Aberdeen Centre
#3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 370-2211

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