Chinese Restaurant Awards Reveal Top Dishes in Town

Looking for the best Chinese food in Vancouver? Dig into these award-winning dishes

The Chinese Restaurant Awards celebrate a decade of Chinese cuisine and culture

There’s no denying that Vancouver boasts a wide variety of incredible Chinese cuisine. In fact, during the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, Conde Nast Traveller quoted local Chinese food critic Stephanie Yuen, saying, “Vancouver is home to the best Chinese food in the world. Period.”

Each year, the Chinese Restaurant Awards showcase the best Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine available in Greater Vancouver. From small-scale eateries to legacy establishments, the Chinese Restaurant Awards have chronicled how the local food scene has evolved and expanded. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Restaurant Awards, and a decade of honouring Chinese and Taiwanese culinary heritage.

On Tuesday, April 17th, the 2018 Chinese Restaurant Awards ceremony was held at the River Rock Show Theatre. Over 250 restaurateurs, industry leaders, partners and members of the media gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

Without further adieu, here are the top honours from the 2018 Chinese Restaurant Awards…


Hennessy the Elite 10 Awards

Exclusive for the 10th annual awards, the Elite 10 Awards honoured the 10 most outstanding restaurants of the last decade (in alphabetic order)…

  1. Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant, #101-4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-279-0083 (pictured above)
  2. Congee Noodle House, 141 E Broadway, Vancouver, 604-879-8821
  3. Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, #108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver, 604-876-8388
  4. Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant, 8071 Park Road, Richmond, 604-278-0873
  5. HK BBQ Master, #145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-272-6568
  6. Hoi Tong Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 8191 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, 604-276-9229
  7. Kalvin’s Szechuan Restaurant, 5225 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, 604-321-2888
  8. Landmark Hotpot House, 4023 Cambie Street, Vancouver, 604-872-2868
  9. Long’s Noodle House, 4853 Main St., Vancouver, 604-879-7879
  10. The Jade Seafood Restaurant, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond, 604-249-0082 (closing location mid-April; moving to new location in June/July; pictured at top of article)


Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards

The Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards were judged by acclaimed local food critics who scoured the city in search of the top 10 must-taste dishes of the year…

  1. Minced Prawn Steamed with Fish Maw at Kirin Restaurant (Richmond branch), 7900 Westminister Hwy, Richmond, 604-303-8833
  2. Steamed Bun Filled with Salty Egg Yolk Lava at Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant, #101-4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-279-0083
  3. Honey Glazed Bbq Iberico Pork Steamed Rice Roll at Mott 32, 1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, 604-979-8886
  4. Pan Seared Oysters in Supreme Soy Sauce at Red Star Seafood Restaurant, 8298 Granville Street, Vancouver (604) 261-8389, #2200-8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, 604-270-3003
  5. Chinese Sauerkraut Fish at Too Two Chinese Sauerkraut Fish Restaurant, #101-4940 No.3 Road, Richmond, 604-303-0490 (pictured)
  6. Claypot Chicken with Trotters at Geng Shi Ji, #1211-8388 Capstan Way, Richmond, 604-370-6899
  7. Squid Paste-Stuffed Chinese Doughnut with Mountain Yam In Golden Sauce at The Jade Seafood Restaurant , 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond, 604-249-0082 (closing location mid-April; moving to new location in June/July)
  8. Szechuan Style Braised B.C. Sturgeon in Spicy Chili Clay Pot at 1886, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, 778-370-8500
  9. Tofu With Crab Cream Sauce at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, #108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver, 604-876-8388
  10. Beef Brisket Curry at Chinatown BBQ, 130 East Pender Street, Vancouver, 604-428-2626


Special Awards of the Year

Hennessy’s Top Service and Sales Awards


The Elite Wine Program Excellence Award


Diners’ Choice Awards

On March 5th, the 21 winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards were announced prior to the official ceremony. The Awards received 35,219 votes in four weeks on the official website and on WeChat…

  1. Best Peking Duck, Chang’an, 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver, 604-681-1313 (pictured)
  2. Best Shanghainese Stir Fry Egg White, Suhang Restaurant, #100-8291 Ackroyd Road, Richmond, 604-278-7787
  3. Best Sichuan Mouthwatering Chicken, Szechuan House, 4394 Imperial St., Burnaby, 604-439-3029
  4. Best Spring Rolls, Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 2881 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, 604-430-6808
  5. Best New Restaurant (open less than one year), Geng Shi Ji, 1211-8338 Capstan Way, Richmond, 604-370-6899
  6. Best Service Restaurant, Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, #108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver, 604-876-8388
  7. Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Mott 32, 1161 West Georgia, Vancouver, 604- 876-8388
  8. Best Dim Sum Restaurant, Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant, #101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond, 604-279-0083
  9. Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant, 1363 Kingsway, Vancouver, 604-255-8927
  10. Best Cantonese Restaurant, Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine, #130-6200 River Road, Richmond, 604-285-8980
  11. Best Northern Chinese Restaurant, Najia Restaurant, 1018 Beach Ave., Vancouver, 778-379-3787
  12. Best Shanghainese Restaurant, Z&Y Shanghai Cuisine, #1010-4711 McClelland Road, Richmond, 778-389-8777
  13. Best Sichuan/Hunan Restaurant, Happy Tree House BBQ, 3502 Kingsway St., Vancouver, 778-383-9575; #105-8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond, 778-297-1386
  14. Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café, Memory Corner, 6900 No.3 Road, Richmond, 604-284-5434
  15. Best Hot Pot Restaurant, Boiling Point, Various locations
  16. Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant, Congee Noodle House, 141 East Broadway, Vancouver, 604-879-8221
  17. Best Hong Kong-Style Café, Copa Café, Various locations
  18. Best BBQ Shop, HK B.B.Q. Master, #145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-272-6568
  19. Best Bakery Shop, Maxim’s Bakery, Various locations
  20. Best Food Court Stall, Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle, Crystal Mall Food Court, #2128-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, 778-317-5530
  21. Best Fantuan Delivery Restaurant, Me + Crepe, Various locations