These are the best places to get Chinese food in Metro Vancouver right now

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Now in its 11th year, the Chinese Restaurant Awards aim to celebrate the bounty of Chinese cuisine in Metro Vancouver, and to offer local and visiting diners an approachable way to explore the vast array of dishes, styles, and regional specialties that can be found here.

Best Cantonese-style Crispy Chicken (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

Each year, the Chinese Restaurant Awards add new categories; for 2019 the iconic dishes up for votes include Cantonese-style Crispy Chicken, Tofu Pudding, and Sichuan Chilli Oil Wonton. For the last few weeks, Chinese food fans have been voting for their favourites in the annual contest to select the Diners’ Choice for beloved dishes, restaurants, and food court stalls around Metro Vancouver.

Best Sichuan Chili OIl Wonton (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

Now the diners’ votes have been tabulated, and the results are in. Did your favourite place to get Northern Chinese eats, congee, or baked goods make the cut? Check out the results:

Best Cantonese-style Crispy Chicken
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
#108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 876-8388
Honorable Mention: Kirin Restaurants, various locations

Best Sichuan Chili Oil Wonton
Chao Shou Wang
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 371-5033
Honorable Mention: Top Shanghai Restaurant, #120-8100 Ackroyd Rd, Richmond (604) 278-8798

Best Tofu Pudding
iTofu
#125 – 4940 No.3 Road, Richmond (236) 888-6618
Honorable Mention: Excellent Tofu & Snacks, 4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 232.0268

Most Voted Restaurant (Presented by Vanpeople.com)
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568
Honorable Mention: Emporer’s Kitchen, G/F, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 279-9997

Best New Restaurant – open less than one year (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
HaiDiLao Hot Pot
#200-5890 No 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 370-6665
Honorable Mention: Xin Fu Tang, 3432 Cambie St, Vancouver (604) 707-0275

Best Service Restaurant
Dolar Shop Hotpot
#720-5300 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 370-7077
Honorable Mention: HaiDiLao Hot Pot, #200-5890 No 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 370-6665

Best Fine Dining Restaurant 
Mott32
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver (604-979-8886)
Honorable Mention: Kirin Restaurants, various locations

Best Dim Sum Restaurant 
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
#101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083
Honorable Mention: Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine, #130-6200 River Road, Richmond (604) 285-8980

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant
1363 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 255-8927
Honorable Mention: 3G Vegetarian Restaurant, 3424 Cambie St., Vancouver (604) 568-9008

Best Cantonese Restaurant
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
#101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083
Honorable Mention: Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, 777 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 876-8388

Best Northern Chinese Restaurant 
Emporer’s Kitchen
G/F, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 279-9997
Honorable Mention: Chang’An, 1/F, 1661 Granville St, Vancouver (604) 681-1313

Best Shanghainese Restaurant 
Dinesty Dumpling House
Various locations
Honorable Mention: Shanghai River Restaurant, 7831 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 233-8885

Best Sichuan Restaurant
Too Two Chinese Sauerkraut Fish
#101-4940 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 303-0490
Honorable Mention: Chengdu Spicy Restaurant, 2150-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 285-7999 and #6-4300 Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 379-2226

Best Hunan Restaurant
Tian Shi Fu Restaurant
8251 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 276-9168
Honorable Mention: Marine Bay Restaurant, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 285-3668

Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café
Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea
various locations
Honorable Mention: Xin Fu Tang, 3432 Cambie St, Vancouver (604) 707-0275

Best Hot Pot Restaurant
HaiDiLao Hot Pot
#200-5890 No 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 370-6665
Honorable Mention: Boiling Point, various locations

Best Congee and/or Noodle Restaurant 
Congee Noodle House
141 E Broadway, Vancouver (604) 879-8221
Honorable Mention: Double Double Restaurant, 128-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4E4

Best Hong Kong-Style Café
Deer Garden Signatures
Various locations
Honorable Mention: Wo Fung Noodle House, 8088 Park Road, Richmond (604) 370-3638

Best B.B.Q. Shop
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568
Honorable Mention: Parker Place (Aberdeen) Meat & B.B.Q., #1020-4380 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 233-1138

Best Dessert restaurant
Snackshot
7980 Granville St., Vancouver (604) 559-7980
Honorable Mention: MeetFresh, 1136-8328 Capstan Way, Richmond (778) 868-1666

Best Bakery Shop
Kam Do Bakery
6211 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 284-5611
110-4328 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 370-6663
Honorable Mention: Saint Germain Bakery, various locations

Best Food Court Stall
Bubble Waffle Café, Aberdeen Centre
#3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 370-2211
Honorable Mention: Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle, Crystal Mall Food Court, #2128-4500, Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 379-6630

Best Fantuan TAKEOUT Restaurant (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
Maojiao Bobo Fish
#132-4200 No.3 Road, Richmond (778) 239-0019
Honorable Mention: Neptune Wonton Noodle, various locations

In addition to Diners’ Choice, the Chinese Restaurant Awards feature the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish categories, which are decided on by a panel of local food personalities. Those winners will be announced–and everyone honoured–at an event and awards ceremony in April this year at the River Rock Casino & Resort in Richmond.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom