Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
VIA store 300x100
Join our Newsletter

Where to get the best Chinese food in Metro Vancouver in 2019

The last dish has been cleared and chairs pushed back from the table, and every vote has been tabulated, and we now know all the winners of the Critics' Choice 2019 Chinese Restaurant Awards in Metro Vancouver.

The last dish has been cleared and chairs pushed back from the table, and every vote has been tabulated, and we now know all the winners of the Critics' Choice 2019 Chinese Restaurant Awards in Metro Vancouver.

 Braised Spareribs with Cranberry from Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)Braised Spareribs with Cranberry from Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

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.

The awards begin with the Diners' Choice portion, voted on by the eaters of Metro Vancouver. Those results were announced February 25, and included picks for the best of the best for Northern Chinese eats, congee, and baked goods, as well as new 2019 categories for signature dishes such as Cantonese-style Crispy Chicken, Tofu Pudding, and Sichuan Chilli Oil Wonton.

 Grill Rock Fish with Spicy and Chinese Spice from Li's China Grill (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)Grill Rock Fish with Spicy and Chinese Spice from Li’s China Grill (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

In a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon at the River Rock Casino & Resort in Richmond, the remaining winners - as selected by a panel of industry experts - were revealed, and the honourees celebrated. We've got the list, now it's time for you to choose your next Chinese food-venture.

2019 Chinese Restaurant Awards –Vancouver: Winners List

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Chinese Master Chef Leung Yiu Tong

OCEAN WISE SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AWARDS

YuShang Hot Pot

#202-950 W Broadway, Vancouver (604) 564-6686

Vitality Steam seafood Restaurant

#140-8500 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 370-6699

Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards, presented by Alberta Canola Growers

11 award-winning dishes in total  (*denotes first time winners of the award component)

1. CRISPY ROAST PORK BELLY

Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine

#130-6200 River Road, Richmond (604) 285-8980

 Shanghai-style Fried Pork Buns from Mama's Dumpling (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)Shanghai-style Fried Pork Buns from Mama’s Dumpling (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

2. SHANGHAI-STYLE FRIED PORK BUNS

Mama’s Dumpling*

#103-11782 Hammersmith Way, Richmond (778) 297-1618

3. GRILL ROCK FISH WITH SPICY AND CHINESE SPICE

Li’s China Grill*

#4-3377 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 568-1832

4. DUNGENESS CRAB WITH ZHAJIANG SAUCE & NOODLES

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant*

2408 Saint johns Street, Port Moody (604) 939-8833

 Stir Fry Spicy Clams from The Fish Man (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)Stir Fry Spicy Clams from The Fish Man (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

5. STIR FRY SPICY CLAMS

The Fish Man*

#1170-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 284-5393

6. BC GEODUCK DUO: STEAMED FILLETS WITH WASABI, AND STIR FRY WITH EGGS & BLACK TRUFFLE

Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant

#101–4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083

7. BRAISED SPARERIBS WITH CRANBERRY

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant*

3432 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver (604) 216-0100

8. SLOW-COOKED ANGUS TRIPLE A SHORT BEEF RIB WITH BLACK PEPPER SAUCE

The Jade Seafood Restaurant

#280-2811 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 249-0082

9. DRIED SCALLOP & VERMICELLI IN CLAY POT

The Jade Seafood Restaurant

#280-2811 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 249-0082

10. HERBAL CHINESE WINE CHICKEN POT

Mui Kee Chicken Pot*

#112-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 370-4833

11. ROASTED SALT FREE RANGE CHICKEN

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant*

4989 Victoria Drive, Vancouver (604) 321-6862