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

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.
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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)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)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.