GOODS | Chinatown’s “Bao Bei” Gets Set To Dish Out Special Chinese New Year’s Menu

January 21, 2014 

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie is located at 163 Keefer St. in Vancouver's Chinatown | 604-688-0876 |

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie is located at 163 Keefer St. in Vancouver’s Chinatown | 604-688-0876 |

The GOODS from Bao Bei

Vancouver, BC | Feeling lucky? If not, Bao Bei is here to stuff your face with tasty morsels that bring long life, strength, prosperity, happiness and, of course, good luck between Jan. 22nd and Feb. 1st. Maybe you don’t believe in that kinda thing but it certainly doesn’t hurt to treat your mouth to the delicious foods of good fortune and get your Chinese New Year started off on the right hoof (ha!).

The night is first come first serve, although the family table is available for 2 seatings each night for groups of 8 – 12. The Special Chinese New Year Menu costs $35 per person. The regular menu will also be available. Learn more about the restaurant after the jump…



163 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z4
Telephone: 604 688 0876
Website: | Twitter: @BaoBei1


Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm – Midnight.
Open Mondays from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31.


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The People

Owner: Tannis Ling
General Manager: Chen-Wei Lee
Head Chef: Joël Watanabe
Bar Manager: Derek Granton

About Bao Bei


Meaning “precious” in Mandarin, Bao Bei opened in January of 2010 in the heart of Chinatown with the hope of recreating that special charm that the area used to have.  We specialize in rustic Chinese small plates meant for a more intimate dining experience.  Chef Joël Watanabe, utilizes French techniques and the Japanese eye for plating and presentation to refine traditional flavours, creating unique dishes that maintain authenticity yet display a modern approach.  All our ingredients are locally sourced, organic, hormone free and sustainable and not to worry, we do not use MSG in anything.  Derek Granton oversees the bar with a diverse beer list, a succinct but smart wine list and an imaginative cocktail program using ingredients found in neighbouring Chinatown herbal shops that owner, Tannis Ling, grew up with.  The room is a labour of love with elements of a traditional French brasserie intertwined with vintage Chinese motifs, clean modern lighting and playful details that nod to the owner’s family.  Our aim is to stuff you with yummy food and drink and serve it to you in the most genuine, sincere manner.



EnRoute Magazine: 2nd Best New Restaurant in Canada
Georgia Straight:  Best New Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant Awards: Diner’s Choice Best New Modern Chinese Restaurant

  • Anne

    Wait wait, but where’s more on the menu “after the jump?” More details please!