Richmond restaurants win big at Chinese Restaurant Awards

They took home prizes in 17 of the 23 categories

Richmond’s Chinese restaurants once again dominated the annual Chinese Restaurant Awards, taking home prizes in 17 of the 23 categories.

The awards celebrated their 11th year this year, choosing the best of the hundreds of restaurants offering Chinese cuisine in Metro Vancouver.  

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Honoured were classic favourites like Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant, ones with celebrity fans like HK BBQ Master and newly opened spots like HaiDiLao Hot Pot.

HK BBQ Master
Food from Richmond's HK BBQ Master, which Seth Rogen and David Chang recently visited. Photo: Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver is Awesome

The awards added new categories for three signature dishes this year. Richmond’s iTofu won for having the best tofu pudding, but Vancouver’s Dynasty Seafood Restaurant had the best Cantonese-style crispy chicken and Burnaby’s Chao Shou Wang was picked for its chili oil wontons.  

Richmond’s HK BBQ Master, though, was the overall favourite and won in the Most Voted category.

Here’s the complete list of winners, to plan your next meal out:

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

With files from Vancouver is Awesome's Lindsay William-Ross

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