The results are in! Over 38,000 diners in the lower mainland  voted for their favourite places to eat in 21 different categories and Richmond restaurants dominated the spots with over 15 restaurants on the list. With over 400 Asian restaurants in the city, we know how hard it can be to pick just one restaurant to eat at!

For 2017, the Chinese Restaurant Awards introduced seven new categories:

  • Best Cantonese Siu Mai
  • Best Shredded Turnip Pastry
  • Best Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles
  • Best Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken
  • Best Durian Glutinous Rice Dumpling
  • Best New Restaurant (presented by Van-Food)
  • Best Takeout Restaurant (presented by Van-Food)

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 2017 winners!

Best Cantonese Siu Mai

Image Credit: Lindsay Anderson

Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant

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

Best Shredded Turnip Pastry

Image credit: Lindsay Anderson

Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine

180 – 4260 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 778-868-1238

Best Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

Long’s Noodle House

4853 Main Street, Vancouver – 604-879-7879

Best Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Image Credit: Tourism Richmond

Memory Corner

6900 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-284-5434

Best Durian Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Kirin Restaurants

200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Highway, Richmond, 604-303-8833

Best New Restaurant (open less than 1 year)

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice

140 – 8100 No. 2 Road, Richmond, 604-447-9090

Best Vanfood’s Takeout Restaurant

Alvin Garden

4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby, 604-437-0828

Best Services Restaurant

The Jade Seafood Restaurant

8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond, 604-249-0082

Best Fine Dining Restaurant


7 – 1611 Granville Street, Vancouver, 604-681-1313

Best Dim Sum Restaurant

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant

102 – 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-273-8208
One other location in Vancouver

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant

1363 Kingsway, Vancouver, 604-255-8927

Best Northern Chinese Restaurant


7 – 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver, 604-681-1313

Best Cantonese Restaurant

J&C Top Gun Restaurant
Image Credit: Lindsay Anderson

Top Gun J&C Restaurant

2020 – 8766 McKim Way, Richmond, 604-231-8006

Best Shanghainese Restaurant

Image Credit: Sherman Chan

Shanghai River Restaurant

110 – 7831 Westminster Highway, Richmond, 604-233-8885

Best Szechuan/Hunan Restaurant

Lucky Noodle Chinese Restaurant

3 – 3377 Kingsway, Vancouver, 604-430-8818

Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Cafe

Image Credit: Lindsay Anderson

Pearl Castle Cafe

1128 – 3799 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, 604-270-3939
1782 – 6060 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, 604-279-0177

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Mongolian Little Sheep Hot Pot
Image Credit: Lindsay Anderson

Liu Yi Shou Hot Pot Restaurant

150 – 4731 Garden City Road, Richmond, 604-285-6122
Two other locations in Vancouver

Best Hong Kong-Style Cafe

Deer Garden Signatures, Image credit: Michael Kwan
Image credit: Michael Kwan

Deer Garden Signatures

2015 – 8580 Alexandra Road, Richmond, 604-278-9229
8388 Capstan Way, Richmond, 604-278-3779
One other location in Vancouver

Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant

Neptune Seafood Restaurant
Image Credit: Lindsay Anderson

Neptune Wonton Noodle

110 – 8171 Ackroyd Road, Richmond, 604-207-9889
67A – 7899 Templeton Station, Richmond, 604-248-8993
Other locations in Surrey and Burnaby

Best Food Court Stall

Spare ribs on rice in a clay pot. Photo credit: Sherman Chan
Image credit: Sherman Chan

James Snack Sandpot Rice, Empire Centre

1160 – 4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-716-1328

Best BBQ Shop

Image Credit: Lindsay Anderson

Parker Place (Aberdeen) Meat & BBQ

1020 – 4380 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-233-1138

Best Bakery Shop

T&T Supermarkets – Bakery Shop

Various locations

Are there any Chinese restaurants you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!