Chinese Restaurant Awards Announce Winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards
Vancouver’s favourite Chinese and Taiwanese restaurants revealed
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Restaurant Awards, which were founded in 2008 to recognize high quality Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine in Vancouver. Central to the annual celebration is the highly-anticipated Diners’ Choice Awards, presented by Hong Kong Airlines. The Diners’ Choice Awards invite diners to nominate and vote for their favourite restaurants in 20 dining categories. The public’s involvement is what makes winning one of the Diners’ Choice Awards such a coveted prize among participating restaurants; a distinction made more significant by this year’s milestone 10 year anniversary.
Voting took place from February 5 – March 4 online and on WeChat and was available in both English, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. 35,219 votes were cast over the four week voting period and excitement was readily shared over social media.
The winners of the 2018 Diners’ Choice Awards will be compiled into a new comprehensive diners’ guide, which locals and visitors alike rely on to find the best regional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine in Metro Vancouver. Many new restaurants were selected as winners this year, reflecting diners’ appetite for fresh tastes and appreciation of new cuisines.
Highlights from this year’s awards include the winners of the four new dish categories, as well as the much-desired Best New Restaurant award:
Best Peking Duck: Chang’an, Vancouver
Best Shanghainese Stir Fry Egg White: Suhang Restaurant, Richmond
Best Sichuan Mouthwatering Chicken: Szechuan House, Burnaby
Best Spring Rolls: Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Vancouver
Best New Restaurant: Geng Shi Ji, Richmond
Geng Shi Ji may be new to Vancouver, but it’s an established restaurant franchise business originally from Hunan, China. The restaurant is known for offering reinvented and classic signature dishes from various regional Chinese cuisines. Introduce a new kind of Chinese dinning concept to Vancouver diners.
The winners of the 2018 Diners’ Choice Awards will be invited to attend the 10th annual Chinese Restaurant Awards Ceremony at River Rock Show Theatre on Tuesday, April 17. The result of the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards and the Elite 10 Awards, exclusive to the 10th anniversary year, will be announced on the same day.
2018 Chinese Restaurant Awards
Winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards – Metro Vancouver
21 awards in total | *new awards this year
1. Best PEKING DUCK
1661 Granville Street, Vancouver (604) 681-1313
2. Best SHANGHAINESE STIR FRY EGG WHITE
#100-8291 Ackroyd Road, Richmond (604) 278-7787
3. BEST SICHUAN MOUTHWATERING CHICKEN
4394 Imperial St., Burnaby (604) 439-3029
4. Best SPRING ROLLS
Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant
2881 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver (604) 430-6808
5. Best new Restaurant – open less than one year (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
Geng Shi Ji
1211-8338 Capstan Way, Richmond (604) 370-6899
6. Best ServiceS Restaurant
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
#108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 876-8388
7. Best Fine Dining Restaurant
1161 W Georgia St., Vancouver (604) 979-8886
8. Best Dim Sum Restaurant
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
#101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083
9. Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant
1363 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 255-8927
10. Best Cantonese Restaurant
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine
#130-6200 River Road, Richmond (604) 285-8980
11. Best Northern Chinese Restaurant
1018 Beach Ave., Vancouver (778) 379-3787
12. Best Shanghainese Restaurant
Z&Y Shanghai Cuisine
#1010-4711 Mcclelland Road, Richmond (778) 389-8777
13. Best Sichuan/Hunan Restaurant
Happy Tree House BBQ
3502 Kingsway St., Vancouver (778) 383-9575
#105-8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond (778) 297-1386
14. Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café
6900 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 284-5434
15. Best Hot Pot Restaurant
16. Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant
Congee Noodle House
141 E Broadway, Vancouver (604) 879-8221
17. Best Hong Kong-Style Café
18. Best B.B.Q. Shop
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568
19. Best Bakery Shop
20. Best Food Court Stall
Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle
Crystal Mall Food Court, #2128-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 317-5530
21. Best Fantuan delivery Restaurant (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
Me + Crepe
Hi-res photos are available upon request.
The Awards’ result of 2018 is audited by Jacqueline Lai, CPA, the Awards’ dedicated auditor.
*The Chinese Restaurant Awards wishes to thank the following partners: Alberta Canola Growers, Hennessy, Möet and Chandon, Hong Kong Airlines, Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, Underwater Harvesters Association, Ocean Wise, Twiisted Media, Vandiary.com and Fantuan Delivery.
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|The Chinese Restaurant Awards|
The Chinese Restaurant Awards were launched in 2008 on two founding principles: to raise awareness for the exceptional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine available in Metro Vancouver and to create a platform for cross-cultural culinary exchange, to support the development of a more vibrant and dynamic dining scene. The Awards are organized into three sections: Diners’ Choice Awards, Social Media Choice Awards, and Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards. The annual selections are widely recognized as the authority on Chinese food and serve as the go-to restaurant guide for visiting and local food lovers. The Chinese Restaurant Awards are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year and are now the longest running Chinese culinary awards event in the world. Since their founding, the Awards have distinguished themselves as pioneers of the Vancouver Chinese food scene, striving to always inspire, excite, and engage diners.