The 6th Annual Diners’ Choice Award: The Best Twenty in the City

( VANCOUVER, B.C. – March 10, 2014 )  The growing number of voters participating in the annual Diners’ Choice Awards is a good indication that Vancouverites are becoming more and more enthusiastic about honouring the best Chinese food in the Lower Mainland. The votes are not only a reflection of today’s dining trend but also the key in making the Chinese Restaurant Awards a reliable dining guide in Canada. This year, EY Canada is the official auditor that verified the 19,612 votes cast in the past four weeks, a 14% increase in votes over 2013.


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After more than twelve months of anticipation, diners were eager to
nominate and vote for their annual favourite restaurants. The
competition heated up about halfway into the voting period when several
restaurants were in the lead. The top three in each category were
announced daily on the awards’ website, making the voting process more
exciting and transparent.

Max Noodle House won the title
of Best Wonton Noodles. Diners were impressed by the chef’s skill in
balancing the combination of soup, noodles, and wonton all in one bowl.
S&W Pepper House won Best Sichuan Boiled Beef by maintaining the
authenticity of a classic dish. Bamboo Grove, the oldest Chinese
restaurant in Richmond, knows a thing or two about making the Best Honey
Garlic Spareribs, a delicacy that was invented right here in Canada.

Peninsula Seafood Restaurant at Oakridge Centre quickly won diners’
hearts with its outstanding performance, after only four months of
operation. The restaurant took first place in the Best Service and Best
Fine Dining Restaurant categories. In the Best Egg Tart category, Lido
Restaurant was the top contender throughout the competition. It won the
title by carefully crafting the Hong Kong-style pastry that is adored by
many. Last but not least, the title of Best Taiwanese Bubble Tea was
bestowed on Dragon Ball, a small café at the corner of West King Edward
Avenue and Oak Street that has gained a loyal following.

winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards will be invited to the opulent
awards ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver on April 23. The
judging panels of the Critics Choice Awards in Metro Vancouver and
Greater Toronto have finished their tasting journey and summited their
ballots to EY Canada for audition. The results will also be announced at
the ceremony.


Winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards  – Greater Vancouver
(20 awards in total) *new awards this year

1.       Best Wonton Noodles*
MaxNoodle House
#185-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 231-8141

2.       Best Sichuan Boiled Beef*
S&W Pepper House
#1812-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 451-3916

3.       Best Honey Garlic Spareribs*
Bamboo Grove
6920 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 278-9585

4.       Best Taiwanese Bubble Tea*
Dragon Ball Tea House
1007 W. King Edward Ave. Vancouver, B.C.  (604) 738-3198

5.       Best Egg Tart*
Lido Restaurant
#150-4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 231-0055

6.       Best Service Restaurant*
Peninsula Seafood Restaurant
#140-650 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia (604) 428-9999

7.       Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Peninsula Seafood Restaurant
#140-650 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia (604) 428-9999

8.       Best Dim Sum Restaurant
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
#150-8888 River Road, Richmond (604) 232-0816

9.       Best Cantonese Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant

8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 249-0082

10.    Best Northern Chinese Restaurant
Peaceful Restaurant
#110-532 W. Broadway, Vancouver  (604) 879-9878
43 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 559-9511
2394 4th Avenue W, Vancouver (604) 559-9533

11.    Best Shanghainese Restaurant
Long’s Noodle House
#4853 Main Street,, Vancouver (604) 879-7879

12.    Best Sichuan Restaurant
Golden Szechuan Restaurant
#170-3631 No. 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 288-9058

13.    Best Hunan Restaurant
Lucky Noodle Chinese Restaurant
#3-3377 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 430-8818

14.    Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café
Bubble World Tea House
Ten Locations

15.    Best Hot Pot Restaurant
Landmark Hotpot House
4023 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia (604) 872-2868

16.    Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant
Old Buddies Seafood Restaurant
#1120-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 370-4833

17.    Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Po Kong Vegetarian Restaurant
1334 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 876-3088

18.    Best Hong Kong-Style Café
Deer Garden Signatures
#2015-8580 Alexandra Road  Richmond (604) 278-9229
#1118-3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond (604) 278-3779
6270 Fraser St., Vancouver (604) 322-6116

19.    Best Bakery Shop
La Patisserie
8278 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia (604) 269-0002
#2-6360 No.3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia (604) 270-3092

20.    Best Food Court Stall
Wah Yuen Noodle House, Yaohan Centre
#1035-3700 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 231-9080

The Chinese Restaurant Awards wishes to thank the following sponsors: Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, EY Canada, OpenRoad Auto Group, Lugaro Jewellers, FortisBC, Heineken, Amoy Food limited, Anchor Foods International Limited, Northern Divine Caviar, Premium Pork Akakuro-Buta, Target Marine Hatcheries, Underwater Harvesters’ Association, Fortune World, CityTV, OMNI Television, Richmond Review, Yelp Canada, Vancouver Boulevard,,, and

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