Canada's largest Chinatown can be found right here in Vancouver. The neighborhood is filled with unique shops, restaurants, bakeries, and all sorts of vendors that make it an adventurous place to explore, day or night. Over the years, Chinatown has seen an increase in trendy restaurants popping up among traditional mainstays in the area that have been around for eons.
A visit to Chinatown is not complete without a meal at Phnom Penh. This Cambodian and Vietnamese restaurant may just be Chinatown's most sought after restaurant. The line ups at lunch and dinner bring plenty of hungry people who're eager to sink their teeth into the flavorful dishes. Make sure to order the butter beef and chicken wings; they're legendary.
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie's menu offers a modern approach to Chinese cuisine, taking inspiration from Taiwan, Shanghai, and the Sichuan province. Here, dishes are perfect for sharing so it's best to go with a couple of people so that you can try a handful of dishes. If there's a wait, head to The Keefer Bar for a drink while you wait.
Vietnamese subs (banh mi) aren't just tasty, they're incredibly affordable at Ba Le Sandwich Shop in Chinatown. These delicious subs are freshly made and cost between $3 and $4.50 each. It doesn't get much better than that.
There's plenty of metered street parking throughout Chinatown and it's usually not too hard to find a spot to park.