Some of the best Dim Sum eateries outside of Asia can be found right here in Vancouver. From authentic (chicken feet) to a modern twist for us Vancouverites, I am sure there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from!
Here are some of my favourites, friends – please add yours!
The Golden Phoenix
2425 Nanaimo – no website
Right off Broadway on Nanaimo, a friend took me here recently to be exposed to East Vancouver! Very busy little restaurant with a hostess with lots of attitude (in a fun way), so you don’t want to mess around, when she calls you…you go!
The food was really good and not oily/greasy…another great option for this Dim Sum list!
Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant
604-734-1668 – no website.
Located upstairs at 1668 West Broadway near Fir St., it’s always busy but worth the wait! Prices are good and it’s fresh and tasty. Go with a friend or reserve a group, great service either way. Order from the menu or choose your dishes from the carts that tour the restaurant. Try the steamed chive and shrimp dumplings – yum!
Floata Seafood Restaurant
This is Canada’s largest chinese restaurant, seating up to 1,000! Go early for your fix or go between 10-1pm, when most vancouverites arrive. In the heart of Chinatown, it’s busy and big and the servers don’t always speak the best english, which is why I like going here. It’s an experience. Order from the menu or from the carts. Reserve a private room for your group or a large table or go by yourself, it really doesn’t matter. Try the Gua Lan and BBQ Pork Buns.
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
Located at 3888 Main Street, you can expect quality and value at this top Dim Sum restaurant. Voted one of the best Dim Sum restaurants in Vancouver. Known for their live seafood tanks and world-famous roasted squab, they also have a great dim sum menu! Try the Har Gau – shrimp dumplings; Sui Mai – steamed pork and shrimp dumplings or order an Alaskan King Crab for the table!