Landmark Restaurant hotpot

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 Just announced: the winners of the 2014 Chinese Restaurant Awards, Diners’ Choice, as tabulated from 19,612 ballots.

The Chinese Restaurant Awards have grown from small beginnings into a hotly contested process that focuses a much needed spotlight on the top Chinese tastes in Metro Vancouver. The awards are divided into two parts: the Diners Choice, and the Critics Choice Signature Dish Awards.

We probably shouldn’t comment on the integrity of diners / readers choice voting habits in general. Let’s just say the results can sometimes be “interesting,” depending on how savvy a given resto might be…

However, there’s good reason to think that these winners add up to a worthy guide as to what’s worth checking out in a given  category.

No, we haven’t been to all of them, although we can vouch for several, such as:

S & W Pepper House

Peninsula Seafood Restaurant

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

The Jade Seafood Restaurant

Peaceful Restaurant

Lucky Noodle Chinese Restaurant

Landmark Hotpot House

Deer Garden Signatures

La Patisserie

Wah Yuen Noodle House, Yaohan Centre


Stay tuned for the big guns, the Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be announced on April 23rd—coincidentally, the day after this year’s Vancouver Magazine Awards.

Here’s the Diners Choice list…


Best Wonton Noodles

McNoodle House

8291 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3



Best Sichuan Boiled Beef

S&W Pepper House

Three locations


Best Honey Garlic Spareribs

Bamboo Grove

6920 Number 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y

(604) 278-9585


Best Taiwanese Bubble Tea

Dragon Ball Tea House

1007 West Kind Edward Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6H 1Z3


Best Egg Tart

Lido Restaurant

4231 Hazelbridge Way, #150

Richmond, BC V6X3L7  Cash only, 231-0055


Best Service Restaurant

Peninsula Seafood Restaurant

South Cambie Street

140-650 West 41st Ave

Vancouver, BC V5Z2M9



Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Peninsula Seafood Restaurant

As above


Best Dim Sum Restaurant

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

150-8888 River Road,
Richmond, BC
V6X 0E1. (604) 232-0816


Best Cantonese Restaurant

The Jade Seafood Restaurant


  8511 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3

(604) 249-0082


Best Northern Chinese Restaurant

Peaceful Restaurant

Three locations


Best Shanghainese Restaurant

Long’s Noodle House

4853 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R9

Phone:(604) 879-7879 – Cash only


Best Sichuan Restaurant

Golden Szechuan Restaurant

3631 Number 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2B9

Phone:(604) 288-9058


Best Hunan Restaurant

Lucky Noodle Chinese Restaurant

3 – 3377 Kingsway

Vancouver, BC V5R5K6



Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café

Bubble World Tea House


Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Landmark Hotpot House

4023 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2X9

(604) 872-2868


Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant

Old Buddies Seafood Restaurant

#1120-8391 Alexandra Rd

Richmond, BC V6X1C3



Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Po Kong Vegetarian Restaurant

1334 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3E4

(604) 876-3088


Best Hong Kong-Style Café

Deer Garden Signatures

6270 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 3A1



Best Bakery Shop

La Patisserie

#2- 6360 No.3 Road

Richmond, BC V6Y2B3



Best Food Court Stall

Wah Yuen Noodle House, Yaohan Centre

3700 Number 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X