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

231-814

 

Best Sichuan Boiled Beef

S&W Pepper House

Three locations

http://www.swpepperhouse.com

 

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

604-428-9999

 

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

http://www.seaharbour.com

 

Best Cantonese Restaurant

The Jade Seafood Restaurant

 

  8511 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3

(604) 249-0082

 

www.jaderestaurant.ca

 

Best Northern Chinese Restaurant

Peaceful Restaurant

Three locations

http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com

 

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

http://www.goldenszechuanrestaurant.com

 

Best Hunan Restaurant

Lucky Noodle Chinese Restaurant

3 – 3377 Kingsway

Vancouver, BC V5R5K6

604-430-8818

 

Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café

Bubble World Tea House

www.bubbleworld.ca

 

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

604-370-4833

 

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

604-322-6116

www.deergarden.ca

 

Best Bakery Shop

La Patisserie

#2- 6360 No.3 Road

Richmond, BC V6Y2B3

604-270-3092

 

Best Food Court Stall

Wah Yuen Noodle House, Yaohan Centre

3700 Number 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X

604-231-9080