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12 Best Chinese Restaurants in Burnaby To Dine At (+ What To Order)

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When it comes to Chinese food, there’s a ton of delicious items that people crave. Such as…hot pot, skewers, xiao long bao, noodles, and the dozens of usual family shared plates.

And if you’re craving any of these and are in the Burnaby area, well you’re in luck. Cause below we’ve compiled a list of the 12 best Chinese restaurants in Burnaby to eat at.

1. Dolar Shop

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For a delicious boujie hot pot meal, The Dolar Shop is the perfect spot. They are a global brand showcasing the Macau hot pot culture, that serves up the freshest ingredients, touted for their impeccable service, and definitely knows how to give guests a good time.

One thing that we love about Dolar Shop is that you get your individual hot pot. Meaning you get to choose the soup base you want and not have to compromise with your family or friends if they can’t handle the spice!

Try their Wagyu Cubes, or the Flounder fillet. Our soup of choice is the Exquisite Silver Soup, which just hits that sweet spot between being herbal and heartwarming.

And unlike their Richmond location, the Burnaby outpost has a lunch menu that is a great deal and filling!

Tip: Don’t forget to ask for their soft-serve ice cream at the end of your meal! It is absolutely delicious.

What to order: Wagyu Cubes, Flounder fillet, Exquisite Silver Soup, soft-serve ice cream

Address: 6078 Silver Dr. Burnaby, BC 

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2. Shanghai Dimsum House

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Get ready to be transported to the streets of Shanghai the moment you indulge in Shanghai Dimsum House’s dumplings. Situated in the Crystal Mall food court, you’ll easily spot this gem with the long queue of people waiting to get a taste of Shanghai. When you see lines at a food court, you’ll know the food is really good and Shanghai Dimsum House doesn’t disappoint.

Straight up, get the Xiao Long Bao (steamed mini pork buns Shanghai-style) because they make the BEST in Burnaby. Not only do you get to see it be freshly wrapped in front of you at the stall, it is no doubt the most popular item here (and they sell like hot cakes).

The Shengjianbao has a crispy and caramelized bottom with a fluffy bun on top. Crunchy exterior crust, juicy inside, piping hot and fresh, you’ll never be able to get fried dumplings in another place other than this.

What to order: Xiao Long Bao, Sheng Jian Bao

Address: 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2B1


3. Myst Asian Fusion

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A modernized Asian fusion restaurant, Myst Asian Fusion found its success through its vast menu and decent service. With carefully designed contemporary decor, cutting-edge style, and modern Asian cuisine, the ambiance in this restaurant offers a feeling of urbanism.

To achieve the full Myst experience, their menu is artfully prepared for everyone to enjoy. The Champion Beef Shank & Tendon Noodle Soup is one of its prime examples. Nicely done with a flavourful soup base, this one is a solid meal to satisfy your Chinese food cravings.

If you love eggplants, their Hakka Style Basil Eggplant with Shredded Pork is something you mustn’t miss out on. Paired with a hot bowl of rice and their Longan Red Date Tea, it’s a burst of all the right flavours in one meal.

What to order: Champion Beef Shank & Tendon Noodle Soup, Hakka Style Basil Eggplant w/ Shredded Pork, Longan Red Date Tea

Address: 6400 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1C5

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4. Aroma Eatery

A hidden gem located on the first floor of Crystal Mall facing the Burnaby Public Library, Aroma Eatery serves delicious homemade-style food with great portions at an affordable price. If you want that familiar grandma-style cooking with a homey feel, Aroma Eatery offers exactly that.

We recommend the Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts which has the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy in just one bite. The peanuts give off a nutty flavour and an additional crunch.

Another must-try is their Salt and Pepper Chicken. Crispy and tender, this one is deliciously bursting with flavours brought about by the famous salt and pepper combo.

What to order: Kung Pao Chicken w/ Peanuts, Salt and Pepper Chicken

Address: 4500 Kingsway #1011, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9

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5. Marble House Eatery

When it comes to all-you-can-eat hotpot and dim sum combo, Marble House Eatery offers a great selection. Meats, veggies, and everything you can think of in hotpot are available here. Serving dim sum in the mornings and hotpot at night, Marble House Eatery is a great place for Chinese food lovers.

Nice, crispy, and flavourful, the whole Roasted BBQ Duck is made fresh daily. You can ask the staff to cut it into pieces for more comfortable eating.

For the hotpot, we recommend their Boneless Beef Short Rib. Each piece is thick, nicely cut, and beautifully arranged in a lovely bowl. Come here with an empty stomach for the best experience!

What to order: Roasted BBQ Duck, Boneless Beef Short Rib

Address: 4500 Kingsway #2228, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9

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6. No. 1 Beef Noodle

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Authentic Asian cuisine that is reasonably priced and opens late, No. 1 Beef Noodle definitely lives up to its name. If you’re having your late-night Chinese food cravings, No. 1 Beef Noodle got your back.

With a huge menu where everything tastes overwhelmingly good, their Hakka Pork Feet stands out with its chewy but tender texture. Dipped in their garlic soy sauce, this one is authentic Hakka-style food.

From the restaurant’s name, no doubt you have to go for their House Special Beef Noodle Soup with beef shank, tendon, and wontons.The broth is light, but still flavourful. And the meat just melts in your mouth. 

What to order: Hakka Pork Feet, House Special Beef Noodle Soup

Address: 4741 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H5

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7. Double One Chinese Restaurant

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Double One Chinese is a family-owned restaurant that reminds you of a local little Chinese restaurant somewhere in South China. With round and square tables covered in white linen cloth, the interior gives off a very old-school and traditional Chinese restaurant vibe.

Double One Chinese Restaurant is famous for its lunch specials. With dishes that are large enough for 2 people, you will surely be full when you’re done. The Sweet & Sour Pork with lots of sesame seed is to die for. Not too sweet and with just the right flavour, this will easily become your go-to.

Their Hot & Sour Soup is the best you’ll have in the whole of Burnaby. Tasty with lots of flavours, you’ll end up dreaming of this every night.

What to order: Sweet & Sour Pork, Hot & Sour Soup

Address: 4057 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J3


8. Grand Chinese Restaurant (蜀莊)

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Set to be your next fav Chinese restaurant, Grand Chinese Restaurant serves fresh, delicious, and high-quality Chinese food. With many vegetarian options and hand-pulled noodles, this place is unlike any other in Burnaby.

The best part about this restaurant is they serve large portions that taste equally delicious for take-out as long as you reheat it!

Well-known for their Xiao Long Bao, their shanghai dumplings are to die for. Made fresh and deliciously good, one is simply not enough. One bite will keep you coming for more. The skin is a little bit more on the thicker side but the taste is absolutely divine.

If you like some heat, you might want to try out their Spicy Ginger Beef. The beef is tender and chewy but the ginger sauce is definitely the star of the show. Overall, a very well-prepared, satisfying, and tasty dish.

What to order: Xiao Long Bao, Spicy Ginger Beef

Address: 4461 Lougheed Hwy. #1, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z2


9. Burnaby Palace Restaurant

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Burnaby Palace Restaurant takes pride in Canadian-style Chinese cuisine. Whatever traditional Chinese food you’re craving, Burnaby Palace has it. As soon as you step inside, you’ll be greeted by their huge dining area that looks like a fancy banquet hall.

If you’re feeling fancy and craving Chinese food at the same time, this is the “palace” to be.

What sets Burnaby Palace apart from the others is its top-notch food quality. Their Chicken Chow Mein and Ginger Beef is perfectly cooked and flavored well. It has a distinct and unique taste compared to other similar restaurants. Ginger Beef is especially a must-have.

What to order: Chicken Chow Mein, Ginger Beef

Address: 3110 Boundary Rd, Burnaby, BC V5M 4A2

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10. Mui Garden Restaurant

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Situated in the ever-busy Kingsway, Mui Garden Restaurant is a famous chain of restaurants that serves yummy Asian cuisine. Now on their third Metro Vancouver location, Mui Garden’s expansion is proof enough of how great their foods are. Good food and good tea, what more could you ask for?

Mui Garden Restaurant is particularly famous for two of its signature dishes— their Hainan Chicken and Curry Beef Brisket. With both chili and ginger scallion sauce, the former is absolute perfection!

Their Curry Beef Brisket is a product of twenty meticulously blended spices and ingredients that tastes completely phenomenal. If you want to get the most out of this stellar meal, pair it with their Cold Lemon Honey and you’ll be taken to Hong Kong without a passport.

What to order: Hainan Chicken, Curry Beef Brisket, Cold Lemon Honey

Address: 4727 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2C3

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11. Happy Tree House BBQ Kingsway

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If you’re a fan of Chinese spicy food and BBQ, then you’re going to love Happy Tree House. Specializing in Chinese-style skewers and grilled fish, this palace is the go-to skewer spot for every local in the area.

A cool, trendy place that opens late at night, Happy Tree House is great for a dinner night with friends while enjoying delicious skewers and drinks.

One of the most popular items on their menu, their Lamb Kebab Special with cumin is an authentic Chinese-style Skewer that will remind you of your childhood.

Their Chicken Wings is also a famous item on their menu and you can order it spicy. However, it’s not for the faint of heart so we recommend sticking with the original. 

What to order: Lamb Kebab Special, Chicken Wings

Address: 3502 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5X7


12. Snackshot Kingsway

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There’s always room for dessert and Snackshot serves one of the best Chinese desserts in Burnaby. Once you’re done eating Chinese food, why not go the extra mile and finish off with Chinese desserts?

Not to mention, the aesthetics in this restaurant are on the next level. With neon street lights and mahjong tiles in one corner, nothing feels more nostalgic than these!

If you want something for the gram that is also delicious, we highly recommend getting their Mahjong Pudding. It’s a pudding that’s made to look like mahjong tiles! They have a nice union of coconut flavour and a subtle taste of the red bean.

Combining two classic Hong Kong drinks, their Vitasoy with Red Bean Smoothie is sweetness overload! If you have a sweet tooth, this drink is made specifically for you. We recommend getting the normal sweetness level for the best taste.

What to order: Mahjong Pudding, Vitasoy with Red Bean Smoothie

Address: 3595 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L9

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That concludes our list of the 12 best Chinese foods in Burnaby. If you change your mind and you’re no longer up for Chinese food, we also have a list of the best restaurants in Burnaby for you to check out.

How We Create Our “Best” Lists

All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.