Chinatown BBQ is a new restaurant on East Pender in Vancouver’s Chinatown. They put their own spin on classic Cantonese-style meat shops by making it new and fresh to attract customers of all types.
With more and more restaurants and shops opening up in Chinatown, it’s good to see more of these BBQ shops.
When you first walk in, you see all their delicious meats hanging from the display case.
There are a lot of seats but during lunch, it can get pretty busy. Turnover is pretty quick, so you’re never waiting too long. The interior evokes a bit of new and old in this space and I really liked that.
When they seat you, you are given some hot tea.
The Chef’s Plate comes with BBQ Pork, Soy Sauce Chicken, Roasted Pork and half a salty egg over rice. For $14.50, it’s not exactly cheap. The quality of their meats were delicious, but it did bother me a bit that the cuts were a bit thin for what I’m used to. My favourite was the roasted pork since the skin is so crisp.
Beef Brisket Curry on Rice
The portion size was good. Lots of curry to rice ratio. The taste of this was decent, but not the best I’ve had.
Overall, the quality of food is good and I like how the space is new and clean. The prices are a bit higher than most places, but understandably due to rising costs.
We Rate Chinatown BBQ:
130 E Pender St, Vancouver