Modern Chinatown Tasting Tour

Thursday – Saturday – $115

[ or by request ]

Discover the new side of Vancouver’s ever-developing Chinatown.  A modern restaurant and bar scene have taken the place of some of the more traditional Chinese venues.  Dine and drink through inspired, contemporary establishments and discover what’s new just east and west of Main Street.  Please note that this tour explores the newish spots in the area, and doesn’t cover traditional Chinese Food, although we do have many recommendations should you wish to try more classic fare.

Modern Chinatown Tasting Tour by Vancouver Food TourGuests meet in front of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for an introduction to Chinatown’s historical and present-day significance in Vancouver’s multicultural fabric.

Stops could include historical locations transformed by modern design, where traditional Chinese dishes are reinvented using local ingredients, new spots featuring Japanese-fusion, decor and food from the deep American South or a perhaps spot that marries a selection Asian flavours nicely into a variety of scrumptious dishes.

Local craft brews makes the perfect compliment at one spot, whereas BC wine or cocktails may pair better with other dishes.

Plenty of time to get to know your group better, or visit with friends you’ve brought along. Guides are fluent in local culture and news and are a great resource if you are looking to expand your dining and drinking repertoire, or get to know the newest spots to venture to.

The tour includes:

  • Food: 4 delectable courses for a full dining experience
  • Drink pairings at each location
    • Non-alcoholic alternatives are available
  • Fun and informative guided walking tour
    • Gratuities to your guide are highly appreciated

Time: Thursday to Saturday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM [ or available by request ]

Price: $115 CDN per person + GST

  • $3 ticketing fee added upon check-out

Minimum capacity: 4 guests (guests will be notified 24 hours before tour if minimum not met)

Maximum capacity: 12 guests for public tours. Private tours can accommodate more.

Meeting spot: Entrance of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden at 578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC.  [VIEW MAP]

How to get here: Metered parking is available in the neighborhood or at the Chinatown Plaza Parkade at 180 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC [VIEW MAP]

The meeting spot is a short 7 minute walk from the Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station [VIEW MAP]

Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the restaurants’ availability.


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Guests must be 19 years or older (BC’s legal drinking age). Exceptions are granted on a case-to-case basis. Please contact us.

For private or large group tours (e.g. stagettes, company or corporate parties, spousal tours), please contact us directly. We are happy to host your special event and will customize it according to your preferences and budget. We look forward to hearing from you. 18% gratuities is added upon registration for parties of 6 or more.

Group rates for public tours: 10% off for 12 guests or more

Private group tour rates are determined on a case-to-case basis.