Best Formal Chinese Restaurant 2011


1172 Alberni St. (multiple locations)

The standard-bearer of high-end Chinese dining, Kirin (Gold) only improves as it pursues its focus on local ingredients, marrying traditional preparations and sauces with seasonality whenever possible. Sea Harbour earned Silver for “innovation and care in cooking of the highest standard.” Fresh, high-quality local seafood, squab raised to specific standards, and imported herbs and spices speak to the passion and thoughtfulness that keep the room buzzing with its roster of discerning Chinese expats. The judges favoured Jade Seafood (Bronze) for its smoothly discreet service (reflecting the highest Hong Kong standards) and fantastic dishes like soy-smoked chicken, Peking duck served two ways, and Dungeness crab with salted duck yolks.



Finalists for Best Formal Chinese Restaurant

Sea Harbour
3711 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Jade Seafood
8511 Alexandra Rd., Richmond

Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
108-777 W. Broadway

Golden Paramount
8071 Park Rd., Richmond

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