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New Town Bakery & Restaurant

#333 of 2,906 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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148 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-682-3398
06:30 - 20:30
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say about the New Town Bakery & Restaurant... IT IS REALLY AUTHENTIC!!!This place is popular for the locals to hangout from breakfast till dinner. Big menu with daily specials for set lunch and dinner as well. Varieties of bake good and famous steam buns fresh everyday. Some bake goods are half price after 6pm. Servers are nice... More 

Thank PumperMe
Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when i asked about 4 people where i should go when Im in vancouver, everyone mentioned this place. so i made sure i check this one off my to-do list. I wanted to try and dine inside this place. however, my timing was off and came at the busiest time of the day. so i had to be contented with... More 

Thank harlijk
Richmond, Canada
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551 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After our visit to the Vancouver Police Museum, we went to Chinatown for an afternoon coffee / tea break. The bakery/restaurant always has a brisk takeout business and when we were there, there was a steady line up of people waiting to order throughout our stay. The four of us sat down for some coffee and pastries and ordered the... More 

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Service isn't the best, but the noodle soup and buns are worth the visit! Make sure to bring cash! Also, I love that it's in the heart of historic China Town...sometimes not that pretty, but it's a great cultural experience.

Thank beenthere16
Anacortes, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Located in Chinatown. Lots of food choices as you might expect in a Chinese restaurant. For lunch I ordered the hot and sour soup. It was not gourmet but decent and budget priced. Service is indifferent. I made the mistake of using the *totally gross* staff toilet in the back instead of the restroom provided for customers. Wide selection of... More 

Thank Diane M
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating at BC Royal and New Town. Every time I come home to Vancouver, I always come to New Town Bakery for their Chicken Deluxe bun and the Bar-B-Q pork bun. The deluxe has savoury juicy chicken with a salted duck egg yolk filling. The BBQ pork bun reminds me of the BC Royal BBQ pork buns... More 

Thank Barry K
Lake Country, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had some Congee and Dim Sum. It was just ok. Small selection of dim sum but lots of great baked goods to pick from.

Thank wollac1968
Lake Stevens, Washington
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195 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Second time here, and for a reason. The food is so full of flavor and done right. It was a little wait for the order to be taken, 10 min, but the staff was so busy with hot steamed buns that came out. Once we ordered it was 3-4 minutes wait for the food. Brisket Noodle Soup and Duck Noodle... More 

Thank Barry E
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with party of four. Plan was to get dim sums / dumplings, but ended up having main courses and some dim sums on the side. They were just average, had pork and shrimp steamed dumplings, sticky rise with chicken and pineapple bun. Mains were duck soup, chicken curry and (shared) shrimp hot pot. Duck was OK, chicken tasted plain,... More 

Thank Anniina A
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Good food at a reasonable price! Right in the middle of Chinatown. Friendly staff and prompt service... It is a good place to drop in to pick up some treats or sit down for a quick meal!

Thank sdmcmahon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-3398

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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