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New Town Bakery & Restaurant

#292 of 2,923 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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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the food & walking tour of Chinatown we had to eat an apple tart! Not to be missed, sooooo delicious!

Thank nikki s
Tacoma, Washington
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Siopao and baked buns are the ones that I usually get here. Get a number and wait to be called. Decent price for their buns. Siopao tastes like home back in the Philippines. Aside from our to go orders we also dined in. They were a little slow to serve food. Not your usual dimsum served in a cart and... More 

Thank hazel_travelss
Whitehorse, Canada
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is popular and busy. We treated ourselves to some baked goods: a coconut bun, a pineapple bun, their award winning apple tart, an egg tart and their world famous steamed buns (pork). All of the food was fresh, moist, and incredibly delicious. You need to grab a number to get served and note that it is cash or... More 

Thank Peregrina-Norte
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with high hopes but left a little disappointed. Very popular spot with locals and tourists alike but we got an almond cookie and a pork bun and neither were very special and rather stogey. Perhaps it was what we ordered as I say it is a popular spot. Not expensive so probably worth trying it yourself due... More 

Thank chepaddy
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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559 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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
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
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
11 restaurant reviews
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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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