Chang'an

4.4
81 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Chinese
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  • Waterfront
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Chang'an is one of the best fine dining Chinese restaurant in Vancouver BC. Our unique cuisine integrates traditional Shaanxi tastes and contemporary food plating. We wish you'll enjoy a memorable artistic culinary experience on our dishes while preserving the historic significance of Chinese culture.

We value our customers and we hope every customer to have a chance to taste our Signature Roast Peking Duck. Due to limited availability, all Roast Peking Ducks are available only for dinner and must be pre-ordered, no later than 3:30pm the evening of your reservation. Maximum 1 duck per table, until sold out. Our staff will confirm all Peking Duck orders on that day at about 3:30pm, by phone or text. Please response to the call or reply text message to reserve the Peking Duck. Peking Duck order maybe cancelled if no response is received.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 681-1313
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Wedding party, birthday, or any other kind of event, we can provide the venue and food that meet your needs. For details, please call us at 604-681-1313.
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Cross Street
Pacific Street
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Parking Details
With limited on site free parking and meter parking around the area.
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Public Transit
Enter Granville Street via Pacific Street or Howe Street and Beach Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 81 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Need to improve on cocktail (we ordered old fashion and whit russian).

Peking duck while taste awesome but is quiet expensive as the soup was a small bowl for each person. Other comparable pace that charge similar amount gives a bit pit of duck soup.

Overall I still recommend this place as the food taste really good.

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G
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

We ordered Peking duck for that night. It was not fresh and the meat was dry, skin wasn’t crispy. The service wasn’t good at all, staff wasn’t friendly. Waste time and money. I would rather go to Mott 32 for this price.

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The service was very attentive but it felt like the waiter marked us for Gringos and, by urging the "most popular" dishes, steered us to a very boring meal that was a mockery of our whole reason for being in Vancouver - to taste exciting and authentic Chinese food. To make up for it, the next night we took a taxi all the way to Richmond and had a fantastic, fun meal for half the price, including the taxi ride.

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OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Over priced place. Food taste average, for the price and the portion, I felt not worth. Presentation was nice tho. Overall it's a nice restaurant, basically u pay for the view and the experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The sweet and sour was too sweet. The person who explained the food was different than who took the order so it was terrible because eventhough we asked for not spicy food we got the worse! Not recomeneded at all. The view was nice but you shouldn’t recommed this place at all. Very dissapointed🤣🤣🤣

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CY
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Peking Duck was amazing! Fried sweet & sour eggplant was terrific...whole eggplant, fried...than sliced and covered with sweet/sour sauce....WOW. Service was the best.

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h
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was mediocre but service was good. Roast duck was not hot enough.

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G
Mexico City
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Rico lugar de comida típica china, el pollo es espectacular

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great! Especially the Peking duck, we loved it!

They charge $28 for a pod of tea, which is ridiculous.

The portion is quite big and we ended up ordering way too much for 2 people, wish the waitress had given us some headsup.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the tofu and duck breast! Ambience & view were amazing. Food was great.

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CC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and services

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The tea was $28 - crazy

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Roasted Duck! Pleasantly surprised by the tasty duck soup that is an option for the second course. And the Imperial Hot n' Sour Soup was delicious.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

A very unpleasant experience although food was fairly good! Our booking was for the 1st seating (5:30 to 7:30). Before and during the meal, we were reminded multiple times that we were only given two hours to eat. While for a party of eight, including family and friends coming all the way from Coquitlam for a special occasion, and a table full of dishes, and a variety of drinks and wine, it just seemed too rushed. I would not recommend Chang'an for any special occasions or celebrations.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Waiting too long for dishes

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W
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food is very pricy . Some food itself is not really authentic. It wold be great if they can provide more choices with a reasonable price.

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CC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

This is my second visit. Service was excellent provided by JUNE. Food was good but we ordered too much soup. Will adjust ordering the dishes next time.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall it was a good experience. The food is decent but I was not fully satisfied. I think the food can be better if the price is this high.

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S
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

It was voted the best duck restaurant in Vancouver however the duck only tasted mediocre as it came out luke warm and lacking flavour. I've definitely had better ducks in another restaurant. Service was poor. My friend was allergic to spice so we pick the only thing on the menu that didn't list chili on it and it ended up with a dish covered in chili. When we confronted the server, he just looked at my friend weird and said sorry but didn't do any service recovery. I'm not allergic to spicy good but I wouldn't treat other people's allergies lightly. Definitely won't come back

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

1. does not allow order two ducks even we have 12 people, why? do you think there is enough of duck to go around for 12 people? use your common sense
2. last two guests arrived and stood there for more than 10 mins and the waitress can't set up table and chairs
3. Manager insult the host in front of guest
4. Rude attitude
5. does not speak proper English

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JJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good authentic Chinese menu. Good mix of foods, and something for everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We went for the duck, it was very good.

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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LONG TIME VISITOR TO VANCOUVER AND OWN CONDO ON WATER FRONT. HEARD ABOUT THIS PALCE FROM CHINESE FRIENDS. GOT LOST FINDING A PLACE THAT WAS A 15 MINUTE WALK BUT THE SERVICE AND STAFF EXTRAORDIARY. MY FRIEND WAS AWED BY THE DRY RIBS LIKE NOTHING HE HAD EVER HAD. DEFINITELY A PLACE TO RETURN TO AND OFTEN

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London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service

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Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food but too noisy

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food

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j
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The Peking experience lacked taste. The 2nd course for the duck was missing the duck meat and replaced by tofu. The soup took very long to be served and it was served at the near the end of the meal

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R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food, high prices, bureaucratic and chaotic communication, cold near the window, and .... just one song was played continuously during our stay. 17 times!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Over priced. Over rated. Under done. Pretentious. We booked a table for 4 for dinner and still waited 20minites whilst what looked like “their Chinese buddies” got seated first. We ordered quite a lot of dishes. The tofu vegetable broth was very good, as were the pork riblets. Other dishes were just average considering the price and pompous descriptions. Talk about setting a false expectation. $28 for Chinese tea is perhaps a bit too much. The saving grace were the wait staff who were very attentive.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for a birthday celebration. Got a couple calls from restaurant for confirmation from a pleasant lady. The duck was being served shortly after we were seated and was delicious. They were happy to take photos for our table and even gave us a happy birthday card with a print out of a the photo (guessing they must have a photo printer in the back). Excellent experience overall.

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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with excellent service in a scenic waterfront location

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Good food. Great Peking duck. No free refills on pop. That was a turnoff. Service provided not worth the price. Expect better service than that.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Mal servicio, no hablan bien ingles y por lo consiguiente no te dan lo que piden, hable para reservar y fui especifico en que iba alla para comer Pato y cuando llegue me dijeron que ellos entendieron que no queria pato y que si no lo reservaba con tiempo no lo tenian disponible, porque hablaria para decir que no queria algo? increible muy mal

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place, good service . Tasty food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Vegetarian dishes were terrific but we were disappointed by the lamb brisket. Too fatty and difficult to chew. Too bad. Was a very good experience until the meat arrived. Very expensive .

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It's a really good Chinese restaurant. The duck is as good as I have in China. And the service is excellent.

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VL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were a party of 9 celebrating a friends neices bar passing. We had reservations at 8pm on the night of the fireworks. The food was excellent except they ran out of rice!!! Can you believe a Chinese restaurant running out of rice! The ambiance was excellent especially catching a glimpse of the fireworks. After dinner we wanted to order dessert but the kitchen crew went to watch the fireworks! The service was great. The food was expensive but you pay for the quality of the food and location of the restaurant. They offer free parking which is a bonus being downtown. I would go back to this place for special occasions for sure!

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L
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The restaurant has a great view and is well laid out. The Beijing duck is very good but the rest of our food was lacklustre. The service was very poor. They are trying but missing the boat. We were ignored for long periods of time.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went there for twice with different friends and everyone loved there.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Good food. Duck was cooked perfectly. Everything about it was executed well leaving an amazing rendered crispy skin with juicy meat. Come hungry and with a big group (4+). This place is made to share for their various dishes. The tofu in abalone sauce is always a favorite along with the biang biang noodle. If you like spice then the hot pot shrimp is great as well. We got the crispy beef tongue which was probably the weakest dish and very much over priced at $28. Big servings so you really don't have to order too much. Which is good because this place is EXPENSIVE. Or that's just my Asian standard for Asian food. Guess your paying for the ambiance as well. Service just does not cut it for a place like this. Sorry but it feels like part time students awkwardly rushing food to the table. Of course not all of them. But a little more refinement to their serving would go a long way as well explaining the dishes.

Over all a good meal. Bring a group and bring your wallet! Pricey, but it's a fancy place.

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