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About Chang'an

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

Cuisines:
Chinese, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
**Friday - Sunday: only 5:30pm and 7:30pm seatings available

Cross Street:
Pacific Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 681-1313

Website:
http://www.tastechangan.com/

Parking Details:
With limited on site free parking and meter parking around the area.

Public Transport:
Enter Granville Street via Pacific Street or Howe Street and Beach Avenue.

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 or email us at tastechangan@gmail.com

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chang'an Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

3.9

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (2)
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Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic dinner with excellent service in a scenic waterfront location

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience3
Service3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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.

Food2
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
 (México)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Good place, good service . Tasty food.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

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 .

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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!

Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Scenic View
Food4
Ambience4
Service2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 15, 2017

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.

Food3
Ambience4
Service2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is our 3rd time to eat at Chang'An. Food was still good but our waitress was really pushing us to order more, which is really unnecessary! The service, to be honest, left a really bad impression. Hopefully they can improve.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 1, 2017

味道还不错,下次还会来。

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

50th birthday family dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Nice view and the featured Beijing roast duck was really tasty!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 28, 2017

view good! taste good!staff good! ALL good!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great Peking Duck and great view! Only it's too expensive for casual dinner.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Taste good

Food5
Ambience5
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Excellent and imaginative dishes

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Nice environment with excellent service!
Recommended Chinese high end restaurant.

Food4
Ambience3
Service2

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Peking duck was wonderful!

Food3
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Its location on Vancouver's waterfront is beautiful, and the food is adequate, small portions, but nicely prepared. Finding good Chinese cuisine in Vancouver is not difficult, however. There are many restaurants throughout the metropolitan area with much better food and more amiable service. This restaurant is known for their preparation of Peking Duck, requiring an order 72 hours prior to dining. We did so, and this was confirmed by the restaurant earlier in the day of our reservation. Within 30 minutes of our arrival, we were informed of a "problem" -- that the duck would be served just over an hour later. After an hour and twenty minutes, there was neither the Peking Duck nor a manager with an apology. We did notice a table near us being served duck at the time we would have expected ours.

This type of behavior in a restaurant is not acceptable in China or in North America.

Food2
Ambience3
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The live black cod fish was not cooked well, not worth its price at all. The noodle and salad was really good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We went to have the amazing Peking Duck as this was their specialty - it was worth every penny. All the other food was fantastic also - freshly cooked and full of flavour. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Romantic
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Not a good place to eat Chinese food, but is a really good place for taking pictures.

Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Food was really good but it comes with hefty price tag. The restaurant is nicely decorated with lots of Chinese clay sculpture and nice view. Initially waiter and waitress were very friendly. However no one came to refill our tea through out the entire dinner ($28/pot of tea and we only drank two tea cups each). 5min before 10pm a different waitress came to remind us they close at 10pm.. and since then she's been standing beside us waiting for us to leave even though our desserts (which tastes pretty awesome) just arrived minutes earlier. It was very awkward and uncomfortable to have someone standing beside your table and watching you eat your food. Overall a nice place and food is worth for a visit if you have deep pocket.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2016

We were so happy to have found the delicious and very authentic Chinese restaurant. We have nothing like this in the States. The food was extraordinary and perhaps a bit to plentiful. The taste exceeded our expectation and the level of spiciness was just perfect. I would go back here in a heartbeat if I were in Vancouver.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great view, great food. A pity that we didn't know the peking duck had to be pre-ordered. The starter (duck) was really too hot.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 16, 2016

We loved their food! We love spicy Chinese food and this restaurant just hits the right spot. :) not everything is spicy though, which is good. Our 3 year old enjoyed their food too

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2016

A wonderful opportunity to enjoy Peking Duck, you must have a reservation and also a request made which we did the day before. It was well presented and cut at the table as it should be and was very very good. Enough for three or four to share if you want other entrees or appetizers.

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We were here for lunch with friends, all of us from out of town. The setting is charming on the water's edge and the service was very good. The food was good, but we all thought the prices were over the top for what you received, especially the lobster dish. There was little to eat on that dish selection which cost a $100! Though thee presentation was lovely and inviting.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The duck was delicious, amazing experience!

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Booked five for my husband's birthday. Parking was easy as there are passes available in the close by covered garage. We were with my 92 year old Mother in Law and it was easy access for her with no stairs or elevators that I could recall . However the entrance is narrow and the ceilings are low. Beijing duck was outstanding. went for the duck bones which were ok....came at the end of the meal and we were too full. Took it home to make my own soup. the dow fu with mushrooms in abalone sauce was excellent. The hand cut noodles were chewy and lovely. They knew it was my husband's birthday but did not do anything special for him. Expensive restaurant should've thrown in a free dessert for the bday boy I thought. also table was a bit awkward being rectangle.
Expected smaller round tables for a chinese restaurant. Views were very nice. I would like to try a table outside next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 10, 2016

The Chang'an roast duck was excellent, although at $88 we only got about a quarter of the duck. We have been to this place a number of times. At the earlier visits there was a fine touch to the food and service. Now that's mostly gone, leaving us wondering about the prices. $18 for a plate of plain baby bok choi?

The service was quite chaotic on this Wednesday night. Our waitress was trying but the rather large group of servers seemed to be running around without getting much done. We waited for a long time for the table to be cleared. And the bill also came very slowly---after my husband and son left the restaurant to get air outside, I still had to ask two more times for the bill.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience2
Service1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 21, 2016

We felt so unwelcome we decided to leave before we even ordered any food. They reluctantly provided a high chair, refused to seat us at a table appropriate for our party size and were generally most unwelcoming.

Food2
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 14, 2016

We're very disappointed by the bad attitude from the Manager of the restaurant. He was very impatient and even ignored my questions about the food we ordered. When the restaurant labelled itself as a high-end fine dinning restaurant they better learn how to gain the reputation by being professional and not just by pricing their menu high. Other servers, not in a "manager suit", however are much more friendlier and professional. Food was only so-so but we waited more than an hour for our second dish of the roasted duck we ordered. Within the same price range you can go to a lot of different restaurants that provide much better food and SERVICE.

Food2
Ambience2
Service1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 13, 2016

I booked table thru Open book with the intention to host a Peking duck dinner. I missed the message at the bottom of the reservation confirmation that all duck orders must be preordered. Of course We were told that all ducks are sold out and they are happy to serve other dishes on the menu. For a place that specializes only in ducks, the rest of the dishes on the menu are not that impressive and also way over priced.
The management must consider changing their Peking duck availabilities. I go to Xian, Beijing and Shanghai to have Peking duck, all restaurants can provide a duck if one is willing to wait for an hour.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on May 20, 2016

The food at Chang'An is superior, but there are two important things to know before dining, especially if you aren't familiar with dining in Asia.

First, there is no concept of courses. Everything you order will be prepared as soon as the order is received and delivered to the table whenever it's ready. If you want a more leisurely, coursed meal, then only order what you want in each course when you're ready for that course.

Second, servers will not come check on you to see if you need anything. If you want attention from a server, raise your hand.

The Honey Grapefruit Spare Ribs are to die for. Although we didn't order the Roast Duck, we could see it being served at other tables, and smell it as well. It looked and smelled fantastic. The Hot and Sour Soup is authentic and delicious; don't be surprised if it tastes a little different than what you've had before.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food1
Ambience5
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We had many dishes and most tasted terrible. The chef dumped so much herbs and spices that the original taste of the food was obscured. We have been coming since the restaurant first opened. But now we will never returned. The kitchen staff is the problem.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 18, 2016

This felt like a true authentic Chinese food experience. We went for a business lunch and not only enjoyed this wonderful food...but we were blown away with the beautiful view of Granville Island.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 11, 2016

When Vancouver and Richmond started to get its reputations for having some of the best Chinese restaurants around, it was during the 1990s when many Hong Kong immigrants transplanted their culinary expertise on our west coast. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same restaurants have remained in a time warp, often serving the same old steamed fish and book chop they did when they first opened while their dim sums have become more dim than sum. It was therefore a breath of fresh air when Chang An appeared on the scene with a creative flair of Xian-style food, Peking duck and an assortment of flavourful fishes that speak to all that is Chinese cuisine. Unlike the cacophony of rice bowls being throw into grey plastic containers and humourless waiters that drop food on your table that are all so characteristic of the typical Chinese restaurant in Richmond, Chang An goes out of the way to offer refined service, personalized attention, and a stunning waterfront ambiance that adorns False Creek. While not inexpensive, you are not taken for granted at Chang An and the food is consistently good. Definitely a go-to Chinese restaurant if you want quality Chinese food and great service.

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