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**Special Notice: We offer only set dinner menu on December 24 & 25.
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.
Chinese, Contemporary Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,
**Friday - Sunday, and Holiday: only 5:00pm and 7:00pm seatings available
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With limited on site free parking and meter parking around the area.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
Fantastic dinner with excellent service in a scenic waterfront location
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.
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
Good place, good service . Tasty food.
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 .
It's a really good Chinese restaurant. The duck is as good as I have in China. And the service is excellent.
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!
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.
I went there for twice with different friends and everyone loved there.
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.
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.
50th birthday family dinner
Nice view and the featured Beijing roast duck was really tasty!
view good！ taste good！staff good！ ALL good！
Great Peking Duck and great view! Only it's too expensive for casual dinner.
Excellent and imaginative dishes
Nice environment with excellent service!
Recommended Chinese high end restaurant.
Peking duck was wonderful!
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.
The live black cod fish was not cooked well, not worth its price at all. The noodle and salad was really good.
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.
Not a good place to eat Chinese food, but is a really good place for taking pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The duck was delicious, amazing experience!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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