Nu Chinese Bistro

3.9
30 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Authentic
Modern and classic Chinese cuisine, bistro environment
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Daily:
10:30am - 15:00pm
17:00pm - 22:00pm
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Phone number
(778) 297-9998
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Garden City Rd
What 30 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
3.8
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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p
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant is not too crowded which I like, unfortunately, the choice of music was not appropriate, it's too pop for this kind of dinning

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

very good food and great service, would likely come again

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t
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always pass by this restaurant and today we had the opportunity to try it out!! Amazing dishes and presentation and comfortable environment. I would visit again 😊

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TL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We bought lunch for 2 and the food was delicious,we can’t even finished the hot and sour soup and we had 4steam dumplings(2 for each person)but when I purchased lunch for 4,the portion was not very good. The soup was the same for 2person and they only gave 6dumplings for 4person. Not worth it

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Not a super Shanghainese restaurant in Richmond, food is soso and not so many people there, which makes my booking a bit stupid. I dont think I will come again.

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m
Kanagawa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

リッチモンドのアジア系の店が集まる一角のややお値段高めの店。
店じまいは早いみたい。野菜料理が意外と値段が高かった。

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S
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

A bit pricy compare to other Shanghainese restaurant. Food is average but service and environment is excellent. High end decor and server is very attentive. Good place for friend gathering as they are not a very busy restaurant in Richmond area. Credit cards accepted.

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NN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Too expensive,not valuable...........................

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This was our second time coming to this restaurant. We decided to order a set menu this time with duck. I was disappointed with the duck wrap course as well as the flavour and texture of the jellyfish, but other items were good. The dishes here tend to have a lot of flavour. Watch out for servers trying to take away your dishes with food still on them.

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DN
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my birthday dinner there with family. Great food recommendations, attentive and genuine service and moderate noise level. Very good experience!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service! I'll definitely go back again.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and clean environment! The soybean drink was awesome. We'll definitely go again.

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T
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Oddly for a Chinese restaurant, the food needs more saltiness.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very flavourful. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and decor.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nothing special.

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H
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place gets really busy during weekends and Friday nights. I went during a tueaday.

The owner was the one who greeted us with smiles and dish recomendations. she asked us if it was our first time here and made confident recommendations for first timers and for dishes to pick when returning back.

Very tasty food. well prepared. good service. clean environment. So many good dishes to choose from but too small of a human stomach to eat them all at once. So be sure to come back to try the other dishes. I know I will be back for sure.

Chinese restaurants are supposed to be loud and busy, so expect that. It's more fun that way.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Ambiance and decor was very nice. It has a very asian feel. The food was really lacklustre. They seemed to be more well known for their fried foods. So if you get the other dishes, they were quite salty.

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N
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice food

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N
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service

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T
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Excellent Chinese food and great service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Chinese New year

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N
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice food good service

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SO
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I were in the Vancouver airport area (Richmond) meeting a Canadian friend for Christmas. When we're not familiar with an area, we usually go to Open Table. We originally booked for two and then increased our reservation to 3. We were all thrilled with the Nu Chinese Bistro. Visible from the street on the 2nd Floor, it was an small adventure figuring out how to the access from courtyard of the building. [Don't miss the 3 story mural.]
We were greeted by the Manager whose last name was Nu. The restaurant was filled with groups of Chinese enjoying themselves and the food [usually a good sign]. Ms Nu worked with us to select some fabulous dishes that the three of us ate family-style. We haven't had such good and authentic Chinese food outside of China. We never would have found this culinary gems without Open Table! We're glad that Nu Chinese could be found and booked that way.

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N
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The duck is good

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Yummy food!

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BP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I have to say that the service received was outstanding especially compared to other similar restaurants.Even the owner took extra time to check up on us at least 3 to 4 times. The ambiance and decor was classy and definitely upscale in the look and feel.

Food wise I'd have to say overall was pretty good but not excellent - 4 out of 5 in my books. Their biggest competitor IMHO is Shanghai River, which I think edges then out. Where Nu lost some points were some dishes was overly greasy and were smaller in portion size. I tried a sampling of some of the more popular Shanghainese dishes including XLB (excellent), beef wraps (ok), and rice cakes with pork chops (greasy but tasty).

Overall, because of the excellent service, nice ambiance and decent food, I'd come back. Oh, and like some of the other classier Chinese restaurants, they take credit card :-)

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s
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

WE use OPENTABLE online sourcing to book a table for 3 people. However, the owner and the staff said to me they never or seldomly check on their iPad for table reservation from OPENTABLE. We have no idea what they meant by seldomly check the online reservation. Well. we just smiled and they said they will have a table available shortly, so we wait. after 5mins later… a group of 3people seemed like they know the owner of the restaurant and our table had been given to them as the owner said she mix up the reservation schedule… keep saying sorry, and move a round table up to the front door area which is next to a WASHROOM. we said to them thanks but no thanks, and walk away. I have no idea why is that? if people who likes to experience the same interesting & horrible scenario, please try to book online through OPENTABLE, and you will see what their responses again.

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s
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It is a good place for big party.

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F
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2015
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with a few friends and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and the prices super affordable. You get a lot of great-tasting food for the amount you pay. The servers were super friendly and despite the language barrier we had an amazing night I would recommend the Peking Duck it was absolutely fab! Elizabeth was very attentive to our needs and made sure that we had the best experience possible.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2015
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant said they don't know about online reservation and only take reservation by phone...
Luckily we can still get a table. but soon we know why we can.
The chef has been changed. Food is not the same as before, not authentic. Quite many things on the menu are not available...
Service is still quite OK. People are nice.

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