Mott 32 - Vancouver

4.6
200 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Chinese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott Street in New York City. 32 Mott St. was the first ever Chinese convenience store to open in 1851 and was the nucleus for what is now a vibrant Chinatown in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Our cooking is principally Cantonese with some signature Sichuan and Beijing dishes. Our custom industrial duck oven and special air-drying duck fridge is a central feature of the restaurant. We roast ducks both in the Cantonese and Beijing method with our Peking duck only available for dinner and by pre-order only.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 979-8886
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Kai Chung Lai
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Thurlow Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
200 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
70%
Very Good
24%
Good
4%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with Mom and Dad. Thanks our server Shane and Jordan to provide the great service.The food is always great quality and taste good. It’s busy even on Thursday. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.

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JB
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Chinese food you will ever have. Food quality and presentation is executed flawlessly.

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OT
New Mexico
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food was outstanding, good wine list

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The environment was great, atmosphere was good. The waiter that served us was very nice. However, before he started his shift , no one really served me as I arrived early alone,had to hunt down a waitress just to order some tea to start. I am cantonese and the food serve doesnt really suit my palate. The duck that we preorder was okay but the sauce with sesame sauce in it ruins it. The xiao long bao was good. Dessert was good. But rest of the stuff were so so. For the price charged would expect food to be better. Afterall price was 2x charges from Kirin or other chinese restaurant out there

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

food is normal

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OT
Denver
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EXCELLENT in every way! We highly recommend this place!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service world class

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DO
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was and service was excellent, top shelf! Has been a long time since I have received this level of service from the staff, even if they were not our server always filling water or asking if we need another drink. Fresh plates , this level of service is what you should get at fine dining.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal and great atmosphere

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SB
Toronto
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great experience, excellent food. Would recommend it.

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GE
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very unique gourmet Chinese Restaurant service and food are fantastic

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GE
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Chinese food I have ever had, upscale fit for foodies!! Amazing service and food, expect to be impressed!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, and I liked the atmosphere. It reminds me of old Shanghai in 1930’s just a little bit. I think I will visit again, thanks!

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SH
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Mott 32 twice and I had an amazing experience both times. The food is so tasty. The service and people are amazing.

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SV
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We let the waiter pick the courses and the 4 of us loved every dish they brought. The spicing was just enough with great flavours that never seemed oversaturated. The food was cooked to perfection.

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EY
Vancouver
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Good food but very expensive. Not a restaurant that is accessible to most. Wine & champagne super overpriced.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

delicious good, loved it!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

best date ever

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

That was a really good time, and we all had a wonderful mother’s day meal. And you guys had really nice servers, they were helpful and polite to people. Thanks a lot;))))

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JS
Calgary
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic and delicious! Thumbs up

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Usually we enjoy dining here but this time we had a horrible experience. Originally we were given a larger table but once we arrived she seated us at a much smaller table. 3 Adults 1 child as per my reservation.

When our main courses arrived the waiter even apologized for the "ridiculously small table" we were given. He had great difficult trying to fit our courses on the small table. We had ordered 2 appetizers, a soup, 4 main dishes, and a Peking duck. Two other waiters came by during the course of our meal to help us move food to smaller dishes. But because they kept having to clear our table and move our food everything became cold very quickly. We felt rushed and didn't enjoy the meal at all.

By the time the Peking duck came our waiter couldn't find a spot to put the sauce dishes. I had to place one sauce dish on our teapot and stack up our 4 hand towel plates even before getting to use them. It was very embarrassing as it wasn't a simply family dinner we had a guest. I have never dined so uncomfortably before at a restaurant that prides itself on service, food quality, and the dining experience.

This was absolutely unacceptable considering the price you pay to dine there.

The waiters that served us did as much as they could to help make the situation more bearable. However, it was really unprofessional and extremely poor judgement on the part of the waitress at the front who decided we would fit in that small table.

I would understand if we had done a walk in and they had limited space but my reservation was booked 1 week in advanced. The table was already set up for us (I know because they had already placed the high chair as per my request at the table in which they had to move when they told is to seat elsewhere). I don't understand what inclined her to move us in the first place. What the biggest kicker was she ended up seating a party of 3 at our original table 30mins later.

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GS
Vancouver
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I first discovered Mott 32 on a trip to Hong Kong when we were researching Hong Kong' best dim sum restaurants. We loved the experience so much that we went back for a second time in a short four day visit.

The Vancouver restaurant echos the style, charm and quality of dining experience of it's Hong Kong sibling.

In my view, the dim sum is phenomenal. A five course meal for two people cost over $100 but was well worth it.

If you are looking for an elegant, classy and enchanting food experience, check them out. You can enter off of Georgia Street if you don't wish to enter the hotel.

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AH
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great customer service experience, from the Sommelier, Mark to our server, Bobby. The food was outstanding, very fresh, wonderfully plated. We preordered the Peking Duck which was also very good. We shared all the dishes, including two desserts. I would definitely recommend this place for the food and service. The ambiance and decor was classy and there was a great selection of cocktails, teas and wines.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A group of us came here on a Saturday for lunch. Liked the atmosphere, it was quiet and relaxing, with unique decors. The menu selection was quite limited for dimsum as compared to other Chinese restaurants and expensive.
Food quality was good, but presentation was less than expected. Great service and ambience.

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m
Vancouver
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good food though pricey
There needs to be more vegetarian options (i.e. no fish broth infusing the veggies etc)

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KD
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning food, stunning service, we could not have asked for a better afternoon!

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Very nice place.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is probably our favorite spot in Vancouver. The food's amazing, the service is very individual- approached and every time we come here we feel like we came to our friends' house! Thank you very much Mott 32 stuff team!

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant!

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday party in Mott 32, and weeks later we had a normal dinner here again. The Beijing dark was great!

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TL
San Diego
5.0Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and our server suggested a number of options which were really helpful. The Peking Duck ‘s crispy skin and juicy meat was perfect. All in all we had a very good meal

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ML
Vancouver
3.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Great duck but uneven service and high prices.

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OT
Portland
3.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

First, let me be clear that I am a white girl from Colorado. My exposure to Chinese food is pretty limited but, I was hoping to expand my range at Mott 32. We were not quite certain how to order and our waiter Bobby, while extremely friendly, kept pointing us to “familiar” tastes. His suggestions were okay, but we were still unclear about how to order - how much? In what order should the dishes be ordered? Etc.

FOOD: We started with the Pork Belly Salad Rolls, which were almost really good but lacked a level of flavor. Next we had the Double Boiled Sea Conch, Silky Fowl and Matsutake Mushroom Soup and found it to be warming, but just okay. For our main (?) course we had the King Prawns with Crispy Rice Cake and the Free Range Chicken, Dried Chillies, Szechuan Red Peppercorns. The prawns and rice cakes were delicious but the chicken was boring. Dessert was the Bamboo Green Forest and the Mango, coconut, glutinous rice roll. Both desserts were good but not mind blowing. The food was good, but far from inspiring.

SERVICE: Our waiter Bobby was friendly and made decent suggestions. We should have been more clear when asking for his advice. We were seated on the outer edge of this circular restaurant and I think this detracted from our experience. Had we been in the middle we might have felt more of the energy from the kitchen. We were in a weird space. Half way through our dinner a manager asked us to move over a table because there was a large party coming in. I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to move tables by a restaurant manager. Weird.

This was just an okay eating experience. Perhaps if I knew more about Chinese cuisine I could have ordered more wisely. However, at a nice restaurant you shouldn’t have to move tables halfway through your meal.

I don’t think I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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OT
Vancouver
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice environment and service is excellent. The tea was very disappointing as they used tea bags. In Chinese restaurants, you NEVER use tea bags - we were extremely surprised that such a high end place would use them. Food was good, but not traditional Chinese cuisine - more fusion, but was very tasty!

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience for celebrating Chinese New Year yesterday. The service and food are exquisite. 👌

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We had a nice evening there, a little bit pricey but I guess it’s worth it.

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Vancouver
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Valentines day. Service was a lot more rushed than the usual non-busier days. We kept getting asked if our food was done but there was still stuff left in the plate. The waitress even forgot if she gave us a “course” yet or not.

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Vancouver
1.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Had a 9 pm reservation but did not get seated until 9:50!! Because it was Valentine's Day, they had a set menu for about 130$ per person (around 220$ with wine pairing). I had high expectations as I have dined here over 8 times before and had overall good experiences every time, but the food came out only minutes apart as if they were trying to get rid of us as soon as possible. Portions were also EXTREMELY small for what we were paying as I know the regular menu very well. They comped us a free glass of champagne but was that really worth the 50'minute wait on top of our reservation? All I can say it was the quickest 390$ I've ever spent on a meal.

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OT
Vancouver
1.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

no not good !

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D
Vancouver
3.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Our service seems very busy, can’t find her, wait to 10 mins to find ppl to place order, sever only fill up water for us once, and the rest time we need to call the server. Device is not comparble than it was first open.
Environment is Good for chill with friends.

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