Chang 'An

1/F, 1661 Granville St, Vancouver
(604) 681-1313

Recent Reviews

Michael chen

Well..!! You have to try their roasted duck, advanced book (at least 1-day prior) is required, it's superb delicious and with pear slices alternative instead onion slice matching with strawberry jam instead of soy source. The others cousine are also above average, such as mushroom braised deep fried bean curd, soybean stewed pork, deep fried yellow fish, pork breaded, etc.. If you like, you can also order some different flavored of noodle to share... awesome..!!

박강아지

It's a place where you can enjoy a nice view and eat. Specially Beijing Duck is best!

Eric Kai

Good presentation. Good portion. Good service. Expensive but very authentic.

Samantha N.

Search “ Edmonton Eats in Vancouver, BC | CHANG’AN #pekingduck “ on youtube

Jennifer Shing

I think the only good thing in here is the free parking. Nothing else is acceptable. Bad food, bad dining experience, bad service. Had food poisoning afterwards. Don’t ask them why the duck doesn’t taste fresh. They will only tell you that you are the only person who doesn’t like their duck. Very interesting service attitude. There are so many other good restaurants with excellent services in Vancouver. Why you need to come here to suffer?

Viki W

Nice environment with good service .but not worth the price . Don’t listen with what waiter recommends.Hmm won’t come here again.

Legolas

Outstanding Chinese food. Taste the same or better than what I had in a good restaurant back in China.

Janice Ross

Duck is must order! Best duck in Vancouver, better than mott32

Harvey Guion

Wonderful cuisine! Thank you for a lovely meal.

Richard G.

Very Good. Great service. Wish I could give more stars. I highly recommend the Peaking Duck. The set up is amazing The way they serve it is amazing The whole experience was the best It's definitely 10/10 experience all the way around

Alain Limoges

High-end restaurant with one of the best views in the city! The Chang'An Roast Duck was very good, in all its varieties. Also surprisingly good were the Stir Fried Green Beans with Eggplant and the Double Flavor Pudding. The lamb, the dry ribs and the "Peppercorn" (more like Earl Grey) ice cream were not that great, though.

Colin Jung

Overall

Austin Yu

Good and not good. Food is great like always, especially the Peking Duck. The problem today was we did not get attentive service for more than half of our meal. The latter half of the meal after the bigger tables left, the waitress and manager began to come to our table but we were almost done eating. At the end, after we gave around $30 of tips for two people, they demanded extra tips and after I said it’s not a law to provide tips, the manager continuously asked passive aggressively if I wanted to add tips. I said no. His attitude was nice and unpleasant at the same time and basically told us that we had to leave because there are customers waiting, although half the restaurant was empty and there were no guests at the front. Tables that came after we did got their ducks or other dishes before us because they had more people (for more tips obviously). The placing of dishes was poorly done and we had to move our dishes around personally and no one came to switch our dirty plates until when we were already done eating.

Montree Poosomboon

Very good foods & good service.

Noel B.

If you're looking for Perking duck I guess this is the place to go. I honestly don't see the hullabaloo when it comes to Peking duck. But this one does standout because I haven't seen the process of carving the duck table side. The presentation was pretty and elegant; everything about this place was all about presentation and service, it hits all the top marks. The food and service was superb. Only thing is the price point, I mean if you want good food expensive isn't always the best choice but don't take my word for it, Try it out! P. S. MAKE SURE YOU CALL AHEAD AND RESERVE A DUCK BEFORE 1500p and bring the big wallet.

Jada J.

The environment of Chang'An is good, and easy to park. Friendly for families with kids. All food taste good, but expensive. Almost every table has river view, so it's adaptable for family party.

Purdey Go

I give the duck a 5 🌟, it's the closest to Beijing Peking duck. Would recommend to the staff that they trim the duck fat / removed the duck fat like they do in Beijing before serving. Other dishes were okay. Wasn't the best (taste and execution) but they were adequate. Staff attentiveness was really good. Constantly refilling our tea or wine. Staff was very informative with the dishes. Would definitely be back again. If the other dishes were better would give this establishment a 5 🌟.

Curt

Great for a fine dine! Awesome environment, pre-ordered the roast duck and enjoy it a lot! $$$$ though average 90$ per person after tax. We were very full and had some drinks too. Will come back for sure just not every week lol

Angeline Chin

Great atmosphere, good service and lovely food. Need to call in advance to book their signature duck dish. A bit expensive but would recommend.

Linda Johnson

the fried chili crab the pea shots the eggplants. everything was superb. highly recommended

Han Bao

my to go place for large party dinner and Peking toasted duck. so fresh out of the oven! the wrap was also thin and tasty for good duck meat and sweet sauce.

Alejandra Di Marco

Their Peking duck is definitely worth the money, make sure you call ahead ( over 24 hours). The view is awesome!, and all of the other dishes we tried were awesome! We had the tong and eggplant and they were both really good.

H. L.

Incredible rip off. $98 for enough Peking duck to feed 2 people who already just ate a couple of hours ago. They took the carcass away to make soup, which I assumed meant I would get a nice little pot of soup at the end of the meal. What we got was a small bowl of broth per person. Not a shred of duck in it and I'm willing to bet it wasn't made with duck at all. Tasted like plain tofu soup. They charged us $3.50 for a little extra hoisin sauce. Can't imagine what they would have charged for extra strawberry sauce, but what I do know is that it's Kirkland brand strawberry jelly, see photo below. We ordered bok choy and it didn't arrive until the meal was almost done, I have no idea why. I told the waiter to just cancel it since we were done eating, but he countered with "it will be ready in one minute". It was not. The scallion pancakes were bland. I have had Peking duck many times in many places, this was the dumbest experience I've ever had in literally the entire world.

Christine C.

Don't know why this place doesn't have better ratings - my hubby and I, and my very hard-to-impress mother-in-law were blown away by both the food and service here. Peking Duck here is to die for. The chef carves it for you tableside. The first course is the incredibly fatty crisp duck skin, with brown sugar to dip in. Seemed weird to me at first, but I tried it, and WOW. The fried duck skin easily sits in the top 5 things I've ever eaten in my life. The second course is the traditional serving of duck with moo shu pancake wraps. They give you 2 sets of condiments to dress up the wraps: the traditional hoisin? sauce, scallion and sliced cucumbers, and then a non-traditional strawberry? (Don't remember exactly now) sauce and sliced pear. Both were excellent. Third course, we chose to get soup and not pay an up-charge for whatever else was the other option. I don't remember what else we ate when we were here last, because I'm writing this review several weeks later, literally as we're driving up from Seattle to eat here again for dinner tonight! It's that good! **BTW the peking duck has to be reserved in advance! Limited number served each night.

Vicky L.

Actually this place is a little bit disappointed. The Peking duck was just Ok in terms of flavor, too small portion compared to its price.

Kevin Wong

Noodle and pastry dishes are very good. The roasted duck is what they are known for. Other than that, dishes are unusual but wouldn't say they're outstanding. That being said, the ambience is decent but on the dark side. Noise permeates quite a bit, leading to a hard time carrying out a conversion if you have a larger party. If you haven't been, it's worth a try. Other than that, this is not an everyday place. Service is very questionable.

Yu Wendy

Pleasant environment with wonderful night view. Prviding the excellent service and free parking space. The roasted duck, cold noodles and deep fried eggplant with spicy sweet & sour sauce were very tasty. I highly recommend the baked red bean cake, that was the best dessert ever!!

Amy L.

Our search for the best Peking duck has been took us all over the world, from small stores in Chinatown, meat vendors in supermarkets to all fancy Peking duck restaurants in the US (NY, NJ, PA, Washington DC,GA, CA) and (Dragon restaurant, Song Kitchen and Palais de Chine Hotel) in Taiwan. When I worked on my Vancouver trip plan, Chang An Vancouver just got awarded the Best Peking Duck from Diner's Choice Awards 2018 so we made our reservation two months in advance. Their Peking duck is served two ways and duck is carved table-side. First you got is crispy skin and dip the skin into brown sugar. The skin clearly should be fat-free and crispy but lack in taste/flavor. Then, a pancake like crepe is served with thin slice duck meat, sauce, scallions and cucumber, and ,again, there is no flavor at all on the duck meat. I started to question how they got the award of the best Peking duck. The 2nd way is duck soup but the funny thing about 2nd course is no matter how many people order this duck per tale, they serve a cup of soup based on how many people not per duck. Our next dish is Pan Fired Green Onion Lamb Buns which has a very strong gamey flavor and even I eat roasted lamb rack all the time, I still can't accept such bad and unpleasant flavor. We did tell the manager and they also agreed their chief did say he made a mistake. That's it! Instead of taking it out of our bill, they offered free peppercorn ice cream which we also don't like. The other two dishes, Deep Fried Egg Tofu Egg with Abalone Sauce and Cucumber & Cold Noodle s in chili sesame are all live up to their price and will I come back? The answer is NO.

Li J.

This place is pretty overrated for me. The room was extremely dark. It would be good if they were trying to create a romantic atmosphere. However that's not the case for this restaurant. All tables I saw were groups that casual groups that chatted loudly. The dishes were mediocre for their high prices. I would probably not visit there

Andre L.

Made reservation for first sitting but they contacted the wrong number to reconfirm so we were told that our reservation for Peking duck was cancelled. Well, we came all the way from Montreal, but were not welcomed the way we would welcome guests in our great city. So we recommend that you extend the same courtesy to this locale and AVOID IT TOO.

Ophelia Wong

Everything looks perfect, great view good foods, the decor was beautiful but not enough light to read the menu and it’s fast too... once we ordered within 15 mins, foods arrived one after one! Only wonder why they won’t change the new and clean plate ? My plate was from first dish till the end with a lot of bones or others there ..

Oliver V.

Come for the duck and make sure you reserve it ahead of time. They cut and serve it table side and there is enough food for 4 people. It comes with the traditional garnishes and wraps as you would expect. The duck also comes with a soup or fry option and quite honestly the soup was disappointing. It was devoid of any duck or flavor. I had to season the broth myself to give it some taste. The fish and noodle dish was fine, but also seemed bland. Potstickers were exactly what you expect, not bad, but nothing special either. The cocktails were subpar too, so just stick with wine or a single malt, because you can't screw that up. Finally, the service was attentive but clunky at times with little coordination. The location is nice, off the water with some nice views. It wasn't particularly busy on a Wednesday evening so not a bad place to check out if you are into Pecking duck ... but only if you are into Pecking duck.

Carmen L.

We came to this restaurant many time. We ordered the Peking duck this time as well , however, the meat was dry and the skin wasn't crispy at all. It seems that it has been sit more than hours before we come, not made to order at all. The service was poor, staff wasn't friendly and service was very rush even though our table is booked 5:30-7:30. Once we sat down , the duck was started to serve, even we were not ready to order other dishes yet. We , 5 people finished the dinner at 6:30 already. I guess they have changed the management. Also , a pot of tea was crazy, $28, they even didn't refill hot water in the pot. For this price I paid ($280) , I would rather go to Mott 32 instead.

Mark E.

The food was excellent, terrific service and wonderful location on the water. A little pricey but well worth it. Highly recommend this place for Chinese or Asian food.

Muchan G.

This becomes one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. Nice setting with good environments. You can also sit outside and enjoy your dinner with sunsets. Waiters are well trained that come up with great recommendations and always serve with smile. Foods are fresh and tasty. I love their wagyu and all different kinds of noodles. Definitely will go there again. Love this place!

Carlos Mejia

Best Peking duck In the city.

CJ W.

We ordered the famous duck and bunch of other dishes. The taste was not bad, but everything was not worth the price. We live nearby and realize the view and location don't come free. Nonetheless, we won't go back again.

Vi L.

Meh. Duck was indeed crispy skinned and juicy fleshed. However, the seasoning was lacking; where was the five spice? The pancakes served alongside were freshly made but unevenly round (some more oval than circular). The duck soup was pretty sad; flavorless and devoid of any duck meat, just some soggy noodles and tofu. We also ordered the crab tofu (which ended up being a crabless soup) and crispy beef tongue (which was over breaded deep fried flavorless meat). The onion pancake we ordered was properly layered and studded with scallions though just a bit too greasy. Finally, the drinks were overpriced and of low quality. The Pu erh was way too dark too early on in the meal. The cocktails were too sweet. Service was reasonably good however. Basically, if you go there for anything but duck pancakes, you probably won't enjoy yourself.

Lilian H.

Other than the duck and everything else was just so so. wouldn't really give it another try. even for the duck they will ask if you want the second dish to be a soup or a deep fried duck for $15 more. do not go for the deep fried duck, total rip off, just ended up being a dish of extremely salty bones.

Sara A.

Came here after reading a review from a friend who is a chef. The Peking Duck is out of this world. The skin was so crispy, I could have 6 or more wraps on my own. The 2nd course was the actual duck meat with plum sauce. Again, truly well done. The 3rd course is a deep fried version of what is left of the meat on bones and the flavour was delectable as well. My other favourite dish is the pork belly with steamed bun. This was also recommended to me by my friend. He said, I must try this as we did and he was right ~ so delicious! Then, the lobster also stood out last night as the flavour was outstanding with the spice the chef incorporate. We were surprised when we saw fries but it kinda work. The lotus root he also added was a great complement to this dish.