�??� Najia Restaurant

1018 Beach Ave, Vancouver
(778) 379-3787

Recent Reviews

Legolas

Experienced pretty much like other reviews. Good food and decorations with terrible service. The server literally asked if we want drinks 4 times, once per 10 second. While I told him we need some time to have a look at drink menu every time he asked. And they also didn't pay attention to the order they presented the dishes. Our rice come 10 minutes after dish arrived the table, while the dish already become cold. The dish itself is good quality authentic, but the service and attention to detail is definitely far behind.

deuphony .

Fine Chinese restaurant. Pleasant view, complimentary parking and good service. Enjoyed the dishes, especially the fried shrimp. In general a very nice experiance.

Ray

Beautiful location, nice ambience, good service, decent price, delicious food, Iâ??ll return for special occasions!

박강아지

It is one of the finest Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. The lamb is delicious. Before I didn't like lamb. But here lamb is delicious.

J M

Being Chinese myself, have been living and traveling to many different places, to be honest I am not a big fan of eating Chinese food outside China because I often find too much "localization" version of Chinese food:) I have to say this one offers very authentic Chinese food, I also liked the interior design and atmosphere in the restaurant, highly recommend!!

Everett Krohn

Love the Peking Duck and Dim Sum (former HK Resident)

Victoria M.

The restaurant is nice looking but it ends there. Service was not good, it took them forever to even notice we were waiting. We should have known at that point it wouldn't be a good experience. The food was super spicy even though the waiter told us it wouldn't be. I have had these dishes many times at other restaurants but this time I was very disappointed. I don't remember ever having tasteless (other than the heat) Asian food.

jasmine zhang

Nice view with fine dine Chinese food, hidden gem!

irene I

Overall Service is good. But instead of serving us tea (which should be) the manager (man) asked us immediately once we sit, â??would you like to drink plum syrup or the stew pear soupâ? We replied okay we will get plum syrup without giving us time to even open the menu. During the meal, both my friend and I didnâ??t notice when a large jug of plum syrup was put on our table without asking whether we want that, despite the fact that we had already been served with two glasses of plum syrup. On the menu, THERE IS A CHOICE FOR ORDERING IN GLASS OR IN ONE LARGE JUG. We were charged $20 for that large jug of plum syrup without even ordering that JUG. We are not eating a hotpot and there is ONLY TWO OF US. What made you assume that we want a jug? He just put it on our table and charge us on the bill. æ???ç????å¾???ï¼?ç????å¾??ç³?å¼?ï¼???é?½?å?»ï¼?ç??å¾?æ??ç?½å¥??ï¼??æ?¯æ??ç???æ?·ç?´?æ??ç???æ?·å¿?é??æ??ç?½ã????å?ä¹??ä¼?å?»è¿???åº?å?You seriously lost customers for that sake of $20 we didnâ??t order.

Jessie Ye

Another excellent addition to the booming regional Chinese food scene. It is a little pricey. But that should be expected of any fine food. My parents spent most of their lives living in Beijing, and they have high praises of this place, which is a rare occasion since my father is a picky eater. I really enjoyed my experience there in terms of food, ambience, and service. Would definitely return.

Esther Lee

Beijing Duck and prawn dishes were great! This resto is appropriate for formal occasions. I didn't like fish and beef dish so much tho.

Chris H.

Unique dishes, eggplant and venison rice were delicious.

Dadzo

Very good Beijing-style food.

Zeid H.

The food is amazing. The fried prawns are delicious, this is a must order. Great Egg fried rice and a beef fennel fried rice. Enjoyed all the beef dishes and lamb dishes. Really a must try.

Calvin Zou

Expensive, not a lot of choices, missing key authentic dishes, flavor below average, servers try to cheat you ordering more expensive dishes. Won't return.

Zita Chen

Decoration is pretty authentic. Food prices are high. I like the drink made of pear. Portion is small so you may need to order more dishes to have enough food.

Cecilia KWAN-YIN

Unique, very very expensive quite overpriced but quality and authentic northern Chinese food, felt like I had gone back in time to ancient China, decor is like Chinese royalty which is interesting and the location is right on the water front. Food was very good quality and tasty. Price very high so not great for the wallet. We stopped here on our bike ride along the seawall for a protein energizing meal so walked in with our cycling gear for which we got some second looks but other than that it was a great experience.

Dan W.

Na Jia is a higher end Chinese restaurant located by the Granville bridge on Beach Ave. It's a chain restaurant from Beijing, and we decided to come here since the food in the Beijing location was excellent. We went here for Valentine's dinner. We were promptly seated and the given the menu. The menu is nicely created and the tea was hot. We decided to order the Peiking duck, emporer's soup, pork fried noodles, stirred fried vegetables and mushrooms, dairy fish, and eggplants and cod. The bill was about $215 after tax. I will be honest and say the food here was not as good as Beijing. For a higher end restaurant, I failed to find the dishes ability to support or justify the prices. Perhaps another disappointing measurement was the level of poor service. It took 15 minutes to place our order, and they forgot to bring our noodles - our noodles came at the same time as the table beside us, which ordered 30 minutes after us, and also our bill had two separate noodles. The Peiking duck was good, but a little too much meat on the skin. It was crispy and not salty. I don't know what happened to the rest of the duck, but I don't believe there was an option to use it (usually you get to order lettuce wrap or a stir fry with the duck meat). I don't believe it justified its $88 price tag. The noodles were bland, and lacked any flavour. The vegetables were just fried vegetables with garlic - a Chinese staple dish. The soup was excellent, as it had sharkfin, abalone and variety of fish parts. The flavour was spot on, but difficult to spend 40$ on one bowl of soup. The best dish was the eggplant and cod - full of flavours and the cod was crispy, yet covered in sauce. Overall, the food was average and the service was poor. For the price, there's many other options out there to explore.

Joseph Alexis

I went here with friends who have all lived in China and one who currently lives in HK. I thought the food was fairly bland and not much flavour. I guess some might call that subtle flavour, I think it needed some salt. Overall I thought it was pretty expensive for the quality and the amount. I would not go back here again. The wait staff was great and the service was good, but I pay money for food, not to be waited on.

Purple D.

It was a total disaster for our lunch experience as we have heard so much hype about this authentic Chinese restaurant. The decoration is very Chinese and reminds you about imperial China, kind of unique in North America. The menu book is also beautifully printed on traditional Chinese booklet with excellent photo shots associated with each item. The good things stopped here because the food was overpriced and of poor quality. The server kept on asking us to order the Peking duck which was at $88 per order, and he seemed annoyed that we repeatedly told him that we simply did not have time for this dish. We have ordered the seasame spinach which came out about 2 minutes after we placed our order, because we were sure this dish was pre-made and was refrigerated for quite a while as it was cold when it was served. The next 2 courses were House special tofu with seaweed and Fried Egg Bun Slices, which were both refried, as we could tell from the soggy texture of outer skin, and lukewarm inside. The entree was Peking Fried Pork Liver In Soy Bean Paste, it was okay but too saucy, and liver was supposed to be cheap but overpriced at $19.98. The last dish was the best one "Noble Crispy Prawns" as this was freshly deep fried, but at $29.98. The bill came out to be at $125 for lunch for 3 people, very pricey for Chinese restaurant with ordinary food order. The worst nightmare was that all 3 of us had bloated stomach, vomiting and even diarrhea that evening. Won't go back there and won't recommend anyone to go either.

Lucie Ingoldby

Good North East Chinese food ...great value too.

Jennifer C.

Came here for a business lunch meeting and was pleasantly surprised! My guest ordered for us, as he grew up in Beijing, and knew best. The place was beautifully decorated with ornate details and rich colours, which my guest explained to me is because of the royal history of Beijing. The house special tofu was amazing, the gelatin fish with honey was refreshing, loved the delicate tea that was served too. We also shared the sour plum drink, seafood supreme soup with abalone (good, but in my opinion not worth the cost), a yam dish, pork and shrimp dumplings (off the dim sum menu, they were delicious!), sticky rice in banana leaf, the tofu dessert (it was savoury! My favorite part of the meal). Unfortunately 3 dishes we first asked for off the menu were unavailable. For two, our lunch bill was $130 before tip. Not a cheap place, but well worth it for a true Beijing cuisine experience in Vancouver.

Ej Y.

Very clean interior and Delicious foods but need a little more professional services. Waiter couldn't explain the food and couldn't speak English. It looks like a new place. 5 stars for dishes ^^

Sabrina M.

Good service and good food. It was about 200 dollars for 4 people. Price is reasonable. They will start serving breakfast in a week.

M J H.

A mix of solid traditional dishes with knockout specialty items -- beef with mushroom dish was among the best eaten

Ivan Zhang

A 70% PRICE INCREASE in JUST ONE YEAR? Are you guys crazy? Is it some kind of rubbery to your regular customers ?

Biao Yu

I would highly recommend this place. Food is delicate and delicious. Not that pricy as most people thought. Service is so thoughtful and comfortable. Location is not in a busy area but you can see Granville bridge from the window and ocean view.

Ivan Z.

A 70% PRICE INCREASE in JUST ONE YEAR? Are you guys crazy? Is it some kind of rubbery to your regular customers ? This place opened 2 years ago and at that time, the price was reasonable. As it becomes more known to the locals, they've been increasing prices regularly. Almost every time I go, I can see the prices of multiple dishes are covered by a much higher price with a sticky tag on the menu. Last time I visited, the menus were all newly made, so you wouldn't see any evidence of their tricks! I did my calculation-they've increased each item to 40%-80% from its initial price, most of which happened within last year! Their food is great, but I'm not gonna go there anymore since this kind of behavior is purely rubbery! I'm boycotting this restaurant and hope whoever reads my review will do the same. Or at least you know that you are paying 40%-80% more compared to what it used to cost you a year ago!!!

Derek L.

Classy outlet with culture interior Portion extremely small but tasty on selected item Pricy

Shuang W.

If you are a Chinese customer, please makesure you don't get fool around about there " signature " dish such as chicken soup has boiled for 48 hours and each this yellowly taste awful soup cost $40! ????????highly recommend don't go unless you don't care about food but the food view?

Yolanda C.

I'd previously thought this might have been a rundown little place, but was pleasantly surprised when I got here. Not only was it clean and beautifully decorated, the food was cheap and delicious -- and they had a wide variety of unique flavors available. The view was amazing (we could see the entire harbor!!) and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very homely and relaxed. The service was great too -- the dishes came quickly and the waiters were very nice and patient. Prices were very reasonable too!

Ping L.

Highly recommend the fish boiled in spicy oil. The dish looks great and tastes very good. Besides it's original flavour it also tastes a light flavour of lemongrass which adds up a bit of Thai. Will be back again.

Viahsta Y.

Awesome food! But first, you have to understand how to eat the REAL Chinese cuisine - not Panda Express sort of cheap takeout. The soup that everyone claims to be too expensive and too tiny, you are not supposed to eat it by yourself... It was a classic dish made for emperor only. It's made with all the good and expensive materials, and it's too nutritious to eat a pot (yes, we call it as a pot) by yourself. So stop judging the soup! The shrimp definitely worth ordering because it's sooooo delicious, crispy and tender. I came here twice, and every time was an amazing experience!

Stephy Y.

I love how the inside makes you feel like you've been transported to ancient China. I also love that their menu is a picture menu so you know exactly what you're getting. The food was quite interesting and I'd be down to come again to try more of their other dishes since I've only sampled a few this time. The only reason why I'm giving them 3/5 stars is because I felt the price point for many of their dishes on the menu were on the high side. I recommend getting the crispy prawns. They are amazing!

M T.

This is a very unique restaurant with very nice Chinese decorations. I like it located by the water and the vibe is just awesome. When I entered the restaurant, I felt like I was in China where all the servers were dressed in the traditional Chinese outfits. Apparently, this restaurant is on the expensive end but the food compensates for what you paid for. Food was so delicious and the portion was huge. I personally like the crispy prawns very much and I'll definitely go back again just for this. All in all, this is the type of restaurants I'd recommend to everyone who love great food.

Sarah M.

I was a little hesitant to go here based on the pricing categorization and some of the reviews. I was pleasantly surprised, most of the food was excellent. We shared several dishes: walnut chicken, a chili noodle dish (amazing), pork and vegetables, dumplings, a lamb dish, and fried rice. I really liked it all except the dumplings (personal preference I think) and the steamed rice was a tad dry. Otherwise a fantastic meal with nice decor and the service was decent too. Our bill came to about $40/pp and we were really stuffed. I recommend Najia restaurant and would go back again.

Jay A.

Food was absolutely delicious and service was great. Felt very welcoming and beautifully decorated. Really recommend this place.

Stephenie L.

great restaurant and delicious food. This is authentic Chinese food not some food court junk food.

Mabs M.

Excellent Chinese food with great patio and view of marina. Very accommodating service. Strongly recommended!

Ccy C.

The food in there is very tasty and delicious. I also like their excellent service!