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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef

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It's no secret that Vancouver's off-duty chefs love to shop for themselves and choose from the freshest local and exotic fruits, vegetables, seafoods, and meats. Chinatown is where they go!. This is a 3.5-hour culinary and cultural walking tour of the colourful & historic Vancouver Chinatown District,.Our knowledgable guides will showcase a beautiful Classical Chinese Garden, historic Chinatown landmarks, then explore the exotic food, cookware, pastry, tea and herbal medicine shops. A delicious dim sum lunch is also a part of this unique, small-group tour.
  • Chinatown can be overwhelming: Let an off-duty chef navigate for you
  • Learn about Vancouver’s Chinese culture in the world’s top urban garden
  • Food tastings, tea samples, and dim sum lunch included
  • Small group size of 10 people or fewer ensures a memorable experience
What to Expect
Start the morning at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. As you stroll through the gardens, your guide provides an overview of Chinese culture in Vancouver and points out landmarks you may not have recognized had you come on your own. The sheer number of restaurants in Chinatown can be overwhelming, so let you guide choose for you. Visit hidden gems and establishments loved by locals where you sample a variety of traditional foods and treats. Cap the tour with a sit-down meal of piping hot dim sum. A small group size of 10 people or fewer ensures an personal experience and the full attention of your guide. The tour ends with plenty of time left in the day to explore on your own.
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Departure Point
Entrance to the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Departure Time
10:00 AM
3h 30m
Return Details
Tour ends at the restaurant where the dim sum lunch occurs
  • Walking tour that includes food samplings, tea, and dim sum lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sister and I had exceptionally great time with Robert who talked with us about culture and cuisine. He was so knowledgeable and really gave us a great sense of Chinese culture, metaphors and meanings for the way the Chinese live their lives. I would...More

Thank sunset155
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I went on this tour last week. It was fascinating. Robert was so informative and took us to many locations.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nancybanks1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Robert was incredibly knowledgeable and the tour was a great insight into Chinese culture. The tour flew by and the food was A-MAZING. It was well WELL worth the money. Make sure you go hungry! The dim sum lunch was massive. Thanks Robert we had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TyroneTraveller7007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lot with Robert about chinese culture, architecture and food. The food was very good, and the tea session at the end was a perfect way to end the tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emilie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robert has created a highly organized tour focused on Chinese culture and its relationship to food. I appreciated how interactive it was, particularly since I had my 12 year old daughter with me. He didn't talk "at" us, and he clearly enjoys meeting new people...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Aduz80
RWS1111075, Owner at A Wok Around Chinatown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

6/September/2019 Hello Aduz80 Thank you for your kind words. You're so right in that I enjoy meeting new people.Because of this, every conducted tour is a "new" tour.....People have different backgrounds so it's always a fresh approach. I do enjoy showcasing my culture & heritage....More

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Response from Yeswecan54 | Reviewed this property |
That’s a question for the tour leader Robert. I think you could access his contact info on line. I would hate for your friend to miss the tour too!
9 February 2019|
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Cater to...no. Accommodate... yes
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