7 Reviews

First Review by Amiressy

Creative Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian - Edit

Sun Bo Kong is the more recently opened of two competing vegetarian Chinese restaurants across the street from one another. As others have noted, the menus are extremely similar.

How spoiled we Vancouver vegans are to be able to waste our time trying to determine which restaurant is better. Both owners are wonderful, both restaurants have friendly, helpful staff, and both menus are delicious. It is hard to imagine ordering anything that would disappoint and there are so many menu items that delight.

One thing that is genius at Sun Bo Kong is the new combo plates for one. No longer must a solo diner decide between a massive helping of bean curd skin rolls in black bean sauce and a massive helping of spicy green beans. Combo plates mean solo diners can enjoy a modest helping of a number of dishes. Few Chinese restaurants offer this option for solo diners—brilliant! And these combo plates are big enough to share.

I predict Sun Bo Kong will continue to surprise us with exciting menu developments.

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, combo plates for one

Cons: busy and crowded for dim sum, across the street from almost identical restaurant, menu differs little from competitor

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Go to for Dim Sum cravings - Edit

I go here for dim sum cravings. It’s definitely not the best dim sum out there, but it’s the only one that I know of that’s veg. If you’re craving good old dim sum, this would be the place to go.

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The Best Buddhist Vegan - Edit

I have eaten here many times and am never disappointed. The food is always fresh and delicious and good quality. The menu is technically vegetarian, but there are only perhaps 3 dishes that have egg in them. Be sure to ask the server to check with the chef -- the servers themselves rarely know! I have taken many non-veg friends there, and their reactions are always 'wow', and they turn out to be repeat customers. I see there is a photo of mango pudding: BEWARE! It contains evaporated or condensed milk!

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-26

Pros: Delicious food, Nice ambiance, Easy location

Cons: Not totally vegan

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Another Great Veg Option For East Vancouver - Edit

I've been a loyal fan of the various Bo Kong restaurants since they first opened their doors in Richmond. While it is true that there is the Po Kong across the street that offers a similar menu, I am impressed that the dim sum offering here looks to be more extensive. I came to Sun Bo Kong for dinner and was not able to order from the dim sum menu. However, I can state the food off the regular menu was tastier and more beautifully presented than what I have been accustomed at Po Kong. Ken Chau is the owner and he has always provided a warm and friendly presence in the dining room. Ken is happy to personally walk you through the menu, to offer recommendations and to take your order. You will not find a more gracious host.

Pros: Extensive Menu, Gracious Service, Free Parking

Cons: Lukewarm Tea, Lack of Unique Signature Menu Items

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Great food and service - Edit


This restaurant is right across from the Po Kong on Kingsway near Knight; both are run by brothers, who had the very popular Bo Kong at 15th & Main years ago. The food is excellent, the service is good. Very glad to have this added choice as these restaurants are always busy, and understandably so!

Pros: Good value, Well prepared food, Good presentation

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Authentic veg chinese - Edit

I can not say enough about how delicious and authentic this place is! Took my extremely traditional Chinese meat eating father here and he loved it. The dim sum is off the hook. Sorry to Po Kong and their followers but this place is thousands of times better.

Pros: Great friendly service, Dim sum everyday till 3!

Cons: It would be nice if they could be 100% vegan

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The spring rolls tho - Edit

I am not sure why they decided to open this right across Po Kong, another veggie restaurant with almost identical menu. We decided to give it a try even tho Po Kong is our jam . The food was pretty good with the exception of the spring rolls. They were awful. (Spring rolls are one of my favourite foods, so.....). The place is very chaotic, everyone seems very confused and doesn't know what's going on, but this could be because it just opened). I probably won't come back because well the spring roll thing is a deal breaker for me).

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