Awards

Awards

2016, 2015 & 2014 Royal City Record Readers’ Choice Awards
Best Fusion Restaurant – WINNER

2016 New West A-List Awards
Favourite place for first date – WINNER

2015, 2014 & 2013 Georgia Straight Golden Plates
Best New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam Restaurant-WINNER

2014 New Westminster News Leader
Best of Fine Dining – WINNER

2012 Royal City Record Readers’ Choice Awards
Best New Restaurant – WINNER

2012 Royal City Builders’ Awards
Best Commercial Renovation – GOLD

2009 Where Magazine Awards
Best Chinese – HONOURABLE MENTION

2009 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
Best Other Asian – HONOURABLE MENTION

2008 Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival Challenge
Judge’s Award – WINNER

2006 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
Best Casual Chinese Restaurant – SILVER

2005, 2004 & 2003 Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards
Most Innovative Menu – WINNER

2005 Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival Awards
Green Glass Award – BEST VALUE

2003 BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association
Best New Restaurant – SILVER

2003 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
Best Chinese – HONOURABLE MENTION

2002 Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards
Most Innovative Menu – WINNER

2002 Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards
Best New Restaurant – WINNER

2002 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 
Best New Restaurant – SILVER

2001 Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards
Best New Restaurant – WINNER

 

REVIEWS & MEDIA

wild rice has been featured in numerous publications including Food & Wine Magazine, enRoute Magazine, Elle Decor and Canadian Interiors Magazine (cover story). the restaurant’s development and construction was also the subject of an episode of the popular Food Network documentary series Opening Soon.

Press inquiries: For press inquiries, please contact Nancy Wong at 604.218.7385 or press@wildricebc.ca

SELECTED QUOTES

“I spent a month in China in 2008 and, except for Peking duck in one Beijing dive, this seafood ravioli was the best Chinese dish I’ve ever had.
– John Henderson, The Denver Post

one of the most well-conceived restaurants this city has ever seen, with some of the best contemporary cuisine of any description.”
– Robin Mines, Westender

“The tapas scene is hotter than ever, especially since the opening of Wild Rice.”
– Tim Pawsey, Where Vancouver

“…Vancouver personified. The chic new generation Chinese restaurant [that] creatively pushes the idea of Chinese food beyond the same old, same old.”
– Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun

“moves adeptly around cuisines of China, unifying local ingredients with takeover targets identified by proprietor Andrew Wong… Wild Rice is the consummate millennial opium den – the opiates replaced with vodka drinks, the opium dreams with plated fantasies brought to earth.”
– Jamie Maw, Vancouver Magazine

“tapas-styled, progressive Chinese dishes delivered in a contemporary setting, this dynamic, be-all space is a genuine hybrid.”
– Tim Pawsey, Vancouver Courier

Simply mesmerizing. Be prepared to taste culinary creations that will surprise you with their innovative use of ingredients, but this is an innovation that is clearly done with careful purpose, to make your dining adventure a rewarding one…”
– Geoff Peters, Food Vancouver

“smartly crafted dishes that balance traditional Chinese cooking with modern sensibilities. Authentic Asian flavours and techniques are incorporated without gimmicks or shortcuts… a stylish, yet relaxed dining experience.”
– Vancouver Magazine

OTHER ARTICLES

The Denver Post, “The race is on: The well-fed Winter Games” by John Henderson
TimeOut