The best part about eating Chinese food is the confidence that comes when more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. Enjoy the benefits of the Chinese culinary traditions with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary Asian fare and creative cocktails at Terracotta Modern Chinese, located on Alexander Street. The knowledgeable, friendly staff at this chic Gastown “resto-lounge” serve up a sophisticated menu of contemporary Chinese tapas alongside an inventive selection of clever libations, including specialty Terratinis. Three dining spaces—a patio and lounge, dining room, and Emperor’s room—comprise the sleek eatery, where a stylish crowd convene to eat, drink, be merry, and pore over runic texts amid the dark, minimalist décor.
- The prawn rolls are fried crisp and the texture is just right. Combination of crispy fried bean curd and juicy shrimp on the inside is a great match with a touch of cilantro flavor. – Tman, Urbanspoon
- All their traditional dishes have a unique modern twist…Everything comes out hot and full of flavor. – Janelle L., Yelp
Terracotta Modern Chinese
The woks at Terracotta Modern Cuisine sizzle with Chinese tapas-style dishes that meld traditional flavours with contemporary plating. The menu teems with small plates of golden squid, shiitake mushrooms, and five-spice crispy chicken sliders nestled in golden mantou buns, as well as vegetarian options including vegan spring and rice paper rolls, sesame noodle salad, and vegetarian noodle soup. The staff regularly visits Chinatown for ingredients for their fresh desserts, such as the housemade baked tapioca Happy Ending paired with green-tea gelato from La Casa.
Beneath the modern dining room’s softly glowing pendant lights, terracotta warriors styled after those of the Qin dynasty stand guard over the dark wood tables. Cushy, high-backed leather chairs encourage a leisurely meal punctuated by diners swapping tales or shouting "comma" every few words.
52 Alexander St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B4Get Directions