Since 2010 Terracotta Modern Chinese has offered modern Chinese cuisine in a fun and relaxed restaurant & bar setting. The completely renovated 3 level space in historic Gastown boasts the Emperor's Room with a very unique seating lounge downstairs, the Chivas Bar at the mezzanine level with large open windows over-looking the fully licensed patio, and the Dining Room upstairs in the heart of the action.
Our menu focuses on fresh, innovative Dinners and Appetizers including a range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Enjoy the unbeatable noodle and rice dishes we create from our Traditional Wok, satisfy your craving for Soup and Noodles, and let your tastebuds rejoice with our many crispy and crunchy appetizers. We don't add MSG to our food and our kitchen is peanut free.
Going on our third year in Gastown, we are proud to be a part of Vancouver's most important neighbourhood for Food, Art, and Culture. Please join us Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm - Late during the week, and 6pm - 2am on the weekend.
I recently visited Terracotta after hearing a lot of great reviews. We phoned ahead for a reservation and upon arrival we were promptly shown to our table.
The restaurant is cool and sleek, with a loungey ambiance. There is a bar area at the front of the restaurant and there are 2 levels. We were seated upstairs where there is a combination of booth style seating and chairs. Terracotta earns extra points for comfy chairs.
As there were 4 of us and it was our first time, we decided to order a large assortment of dishes:
Our server recommended the Short Rib Sliders and the Chicken Wings as starters, with the Shanghai Noodles and Sechwan Green Beans to follow. (The Sliders come in 3's so we got 2 orders - a leap of faith) We also had the Beef Pancake, Prawn Rolls, and Chicken Chow Mein.
Everything was excellent but the Beef Pancake is my favourite dish by far. Not only is the beef tender, juicy, and flavorful, but the pancake was light and flaky. Of course, upon compIementing the food to our server, I found that the entire dish is made from scratch. What a delight!
Overall, I give the food, service, and ambiance a 4/5 - Outstanding! I give the value a 5/5 - Incredible!