Our Story

At Yanbian BBQ, our story is steeped in tradition, family, and a love for authentic cuisine. Founded in the summer of 2023 by co-founders Alex and his mother Emma, our roots trace back to the vibrant city of Yanbian, our beloved hometown in northern China. Named in homage to our roots, Yanbian BBQ reflects the culinary influence that has shaped our lives. For generations, our family has celebrated food, a passion that manifested in the early 1990s with the opening of our first BBQ restaurant in Qinhuangdao, China. From its humble beginnings, our cozy establishment quickly became a local favorite, renowned for its delectable dishes and warm hospitality. Over three decades, our presence grew, expanding across cities in China. However, as Alex moved to Canada, he carried with him the dream shared with his mother: to introduce the rich flavors of northeastern Yanbian cuisine to a new audience. Today, at Yanbian BBQ, we invite you to join us on a culinary adventure rooted in tradition, crafted with love, and inspired by the taste of home.

Our Beliefs

Family Tradition

At Yanbian BBQ, we honor our family’s culinary heritage passed down through generations. We believe in preserving and celebrating the traditions that define our roots, infusing every aspect of our restaurant with the warmth and authenticity of familial connection.

Quality Ingredients

We are committed to sourcing only the finest ingredients for our dishes. From locally sourced produce to premium meats and spices, we believe that exceptional taste begins with the quality of what goes into our recipes. Every bite reflects our dedication to uncompromising quality.

Authentic Flavours

Our passion lies in delivering the true essence of northeastern Yanbian cuisine to our guests. We strive to capture the authentic flavors and aromas that evoke memories of home, ensuring that each dish is a genuine representation of the rich culinary heritage we hold dear.

Our Food

Savor authentic Yanbian flavors with locally inspired, fresh ingredients.

At Yanbian BBQ, our menu proudly features our beloved signature dishes that capture the essence of northern Chinese cuisine. Dive into a bowl of our chilled, flavorful cold noodles, a refreshing delight that tingles your taste buds with each bite. And for those craving a balance of sweet and tangy, our Sweet & Sour Pork is an absolute must-try, featuring succulent pork cooked to perfection and coated in our special house-made sauce. These signature offerings, alongside our charcoal-grilled BBQ skewers, represent the heart and soul of Yanbian BBQ, inviting you to experience the authentic flavors of our homeland.