The Chengdu-Expat awards are back for the third time, to celebrate the communities, places, and people that made living in the Chengdu so special in 2018. This year, we’ve partnered with DiDi English Version, who specialize in getting you to your favorite places in the city for the biggest Chengdu-Expat awards yet!

The nominations are in, and it’s time to get voting! We received all your recommendations and have narrowed it down to 10 nominees per category.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us the communities, places, and people that made living in Chengdu so special in 2018. We received over 1000 nominations, which closed at midnight on Tuesday 8th January 2019!


The voting is now open!

The top ten you chose in each category, have now gone through to a public vote  – which will run until 23:59 on 20.01.19. Scan the ChengduExpat+ Miniprogram QR code below to place your vote.



There’s no need to log in, the custom made mini program will use your WeChat ID to verify your vote. Each person may only vote once, in each category. The results will be revealed at the 2018 Chengdu-Expat Party on the 25th January 2019.

So, who did you nominate?

Chengdu Expat Award 2018

The Nominees

Best Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu
The Temple House
Sheraton Lido
Ascott Raffles City Chengdu
Niccolo Chengdu
The Fairmont Chengdu
Andaman Village
M5 Executive Apartment
Hilton Chengdu

Best Cocktail Bar


JING Bar | The Temple House
Revolucion Cocktail
The Bridge

Lullaby Cocktail Bar

The Great Bartender




Bar· Mu

Best Wine Bar


Le Coq Au Vin
La Cave
Cheers Kehua Road
La Cadière Wine bar
The Vino House
Hedge Wine Bar
8 Trees Wine bar

Best Beer Bar


Honey & Malt

McElroy’s Irish Pub
The Beer Nest 1
Nanmen Craft Brewery

Leg & Whistle
Foam Ranger Taproom
Home Plate
The Abbaye

Best American Restaurant


Home Plate
Mike’s Pizza Kitchen
The Range Bar & Grill
Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q
Iron Pig
Blue Frog
Huntington Smokehouse
Uncle Z’s Pizza
Peter’s Tex Mex
348 Pizza

Best European Restaurant


HARU Bistro
Gili’s Restaurant & bar
Munchwich Café & Eatery
Bucciano, Wine & Dine Italian Restaurant
Gli Azzuri
Tivano | The Temple House
Alfonso’s Coffee Shop

Best Asian Restaurant


The Diner
Different Taste Restaurant
Cacaja/Spice Magic Indian Restaurant
MI XUN Teahouse 

Doublechin Café
Tai Xihuan

HuNT’s Kitchen and Bar


Best Café Bakery


Munchwich Café & Eatery

Let’s Grind
Wheat & Baker
Cheesecake Love
The Temple Café
Origins Coffee Company
Grains ‘n Beans
The Sense
Baker & Spice

Best Delivery Service


Munchwich Café & Eatery

Rob’s MVP Pizza & Arcade
Yalla Yalla
Cheesecake Love
Mike’s Pizza
Pizza Corner
Good Good Mexican Grill
Kenice Lebanese
Dubai Safari
Healthy Gourmet

Hospitality of the Year


Irfan (The Sultan Middle Eastern Restaurant)
William Hall (Crowne Plaza City Center)
Sue (Gili’s Restaurant & Bar)
Amber (Munchwich Café & Eatery)
Gary Daniels (The Underground Bar)
Jean-Sebastian (Le Coq Au Vin)
Maggie (Tim’s Bar-B-Q )
Mel (Home Plate)
Blandon (Propaganda)
Sogyal & Nori (Kathmandu)

Event of the Year

Holiday Bazaar
World Baijiu Day
Jellyfish Beach Party
Ms & Mr Pride
Whisky Fun
Startup Grind Christmas Party
Arbor Day @ Andaman Village

Best Reoccurring Event

Startup Grind
Chengdu Photo Club Meetups
The Underground Quiz Night
Bingo at The Range
Orange Community
Chengdu Animal Rescue’s Fundraisers
Mama Rachel’s Kitchen Takeovers
Secret Cinema
Chengdu Film Society

Best Sporting Community

B Active Fitness
Aces Tennis Club

CIFL -Chengdu International Football League
Chengdu Ultimate Frisbee
S1 Muay Thai Gym
Chengdu Rugby Club
SHIFT Fitness Community
Chengdu Gaming Confederation
Friday Night Ride

Best Newcomer


Twentythree Eatery

Rob’s  MVP Pizza & Arcade

Yalla Yalla

Pizza Man

Gili’s Restaurant & Bar

Doublechin Café

HARU Bistro

348 Pizza

Orangutan Hookah Bunker

Best Nightclub


Music House (Hui Jin Chen)
Play House

Most Visited By DiDi English

DiDi English Version will calculate this award


This year 70% of the vote will be decided by Chengdu-Expat followers, and 30% by a panel of expert judges. The results will be announced at the Chengdu-Expat 2018 Awards Party on Friday 25th January 2019. 

 Nominate • Vote • Celebrate