The Chengdu-Expat awards are back this year to celebrate the communities, places, and people that make this city so great. Open nominations were held from December 1st and closed midnight Thursday 7th December. We received over 600 sets of nominations, and the top ten most nominated in each category will now go through to a vote. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to send their nominations to our personal account.

Here is the shortlist:

Best Western Restaurant


Bucciano, Wine & Dine Italian Restaurant market

Tivano | The Temple House

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q

The Range Bar and Grill

Munchwich Café & Eatery

Good Good Mexican Grill

Redbeard Burger

Iron Pig

Gli Azzuri

Best Local Restaurant

Grandma’s Kitchen

Zhuan Zhuan Mo (The Rabbit Place)

Kao Master

Meat Factory

Lotus Vegetarian


He’s BBQ

Haidilao Hotpot

Xiaolongkan Hotpot

Dalong Hotpot

Best Food Delivery


Cheesecake Love

The Range Bar and Grill

Mike’s Pizza Kitchen

Munchwich Café  & Eatery

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q

Good Good Mexican Grill

Redbeard Burger

Da Shramp

Fancy Farm

Best Bakery / Café

The Temple Café   | The Temple House

Baker & Spice

Let’s Grind

Cheesecake Love

The Sense

Origins Coffee Company

The Bookworm

Munchwich Café  & Eatery

Johnny 5 Donuts

Paris Baguette

Best Beer Bar / Pub

Hugo’s Craft Beer Bar

The Abbaye

Underground Bar

Whatever Bar

McElroy’s Irish Pub

The Beer Nest I

Dave’s Oasis


The Range Bar & Grill

The Bookworm

Best Wine / Cocktail Bar

Revolucion Cocktail

JING Bar | The Temple House

La Cave

CHEERS Tongzilin

Music House

Le Coq Au Vin

Jellyfish 1


The Bookworm


Best Nightclub

Jellyfish 2






Dance Club (DC)

Max Club


Event of the Year

Revolucion Cocktail Beach Party

Interchamber Autum Mixer

Underground Pride Anniversary


The Temple House 2nd Anniversary

McElroys Anniversary

Trick or Treat Tongzilin

Jellyfish Halloween

The Beer Nest Anniversary

Fête de la Musique

Best Reoccurring Event

Women In Business Workshop Series

Underground Quiz Night

Berlin Haus Movie Night (Film Society)


Tiki Thursdays at JING bar

Chengdu Entrepreneurship Meetup

Kungfu Comedy Night

Chengdu Mystery Games

Startup Grind Chengdu

Underground Pride Night

Best Sporting Community

Mighty Pandas Hockey


Chengdu Rugby Club

CIFL (Chengdu International Football League)


CIBL (Chengdu International Basketball League)

Dani Bulgrien Events


Natooke Rides

Frisbee Fridays

Best Hotel / Serviced Apartment

Ascott Raffles City Chengdu

The Temple House Chengdu

The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu

Oakwood Residence Funder Chengdu

Shangri-La Chengdu

Hilton Chengdu

Andaman Village Dujianyan

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Niccolo Chengdu

Fairmont Chengdu

Best Newcomer

Bucciano Food Truck

The Range

The Temple Tattoo

Homeplate BBQ

Amber Palace

Le Coq Au Vin

S1 Muay Thai Gym




Chengdoer of the Year

Someone who you think makes a difference in Chengdu to you or to others

Dr. Rachel Pinninger
Blue Sheep

Gary Daniels
The Chengdu Pride Movement

Phil Crimmins
Mandarin Blueprint

Richard Murphy
Oakwood Funder Chengdu

Jordan Greene
Bazilona FC

The Diner

Shaz Careem

Hyobin Sung
二手二故事 Second Hand Second Story

Sara Freeman
Chengdu Animal Rescue

Allen Clayton


How to vote?

To make sure all voting is fair we have designed a new WeChat Mini Program.
It will serve as a comprehensive guide to the city without ever having to leave WeChat as well as a tool to vote with.

1. Scan the QR code below

This will take you to the Mini Program.
You can also search for chengduexpat+

2. Select Votes

This may require stable wifi.

3. Register with your email address

Your password must contain an upper case letter, a lower case letter and a number. Shortly afterwards, you will be able to log in with your user name and password.

4. You can now vote!

You will now be able to vote one time in each category.

As the Mini Program is new, it’s still undergoing some bug fixes, if you are logged out in between voting, please click log in again – and you will be able to vote for the next category. The app will be updated Monday 11th December to iron out this bug.

If you have any problems voting, please email us at and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible. The Mini Program is new, so may still be experiencing bugs.

The voting ends midnight Thursday 14th December at Midnight.

The Party

You are all invited to the 2017 Chengdu-Expat Awards Party
On Saturday 16th December at Oakwood.
It will be a night of live music, great drinks and celebrating the wonderful people, places and communities that make living in the city so great. Tickets will be available shortly.

Nominate • Vote • Celebrate

The best, brightest and most brilliant bits of Chengdu.

The voting is now open. 

Author: CdExpat_Harri

CDIS China Chengdu