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Kirin Seafood Restaurant

350 Gifford St, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 527-8387
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Ranked #39 of 198 restaurants in New Westminster
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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71% Recommend
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There are several Kirin Restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area. This one is located next to the Starlight Casino in New Westminster. Been here for dim sum and wedding banquets. Every Kirin is high quality and superb service. This chain of restaurants is closer to the higher end in quality and price but well worth it.

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Lyon, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There are many Dim Sum restaurants in Vancouver and Kirin is my favorite. The restaurant is always packed with people during weekend, reservation is a must. Their dim sum is a little bit more expensive than other restaurants but their taste, food presentation, service and ambience are better. There are four Kirin seafood restaurants in Vancouver and this one has... More

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

and the food was quite delicious. Service was very prompt. Prices are ok considering Kirin is considered a high end Chinese seafood restaurant, but don't expect really low prices. For standard dim sum fare, expect to pay $4-5 per order. Very fresh ingredients. Nice presentation and good flavour., Ambience is excellent. If you are willing to pay a little extra... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went to Kirin for dimsum. It's located in same complex as starlight casino. As usual if you get there after 11am on the weekends there is always a wait. Our estimated wait time was 45mins. So we took a seat in the waiting area. We got called for a table with only 20 min wait. We ordered our dimsums... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There are so many waiters and busboys here that the service is virtually instantaneous. But we were disappointed in the food. As longtime Chinese food lovers since childhood, we were very pleased to see that our party of four was the only table of Occidentals when we arrived for lunch. We ordered the BBQ appetizer platter for four so we... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

-siomai aka shrimp and pork dumpling is amazingly good -very good location -lots of parking space -service is ok. Like most of chinese restaurants and chinese waiters service is not usually that good -chili sauce available -seafoods available -price is average -big interior and great ambience -hot tea really good

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Was eating my coconut tapioca dessert and found a black curly hair. When I brought it to their attention they said 'oh sorry'. They did not bring me another one. I expected an adjustment to my bill, but there was none. How disappointing!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I drove out there expecting to find something worthwhile. I arrived shortly after 5pm, which is a later dinner time for anyone else anywhere else in Canada - this is why I expected them to be open. They were closed, and I don't read Chinese, so I had no idea when to expect them to be open. I ended up... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I grew up eating dim sum. My grandpa used to call me the "shrimp dumpling king". :-) I come to this location almost every time I visit Vancouver. The location is right beside a casino and the atmosphere is relatively classy for a Chinese restaurant. They have monthly specials here so you'll get a good variety of dim sum dishes.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Came here for a birthday dinner as we wanted to choose a more classy restaurant than the typical family, crowded, noisy restaurants. There is not a lot of traditional Chinese decoration other than the red laterns and a "prosperity" scroll. The staff are bilingual and spoke English well. The service is better than the typical Chinese restaurants which is what... More

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