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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

Downtown
Chinese, Dim Sum
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1166 Alberni St # 102, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3Z3, Canada
(604) 682-8833
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pricey for what you get

Chinese food here is just so so unless you like weird stuff like chicken feet. Seriously, they serve the feet with the claws and all. Some of the dishes are good but we are from Hawaii and there are some really good chinese places there that just make this seem too expensive for not so great... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Washington
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Chinese food here is just so so unless you like weird stuff like chicken feet. Seriously, they serve the feet with the claws and all. Some of the dishes are good but we are from Hawaii and there are some really good chinese places there that just make this seem too expensive for not so great food. Sorry Kirin.

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St. Albert, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We met friends at Kirin and had a lovely meal. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. We also saw a number of tables ordering King Crabs, which looked absolutely fabulous! This is our second meal at Kirin and we will return as it is very close to the Four Season's and you can walk from the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did not have reservations for lunch and they were booked, but they said we would have a table as long as we were done within an hour (no problem - the hostess did not have to offer it but it shows the level of service in the restaurant). No carts (I prefer carts, but oh well), order off the... More 

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Vermont
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39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I should have listened to the TA reviews. I was concerned about my selection of Kirin for a dinner of Chinese food in Vancouver. Our hotel thought it was a good choice and on arrival the restaurant was full with large groups of Chinese families so it seemed ok. Our service was ok as well. The waitstaff was responsive and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Kirin feels like an industrial place. The service is quick but not personal, the food is mediocre,cthe design is alienating. The Peking duck was a bit of a letdown, the pancakes are thick and their floury taste offsets the otherwise great duck. The other dishes were good. Overall, okish, but in Vancouver there are just sooo many better ones.

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having had Kirin Downtown recommended to us we were looking forward to a good meal in keeping with the high standard we had experienced so far in Vancouver. We live in Hong Kong and have a fairly good idea as to what constitutes good Chinese food. The dishes were very average, the duck being particularly bad, dry and look pre-prepared... More 

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San Carlos, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

great lotus leaf wrapped rice with shitake mushroom and meat, bao was great, shrimp balls had meaty pieces - hand chopped XO sauce is good nice that they cover the coats on your chair back

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Larkspur, Colorado
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our doorman at our hotel recommended this place and it was an easy walk. From the roasted cashew Kung Pao Scallops which were stunningly good, to the salt pepper squid, this was a memorable meal. The sauce for the Lemon Chicken was odd. The whole restaurant gasped when they showed a patron the giant live crab that was about to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is ok, dimsums are somewhat nice. But, the service is really terrible. We waited quite long before we were served.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Menu has a wide range of dim sum to choose from. Food arrived promptly, was piping hot and very tasty. Everything you could ask for in a dim sum restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1166 Alberni St # 102, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (604) 682-8833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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