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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
A very late dinner.

i understand this is one of Vancouver's best restaurants. Unfortunately we showed up quite lTe in the evening and I think that was our problem. We were offered a table ten minutes before the restaurant closed so we had to take cursory look at the menu - again our problem because perhaps the fault... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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  • Families with children
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i understand this is one of Vancouver's best restaurants. Unfortunately we showed up quite lTe in the evening and I think that was our problem. We were offered a table ten minutes before the restaurant closed so we had to take cursory look at the menu - again our problem because perhaps the fault was in our choices. We didn't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dim sum very good. U order a la carte, not from carts, so slows things down. Understandable, but service really is awful. Met w indifference from greeter on. Manager jumped in and finally took our orders. And, let me say that we are not strangers to Chinese cuisine, we are adventurous and I fancy myself a chef as well. Dumplings... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Horrible service, probably the worst I've encountered in years. The staff at this place takes the flavour away from the already poorly prepared dim sum. Their reputation is overrated. We visited their downtown location even after a colleague commented in the bad service and poor quality of their food at North Van location, we thought it was worth to give... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There are 3 Kirin restaurants in Vancouver. This one, on Alberni Street, may have been more upscale and expensive than the others, but it was worth it. Superb Chinese dim sum (no trolleys here, order off the menu) and a helpful waiter. We go for the more exotic stuff (chicken feet, sticky rice, fried caplin) and were not disappointed. I... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Since we were in Singapore we did not have such a good meal as we had here. Th service was excellent . We spent a very nice evening here as we ordered too much. Their choice of wine was also excellent and we wonder that the price of a good french white wine was only 29 $. It was a... More 

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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As tourists we have eaten Dimsum in many places in Vancouver (can't locate most of them in tripadvisor for me to comment on) but this is the best.so far. In particular, I highly recommend steamed beef tendons in spicy sauce, the golden crispy tofu (must be eaten hot) and the porridge selections,. {We wanted to but didn't return for dinner... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

At hotel's recommendation, went here our first night in Vancover. We were seated promptly and received tea immediately, so we were optimistic. After that ... We were positively ignored. After half an hour we flagged down a waiter who grudgingly took our order. After another 30 minutes with still no food, and after several attempts to get someone's attention, we... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

First night there, we were a party of two, had a great prawn dish and 1/2 Peking duck - so good that we went back 2 days later with a party of 4. This being Vancouver, we had fish (Szechuan) and a whole lobster. When you order a whole fish, they bring it out for a look before they kill... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place has dim sum to order (no carts here for an authentic experience). Very good taste. Prices are relatively high.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I made a special trip to Kirin today at lunchtime with my elderly mother. Special is the last thing that comes to mind with respect to the way we were treated when we arrived, unless referring to especially rude. To be fair, we did not have reservations. It was a last minute decision but we had eaten here before and... More 

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

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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: Large groups, Families with children

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