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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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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
Most recent review
Excellent Dim Sum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
bobandrewsjr
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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13 restaurant reviews
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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124 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We arrived to the restaurant on recommendations from our hotel concierge. We waited over 50 minutes for our food. When I complained to the manager he was not apologetic at all. However, when the food arrived it was very good. Probably because at this point we were famished.

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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

concierge at our hotel, when asked for excellent asian restaurant in vancouver, got us reservations at Kirin on alberti street. ambiance----jarring, very very over-lit dining room. no atmosphere whatsoever! waitstaff---slow, no interest in helping us out with the extensive menu. they convinced us to over-order too many apps and entrees for the four of us. food---mediocre/cafeteria quality if you were... More 

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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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