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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

We came on the recommendation of our hotel staff. The food took very long to get to us, but it was very delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
proudmary51
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Houston
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  • Families with children
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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came on the recommendation of our hotel staff. The food took very long to get to us, but it was very delicious.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We almost didn't try this restaurant because of reviews complaining of rude and hostile service. We're glad we tried, because the food was delicious and the service extremely attentive. We are not Asian (I have n the past been referred to as "not only white, but SO white" on account of my light hair and complexion), and we were treated... More 

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Miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really good food. Ordered the wonton soup, spring rolls, soup dumplings, chicken in black bean sauce, beef and green onions, special fried rice (but got the special chow mien), and it was all delish. But Eddie the head waiter was awful! Rude and dismissive to us from the moment we arrived. This behavior carries over to the rest of the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were in Vancouver for 1 week and this was our 3rd visit. Food is excellent though not the variety I wanted. In general, everything was great except for one thing. I made a reservation for 7 people at 11:30. They got the name wrong using an F instead of an S, so they said they had no reservation. I... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Well as far as we know many of the overseas Chinese restaurants don't strive for excellent service, we are still astonished by the terrible service. I till will come again since the food quality is great. d

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed a huge array of dim sum! Our waitress was friendly and helped us pick a great sampling of dishes. We (two adults and three kids: 15, 12, 10) particularly liked the shrimp dumplings, pot stickers, and crispy noodles. We basically let our waitress direct us on good picks and we had a great experience. The entire family thought... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Food is really good. One of the best Chinese restaurants I've been to actually. However, they take their time. We waited 30 min for our soup/appetizers and another 40min for the main dishes. Service is nonexistent literally. Its packed with asian clientele so book well in advance.

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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I should have taken other reviewers comments seriously. Food is OK, but customer service is terrible. Actually, I have never experienced such a bad customer service in the US. No one is responsible for our table, so I have to call waiters passing by our table so many times. 30 minutes waiting for checks. Hidden foreign conversion fees (4%!) are... More 

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cleveland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The restaurant was filled with Asian clientele so we figured it had to be good food. It was just OK. My husband had the lettuce wraps that had a good taste to them and I think I just ordered the wrong item- lemon chicken- very bland. Spring rolls were OK. So many other great restaurants in Vancouver wish we did... More 

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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the Fairmont where we stayed It had horrible ratings on Yelp. We went there because it was recommended by the concierge. We had a reservation We were seated 30 minutes late. And that was ok. One hour later, there was no sign of food. With three hungry children we had to settle for the restaurant... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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