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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

1166 Alberni St # 102, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3Z3, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 682-8833
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Ranked #1,017 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Yakima, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Food was good when it finally arrived... for a quick dim sum lunch this is not the place. No carts coming by the tables as per usual, must order from the menu. Very slow, seated for 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Given tea and ordered. Close to 30 minutes before food arrived, meanwhile tables around us seated after us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Peking Duck was cold, served with cold pancakes. The prawns with cashews was 70% cashews & celery. Service was very poor.

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FINGER LAKES
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We asked our concierge at our hotel for a good Asian resturaunt within walking distance of our hotel. He recommended the Kirin. We arrived without a reservation and were seated immediately. Then the trouble began. After 20 minutes our drink and appetizer orders were taken. The wine arrived immediately, the appetizers 15 minutes later. Then the real wait began. We... More

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Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've learned my lesson .... this is what happens when one neglects to research restaurants on Trip Advisor before heading off on vacation. After several days in Victoria, we proceeded on to Vancouver on Friday, Aug. 22nd. Arrived at our hotel (Sutton Place Hotel) at about 8:30 pm after a busy day touring Butchart Gardens and then taking the ferry... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went to Kirin on the recommendation of our hotel's concierge. We started with the subtle Egg Swirl Soup, a clear broth with sliced, fresh mushrooms, spinach and delicate swirls of egg. Enjoyed the Peking Duck (2-part serving of the traditional roasted duck skins served with scallions, plum sauce and thinly steamed pancakes for wrapping, followed by our choice of the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our asian friend recommended this chain restaurant in Vancouver. The other Kirin was busy so we came to this one. We were not disappointed at all! The hot and sour soup was thick and delicious, nothing I've ever tested from any other hot and sour soup! The dim sum was to die for! Shrimp dumplings and mushroom dumplings were great!... More

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San Francisco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were taken to Kirin by friends. We had someone familiar with the operation; all went very smoothly, and we did not experience the problems other reviewers found. Our friends were regulars, and they had made reservations well in advance so we were seated immediately. Although the restaurant was full, the environment was calm enough for us to carry on... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went our first night here in Vancouver after being on a cruise ship for 7 days. I asked the concierge for a recommendation for an authentic Chinese restaurant. She suggested the Kirin although it is not in Chinatown. I was really hungry for Chinese, and this place was great. Authentic décor, but on the more tasteful side. An extensive... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Making a reservation 2 days ahead of time made very little, if any, difference. Reception was abrupt and told us we would have to wait as a table was not available for us. A quick glance into the restaurant showed a minimum of 4 empty tables. After a wait of approx. 20 minutes after the time of our reservation we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Terrible service, time and time again. I really have to brace myself before I go there to each every time because reception is terrible. For example, today, my husband and I went without reservations and was told by Suki at front desk that the wait will be less than 30 minutes. By the time we had waited 40 minutes, I... More

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