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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 #883 of 2,798 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

First of all, my impressions and experiences w/ all other Kirin locations are relatively pleasant. however the recent visit to this Alberni Kirin is shockingly bad!! we took a bunch of our UK guests there for dinner at the end of June 2014. It's a weekday evening and I made reservation for a table of 10, day and half prior... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

we visited the Kirin restaurant last night, as my wife wanted to eat a chinese meal, and after researching via TimeOut vancouver, found Kirin, which was 200m from our hotel and was given a good review. at first the waitress told us there was no chicken, but after a tacit nod from the head waiter, she took our order for... More

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Millstone, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by several sources. All of which were accurate. Excellent. Food, atmosphere, service and freshness. This is the real deal. If your in Vancouver do not miss...EVEN THE KING CRAB IS LIVE AND BROUGHT OUT TO YOUR TABLE FOR INSPECTION PRIOR TO COOKING!!!! Perfection period. Well worth the cost.. Actually very affordable ...

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Düsseldorf
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. If you like authentic Chinese food make sure that you never eat in this place. We had a total of 6 dishes including sizzling hot plates, seafood, beef an vegetables. It was awful. It really was completely without taste, no spuces garlic or even salt. We have never had Chinese... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

recommended by our concierge however it was just an average Chinese restaurant. The food was good but the service was a bit slow. I wouldn't return with so many other restaurant options in town.

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Houston
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Kirin was packed the night we went, but our service was still wonderful. Even though we arrived about 20 mins late, they honored our reservation and walked us right past the crowds. We were seated in a great spot and treated like royalty. I heartily recommend the hot and sour soup. It was tremendous. We also watched people order the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a restaurant that my family has regularly frequented for the last two decades. It was a restaurant that we would go to weekly. We first went to their Alberni branch, then their Coquitlam branch (until it closed down) and back to the Alberni branch. What once used to be a restaurant visited by Hong Kong movie stars, is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We eat monthly at this restaurant as it is conveniently located centrally, relative to the homes of our different family members. We frequent the Kirin chain because we often miss HK food. The Alberni location has always grossed me out a bit because of the frequent food on the carpet, and the very grumpy unfriendly service (we don't speak English... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Even with reservation, we waited over an hour. When asked when our table will be ready, the receptionist just shrugged her shoulders. Others without reservation were marshalled right in. The place is noisy and the bathroom is dirty - floors were wet and used papers all over the floor. If you like seafood, it's okay. However you try dishes all... More

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I love it when I walk in a regional restaurant and find nothing but Basque, or Italian, or ?? as customers. Kirin had 95% Asians in the place…a very good sign. Asian waiters are not known for their congeniality, and ours didn't let us down. My wife judges a restaurant by how nice the tableclothes, how "pretty" the foodm and... More

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