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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Busy and bustling Chinese restaurant serving authentic well prepared dishes. Live fish, crab etc on display in the upstairs section. Service was friendly (and a little hectic) but added to the experience. Around $100 for two with wine and several tasty dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2012
mimiandgui
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Busy and bustling Chinese restaurant serving authentic well prepared dishes. Live fish, crab etc on display in the upstairs section. Service was friendly (and a little hectic) but added to the experience. Around $100 for two with wine and several tasty dishes.

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Kirin restaurant I visited recently is at 1172 Alberni Street. A couple of statements to begin with: 1. I am Chinese 2. I have eaten at many of the world's best fine dining restaurants including Lung King Heen in Hong Kong, which until recently was the world's only 3 Michelin starred Chinese Restaurant. Kirin restaurant won the 2012 Vancouver... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

We went for dim sum. Perhaps this is how Chinese restaurants are, but waiters did not mind standing on one side of us and shouting to servers a few tables away. The decor was lovely, but the experience left us cold. I felt that we were a burden on the staff by just having sat down.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This restaurant came highly recommended by several sources, so our expectations were high. Maybe it was the late Saturday reservation, maybe it was our choice of dishes, but the food and the service fell flat and it was an an all-around unsatisfying experience. Small servings of soup were served in chipped porcelain dishes that were incompatible with the Chinese style... More 

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merseyside
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38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Top class chinese dishes served in very popular mandarin restaurant. Busy place, so probably best to book in advance if possible. Overall the service was fine, if a little brusque when clearing tables. However, the member of staff collecting payments at the end of the meal was hardly a charmer, and could benefit from a course in customer relations!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I don't know if the food was too authentic for me or if it just wasn't very good, but I didn't enjoy this restaurant as much as I hoped.

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Honolulu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We attempted to have dinner at the restaurant last week. The hostess initially told me that they were booked and that there would be a 30 minute wait. As the reviews were good, we told them we would wait. The hostess seemed surprised that we would wait, and she looked at her reservations, and then told us that there would... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012 via mobile

Great place for a dim sum lunch. Good service, large portions (sometimes too large for two people to share), and reasonable prices. Modern ambience with very clean facilities. Recommended.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We loved the Cha Shu Bao, Har Gaw and the Yand Chow Fried Rice. The seafood chow mein was also amazing. One of our favorite meals

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I didn't have time to go to Richmond but wanted a Chinese food fix - Kirin Downtown was conveniently located and served up Chinese food that can stand up against the best of HK.

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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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