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Kirin Seafood Restaurant

555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Fairview)
(604) 879-8038
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Ranked #448 of 2,789 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fairview
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

So we ate here twice while we were in Vancouver. Once for dinner, traditional 10 course banquet style to celebrate grandma's birthday, and then the next morning for dim sum. The dinner was OK, nothing to go crazy for, but the Dim Sum was delicious! They had fresh black sesame ground for the rice cake dumplings, and the taro was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On our first day in B.C. we ate at Kirin on Alberni and it was excellent! We ordered the mushroom spring rolls, barbeque pork buns and steamed shrimp dumplings- very flavourful, filling and quick service. Definitely worth a visit for lunch or dinner

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Good food, expensive, service average, pay parking very expensive, charge for coat hanging!, table cloth dirty.

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Sidney, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great food and specials, with local dishes. Fabulous suckling pig and spot prawns . also great vegetables and black sesame pudding. Service was faultless and friendly. Prices extremely reasonable and you can bring your own wine. Great spacy room with lots of large round tables good for family reunions. A truly enjoyable chinese experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We go there at least three or four times a month. Staff is friendly, but you had better phone ahead to book, or the wait is long. Very reasonable in price for a high end dim sum place. Fully recommended! There are four or five other Kirins. All good.

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Union Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Ate dim sum at lunch time and had a fabulous meal, with desert for 3....... Very reasonable. Try the chefs specialties! Mango pudding and fried sesame balls for desert!

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Fresno, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

One star is for the service, not the food. Went there with a party of 4. We do not speak Chinese. After a 20 minute wait, we were seated with one copy of the three menus. We wanted Dim Sum and, after asking for a 2nd copy of the Dim Sum menu, one was perfunctorily dropped on our table. Asked... More

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Vancouver, BC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I went with a group and it seemed like many enjoyed their food (although high priced) except for one of our party who was allergic to shrimp and the waiters still brought us 6 shrimp based plates. Some of the dishes weren't to our taste, but that's ok. I tried to explain and request - but most staff I spoke... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This restaurant sits on the top floor of City Square a building of historical significance on the corner of Cambie and 12th. City Square is lovely and unique and the Kirin compliments it perfectly. The the decor and ambiance is beautifully done. The food literally rocks. The service is impeccable and friendly. Some of the best Chinese cuisine I have... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Kirin is a top brand for Chinese Food in Vancouver. I tried both in downtown and Richmond. Nice place, friendly staff and good quality of food. Price is reasonable.

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