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Kirin Seafood Restaurant

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555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 879-8038
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome Chinese food

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants I've eaten at. It is very consistently good quality food with excellent service. I've travelled all over the world, including throughout China and Asia, and can say without a doubt that this spot ranks up there with the best places I've eaten in Hong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
West_coast_Mac
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants I've eaten at. It is very consistently good quality food with excellent service. I've travelled all over the world, including throughout China and Asia, and can say without a doubt that this spot ranks up there with the best places I've eaten in Hong Kong, Beijing and other areas of China and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times, but mainly for dim sum lunches. This time we came for dinner as a party of 5 for a family birthday. We were the first ones to arrive at 6 pm, but the part of the restaurant that was open filled up nicely pretty fast after our arrival. I was the only... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Been a few times, generally quite good. Not so tonight, food cold or lukewarm, lacking in texture and flavor, tasted like it had been sitting around around for a while. The restaurant itself was not busy and the room temperature was too cold and drafty. Won't be back.

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Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went here for dim sum on a Friday afternoon. Place was packed, but with reservation got in. However, we then waited half an hour to get our order taken, at least we had tea. 3 pots of tea later our dim sum order was finally taken. Food then came out in batches. It appears that they wait until they have... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was decent the service here was incredibly rude and sucked. I have never been treated like this at any restaurant before. My family went there for dim sum. We ordered a few items and waited over an hour and a half to get our food. Additionally the head waiter kept coming over asking if we were done and... More 

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Vancouver
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I first visited this award winning restaurant over 20 years ago. Recent visit was a total disappointment, Food was just average or slightly below average. Top notch decor and view. Service was the below standard. A 10 course Chinese dinner was delivered within 45 minutes as the staff seem to be rushing the dishes out as fast as they can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

OK here is my review: GOOD: Very nice looking restaurant, excellent ambience, atmosphere, decor top notch, food excellent top notch Cantonese/Northern Chinese food. BAD: Expensive food but I've had substantially cheaper Chinese food with almost the same quality, service is OK though not friendly unless you can speak Cantonese. Very crowded noisy, even if you reserve its take a while... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My wife's friend who lives in Vancouver took us to this place. We were a party of five and ordered quite a few dishes. All the dishes we ordered were excellent, tasty and good portion. The lobster, pigeon and oyster hotpot dishes were highly recommended. The only dislike I had was with the waitress who served us. She first brought... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

All the dishes we order were soooo god. My seafood rice had shrimps, scallops and calamari right out of the sea. My friends had a huge soup and steak or scallops and we all agreed this is one of the best Chinese food we had ever had. Go early on weekends it tends to get crowded or make a reservation.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had been warned by concierge that food would be good but service bad. We were therefore pleasantly surprised by the service and very pleased with the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Fairview
  • Neighborhood: Fairview
  • Phone Number: (604) 879-8038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?