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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 9
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dim sum for vegetarians

Kirin Restaurant on West 12th Ave. in Vancouver has delicious dim sum dishes that have no meat in them -- the best place for vegetarians if going for dim sum with friends who eat meat (I have it on foodie friends' authority that the meat dim sum choices are also excellent).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I am Chinese American. Have traveled to NYC, San Francisco, Toronto, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and the best dim sum ever was to be had at Kirin Seafood in Vancouver. We decided to try a few traditional dishes: har gow, sue mia, shrimp chuorng, and stuffed Japanese eggplant with shrimp and added another 10 more dishes. Each dish was surpassed by... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Kirin Restaurant on West 12th Ave. in Vancouver has delicious dim sum dishes that have no meat in them -- the best place for vegetarians if going for dim sum with friends who eat meat (I have it on foodie friends' authority that the meat dim sum choices are also excellent).

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food. We had peking duck and a big steamed fish, fried rice and beef and sweet and sour chicken. All dishes were excellent

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I came here for both dinner and dim sum during our stay in Vancouver. My husband loves Chinese food and my hometown is Markham, Toronto so we do have a fair knowledge of what good dim sum is like. Kirin's food is not bad. They have quite an expansive dinner and dim sum menu. However, their service... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant offers great food in terms of taste, variety and quality. As a Caucasian, I definitely find it exotic and delicious. I would give 5-star rating for the food itself. As to the service, I find the staff quite rude, quite noisy, no manners of serving. The waiters have limited English and if you want to get a better... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We loved this restaurant. After a busy day and night of work, this place was the perfect way to end the night. Great staff and great food - shrimp, lobster, fried rice, and spicy chicken -- wow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 The last time I was at the Kirin Seafood Restaurant on W 12th Ave , Vancouver, was 5 years ago. The dim sum was very good, service was great . You order dim sum off the menu. There is the Kirin Mandarin restaurant on Alberni st , Vancouver and there is The Kirin Seafood restaurant in Richmond... More 

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Vancouver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Avoid this restaurant if you do not speak either Cantonese or Mandarin perfectly. Actually, avoid it even if you do: the personnel are astonishingly rude to the guests, rushing people to finish their meals so they can bus the tables for the next seating (3 hours later). Even in the quiet room with fewer tables, the serving staff speak loudly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As Vancouver has a large Chinese population, one would expect good Chinese food. This restaurant's menu was quite extensive. We ordered too much, of course, but each dish was extraordinary. We had duck two ways, Peking and minced in lettuce leaves, wonderful soup, and a fried spicy shrimp dish. It was all very yummy. Oddly, however, was the way the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My go to for good quality dimsum, service is pretty good and so is the decor. Their dimsum is very consistent, you have to get the egg tarts! I have a full post up on my blog! ^^ https://dreaminginfoisgras.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/kirin-seafood-restaurant-vancouver/

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Additional Information about Kirin Seafood Restaurant

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

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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, Special occasions, Doing business
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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