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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Wonderful Dim sum place

The dim sum was great! One of the best dim sum experience. The food was fresh and the presentation was meticulous. Typical dim sum restaurants focus on quantity instead of quality. The average price per dish was $5 but that is typical for Vancouver. You get what you pay for. I had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Lesliey_1999
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The dim sum was great! One of the best dim sum experience. The food was fresh and the presentation was meticulous. Typical dim sum restaurants focus on quantity instead of quality. The average price per dish was $5 but that is typical for Vancouver. You get what you pay for. I had the following: * Shrimp Dumpling (Ha Gow) *... More 

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Aylmer
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was my first time in Vancouver and someone recommended this restaurant which I was not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. The only thing I would recommend is the ambiance.... They should lower the lights a bit and make it more cozy!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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387 reviews 387 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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