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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

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1166 Alberni St # 102, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3Z3, Canada
(604) 682-8833
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended, but even the reception was frosty and it did not get any better. They gave us two menus for four people and we had to ask for two more. The food came out in the wrong order, taken back, returned cold, the rice was minutes after the main courses, and only one staff member cared... More 

Thank Angelos A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Downtown Vancouver. We visited at lunch time and tasted lots of different kind of Cantonese dimsums. Foods are delicious and the services are very excellent. All servers are very responsive. Definitely will return and probably visit at dinner time!

Thank Yuetoitang888
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our third day in Vancouver and we wanted to find another good Chinese restaurant for dinner. We googled and found this one. Boy it was a mistake. We felt very unwelcome by the host woman. The restaurant was small. The waitress was very snob on what we wanted to order. Most of the dishes were very salty with... More 

Thank 2worldtravelleers
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dim sum here was not the best we've had. When we want dim sum in Vancouver we usually go to the Red Star Seafood Restaurant in Richmond. The dinners here are very good. Sometimes we weren't sure if the servers understood our order. It seemed as though their English wasn't always fluent. They're better at speaking Chinese. It's best... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went for Lunch with a big party and was seated immediately during peak time, Dim-Sum a la carte was a very enjoyable with lots of selections as well as friendly service. looks like a favorite among locals and visitors

Thank Marco M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was absolutely excellent, the portions generous and the pricing reasonable for the quality. The atmosphere is rather formal and we found the tag-team service to be cold and impersonal. We would still go back there just for the food.

Thank GeoSKW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Kirin this morning after visiting the restaurant earlier in the week on a food tour. We thought that the food was excellent, so we returned. The hostess, Angela, was very rude. When we arrived, we stated that we had a reservation, she said "just a second" so we continued to wait at the entrance, however after a... More 

Thank Alex S
Fairview, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Kirin for the first time last evening. We arrived at 5:00 PM when the restaurant first opened. We had stopped by earlier the afternoon so we knew what we wanted to order. We ordered fairly quickly but the first item didn't arrive to our table until 5:45 PM. A few minutes before bringing the item out they... More 

Thank KEITH10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this hotspot didn't disappoint. Crispy shrimp is my favorite dish here. Service is prompt and very attentive.

Thank RyanL99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for dinner and the quality of the food here is very very good. No heavy handed starchy or MSG loaded fare here; rather dishes with fresh ingredients cooked very well with balanced flavours. Smoked duck was excellent; we did not order any seafood as my guests had allergies but looking at neighbouring tables i would suggest well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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

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Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.