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Kirin Chinese Restaurant

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1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
+1 510-524-1677
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

$$$ Order of spring rolls $9 (4 normal size spring rolls cut in half). Order of shrimp and crab noodles $16 contained no crab whatsoever, six medium to large shrimp (not jumbo) $15 for an average dish of sweet and sour chicken, she did not...More

Thank cml94618
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Good Northern Chinese food for all ages; vegetarian & gluten free items. Always crowded; pleasant atmosphere with quick service,

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Located in the Solano section of Berkeley this establishment offers a solid option for Chinese food. My recommendation is to get the hot and sour soup which was divine. The noodle dishes offer many choices and you can't go wrong. Our waiter suggested the crispy...More

Thank regent7
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Besides great food, the bar drinks are great also. I had two margaritas this time. Service is always fast and friendly. Parking can be tight. Kirin's can be crowded around dinner. It s really popular with the locals. I think you will keep returning to...More

Thank zip98221
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Step into Kirin and the atmosphere is immediately calming- quiet music is playing, the lighting is not overly bright. High ceilings, tile floors and lots of Asian art, and what looks to be a very nice bar. Despite an open kitchen the noise level is...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed January 26, 2016

My hubby and I go to Kirin about once a week, and are always happy with the food there. For the lunch special, you get your choice of a large variety of dishes (the really spicy ones are marked with peppers) rice, salad and soup,...More

Thank Martha P
Reviewed January 1, 2016

What's not to love, unless you're on an anti-carb kick. The noodles -- variously prepared by an aware and fast-working mostly-Mexican kitchen staff (!!) -- are just great. Granted, this is not rocket science, but the results are fantastic, ranging from peanut sauce (spicy, lively,...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I had a vegetarian Buddha Bowl that came with tofu and vegetables. The vegetables, carrots, bok choy and cauliflower were over-cooked and mushy. The fried soft tofu was nice. Everything was floating in an unappetizing, brown, and salty sauce with noodles. The rice was tasteless...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been a regular to Kirin since I moved to the area in 2000. The quality of the food is unparalleled and the fresh noodles they make on site as well at the dough for their own pot sticker - which I have never...More

Thank Maeve R
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Probably the best, but most expensive, Chinese restaurant in the East Bay. Even ordering tea costs more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-524-1677
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