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“Good Service, Average Food, Contemporary Decor”

Kirin Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 261 Restaurants in New Westminster
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Service, Average Food, Contemporary Decor”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Came here for a birthday dinner as we wanted to choose a more classy restaurant than the typical family, crowded, noisy restaurants. There is not a lot of traditional Chinese decoration other than the red laterns and a "prosperity" scroll. The staff are bilingual and spoke English well. The service is better than the typical Chinese restaurants which is what I would expect from any Kirin restaurant. We started with the Kirin appetizer platter (#1 on the menu) and enjoyed everything there. Also ordered the rock cod but felt it was overcooked (over steamed) so it was a little tough. The soy sauce was not as savoury as I would expect. You should come to Kirin for the atmosphere rather than the food as I'm sure there are better restaurants at better prices. Ample free parking as it shares a parkade with the Starlight Casino.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Not just Chinese food”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant chain in the greater Vancouver area will give you the best of Chinese quisine you will ever taste. Be bold, order the abalone, the shark fin soup, nothing disappoints here. A truly amazing experience. Elegant decor, and very attentful staff will make your dining experience something to remember!

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Vancouver
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Quality dim sum”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

My wife and I went here for dim sum last Saturday and were not disappointed. To me this was a toss up between a four and five rating. Quality of the seafood was outstanding - prawn dishes were crisp and fresh. The waiter was very helpful with his recommendations, so service was very good. Food came out in a timely fashion. They don't do the service carts at this dim sum restaurant - you order off the menu. Although more daunting for the inexperienced, the result was food at it's freshest. For two of us, we spent $30, and so was good value. The only thing holding it back from 5 stars, is that we were seated in the backroom, so felt somewhat claustrophobic. The restaurant location is not ideal, but on the plus side, free parking and easy to get a parking spot.

  • Visited July 2012
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Richmond, Canada
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403 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
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“Another good Kirin restaurant”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

As it is getting more and more difficult to book a table at Kirin Restaurant in Richmond especially during weekend, sometimes, I shall drive to New Westminster to visit the restaurant which is just next to the Starlight casino. In terms of atmosphere, this one is much better if you don't mind the driving. Food is of Kirin standard - no disappointment. Better make the booking before you go.

  • Visited July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Special Night Out”
Reviewed February 20, 2011

There are lots of Chinese restaurants in the BC Lower Mainland, but if you want to go for a more elegant atmosphere than your typical casual family Chinese dinner night out, then Kirin (whichever location) is consistently a nice place to go. This location near the Starlight casino is very nice and we came here to celebrate my dad's 81st birthday with close family. It was a quiet Sunday night with quite a bit of parking. The staff were attentive and joked around a bit with our family as they were serving us, and the food was very good. I'd definitely would recommend this restaurant for special occasions. Also, I've been here for dim sum, which is quite busy. This will be on our list of family favourite restaurants.

  • Visited February 2011
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