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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

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1166 Alberni St # 102, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3Z3, Canada
+1 604-682-8833
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended from our hotel and we got there and were seated at same time as another couple. We got tea right away and ordered immediately, we received our appies greasy springrolls and tasteless wonton soup. Then we waited over 40 minutes for the other two dishes we ordered. The asian couple seated at the same time as us... More 

Thank RDM1976
Gig Harbor, Washington
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Loved the Chinese food at Kirin in downtown Vancouver. I wide selection.. began with a very tasty won-ton soup and also had sliced duck in sweet brown sauce. Very good. The hot tee was very good on a cold evening in Vancouver. The waiters were very friendly and helped with the recommendations for dishes. Many choices but i picked my... More 

Thank hsvigals
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We like chineese food and Kirin is one of the best in Vancouver. We suggest you to try the fried crab.... wonderful

Thank Villa S
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we had our first Tak good Chinese meal in over a year! We felt they could have done a better job with the soup noodles that were soggy but the rest of the meal was good

Thank richard g
Vancouver, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Kirin is very good. Every dish, from simple vegetable dishes to the elaborate Peking Duck were flavourful and fresh. Nothing was greasy. The service was fast and efficient too.

Thank BadBadgerBoom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

6 of us had a dim sum lunch here and all the dishes were excellent...so delicious. We also ordered some of the vegetarian dishes and these were top notch also. Some of the staff do not speak English and the waiters donor announce the dishes as they are delivered to the table. But that was only a minor complaint. This... More 

Thank Alan S
Cleveland, Ohio
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

So we haven't had outstanding dim sum for many many years. Despite the quality not being up to Vancouver snuff (think Sun Sui Wah Richmond and Fortune), we still enjoyed eating reasonably good har gow (translucent thin skin, good prawns) and shiu mai. The cheung fun was also of correct consistency but it could do with more chili and perhaps... More 

Thank DNARNA2014
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went to this restaurant while in Vancouver and were so excited about the great asian food that we had heard was here. I was so frustrated that we had to pay for this meal! The food was recommended by the hotel we were staying at and was recommended by one of our guidebooks as well. My mom and I... More 

Thank Debra S
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and the concierge recommended Kirin. We arrived and it was 45 minutes before anyone took our order. I assume since we were not Asian we were ignored. Soup was delivered and it was marginal. Chicken and cashew was delivered and the presentation was awful- chicken was suspect and no seasoning in the dish.... More 

Thank Chris W
Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The 3 of us decided to try their dim sum while we were in downtown. We had Pork & Preserved Egg Congee for $15.80 and Peatip for $22.80. We also had other dim sum items but reasonable price. Will we go back? Absolutely not!! Once is enough.

Thank Joseph20131008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 Alberni St # 102, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-8833

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