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259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
+1 518-729-4827
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“peking duck” (11 reviews)
“mango chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My SO and I had our third meal at Rain last night. We’ve been looking for a good eat-in Asian restaurant and Rain is it. Lovely atmosphere, great service, reasonable prices, and, oh the food! Even his teenage daughter (very picky...aren’t they all?) loved the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Curlieq55
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT!!! Peking Duck was perfectly cooked and table-side carved. We strongly recommend this gem.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tommySanJuan
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Big selection. Fresh preparation. Exceptional quality ingredients. Good service. Fun fancy drinks (with umbrellas!) like the oriental places of my youth. It's everything I had hoped for, and deserves a high recommendation.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David M. S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Had a family dinner here at the start of August. We couldn’t have asked for better service. The staff were very accommodating and provided regular checks at our table. The quality of the food was simply divine. We had multiple dishes that we shared and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank munsterlady1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The resturant has a beautiful atmosphere including private tables and excellent service. The food is outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

If you like dim sum..this is the place to go in Albany. They have a great selection of items and its a good way to try a lot of different things at a great price. They only offer dim sum on Saturday and Sunday from...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank P4221CXlisam
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I grew up going to Chinatown in NYC! Moved upstate about 2 years ago and have been looking for decent Chinese food, it has been a struggle. Rain didn't disappoint, from the dim sum to their pea pod leaves with garlic! We traveled an hour...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Finding average Chinese food is easy. Finding excellent Chinese food is a lot more difficult. This evening we had dinner at Rain - and it was really, really good! I was with a mix of small children and adults. This often makes waitstaff nervous, but...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fromRoseville
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It was raining on Viatie Hudson Lake, Cathills, and we decided to drive to Rain Modern Chinese Restaurant in Albany. Good Ambience. Clean wash rooms. We ordered cocktails, soup dumplings (Wow and so hot and good), chicken vegetables soup, veg noodles, steak in sauce, chicken...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank chandersabharwal
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Visited here during a business trip with my partner. Food was excellent and the portion sizes are generous. We enjoyed the steamed buns with our peking duck as opposed to the more common pancake. Service was very good and we felt that the value for...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BusinessTravelMonkey
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19 July 2018|
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Response from PareshMotiwala | Reviewed this property |
Parking I agree with the earlier response. I don't quite remember the handicap access! But I guess, we can go by the earlier review as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-4827
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