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Kirin Chinese Restaurant

1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
+1 510-524-1677
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“noodles” (5 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great, the service great , good prices. Only thing I didn't like was the bright lights.

1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite restaurants when I first moved to the area in 2000. In the past 3-4 years, the prices have gone up, the portion size has gone down (my to go order containers are now half full instead of full), they...More

Thank Maeve R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went to Kirin Chinese Restaurant after going to the Cal Football Game. The restaurant is upscale and one can view the kitchen area while dining. We enjoyed oxtail dumplings, Hunan Peanut Noodles, and Cherry Pork, Food was good, We had tea with dinner I...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 23 June 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 18 January 2017

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

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 31 July 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 21 July 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 21 June 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 27 January 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 2 January 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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