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Kirin Restaurant

1172 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A5, Canada
+1 604-682-8833
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (30 reviews)
“sticky rice” (7 reviews)
“siu mai” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
1172 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A5, Canada
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We booked three tables and ask Kirin to partition a small room for us so we have more privacy and our noise from the party do not disturbed other dinners. Kirin assigned two staff looking after us from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The two servers did...More

Thank bluesky668
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dim sum lunch with the usual servings of Har Kao and Siew Mai with char Siew buns. Also tried the spring green n aubergine cooked in black bean sauce plus egg custard. Lastly try the fried rice cooked with salted egg yolk...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Our friend is not adventurous when it come to food. One of the few times he’s had dim sum so we played it safe. Pork pot stickers and soup dumplings were among the best I’ve had. Vegetable spring rolls just so-so. Barbecue pork humbow was...More

Thank Foodtwosome
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We showed up for a 2 pm dim sum, and were told right away that dim sum ends at 2:30. No problem ... we ordered 4 dishes: the standard har gow, siu mai, fish-stuffed eggplant with black bean sauce, and garlic spring rolls. Everything was...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Vancouver is known for having authentic Chinese restaurants and Kirin is just that. I felt like I was back in Hong Kong and eating as well as anyone in the world. The menu is very expensive and we stayed on the safe places on the...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We went in with a group from Vancouver Foodie Walking Tours to check out the Dim Sum. We had the Jasmine tea, Dumplings, Sticky Rice in Lotus leaf and Pork Siu Mai. Loved their X O Sauce. All the food was flavourful and fresh. The...More

Thank ValueforMoney_13
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went to Kirin for dinner last night with another couple. We shared four great dinners. No dim sum on the extensive dinner menu. Today we visited Kirin again on a Gourmet Foodie Tour for lunch. Fantastic dim sum! I don’t understand the one star ratings...More

Thank ankh1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

First time visitor and researched Kirin was the 'go to' place for dim sum. Initially found the hostess a little abrupt and had no time to explain menu. Lucky for us once seated, server was excellent and explained everything. Varied menu and priced accordingly, White...More

Thank sandra98walter
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal. The big clue when you walk in to the restaurant is the amount of oriental people who are eating in this establishment. It's real authentic Chinese cuisine and the menu was initially a little daunting but the friendly helpful waitress...More

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We got in, served tea & a glass of wine & ordered, then waited over 1 hour for our meal. Others around us were served, we asked and kept being told "10 minutes" we were ready to walk out and then all courses were dumped...More

Thank Beth Junge B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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: 1172 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-8833
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