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Kirin Chinese Restaurant

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1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
+1 510-524-1677
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Richmond, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Kirin has a fabulous menu and the best part is that everything tastes as if the freshest ingredients are used. Their shrimp dumplings are delicious and they have a great variety of soups. The have wonderfully tasty combinations of main dishes and their own fresh made noodles. I am not a fan of the dried fried plates, but never have... More 

1 Thank jane w
Barcelona, Spain
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Nice chinese restaurant. We were a big group and they attended us very well. Food great. Service great. Good experience.

Thank Bernd_Wand
Berkeley, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

I have a specific love for Northern Chinese cuisine and while some of the other restaurants on Solano are undeniably great, such as Renee's and China Village, for Northern Chinese you cannot beat Kirin. It is one of those places where you look at the menu and absolutely everything looks delicious- every time I come here I have to ask... More 

1 Thank cjm77
Oakland, California
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We like this local Mongolian - Northern Chinese Resturaunt. Lunch plates of main dish, cup of soup, rice and a mini lettus salad in a cup M-F. I like the Mongolian Lamb plate. The peppers are BIG Red so you can remove them easily.

Thank KarinH5
Berkeley, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

An attractive, quiet, and comfortable place is eat. The food is delicious, the service is good, and reasonably priced. Everything is fresh and there are lots of options. Good for vegetarians.

Thank ginag1414
Berkeley, California
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

I have had dinner at Kirin's probably 10 times. We usually get the Mongolian beef, rice, garlic green beans, lettuce wraps, spring rolls, and a Sing Tao. I have always enjoyed these selections. The service is good. There is usually enough for me to take some home and make a lunch of it the following day. various friends have had... More 

Thank BonnyZ
Sunnyvale, CA
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372 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,514 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

My 91 year old mother swears by this place. She absolutely loves the food, so when I'm over in Berkeley, I always get takeout from this restaurant. We get the pot stickers , the Sichuan dry fried prawns, the Chinese braised tofu, and the Spicy Chao Ma seafood Noodle Soup. The spicy Chao Ma seafood noodle soup $12 is her... More 

1 Thank robert c
New Mexico
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160 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We visited this restaurant based on previous reviews. When we came in the place was almost empty, and we became somewhat apprehensive. But it filled up quickly, and the service and the food were very good. We really enjoyed a tasty and authentic Chinese meal!

Thank travelogue6
Fairfield, California
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380 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Daught and son-in-law "the foodies" are regulars and took us here for dinner. We throughly enjoyed every dish that came to the table. I can't comment on just one dish they were all great. The service was good and we enjoyed our evening. My husband and I will return when we are in the area. This is not your typical... More 

Thank 2marcopolos
San Rafael, California
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647 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I love this place! It's not your usual Chinese restaurant as they have unusual dishes. Their braised green beans are out of this world. Another delicious dish is their minced chicken in lettuce wrap. You really can't go wrong here with anything you order. It's also a nice place to dine, a good atmosphere and you can watch the chefs... More 

Thank Craig T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?