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“Loved It” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kirin Chinese Restaurant

Kirin Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #146 of 691 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fairfield, California
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377 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Loved It”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 chinese food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Rafael, California
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631 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Unusual Chinese Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 cook right next to you!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Craig T
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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Outstanding Chinese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

Terrifically tasty chinese food - as good as I've had anywhere (haven't been to Asia though). Don't understand why it doesn't get full 5 stars - perhaps because the decor is very plain and simple - but the food is terrific. Two tips - almost all the food is spicy and/or made with garlic, so make sure that's your cup of tea (no pun intended). And the medium-size soups are plenty for two.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kenneth P
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Arlington or Cambridge
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Had an early dinner here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We were starving having gotten off the plane from the east coast a few hours prior to eating here. All the staff were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. The food was delicious and we ordered more than we could eat. Luckily our B&B had a fridge for the leftovers!

Visited October 2012
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Thank claudine53
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Oakland, California, United States
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Chinese food, but a bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I enjoyed my meal at Kirin, though the food was a bit more expensive than I'm used to for Chinese food. Service was good. My sister (who lives in Boston) loves going to Kirin whenever she's in town and I'm sure she'd rate it, "Excellent".

Visited December 2011
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Thank Heather F
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