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Kirin Seafood Restaurant

#679 of 2,927 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3X7, Canada
+1 604-879-8038
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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17:30 - 22:30
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Richmond, Canada
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181 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are regulars at the Richmond location of this restaurant and were initially skeptical that the quality would be the same. We needn't have worried. The food is equally as good and during the busy lunch hour, service was amazingly quick. It's located at the top floor of the mall at 12th and Cambie, so it's not obvious from the... More 

Thank tony c
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my fav dim sum places in the city. Don't go to the other Kirin locations...they are not the same. This is the best one...and make sure you make a reservation as they are consistently busy weekday or weekend. Try to go with someone who knows what to order as you have to order from the menu... More 

Thank worldtrader88
Boston, MA
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here as part of a business meeting. It was recommended by a concierge. The food was generally good. We had good fish and duck, but I don't think it was spectacular. The atmosphere was not good for a business meeting. Very noisy and some mayhem. Service was decent. Might try again

Thank Where_II
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our concierge sent us to Kirin after we inquired about good Chinese food. We had cashew chicken (almost no chicken) and lemon chicken which was sort of okay. The service was terrible. In the beginning, everyone kept converging on our table to try to get us to order. After we received our order, no one came by, at all. We... More 

Thank italylover44
Arlington, VIrginia
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172 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I love the food at Kirin. It reminds me of the big banquets I attended as a child. The food is exceptional. I am surprised people don't like it but they don't have an uncle eats there often and orders in Chinese The lobster is to-die-for - with soft noodles underneath; the chicken is smooth and cooked to perfect. We... More 

Thank fussylady001
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely come here for the food but don't expect great service at this location. We loved the soup dumplings and the shrimp with quail egg dumplings.

Thank Audrey S
Hong Kong, China
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

One word – expensive. Nice decor, decent food, but no need to pay that much. Unless you have to entertain some super important friends or celebrating winning millions.

Thank Michael H
Hong Kong, China
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680 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there after many many years and food is fine and so is the service. Lobster is very nice and chicken is so called free range but so big..... Fine Cantonese seafood. Not bad.

Thank Ianfung
Tucson, Arizona
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1,735 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,071 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My husband and I headed here soon after arriving in Vancouver because we had such wonderful memories of excellent dim sum at this restaurant during years of spending summers in the city. What a disappointment! Neither the food nor the service lived up to our expectations. We arrived around 1:30 p.m. on a week day and customers sat at only... More 

1 Thank Rumples
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180 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is always delicious. We ordered the seafood in bird's nest, Kirin chow mein, and black cod fish. For three people, we had enough leftovers for another family meal. The view of downtown is nice. Don't expect good service, and you won't be disappointed. There were three servers standing around us, and my husband still had to refill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-8038

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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