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259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
+1 518-729-4827
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“peking duck” (10 reviews)
“mango chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big selection. Fresh preparation. Exceptional quality ingredients. Good service. Fun fancy drinks (with umbrellas!) like the oriental places of my youth. It's everything I had hoped for, and deserves a high recommendation.

Thank David M. S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family dinner here at the start of August. We couldn’t have asked for better service. The staff were very accommodating and provided regular checks at our table. The quality of the food was simply divine. We had multiple dishes that we shared and...More

Thank munsterlady1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The resturant has a beautiful atmosphere including private tables and excellent service. The food is outstanding.

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

If you like dim sum..this is the place to go in Albany. They have a great selection of items and its a good way to try a lot of different things at a great price. They only offer dim sum on Saturday and Sunday from...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I grew up going to Chinatown in NYC! Moved upstate about 2 years ago and have been looking for decent Chinese food, it has been a struggle. Rain didn't disappoint, from the dim sum to their pea pod leaves with garlic! We traveled an hour...More

Thank 258michaeller
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Finding average Chinese food is easy. Finding excellent Chinese food is a lot more difficult. This evening we had dinner at Rain - and it was really, really good! I was with a mix of small children and adults. This often makes waitstaff nervous, but...More

Thank fromRoseville
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It was raining on Viatie Hudson Lake, Cathills, and we decided to drive to Rain Modern Chinese Restaurant in Albany. Good Ambience. Clean wash rooms. We ordered cocktails, soup dumplings (Wow and so hot and good), chicken vegetables soup, veg noodles, steak in sauce, chicken...More

Thank chandersabharwal
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Visited here during a business trip with my partner. Food was excellent and the portion sizes are generous. We enjoyed the steamed buns with our peking duck as opposed to the more common pancake. Service was very good and we felt that the value for...More

Thank BusinessTravelMonkey
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

While in town visiting family, we stopped at Rain for dinner. We didn’t have reservations so there was a little wait but not bad. The establishment was nicely appointed, bright and clean. Casual attire was fine (we wore jeans) but anyone dressed nicer would fit...More

Thank CuriousTraveler8048
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is a go-to place for us. It is not your ordinary Asian restaurant. The food is modern, fresh and delicious! The service is perfect. Very attentive!

Thank NEScorpio
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19 July 2018|
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Response from PareshMotiwala | Reviewed this property |
Parking I agree with the earlier response. I don't quite remember the handicap access! But I guess, we can go by the earlier review as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-4827
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