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Kirin Chinese Restaurant

1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
+1 510-524-1677
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1767 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209
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Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Craig T
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...More

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank claudine53
Reviewed 6 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".

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Friendly service, nothing too much trouble. Superb authentic food - at a great price. 4 of us, old friends, all were extremely hungry and managed to really over-order but we all left very happy and satisfied. Would go again to try the other half of...More

Thank SallyC890
Reviewed 11 April 2012

This is located in a great neighborhood on Solano. A very clean restaurant with excellent staff and food that is made for the Gods. Have the Kirin Beef, the garlic noodles and the dumplings. With the addition of a full bar, the experience is unbeatable....More

Thank Raphael823
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Solano Avenue in Berkeley is well known for its endless row of better-than-average restaurants and Kirin is among the best of them. Years in NYC and SF have made me very picky about Chinese restaurants and Kirin tops my list SF Bay Area list for...More

Thank FlatbushFlyer
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Kirin's is a very friendly place where you can watch your food being prepared. They have a full bar also. The staff is friendly and attentive. I do not live here, but am in the Bay Area quite ofter. I always make it a point...More

Thank zip98221
Reviewed 13 September 2011

On our second visit to this restaurant, grandpa paid the bill without passing inspection by grandma. Horrors! They charged us the 18% gratuity for a party of 6 or more. There were 3 children in our party of 7. Grandma would have protested the bill...More

Thank BossTweed
Reviewed 2 August 2011

I love the Andy's chicken--enough for two people! Also love the green beans!

Thank Wunkie
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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