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Kirin Restaurant Incorporated

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2518 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1505
+1 808-942-1888
Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Mililani, Hawaii
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great to go for dim sum (lunch) or dinner. For lunch, the menu is not as extensive as most Chinese dim sum restaurant but what Kirin serve are excellent. For dinner, I would recommend to have the owner (Vienna Ho) order for you as she is very honest and know what is good for that evening. I... More 

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Thank ejyiu
san diego
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Kirin used to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in Honolulu. The food is still quite good (seafood, duck, sesame pocket buns with pork or lamb filling) but management seems to let the waiters and the kitchen do their own thing without regard to customers. there is no floor manager in sight. After waiting for a table for 10... More 

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Honolulu
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291 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I reviewed this restaurant about four years ago. It continues to be a family favorite. We had a birthday dinner for Dad and ordered special dishes. The deep fried chicken wings were tasty and crispy. (needs to be ordered at least one day prior to dining). We also had the Chinaman's hat, kau yuk (fatty pork with cabbage) and lobster... More 

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Thank sharkisland
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The dunganess crab with special house sauce, the wu shu style glazed ribs and the Chinese broccoli with garlic are among my favorite dishes for lunch with special friends.

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Thank choyt001
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Clearly the best in town. Consistently. I've had dim sum, dinner parties with wine & just a few friends. Dim sum made to order. Toi shan crab modeled after iconic dish in NY. Kumu fish (on special order), walnut shrimp, the usual favorities all excellent.

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Thank FiveStarDiner
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Come here once in a while. Overall, food is good and tasty, but it seems that some of the dishes are more salty than it should be. Could use less salt. Although prices are on the expensive side,service was good and attentive.

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Alhambra, California
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Very good food especially the fresh seafood. Price is very high. Service is good. Serves dim sum at lunch. Difficult to park

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Thank wongye
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We came upon this restaurant by accident after watching a UH softball game, searching for a nearby place serving Dim Sum. We missed the Dim Sum (I think it's just a lunch thing), but we ordered Kong Bao Beef, eggplant with szechan sauce, jasmine rice, mandarin bun. It was all excellent. We enjoyed every bite. Price was reasonable. Parking is... More 

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Hawaii
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227 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

When there this evening since I have not been there for a while. Ordered a five course dinner and was disappointed with the preparation and taste of several main dishes. They must have changed their chief, think I will be trying some other establishments for Chinese.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

Went here for lunch on a friend's recommendation. Had selections from the dim sum menu. The food was AMAZING! Will go back again before leaving Honolulu. The service was very good. They do not rich you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2518 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-942-1888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?