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Kirin Seafood Restaurant

555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3X7, Canada
+1 604-879-8038
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“dim sum” (55 reviews)
“egg tarts” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian
$$ - $$$
555 12th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3X7, Canada
Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good Chinese restaurant. They have a very extensive menu list. It can be overwhelming for someone that is a foodie because you want to order it all.

Thank R J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank tony c
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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...More

Thank worldtrader88
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Where_II
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank italylover44
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...More

Thank fussylady001
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
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
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
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...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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17:30 - 22:30
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17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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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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