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259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
+1 518-729-4827
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (10 reviews)
“mango chicken” (6 reviews)
“steamed buns” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 12 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
Reviewed 26 March 2018

My friends and I were driving past Albany when we had the sudden urge to eat Chinese food. Just googled "Chinese food near Albany" and this name came up. I, being a vegetarian was pleasantly surprised at the ease with which the waiter made some...More

Thank PareshMotiwala
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Went out to eat with local folks and asked if we like Chinese. You betcha! There was 8 total so we each had an appetizer and entrees and shared “ family style.” Egg rolls a good 4 plus, hot and sour soup good flavor just...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A lovely place for dinner. Great service, stylish ambience, delicious food. Modern Chinese dining experience, much appreciated.

Thank jckutcher
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Booked a feast for 8 people at Rain last Friday and everybody was quite pleased with the menu and the quality and quantity of the food. The owner Frank Lee made the planning fun and was there to say Hi when we showed up. The...More

Thank 88AVANTI
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We have been to Rain numerous times. The food is some of the best Chinese food in the capital district. We enjoy the crispy noodles with vegetables, the three egg bean curd, and the fish in ginger sauce. Good service.

1  Thank Mitch A
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had lunch in a booth with a one year old. The noodles amused him. Pork, chicken, shrimp, dumplings...all were fresh , hot, not greasy, and very tasty. I was impressed and found it a relaxed place with a diverse crowd and good service. I'll...More

1  Thank L Frank
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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