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Kirin Chinese Restaurant

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485 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-2007
+1 650-965-1059
11:00 - 00:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back on a long haul international flight to SFO and made a stop in at Kirin before going home. Service wasn't the fastest in town but it was worth the wait. Had a pan fried 'sole' fish and it 'hit the spot'. Side dishes were awesome and everything was at an excellent price as well. Lucky enough to get... More 

Thank katubaldy
Mountain View, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good basic Cantonese food. Particularly like the seafood, eggplant, and the minced chicken in lettuce cups.

Thank DLGersh
Los Altos, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

No hello when you come in, but hey maybe thats gone out of style.After a long wait guy comes over and says "what do you want". We order combo plates Kung Pau and Mongolian Burro. Not good food too salty and just wrong. Chicken was mushy and was a little off.Would not recommend.

Thank kratour
San Jose, California
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have been coming to this place on and off for the last 20 years, the food quality is hit and miss. When it is good , it is really good, otherwise it is just OK. I visited this place last week and was shocked by the new appearance. White table cloth, new carpet and new personnel too. Much friendly... More 

Thank Eddie L
Mountain View
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Excellent service and food! Servers as always are amazing. We only had Mushu and Chow-fun as we wanted to eat light. But when we are the family we order 6 to 8 plates. Always delicious!

Thank Water_Polo_Fan
Calgary, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend who has been here before and I really enjoyed the food. 4 of us who enjoyed this late night dinner ... Food was hot and tasty and spicy Service was awesome too came out fast & quick Recommend to go here

Thank Fauzia R
Virginia Beach, VA
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255 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Ate lunch here on a weekday. What we liked: 1. Outstanding food. Fresh, sizzling hot lemon chicken, in a tart, light sauce with crispy bits of chicken underneath—perfect balance of slightly sweet, refreshingly tart sauce. I would go so far as to say this was an amazing dish. 2. Perfectly balanced pork chow mein: Not thick with corn starch, thin... More 

Thank Ginny000
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Food was good -decent Cantonese cuisine. Service was so so - typical Chinese restaurant. LOL Location is good, but might be hard to find parking spot in weekends or at night.

Thank xudong h
Mountain View, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We love Kirin and go there at least twice per month for eat in or (more often) takeout. The food is consistently delicious. We like the Szechuan shrimp, the minced chicken in lettuce wraps, and the chicken chow mein.

Thank Heather N
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

My family has eaten at Kirin several times over the years and has always enjoyed the food. We tend to order a mix of 'traditional' Chinese dishes and 'Americanized' dishes. We had lunch there with friends during Labor Day weekend and ordered the following dishes: - Fried bean curd with spicy sauce - West Lake beef soup - Peking beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-2007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-965-1059

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?