Credit: Jud Lewis-Mahon
|Cuisine Type |||Chinese, Dim Sum|
|Ambiance |||Formal, Good For Groups, Family Style, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Great Wine List, Notable Chef|
Profile Last Updated: May 05, 2008
Fit For an Emperor
Where every meal is fit for an Emperor, Kirin Mandarin Restaurant sets the standard for Chinese fine dining in Vancouver. When most of us think of Chinese restaurants, we think of generic rooms, prompt but impersonal service and good food at reasonable prices. Kirin Mandarin Restaurant goes out of its way to redefine those stereotypes. The room is decorated in a post-modern, comfortable style, with a two-story-high dragon as a centrepiece. This is a fine dining restaurant which happens to serve Chinese food , service is excellent and prices are high.
Peking Duck, Saucy Seafood
Specializing in live seafood and some of the best Peking Duck this side of the Pacific, the menu at Kirin focuses on Northern Chinese delicacies. Scallops in Black Bean Sauce is a big favourite as is Braised Sea Cucumber with Prawn Roe Sauce. Dim sum lunches (think Chinese tapas) are very popular as well. Tea time treats feature Shrimp Dumplings as a classic favourite. Pay careful attention to the prices. Kirin offers the best, but you'll pay for it. Double Boiled Buddhist Delicacies Soup for example will set you back a few bills!
Established in 1987, Kirin has won top honours in fine Chinese dining by local papers and travel and holiday magazines alike. Tourists can get their taste of fine Chinese cuisine as Kirin is also the “Featured Restaurant” for many tours. With incredible spaces at all of their four locations throughout the Lower Mainland (Alberni, Cambie, Richmond and Coquitlam), Kirin is an ideal space for large banquets as the restaurant features set banquet menus for any occasion, including weddings.