Kirin Restaurant London
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Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Great food let down by non existent service. We had to ask for a menu, to order drinks, to order food and to pay. Our plates were left in front of us until we left. Will not return and wouldn’t recommend.
Definitely great quality Chinese food that’s not your usual Chinese Takeaway, so prepared to pay for it. It was a bank holiday so the restaurant was quiet and peaceful (it’s usually quiet in the City during bank holiday). Service was friendly and the lady stopped us from ordering too much and breaking the bank :D They have a few karoke rooms and the restaurant itself can be a great casual place for a special occasion. Very happy with my meal. We occasionally order takeaway from them but with limited choice.
Well, where to start.. we arrived for a long leisurely lunch having taken the afternoon off, booked into this restaurant for Friday lunch 1:45pm, ordered a couple of Chinese beers and was informed by the waitress at around 1:55pm that we needed to order by 2:30pm, no real problem with that BUT we had a problem with having to leave the restaurant by 3:00pm, most restaurants would still permit diners to take their time providing they don’t order any more food, but not this place. Do not expect a long leisurely lunchtime here.. I didn’t get to taste the food but gave it a rating of average.. we finished our pleasant beers and headed to a properly run restaurant..
Food was excellent as always - I do wish they would revert to having the option of a large basket of Shanghai dumplings, as they are sooooo good.
Restaurant very quiet on a Tuesday night, only 3 tables in use when we were there so it was very quiet. But very good service and nice food with reasonable wine list and prices. Would go back.
It was good to meet with my colleagues,
Great food as always and enjoy going there every time. Wish they could bring back their lunch menu they used to have as it was a good selection and very good value for money!
The food was ok but expensive, so not good value per money. We asked for a venison dish but instead it seemed beef. Moreover when we asked for the desserts menu they told us that they run out of all desserts.
Overall a pleasant experience, Kirin is located underground but the room is quite bright and welcoming. We had the sea cucumber which was quite interesting and tasty. Overall classic restaurant, only negative was that our food took thirty minutes to arrive and it wasn't even a busy day.
Food was fine, nothing to write home about, over priced for what the food was. Service was really poor, had to keep asking the waiter, didn’t have enough menus printed for guests at the restaurant. Would not return
Lovely food in an unknown place to me
A great restaurant and lovely food. We were hoping for the Chinese NY lion dance, but apparently it had happened the evening before - a shame we had missed it, but still enjoyable.
Good decorated Chinese restaurant in the City. The service was very good. However the food was very average for the price.
The restaurant was recommended by a friend, but felt it was a little overpriced for what we had.. though the appetitizers were great.. u wasnt blown over by the mains.. neither was my friend..
Hopefully the menu can be more exciting.. nice setting.. and close to canon street station.
Authentic Chinese Food. Great taste... fast service
I booked Kirin for a work team meal. There were 14 of us in total which Kirin catered for well
Very tasty food, served very quickly. Good quite place for a lunch meeting.
The set seafood/fish menu may seem expensive per head, but it’s outstanding and sets this restaurant apart. Despite being full of groups celebrating Christmas, they didn’t miss a step on quality. Highly recommended
We were not aware that the kitchen closed at 3 so felt we were rushed.
The food was excellent and one of the servers was friendly, however the ambiance was sterile and the manager was aloof and disinterested.
I really got the feeling that we were putting them out by being there.
I wont go back
Great food, terrible service. I put up with it as food good, but expensive, so wouldnt good so often.
Staff were very pleasant! Place is prestigious and everything to the way the payment was taken to the way the food was presented was very high quality.
Highly recommended for a group get together, date, or special occasion.
wastwasnt expecting something so good! really really was the best chinese I've had so far! Only thing was there wasn't any Sake on the night which let us down a bit
Food was very nice and perfectly proportioned (there were 4 us who took the set menu). We went on Saturday evening and the restaurant was very quiet, which I imagine is a very different experience from mid-week when the city part of London is buzzing. Would go back if we were in that part of town again and wanted dinner.
As usual Kirin did not disappoint - only downside was the continual fire alarm going off. This was because smokers did not close the door after themselves
Fantastic restaurant and lovely food - a thoroughly enjoyable evening
Good food. Grumpy staff, under pressure from a couple of big tables. No reception staff on my visit, and could not find my reservation. I’m Scots, and my accent was a big challenge.
Beautifully decorated place with a lot of attention to detail. There's a wide range of food to suit tastes (and budgets!) and plenty of choice for wine. We really enjoyed our meal here.
Enjoyable relaxed dinner
When you visit regularly, it does add an extra feel of warmth if they remember you.
Great hidden restaurant outside the hustle and bustle of the City. Ideal for quiet date.
Service is hit and miss .
Staff do not seem alert and had to ask them and beckon them to our table to order various things
Brought up dishes too soon when still eating previous course
A lovely restaurant, with excellent food and superb service. Would recommend it highly to people who enjoy high end Chinese food. Will definitely be returning to Kirin again in the near future. I'm a head chef myself, and can't speak highly enough of the whole experience. Thank you Kirin for a lovely evening with my wife.
I like this restaurant. Testy food and beautiful decoration.
Good food, service not very good, got over charged by 2 Extra drinks but did not realise until got back to the office.
Nice location and traditional Chinese food
The staff were very friendly and the food was outstanding. An excellent selection of well prepared fish and fresh vegetables.
One of the best meals in London.
Great food and nice friendly service
Food and service very good. It was a real shame we had a large group of noisy men at the table next to ours and we could hardly hear each other.
I booked this for my friends birthday as there are very few in London, it didn’t let me down. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Couldn’t ask for any better