Kirin Restaurant London

4.2
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229 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese (Canton)

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Kirin Restaurant Located on College Hill near Cannon St and Bank, With stunning interior décor design to provide a perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable dining experience., And serves truly exquisite oriental cuisine. Here, our Head Chef leads a talented culinary team preparing authentic, classical dishes with seafood among the specialties, combining textures and flavours with inventive presentations to excite your taste buds and satisfy the most demanding epicure.We also have private room with Karaoke system available . Our restaurant have 120 seats available for all kinds of event & party. Sunday is private booking only

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What 229 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! A perfect evening celebrating my Dad's 75th birthday. We had the spring rolls, dim sum and crispy duck and it was all delicious!

MY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food but nothing outstanding

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good, delicate food. Authentic Chinese food in the heart of the city. It is a little dear but given the quality it is worth the little extra.

SB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice place -- lovely decor, great food, lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

fairly underwhelming experience food was ok but service very average. all in all expected more so will definately not be looking to retunr. pricewise reasonable.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We were sat in one of your karaoke rooms and completely forgotten about. Had to come out and look for a staff member to order anything and pay the bill. The room lacked all atmosphere and the sofas were too low to eat from.

Your staff also lacked knowledge on what was vegan friendly or any allergen information. They also admitted to buying some stuff in externally, which at the price of what you're charging is terrible!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was great, food is very nice

M
London
43 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Located in the city, this a quick place to have a catch up .
The evening was slightly quiet, and the service could have been more attentive as it was quiet.
The food was good and big portions

G
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and a lovely restaurant. The lady serving us was lovely, but the young man who dealt with us was quite dismissive. That aside, it is a brilliant restaurant...excellent food and great value for money.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our table was booked for 1pm we turned up at 12:55 to be told they had just given our table to another customer it then took 20 mins for our drinks to be served. The food service was equally as bad it took almost 2hours to complete the food service!!!

DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Often as a take away but last night we wnet there. Lovely. Wheelchair friendly!

XY
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

After browsing online, I chose Kirin for my birthday meal. As a tradition I always have lobster for my birthday. The lobster I had in Kirin was simply the worst I’ve ever had! On the first bite I could tell the lobster was frozen for a long time. The meat was chewy and tasteless. It was coated in really thick batter, which was not normal for a Chinese ginger and garlic style. I left more than half of the dish, don’t even want to take it away. What’s even worst, they charge £70 for a frozen lobster+noodles! My husband had Beijing duck. It wasn’t good either, the meat was bearly warm and the pancake was cold towards the bottom of the steamer. The whole meal costs over £150 with no alcohol consumed. It was a bad dining experience and definitely the worst birthday lunch! I would not recommend this restaurant.

DN
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service really brought down the restaurant. It was slow and not very helpful. The restaurant wasn't even that busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice ambience, just the right side of Kitsch. Great choice of food and an unhurried service that allows you to chat and relax. The food was great and overall, with drinks, quite good value for money. They also have Karaoke if that's your thing, and thankfully doors to the Karaoke booths, which is a blessing.

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

S
London
40 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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..

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

KB
London
87 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

TA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good to meet with my colleagues,

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

FI
London
57 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food in an unknown place to me

LS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good decorated Chinese restaurant in the City. The service was very good. However the food was very average for the price.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Chinese Food. Great taste... fast service

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I booked Kirin for a work team meal. There were 14 of us in total which Kirin catered for well

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very tasty food, served very quickly. Good quite place for a lunch meeting.

DA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were not aware that the kitchen closed at 3 so felt we were rushed.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

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

AJ
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food, terrible service. I put up with it as food good, but expensive, so wouldnt good so often.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

BD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swift service in a bustling environment, lovely ambience and great-tasting food. Very happy with my choice, and will certainly return.

a
London
44 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

KA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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