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“SO-SO CHINESE”
Review of Kirin Restaurant

Kirin Restaurant
Ranked #99 of 548 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is truly a local Chinese restaurant open Tues to Sunday for lunch & dinner with about 35 seats in one room and 45 in other, that is a strip-mall location, but it was clean, light, friendly servers but slow service, and pretty good/tasty food. Once inside it was very noisy and virtually no atmosphere – but rather iconic basic Chinese décor with panel wainscoting and non-descript decor.. We had the Mu Shu pork [nicely spiced quite tasty], the curry chicken [too much green peppers changes the taste and not enough real chicken, only small pieces and lots of skin and the sauce a bit too thick], the Hawaiian rice with pineapple and pork [nice combo taste], sweet & sour pork [again too much green pepper], and the Mushrooms and broccoli [thick sauce, very rubbery]…so ½ good & ½ not good…it is located nearby and open late so we may do a carry-out if we get really hungry.

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Not just another Asian restaurant in a strip mall. Kirin is wonderful: great food, service and food to go as well. It is a well-kept local secret and for good reason: no one wanta it to change into a city slicker stop. Keep whispering.....

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Local restaurant that is clean, friendly, excellent service and consistently great. It does not matter if you eat in or carry out the quality is always there. My wife & I ate at the restaurant on April 21 and our meals were superb. The fried rice combination is the best. Our main courses of sweet & sour pork & Kirin beef continue to be excellent. We will continue to return as we have never been disappointed.

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Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Kirin is my very favorite Chinese restaurant in Santa Rosa, and I have probably been to all of them. My fiancé took me to our first date at this restaurant, so it is a favorite for us to return here often. The food is fresh and flavorful--not like some of the bland or overly coated entrées at other Chinese restaurants. The waiter always greets us personally, and we have never had a bad experience here.

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Visiting my nephew and his wife in Santa Rosa and decided on a "movie night" at home with take out from Kirin's. We got wonton soup, and also the spicier variety, and an order of eggrolls and they it all tasted so good. Was perfect for our movie, rain and warm cozy evening. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Charlene351
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