If you ask what kind of food they serve, the Kirin team will tell you it’s Vancouver cuisine, not Chinese. This simple notion informs every aspect of the dining experience. Local ingredients are given gold treatment and dim sum menus change monthly to reflect seasonality. Traditional standbys such as Peking duck two ways and singing chicken hot pot exhibit clean flavours. Local seafood is well represented with pan-fried black cod and live lobster that can be prepared a number of ways. Kirin strives for a professionalism that puts it in the upper echelon of Vancouver restaurants, with constant updates to décor and an unsurpassed consistency in the kitchen.