The last time we got together for a Dot Com Dim Sum was back in March. We were long overdue for another one so instead of doing Dot Com Pho today, we headed over to Kirin Seafood Restaurant for another Dim Sum get together. In attendance, from right to left, were Ed Lau, Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan, Wolfgang, Greg Morgan, Rainer (his son Matthew is hidden in the above pic), Gary Jones from BlueFur.com, Erin Berringer from Newport Business Media, my wife Sarah and myself.
The Kirin Restaurant Group opened Kirin Mandarin Restaurant on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver in 1987. Just two years later, Kirin Seafood Restaurant began on Cambie Street by the City Hall. Kirin opened Kirin Seafood Restaurants in the Richmond Three West Centre in 1998 and another Kirin opened in Coquitlam in 2000. Kirin is a place to see and be seen. The client base has included heads of state, celebrities, movie stars and sport superstars (plus one dot com mogul).
Kirin is one of the more expensive Dim Sum restaurant but its food quality justify its higher pricing. The service is normally excellent but was off today due to the completely packed house – nearly all Dim Sum restaurants in Richmond are full on a Saturday. Luckily, our table was ready for us at our 12:00 reservation time.
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