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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Chinese, Dim Sum
Casual restaurant

Mon–Fri 11:00am–10:00pm
Sat–Sun 10:00am–10:00pm

Features Kid-friendly, veg-friendly
Bar Beer, wine
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Not accepted


221 W. Polk
Richardson, Texas
(214) 575-8888
Kirin Court
Dim sum bliss plus other Chinese specialties in our own developing Chinatown

Kirin Court is a sublime, elevated (located on the upper level of a retail complex) example of what is fast shaping into a bustling Chinatown in the Dallas suburb of Richardson. Frequented primarily by Chinese-Americans (thus, the cred is well-established), the food ventures far beyond typical high-end Americanized Chinese fare.

Kirin Court is best known for its dim sum experience, where large carts stocked with steamer trays traverse and weave through the wide dining room aisles offering a vast array of dumplings, pastries, and rolls. Some bulge with crunchy steamed shrimp (har gow). Others are fluffed with steam and jammed to capacity with barbecue pork. You will also find shu mai, a dumpling offered with endless filling possibilities. The more adventurous can savor succulent beef belly, chicken feet, whole abalone, roasted squab, grouper belly hot pots, or braised sea cucumber.

The cavernous Kirin Court is well stocked with bright, traditional Chinese trimmings in a fine dining setting and features elegant—if garish—banquet facilities. Yet despite its size, you must visit early on weekends before the crowds descend to experience the full thrust of Kirin Court’s authentic Chinese offerings. Ask to see what off-the-menu Chinese fare might be available.

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