Kirin Restaurant : 1767 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707 : 510-524-1677

Dinner Menu

Appetizers

  1. Pot Stickers (6) 8

    Thin Chinese pastry stuffed with a ginger-infused mixture of ground pork and cabbage lightly pan fried to a golden brown.

  2. Spring Rolls (4) 9

    A light mixture of shredded cabbage, celery, shitake mushrooms, carrots and onions encased in a thin crépe deep fried to a golden brown.

  3. Smoked Salmon Onion Pan Cake 18

    Pan Fried Pan Cake with hoison sauce layered with smoked salmon and sprinked with cilantro, scallion and chili flakes

  4. Steam Shrimp Dumplings (8) 12

    ginger, chive , sesame oil soy sauce

  5. Steam Vegetable & Mushroom Bao (8) 10

    chopped spinach, black mushrooms, napa, glass noodles tofu served with a Chinese soy and mustard sauce.

  6. Minced Chicken in Lettuce Wrap (4) 12

    Minced chicken sautéed water chestnuts, black mushrooms and soy beans in our house soy sauce, served with lettuce cups and Hoison sauce.

  7. Salmon Spinach Rolls (4) 11

    Minced salmon, spinach and shitake mushrooms encased in a thin crépe deep fried to a golden brown. Served with a soy ginger garlic sauce.

  8. Chinese-Style Fried Calamari 11

    Chunks of calamari lightly fried in a flour coating served with a soy ginger garlic sauce.

  9. Kirin’s Pan-Pacific Wonton (8) 10

    A flavorful mixture of Dungeness crab meat, cream cheese and green onions encased in a thin Chinese pastry deep fried to a golden brown.

  10. House Wonton (10) 8

    Kirin’s savory mixture of ground pork and Chinese spices wrapped in a delicate Chinese pastry deep fried to a crispy golden brown.

  11. Chen’s Chicken Salad 13

    greens, glazed walnuts, cilantro and onions carrots, apples, cucumber soy beans sesame soy vinegarette

  12. Spicy Mandarin Steak Salad 14

    Wok seared flank steak, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, onions, garlic, ginger, crispy rice cucumber and chili flakes tossed in a spicy Sichuan soy vinegrette.

  13. Chu's Ginger Lemon Ceviche (citric "cooked") 12

    Snapper marinated in rice vinegar and mixed with cilantro, scallion, cabbage and chili

Soup

  1. Hot & Sour Soup Sm 10 Med 14 Lg 17

    A Northern Chinese mixture of chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, tofu, soy beans and willow tree fungus in a peppery and tangy chicken broth finished with whipped eggs.

  2. Wonton Soup Sm 10 Med 14 Lg 17

    Our house pork wontons served in a rich chicken broth with spinach and mushrooms.

  3. Sizzling Rice Soup Sm 10 Med 14 Lg 17

    A melange of chicken, shrimp, water chestnuts, mushrooms, soy beans and spinach in a light chicken broth with sizzling rice crust.

  4. Chicken & Black Mushrooms Soup Sm 10 Med 14 Lg 17

    chicken breast with Chinese black mushrooms, napa cabbage and spinach in a rich clear chicken broth.

  5. Chili Hunan Crab and Corn Soup Sm 12 Med 16 Lg 19

  6. San Shen Tofu Soup Sm 12 Med 16 Lg 19

    Rich chicken broth with shrimp, scallop, calamari, crab meat, fish, garlic, ginger, cilantro, tofu, eggs and soy beans

  7. Nori Seaweed Soup Sm 10 Med 14 Lg 17

    A mixture of spinach, shrimp, mushrooms, soy beans and Nori seaweed in a chicken broth finished with whipped eggs.

Mu Shu

  1. Mu Shu

    A combination of shredded cabbage, willow tree fungus, and fluffed eggs sautéed in our house soy sauce. This favorite comes with four house made thin pancakes, julienned scallions and Hoisin sauce. Have our Mu Shu prepared simply as above, or add your choice of pork, beef, chicken or shrimp.

    • Simple Mu Shu
      12
    • Pork
      14
    • Chicken
      14
    • Beef
      14
    • Shrimp
      15

Beef & Lamb

  1. Mongolian Beef or Lamb Beef 16 Lamb 17

    Sliced beef or sliced leg of lamb sautéed with strands of green onions and roasted red-hot-peppers in our house sauce served on a cloud of crispy rice noodles.

  2. Cumin Green Onion Beef or Lamb Beef 16 Lamb 17

    Sichuan berry peppers, cumin, garlic, soy sauce, red peppers

  3. Kirin Beef 16

    Generous sliced flank steak, marinated in a sweet and peppery garlic-infused sauce, stir fried and placed on a bed of chopped cabbage finished with a dash of sesame seeds.

  4. Manchurian Beef 16

    Our version of this regional favorite quickly deep fried beef tossed with roasted red-hot-peppers and a spicy ginger garlic sauce.

  5. Kung Pao Beef 16

    Kirin’s spicy Kung Pao sauce sautéed with a generous blend of sliced flank steak, roasted red-hot-peppers and peanuts.

  6. Broccoli or Snow Peas Beef 16

    Sliced beef with a mixture of broccoli flowerets or snow peas quickly stir fried in our house sauce.

  7. Garlic Wok Pao Lamb 17

    Sliced lamb dry sautéed with a mixture of ginger, chopped garlic, chinese parsley and onions in our house soy sauce, topped with a dash of sesame seeds.

  8. Xian Jiang Lamb 17

    Sliced lamb marinated in curry and spices, dry sautéed and topped with fresh chopped cilantro. Located in the western-most region of China, Xian Jiang cuisine melds the best middle eastern Indian and Chinese influences.

  9. Ghan Shao Lamb 17

    Sliced leg of lamb marinated in Northern spices, then quickly sautéed to tender perfection. To enjoy this dish in the traditional manner, pair each mouthful of lamb with julienned scallion.

Pork

  1. Dong Pao Pork Belly 15

    braised, anaise pepper, dark soy, rock sugar,

  2. Beijing Pork 14

    Sliced pork stir fried with garlic, ginger, onions in a rich Beijing style Hoison sauce.

  3. Cherry Pork 14

    Chunks of pork deep fried in batter and quickly tossed with our special garlic and ginger-infused cherry sauce.

  4. Twice-Cooked Pork 14

    Sliced pork blanched quickly, stir fried with roasted red-hot-peppers and bell peppers in a spicy Sichuan bean sauce. Placed on a bed of cabbage.

  5. Sweet & Sour Pork 14

    Chunks of pork deep fried in batter, quickly tossed with onions and bell peppers in our tangy sweet and sour sauce.

  6. Shandong Style Pork 14

    Sliced pork marinated in a spicy Chinese barbecue sauce sautéed quickly, and placed on a bed of chopped cabbage finished with a dash of sesame seeds. A very spicy and sweet dish.

Fowl

  1. La Jao Red Pepper Chicken 15

    chicken breast marinated in a spicy Sichuan red pepper paste, stir fried in garlic and ginger and topped with chopped cilantro.

  2. Spicy Dry Fried Chicken 15

    Deep fried battered chicken chunks tossed with onions and mushrooms in Kirin’s pepper sauce. A very aromatic dish with minced ginger, garlic and green onions.

  3. Sesame Chicken 15

    Deep fried battered chicken, quickly tossed with roasted sesame seeds and our house spicy soy sauce.

  4. Lemon Chicken 15

    Golden fried chicken breast with Kirin’s tangy and sweet lemon sauce.

  5. Andy’s Chicken 15

    chicken breast with roasted red-hot-peppers and fermented black beans in a garlic-infused sweet and sour wine sauce.

  6. Sichuan Hot Pepper Chicken 15

    Diced chicken with roasted red-hot-peppers, and onion sautéed in a spicy and sour Sichuan sauce.

  7. Sun Bai Basil Chicken 15

    Sauteed chicken with roasted red hot peppers, dry sauteed in a Sun Bai basil ginger garlic soy sauce.

  8. Garlic Cashew Chicken 15

    Diced chicken, cashew nuts, minced garlic, sliced Chinese black mushrooms and chopped yellow onions dry sautéed in our house sauce.

  9. Clay Pot Curry Chicken 15

    Sliced chicken breast sautéed with chunks of yellow onions and green bell peppers in our house blend of curry spices served in a piping hot clay pot.

  10. Black Bean Chicken 15

    chicken breast stir fried with green beans in a fermented black bean sauce accented by garlic and ginger.

  11. Kung Pao Chicken 15

    Kirin’s spicy Kung Pao sauce coating a generous blend of diced chicken chunks, bell peppers, onions, roasted red-hot-peppers and peanuts.

  12. Sichuan Tea Smoked Duck 18

    Duck marinated in a five-spice sauce, smoked with Oolong black tea leaves and deep fried to perfection. The succulent duck is served with four steamed buns, julienned scallions and Hoisin sauce.

Seafood

  1. Steamed Garlic Scallops 19

    Whole scallops, rice vermicell, minced shitake, cilantro, fried garlic

  2. Hunan Steam Fish AQ

    Seasonal catch steamed minced ginger and chopped garlic chili oil in our house rice wine sauce.

  3. Chili Silken Tofu Fish AQ

    Seasonal catch braised with garlic, ginger, onions and spicy broad bean paste sauce.

  4. Braised Fish a la Kirin AQ

    Seasonal catch braised with a rich sweet and spicy sauce, minced water chestnut, minced black mushroom, ginger and garlic

  5. Steamed Soy Sauce Fish A.Q.

    Seasonal catch steamed with garlic, ginger, chopped green onions cilantro .

  6. Three Pepper Prawns 17

    Prawns stir fried with garlic, ginger, onions and Kirin’s Sichuan three pepper mix.

  7. Spicy Lemon Pepper Prawns 17

    Prawns sautéed with garlic and yellow onions in a spicy lemon pepper wine sauce.

  8. Prawns a la Ching Hua 17

    Prawns stir fried quickly with chopped garlic, minced ginger and our spicy house tomato sauce.

  9. Kung Pao Prawns 17

    Prawns sautéed with bell peppers, onions, roasted red-hot-peppers and peanuts tossed in a spicy Kung Pao sauce.

  10. Sichuan Dry Fried Prawns 17

    Deep fried prawns tossed with roasted red hot peppers in a gingery garlic-infused sauce.

  11. Crab Sauce Prawns 17

    Prawns braised with fresh garlic and whipped eggs in a wine and crab meat infused sauce.

  12. Broccoli or Snow Peas Prawns 17

    Broccoli or snow peas stir fried quickly with prawns in a garlic wine sauce.

  13. Sichuan Crispy Scallops 19

    Large plump scallops fried quickly in batter tossed with our peppery tangy ginger garlic sauce.

  14. Five Ocean Happy Family 19

    Shrimp, scallop, mussels, calamari, fish & broccoil mushroom stir fried with ginger and garlic in a spicy wine sauce.

Vegetables & Tofu

  1. Northern Style Vegetable Garden 12

    Assorted vegetables stir fried with chopped scallions and a light garlic-infused wine sauce.

  2. Stir Fried Spinach & Mung Bean Thread 12

    Spinach and delicate mung bean threads stir fried with a garlic soy sauce.

  3. Spinach and Garlic 12

    Spinach sautéed in a garlic wine sauce.

  4. Spicy Garlic Eggplant 12

    braised with our spicy Sichuan garlic sauce.

  5. Dry Sautéed Green Beans 12

    Green beans flash fried and tossed with a mixture of fresh minced ginger, chopped garlic and minced preserved Chinese turnips in our house soy sauce.

  6. Chinese Black Mushrooms & Baby Bok Choy 12

    Black mushrooms and baby bok choy stir fried with a garlic soy sauce.

  7. Ma-Por Tofu Clay Pot 12

    Diced tofu braised with mushrooms, peas, garlic and onions in a spicy Sichuan bean sauce, served in a piping hot clay pot.

  8. Chinese Braised Tofu 12

    Deep fried chunks of tofu braised with black mushrooms, carrots and napa cabbage in our house soy sauce.

  9. Red Curry Tofu Clay Pot 12

    Diced tofu braised with black mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and onions in a spicy red curry sauce, served in a piping hot clay pot.

Fresh House Made Noodles

  1. Red Curry Crab Noodles 16

    Snow crab meat sautéed with black mushrooms, garlic, ginger, bell peppers and yellow onions in a spicy red curry sauce served on house made noodles, topped with Chinese parsley.

  2. Zha Jiang Noodles 14

    chopped beef sautéed with zucchini, onions and garlic braised in a dark rich bean sauce, served on house made noodles.

  3. Spicy Sichuan Seafood Noodles 16

    Assorted seafood sautéed with ginger, garlic, onions and zucchini in a rich and spicy five-spice infused beef broth served on house made noodles.

  4. Tan Tan Chicken Noodles 14

    Mixture of chicken, chopped water chestnuts, mushrooms, soy beans and onions in a spicy peanut sauce, served on house made noodles.

  5. Gwai Wer Chicken Noodles 14

    Minced chicken, zucchini, onions and soy beans sautéed with tea leaves, curry powder, tomato sauce, ginger and chili pepper served on house made noodles.

  6. Spicy Chao Ma Seafood Noodle Soup 16

    Stir fried assorted seafood and mixed vegetables on top of house made noodles finished with a spicy rich chicken broth.

  7. Hunan Peanuts Noodles (cold) 14

    Cold noodles tossed in a spicy peanut sauce topped with shrimp, soy beans, cabbage, cilantro, carrots, and sesame seeds.

  8. Shanghai Garlic Noodles 11

    Shanghai egg noodles sauteed with garlic and chopped onions.

Rice, Chow Mein & Chow Fun

  1. Xian Jiang Spice Rice

    cumin, chili, garlic, ginger, onion, bell pepper

    • Beef, Pork,
      13
    • Chicken or
    • Vegetable
      11
    • Shrimp or
      15
    • Combination
  2. Jasmine Rice 1.75

  3. Brown Rice 2.25

  4. Pudong Spicy Rice

    Fried rice with curry, chili, garlic, ginger bell peppers soy beans and onions.

    • Beef, Pork,
      13
    • Chicken or
    • Vegetable
      11
    • Shrimp or
      15
    • Combonation
  5. Fried Rice

    All fried rice dishes include fluffed eggs,soy beans, ginger, garlic and green onions.

    • Beef, Pork, Chicken or
      13
    • Vegetable
      11
    • Shrimp or Combination
      15
  6. Chow Mein

    All chow mein dishes comes with either pan fried soft noodles or Hong Kong style crispy noodles for an additional charge of $1.50. Pan fried soft noodles include assorted julienned vegetables. Hong Kong style crispy noodles include baby bok choy.

    • Beef, Pork, Chicken or
      13
    • Vegetable
      11
    • Shrimp or Combination
      15
  7. Chow Fun

    All chow fun dishes include green beans, black mushrooms and onions. All three of the above dishes are served with your choice of the following:

    • Beef, Pork, Chicken or
      13
    • Vegetable
      11
    • Shrimp or Combination
      15

Oolong Tea

  1. Floral Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) 6

    Best of the Oolongs. Produced only from one county in China (An Xi), this amber mixture offers a full-bodied tea with a complex lingering taste and a wonderfully aromatic bouquet.