Chameleon Restaurant

1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

€€

213 reviews
4 stars - based on 213 reviews
True to it's name, the much loved Chameleon Restaurant has undergone somewhat of a change, introducing a new Asian Tapas menu in the restaurant's new ground floor Spice Bar.

The new Spice Bar Menu features a tempting selection of some of the Chameleon's renowned dishes; delicious crispy squid, two-day marinated pork, beef 'rendang', beef in spiced coconut milk and 'perkedel', potato and chickpea cake with aubergine mayonnaise, along with some new additions, including; soft shell crab on slices of marinated red grapefruit and a Balinese yellow curry.

Perfect for diners who want a quick bite, the Spice Bar Menu also features a great selection of Craft Beers and over 40 wines to choose from.

The Chameleon Restaurant's upstairs Opium and Bali rooms will continue to serve the much loved Rijst-tafel menus, a selection of six different menus featuring the best of Indonesian contemporary cuisine, for a more leisurely feast.

AWARDS & PRIZES

The Irish Restaurant Awards recognise achievement and excellence in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry throughout the 32 counties of the Island of Ireland in 21 categories and celebrate all aspects of the Industry from Chefs and Restaurants, Cafes and Gastro Pubs, to Food Producers, Local Food Heroes and Cookery Schools.

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OPENING HOURS

Monclosed
Tue5:00pm - 11:00pm
Wed5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thu5:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun5:00pm - 11:00pm

CAPACITY
80 people

CUISINES
Asian Fusion, Pan Asian, Vegetarian

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Seafood available Will cater for children Coeliac options available Will accept party bookings Accept major credit cards

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Chameleon Restaurant

Suziroo
Meath
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:75%

Reviewed 18th January 2017 (visited 18 August 2017 )

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff & brilliant menu. Definitely returning.

Chameleon Restaurant

marian
Dublin
13 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 14th November 2016 (visited 12 November 2016 )

Top quality food and what is a comparatively reasonable price. I ordered the Java menu (€35), my friend the Vegetarian menu (€30) and we had a vast selection of flavours and each was delicious! We took our time and the staff were happy to let us stay chatting well into the night. Lovely intimate atmosphere, so nice we didn't want to leave and try to find a quiet bar to finish the night in. Luckily the staff were wonderfully accommodating and let us stay sipping our wine and pretty much cleaned around us until they very apologetically said they had to close up! I couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.

Chameleon Restaurant

lynnmurphy12337225022
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 18th January 2016 (visited 23 October 2015 )

I first went here for a birthday with my family and we all loved it. The menu has different set meals with multiple small dishes and the staff are always so good at explaining each section or any questions you have. I usually don't like this way of ordering as I feel like I'm eating lots of little things but still peckish at the end... however they give a perfect amount so that you are left satisfied and also get a little taste of a few things :) I've been 3 times now and each time we all get different set meals and share among us. They advise you do this too and its a really nice and relaxed way of having a meal together. Plus the food is amazing! One of the things I like most about the place is the Eastern style interior design and the relaxed seating. You can choose to sit at tables or on little cushions... the cushions are defo the best! Its such a gem in Dublin and something a little different. Its a great place for birthdays or any special occasion or just a dinner with friends. They do an early bird too (not sure what time)..which I think was around €17 for a meal. Really good value and good for students ! ;) Please stay your amazing prices haha Would (and have) highly recommend this place!

Chameleon Restaurant

Imelda40
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th August 2015 (visited 18 July 2015 )

Six of us went to this Restaurant for dinner to celebrate our friend's Birthday. We ordered 6 set menus as recommended by the waitress. A number of very small "tapas" dishes arrived for the six of us and I thought they were the starters when in fact they were the whole meal. To top it all, the bill was €360 which included a Service Charge of €40...completely outrageous for the service / food we received. I can honestly say I have never experienced such bad value for money. It was a complete rip off. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Chameleon Restaurant

davidagillespie
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th August 2015 (visited 4 July 2015 )

Very tasty food with a lovely freshness. Relaxing atmosphere too.

Chameleon Restaurant

anchie
Dublin
17 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 31st July 2015 (visited 29 July 2015 )

Some of the best tastes my palate has had the pleasure to experience lately. A treat. Go.

Chameleon Restaurant

kittyn7632408727
Dublin
24 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:62%

Reviewed 02nd July 2015 (visited 27 June 2015 )

This by far is my favorite restaurant in Dublin!!! The whole experience from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave it just amazing. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant & I highly recommend it for a new experience if you looking to try something new. It is that little bit more pricey but its well worth it. The food is made to perfection, the staff are all so pleasant & helpful. <3

Chameleon Restaurant

Pink_Pepper
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th June 2015 (visited 18 June 2015 )

Definitely a place to go when you feel like trying something different. Fantastic atmosphere and service. The portions are quite small but are accompanied by loads of sides, so definitively wont leave you hungry. I will be back!

Chameleon Restaurant

ankos
Dublin
24 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th March 2015 (visited 28 March 2015 )

A friend recommended this place without telling us too much what to expect so this was quite a nice surprise. The style of food can be described as Asian Tapas, although you don't choose from a variety of dishes but from set menus. The place stretches along three floors and has an middle eastern atmosphere to it. The staff was brilliant. The waiter was very attentive, explained the concept of the set menus very well and offered recommendation on drinks. The food itself was absolutely divine. There was not one dish that was not that good or mediocre. Everything we had on our table was bursting with flavour and was absolutely delicious. If i can have any complaint than it's that the portions are quite big and because it was so good i didn't leave anything on my plate and could barely move. Great experience with great staff and great food. We will definitely return.

Chameleon Restaurant

HungryHungryHippos
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th February 2015 (visited 14 February 2015 )

Ate here for the first time on Valentine's day (2015) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There was a very reasonable offer for 2 (considering it was valentine's night), the decor is stunning - in reality it is a small cramped space but with mirrors and well laid out tables it didn't feel like it at all. There are little nooks with low tables where you can lounge on pillows while you eat - unfortunately we didn't get one of these but I suspect you have to book those in advance, The food was delicious, got a selection of: nasi goreng, lamb curry (can't remember what type!), chicken satay, japanese tender beef and delicious pan stir-fried veg. It was all prepared to perfection with excellent presentation. There was a somewhat limited wine selection but we got a very nice riesling. Finally our waiter was terrific, very friendly and open to explaining the "dutch rice-table" set up. All in all, a terrific experience and we will be back again and hopefully secure one of the lounging tables!

Chameleon Restaurant

nevaeva4eva
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd February 2015 (visited 28 January 2015 )

The food was good but not spectacular. The scenery is good. The chairs look like the ones I had in high school! The amount you get for what they charge doesn't seem fair. They also charge you for water, even though it looks like tap water.

Chameleon Restaurant

valerieolivia
Dublin
36 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th January 2015 (visited 10 January 2015 )

What an amazing experience! The food was excellent, but that was only a part of what I loved about this place. I had no idea when I walked in the door that I was in for a new experience. I'd never had a Dutch rice table before. Amazing. Just amazing. No clue when I booked that was what we were going to get. So pleasantly surprised. The decor was gorgeous. Appropriately subdued. Nice couch area (we were seated at a table - next time I'll book the couches). The only thing I didn't like was the strong smell of cleaner coming from the restrooms. But - it does mean they are clean clean clean. If you have mobility issues be sure to book a table on the ground floor as the stairs could be a bit tricky to navigate. Will return.

Chameleon Restaurant

condrenlists
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th January 2015 (visited 22 December 2014 )

Brilliant Food, well cooked. Perfect flavours. Pity the restaurant is not a little bigger. Accommodation is a little cramped

Chameleon Restaurant

cookie mixer
Dublin
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th January 2015 (visited 10 January 2015 )

For a lovely treat and something different this is the place to go. It is a series of small dishes so everyone can get a taste of everything. The flavors are wonderful. The seating is a bit tight at places. It is nice to not be basically sitting on top of the table next to you.

Chameleon Restaurant

lili.torres
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st January 2015 (visited 15 October 2014 )

besides the fact that the food is outstanding, they always look after you and have a smile on their faces. highly recommended

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