Klaw restaurant

5A Crown Alley, Temple Bar

Dublin 2

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Dublin’s newest seafood bar is now open on Crown Alley in Temple Bar. KLAW by Niall Sabongi will offer Oysters, Lobster Rolls, Chowder, Crab, Prawns and more, to eat in or take away. The tiny 12 seater bar is the inner-city crab shack style sister to Niall’s Rock Lobster in Harvey Nichols in Dundrum.

KLAW’s Oysters are from Achill Island, Galway Bay or Waterford, served three ways: naked, dressed or torched, priced from €2. An Oyster Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm every day (#shucknsuck) is ideal for a pre-dinner treat with all oysters just €1, perfect paired with a glass of Prosecco for €6.

From the Shellfish menu there’s a choice of a 1/2 pint of Atlantic Prawns with a brandy spiked ‘mary rose’ sauce (€9.50), Lambay Crab Claws with yuzu aioli (€12), 1/2 Lobster (€14), Lobster Roll (€12), Crab on Toast (€10) and Whole Crab (€12).

On the drinks menu, there’s wines (Picpoul, Albarino, Tempranillo, Shiraz), Heineken, Guinness, Galway Bay and for bubbles - Champagne and Prosecco. There’s a wide variety of Bloody Marys, and Bloody Caesars too, with the clam broth making it a great match for seafood.

“We’ve come a long way with Rock Lobster in Harvey Nichols, slapping the posh out of Lobster, and now we’re bringing crab shack style dining to Dublin. This is the best of seafood served in casual style with no compromise on taste!” said Niall Sabongi.

Klaw, 5a Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. @DublinKlaw. Open from midday 7 days, until 11pm Thursday to Saturday and 10pm Sunday to Wednesday.

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Mon12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 10:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 10:00pm

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33 reviews


Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 14th March 2016 (visited 13 March 2016 )

I didn't know what to make of Klaw. As it's description says it's a small shack type style of place about the size of an average apartment kitchen and living room. You look right into the kitchen which isn't separated and was a bit messy. The quality of the seafood is good in particular the lobster. The experience was a bit claustrophobic and chaotic (a group of about 6 stood in the tiny aisle beside the tables waiting to place an order to sit outside) and to be fair to the young staff managed well. The wine was nothing special. It might go back for a casual lunch sometime if it's not busy.


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Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st August 2015 (visited 1 August 2015 )

My girlfriend and I bought two10-euro vouchers from thetaste.ie, each of which contains a lobster roll and a glass of wine. We also ordered a plate of smoked salmon, 4 oysters and 2 seafood chowders. The food was definitely awesome. The bread on the roll is a bit small though, but there's definitely a LOT of lobster meat on the roll. The oysters were so fresh that even though I myself am not a raw food lover I enjoyed them. The chowder was served in a lovely metal can which is a bit weird - but definitely lovely and one of the best chowders I have ever had in Dublin.

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