Restaurant Reviews from Kaisa

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Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 10

Member Since: 28 January 2009

Last Visit: 11 May 2012

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu restaurant

38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Asian

Price Range:

Good
498 reviews

Reviewed 29th January 2009 ( visited 29th January 2009 )

I eat here at least twice a month and have never been let down! Love love love this place :)
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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant

39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
355 reviews

Reviewed 31st January 2009 ( visited 31st January 2009 )

Without seeing the reviews on menupages I would probably never had entered this place as it looks quite tacky from outside. But the food proved to be every bit as good as reviewed! I had lamb and my boyfriend had the fillet steak, both really really good. The service was a bit odd though.
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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I had wanted to go to l'Ecrivain for a long time after hearing so much good about it so we finally got a date set and were prepared to splurge a little for what was supposed to be a superb dinner. Well, we were disappointed. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was spot on. The food was good, but it was the kind of good that you get in any decent restaurant for half of the price of this place. It just didn't live up to the expectations we had based on the price and the reputation of the place. I had the salmon for a starter and venison for the main course. Both nice but like I said, very usual, nothing special. My boyfriend had the goats cheese and the beef, same thing. The desserts (pistachio and chocolate) were very nice but not nice enough to make the whole experience feel worth it. I doubt I'll be going back as I'd rather have two nice dinners somewhere else for the same price as one in l'Ecrivain.

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Mamma Mia Deli Cafe Bar
2 Grattan Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I went here on a Thursday night with a group of people and ended up taking almost the whole place. The atmosphere was lovely, with the open kitchen and cosy space. The open kitchen provides great entertainment as well since you can see how the chef prepares everything. I had the mussels for a starter and they were lovely though I would have liked a bit more sauce with them. The antipasto place that some of our group had looked great. For main I had the seabass which was nice otherwise but had way too much oil on top of it. The pizzas were strange shape (rectangular) but tasted very nice. The service was friendly and we kept getting water without having to ask for it. I would definitely go back.

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Herbstreet
Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 , Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

We come here for brunch nearly every weekend and love the place. The atmosphere is really nice especially if the weather happens to be good and you can sit on the terrace. Food is consistently good although I would wish for more healthy but substantial options on the menu. Non-dairy milk would also be a nice touch! :)

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Bloom Brasserie & Wine Bar
11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here with a Menupages voucher one Saturday. The food was good but nothing out of this world or super fancy in any way and hence I found the list prices very high. With the voucher the value was ok but will not be going back without a voucher or some kind of a special deal. Service was good and friendly and I found the bread serving from a basket a nice touch even though the bread itself was standard stuff and not fresh.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I have been here multiple times and KOH never disappoints. Last time we went for a Sunday lunch with a group of people and had the place almost to ourselves. Food was excellent as usual. We had the ribs, chicken satay and dumplings to start with and they were all excellent, especially the ribs. For my main I had the Vietnamese chicken salad which is one of my favorites. I like that it has a lot of chicken and flavor. We also shared a banoffee pie for dessert which was nice but I don't think it's the best banoffee I've had. The service is always friendly but sometimes a bit slow, especially if you are sitting in one of the booths.

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Chai Yo
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had an early dinner at 6pm on a Saturday and for a long while we were the only customers in the restaurant. Maybe it was the Easter time, who knows. Had chicken kara-age and dumplings for a starter which were both ok but nothing spectacular. The main courses (pad thai and chicken & cashews stir fried) were actually very nice but still not the best ever. I think 3 euros for a tiny bowl of rice is too much and the 10% service charge is a bit strange as well. All in all not bad but I'm not in a hurry to go back either.

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Langkawi
46 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Went there last night with two friends and overall we all very a little bit disappointed. After reading so many good reviews, the food turned out to be nothing special but still quite pricy. Meatballs as a starter very just very hot without having much other flavour, the same with one of the main courses (can't remember the name). We shared a chocolate gateaux for a dessert and that was delicious. But then again, you can't really go wrong with chocolate :) The service was good, nothing bad to say about that. All in all, the bill ended up at 115 euros for 2 starters, 3 maincourses, 1 dessert and a bottle of wine. And I think that's way too much for what we got, also taken into account the location of the place not being very central. I'm not going back, there are many places in Dublin that offer way better quality.

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Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Ate here with 3 friends and we were all really impressed. The place was practically full so we had to squeeze into a small table but it didn't really matter in the end. The food is delicious, just like in Spain, and so is the wine. The portions are small, but hey, they are tapas and you should order a few of them. And those toilets - experience in itself!

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Without seeing the reviews on menupages I would probably never had entered this place as it looks quite tacky from outside. But the food proved to be every bit as good as reviewed! I had lamb and my boyfriend had the fillet steak, both really really good. The service was a bit odd though.

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I eat here at least twice a month and have never been let down! Love love love this place :)

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