Restaurant Reviews from KateCecelia

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Red Torch Ginger restaurant

14/ 15 Andrew Street , Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: 2

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Cuisine:
Asian

Price Range:

Good
62 reviews

Reviewed 03rd March 2016 ( visited 23rd February 2016 )

Phenomenally delicious food and wonderfully attentive service. I happily go with here with friends and solo, as the ambience is really comfortable and welcoming. The Pad Thai is delicious :)
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Red Torch Ginger restaurant

14/ 15 Andrew Street , Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: 2

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Cuisine:
Asian

Price Range:

Good
62 reviews

Reviewed 03rd March 2016 ( visited 23rd February 2016 )

Phenomenally delicious food and wonderfully attentive service. I happily go with here with friends and solo, as the ambience is really comfortable and welcoming. The Pad Thai is delicious :)
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Musashi Noodles and Sushi (IFSC)
Unit 2 Burton Hall, Custom House Square, Mayor St, IFSC, Dublin

My favourite restaurant in Dublin - top notch food, great value, delightful service, calm atmosphere.

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Red Torch Ginger
14/ 15 Andrew Street , Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Phenomenally delicious food and wonderfully attentive service. I happily go with here with friends and solo, as the ambience is really comfortable and welcoming. The Pad Thai is delicious :)

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Darwins
80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Delicious food, delightful service, a real find :)

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Red Torch Ginger
14/ 15 Andrew Street , Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

What a fantastic evening - having been once before (and loved it), I brought 2 foodie friends out to dinner...and they were wowed by the food. I haven't managed to stray from their sublime pad thai, but tried my friends' dishes and all were top notch. Will return without a shadow of a doubt.

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Bistro Le Monde
Unit 2,, Harbour Sq, Crofton Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

We just ate here for my sister's birthday...and I was bowled over! What looks like an unassuming place from the outside turns out to be a beautiful restaurant within. The staff are so friendly and attentive (thanks to Michael, our lovely waiter!)...and the chef is an artist. Every single plate tasted wonderful and looked stunning on the plate - it was picture perfect. The value for money was incredible...with or without the early bird offer, as the quality of everything was so high. A must-visit.

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Ichiman Japanese & Thai Restaurant (Lower Liffey Street)
20 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Good sushi, boosted by the amazing value dinner menu. The sashimi, however, was excellent. I'd go back.

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Musashi Noodles and Sushi Bar
15 Capel Street, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

This is my hotspot in Dublin and I go here on a regular basis, as nowhere else have I experienced the same balance of quality, taste, value and graciousness as I have at Musashi. The dim lighting of the lovely room transports you away from whatever is happening outside, in reality. The fish is spanking fresh and the sushi is som eof the best I have ever eaten. I particularly recommend the unagi (marinated eel on a bed of sushi rice) and the ebi gyoza (prawn and chive dumplings, steamed).

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Musashi Noodles and Sushi Bar
15 Capel Street, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

This is my hotspot in Dublin and I go here on a regular basis, as nowhere else have I experienced the same balance of quality, taste, value and graciousness as I have at Musashi. The dim lighting of the lovely room transports you away from whatever is happening outside, in reality. The fish is spanking fresh and the sushi is som eof the best I have ever eaten. I particularly recommend the unagi (marinated eel on a bed of sushi rice) and the ebi gyoza (prawn and chive dumplings, steamed).

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Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill
31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This was my second visit in 2 weeks...and both excelled. The food is astonishingly good in its own right, and then you see the price...the value for money is the cherry on the cake. The atmosphere is very special and, even when crowded, you don't feel cramped in the space. Our waiter (a lovely tall man with grey hair) was so attentive and professional without being overbearing, providing personal advice on orders such as warning us that prawns were in their shells (something which my mum doesn't like and would have ruined her meal). Best dish? The dressed crab salad with avocado and pepper salsa - I've never tasted crab like it.

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The Tavern Bar & Restaurant
Murrisk, Westport, Mayo

'The Tavern' was a wonderful way to mark the end of a few days spent in Westport. The place itself was very cosy and welcoming...but the food was the star player. I had a delicious soup of the day followed by a spectacular fish platter. My friend had the potted minced lamb and goats cheese salad - the only thing that disappointed was the brown bread served with it, which was very bland and didn't live up to how good it looked. The service was a little absent sometimes, but whenever the waitresses were present they were very good. I would definitely return if in the area and recommend it to others.

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

I'd wanted try "Rustic Stone" for an age...and it didn't disappoint! We were a group of 4, each with our own individual food allergies/intolerances. Where normally we find it very difficult to find eateries that cater to all of our needs, we were all pleasantly overwhelmed by the choice available to us. The starters of tempura salmon and marinated prawn were winners. The individual elements of the chilled cucumber soup with avocado sorbet were tasty and refreshing, but got a bit lost when combined together. For main course I ordered the superfood salad. Thankfully, the waiter had recommended I order the half-size as it was huge! The haddock was silky smooth and the mix of flavours was sublime. Others chose tuna on-the-stone and steak on-the-stone, which were a huge hit thanks to the quality, flavour and spectacle of the whole thing. We also got a few sides to share: the green 'relish' stealing the show. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The general atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, but unfortunately I couldn't see the restaurant from my seat and thus felt a bit isolated. But if you avoid the seat by the bar at the back you should be ok. I already have plans to return...

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Juice Vegetarian Restaurant
9 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A group of 7 of us went here for lunch and it was quite a mixed experience...although, I must say, I did very well out of it! 1 peron chose the veggie sushi and was very satisfied with what he got. As for those who went for the bruschetta...a LUDICROUSLY tiny slice of ciabatta with some chopped tomatoes and melted mozzarella with an uninteresting salad garnish for €6.50 was bemusing to say the least. My soup was fantastic as was the pear juice. For main course, all but myself chose the noodle stir-fry...the portion was better than the starter but was heavier on noodles than veg and, following the miniscule starter, my colleagues felt a bit cheated. My warm pitta with carrot dip in 1 half and hummus in the other was DIVINE! They need to reassess their salad garnishes though...salads in veggie places should shine! As for desserts, the chocolate ice-cream went down well, as did my fruit crumble...but the sliver of cheescake was sinfully small. Since we were a group, the service charge can be expected...but it should be justified in the quality and quantity of the food and speed of the service (especially at lunchtime when customers have work to return to...)

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Michie Sushi (Ranelagh)
11 Chelmsford Lane, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

We regularly buy sushi from these lovely people up at Leopardstown farmers' market on Fridays. Their place in Ranelagh is hard to find when approaching from the Donnybrook end, but if coming from Ranelagh, watch for the sign on the left and go to the end of the lane. Don't be deterred, you'll find it! And boy is it worth it! Their mixed platters provide a great mix. I particularly recommend the grilled salmon sushi (especially good for people who are funny about eating raw fish). It really is the best sushi in Dublin and once you've tried it, the stuff from other restaurants just won't cut it! Enjoy!!

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The Happy Pear
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near Greystones and so I have to plan ahead to make my monthly treks out to The Happy Pear...but by God is it worth it! The smoothies are fantastic (although bear in mind that the smoothie-half of the shop closes on Sundays) and the food is unbelievably good! It's a great spot for those with food intolerances as well as those without...and such establishments come few and far between in my experience! The staff are always lovely, speedy and dish up everything with a smile (if that makes it a lifestyle choice, then I prefer my lifestyle to the blogger's below...!) The owners are such positive people and bring a smile to my face when I meet them. Keep up the revolution in favour of local, tasty, organic produce guys!

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Cafe Fresh
Top Floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, City Centre South, Dublin

I love this place and the fact that you are always guaranteed that their wonderful lentil soup is available if nothing else tickles your fancy! The hummus pitta is divine (although I preferred it when the pittas were smaller) as are their individual berry crumbles. I must admit to being disappointed that they seem to have changed their seeded bread recipe...it used to be orgasmic but is now rather stodgy and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. Soaking it in the soup helps though! Despite a couple of minor complaints, the food really is wonderful and staff are always very pleasant. The take-away soups are great value and are a staple in my freezer!

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Ukiyo
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A group of 10 of us ate here and there were mixed opinions about the food. One guy couldn't even taste the flavours of his meat dish as it was so spicy! The vegetarian noodle dish consisted of noodles in soya sauce and chopped up raw vegetables...a weird combination to say the least! The vegetarian bento box went down well...especially the peanutty green beans. At first, I was sceptical about the karaoke as the basement rooms give off a very seedy impression but it was actually great craic! They had an unbelievable selection of music to choose from. I must admit that the rooms are a bit squashy for 10 to sit comfortably in...I'd say 7 or 8 would be comfier.

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I must admit that I was disappointed with my visit to The Market Bar. Admittedly, we were there in the afternoon and perhaps it comes into its own in the evening but all the same... The space is quite cool...but the draft coming from the entrance door brought a whole new meaning to the word! The tapas were pretty greasy and although the waitress assured me that the orange juice they serve is "freshly squeezed", I was served with bottled juice. The white bread served with the dips was uninteresting as was the brown bread that came with the soup. I won't be returning for food.

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The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

"The Winding Stair" was a big hit with all of the 4 members of our party. I would return for the homemade dillisk bread alone! The younger, hard to please one, happily demolished a bowlful of chips along with a homemade aioli and polished off a somewhat unconventional brownie (in that it was runny rather than cakey) with delight! The scallops were superb as was the vegetarian tartlet and the fish plate had a lovely mix (smoked salmon, mackerel, eel, arctic char). Staff were friendly and attentive and managed to cope very well in what is a limited space. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and the value for the high quality of food on offer was great.

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The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Not having a sweet tooth, I put off going to The Cake Cafe for a long time! That was until I read about its environmentally friendly ethos and abundance of beautiful savoury delights. The cafe is housed in the Daintree building which is eco-friendly. The cafe itself uses rainwater to flush the toilets, composts waste, recycles materials and provides hot-water bottles to those who sit outside (rather than using very eco-UNfriendly gas-heaters). Although hard to find, the cafe needs no advertisement as it's always full of regulars who have heard about it through word-of-mouth. The food is organic and local where possible. My personal favourites are the home-made vegetarian beans on toast, the tomato terrine, the curried parsnip soup and the brown bread. My sister swears by their BLT! The specials change daily but there's a menu of permanent dishes too. Of course, I believe the cakes are great too!!

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Cornucopia
19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I never pass up a trip to Cornucopia when I go into town! Their soups are INCREDIBLE as is their spelt bread. My Dad's one of those people who thinks a meal without meat isn't a meal...but even he was converted by the dish he ate there! The staff do a wonderful job in such a confined space. The special lunch-time and off-peak student offers make the experience a little cheaper though value for money isn't at question in Cornucopia! The quality of the food as well as the quantity is very high (although, I do hate seeing so much food thrown out as people can't manage to finish it...I would much rather they served less food and charged less accordingly)

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