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Baan Thai (Ballsbridge) restaurant

16 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 4

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

Good
188 reviews

Reviewed 09th April 2014 ( visited 09th April 2014 )

I eat here very regularly at lunchtime and it is by far my favourite Thai restaurant, potentially my favourite restaurant overall. The quality and freshness of the food is always excellent, the service is really good and quick at lunchtime which is important. I would eat there with various different people so between me and them, most dishes have been tried on the menu and every one of them gets a massive thumbs up! Would hugely recommend for and excellent Thai experience!
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Sawadee Thai restaurant

94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Asian

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Good
224 reviews

Reviewed 14th August 2014 ( visited 11th August 2014 )

My friend and I came here with a voucher deal. It was for 2 mains, 2 sides and 2 glasses of wine, all for 24 euro, such a great deal. I got the chilli monkfish and asked for it extra spicy. It was delicious! My friend ordered the duck salad which she said was also really really good. We got rice and noodles as sides and the noodles were really good. The house wine was also very good. It was a Monday evening but there were a few other people there which was great to see! I can't fault this place, I've been several times over the last few years and even though ownership has changed, the food is just as good. Definitely recommend!
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Busyfeet & Coco Cafe
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

I had lunch here a week ago and I ordered the falafel wrap, which was supposed to include hummous. The wrap was average at best, there wasn't a huge amount of falafel and there was NO hummous at all and the overall flavour was dominated by some very sharp taste from a salad dressing or coleslaw (hard to tell) and even the quality of the actual wrap wasn't great. There is an establishment right beside this place that also do falafel wraps and they are amazing in comparison. When I went to pay, I said to the girl that there was no hummous in the wrap and she looked blankly at me and didn't really say anything.

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Kinara Kitchen
17 Ranelagh Village, South Dublin, Ranelagh, Dublin

This was my first time here, I went with a friend for an early evening dinner. The starter was amazing, I got the tandoori chicken, which was so tender and flavoursome, my friend got the prawns which were also really good. I went for a prawn main course, my friend had a chicken main course. My prawn dish was good but not amazing. I eat in a lot of Indian restaurants and the dish was as good as most I've been to but certainly not much better. It was a little bit oily, but it was tasty. My friends chicken dish was probably better. I would recommend though, for sure!

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Banyi Japanese Dining
4 Bedford Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

OMG is all I can really say about this place! I had been once before, a long time ago and I'd forgotten how good it was. The food is amazing and sooooooooo fresh, I'd go so far as to say that it's probably the best sushi I've ever had. We ordered mostly sushi rolls and some nigiri, there's so much to choose from. My friend is coeliac and they had the gluten free soya sauce for her. They were also very good at advising which sushi rolls were GF and which ones weren't. The service was excellent, the girls were extremely friendly and helpful. I cannot fault this restaurant, it's a gem, check it out!

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Gallahers Bistro
16A D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate here for the first time with a friend, last Friday. I picked it, partly because it's a byob but also because I'd never been. I ordered the prawns for starters which were delicious but there was a hair in the salad part of the dish. My friend had the liver parfait which was also delicious. I had the Fritatta for main and it was very tasty, my friend had the lamb which she said was excellent. So a top rating for the food, except for finding the hair. However, when the bill came, they gave us both starters for free, for finding the hair, which was really good of them. The only negative I'd say (and it's only a small thing), is that it is quite noisy in there and not 'music noisy' but just people noisy. But don't let that stop you, check out this place. The staff are lovely, the food is really tasty and it's byob!

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Fade Street Social - The GastroBar
4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

It was the first time for my friend & I to visit here and it will be the last unfortunately. We ordered 3 dishes each, both of us got the prawn tempura which was really tasty but that's where the good part ends. I ordered the popcorn chicken and it was a joke, it was 85% popcorn, with a few measly bits of overcooked chicken among the popcorn. I ordered the salmon dish and 4 tiny bites came out, which neither of us liked so we left 2 pieces. My friend got the goats cheese, she said it was average and she ordered the tuna ravioli which was cold (we didn't expect the dish to be cold). It was tasty enough, but nothing special. It's way overpriced for what you get, the quality was ok, the wine is expensive. When the waitress came to clear some dishes away, she never asked if everything was ok, despite us sending back half the salmon dish and some of the goats cheese dish. When we were paying, we did say to the waitress that we were disappointed, she was very apologetic and offered us a glass of prosecco on the house, which was a nice touch. I would not recommend this place for the quality and portion size of the food.

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Spice of India
Market Street (Kells), Kells, Meath

I've eaten here several times over the last few years (Indian food is by far my favourite) and it's always been very very good but yesterday was fantastic. I'd almost go so far as to say that it was one of the best curries I've ever had in Dublin. My friend and I got onion bhajis for starters which were very tasty. My friend got chicken madras, I got jumbo prawn madras extra spicy and it really was extra spicy, just as I like it. Both dishes were just amazing. The service was lovely and it was good value for money too. I've been to a lot of Indian restaurants around Dublin and this is one of the better ones (in my opinion!). Check it out!

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

I had a voucher deal for this restaurant, which my friend and I used last night. It was for 22 piece sushi chef selection and 1 drink each (beer or wine). Such a great deal. The sushi was fabulous, soooooooo tasty, can't fault it at all. The service was very good, the atmosphere was lovely and for a Wed night, there were quite a few people there. Would definitely recommend and I'll be going back!

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Il Baccaro
Meeting House Square, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I ate here for the first time with a friend of mine last week. The restaurant is lovely with a really good atmosphere and it feels very authentic Italian. We only got main courses and happened to get the same dish which was very tasty (the chicken dish). I ordered a portion of bread and as my friend is coeliac, they brought her some gluten free bread, we were both well impressed with that! We ordered a half carafe of wine, which was nice and good value. There were no pizzas on the menu which is good, a few pasta dishes. There isn't a massive selection of dishes to choose from but I would definitely recommend this place.

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

I've eaten here quite a few times this year and have always found the food really good and the atmosphere is lovely and the service is good. I ate here with 2 friends and overall the food was really good. However, I ordered Tom Yum soup and it was very disappointing. I regularly get this soup in Thai restaurants, however, the one I got last Friday had only 3 prawns in it (I usually get 6 or 7), there were no mushrooms in it and it wasn't very spicy, overall disappointing. I got a noodle dish for my main and it was very tasty and very spicy, which is what I requested! My friends were happy with their food too. So the only poor dish was the tom yum soup. Definitely recommend this place!

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Vermilion
94-96 Terenure Road, Dublin 6 , Terenure, Dublin

I've eaten here quite regularly and have given this place rave reviews in the past. However, the last 2-3 times I've eaten here, the quality of the food has gone downhill which is a big shame. It's still nice but not nearly as good as it used to be. This time I ordered the vegetarian combo which was tasty enough. I ordered a veggie jalfrezi for my main but asked for it extra extra spicy. What I got wasn't even as spicy as most jalfrezis I've had in other places, it was quite disappointing. My friend ordered the ligher option chicken tikka masala which was very tasty. The naan bread was delicious (Tomato, Pepper, Onion And Garlic). The previous 2 times I've been here, I also found my main courses to be just average. The restaurant itself is lovely and the service is really good. I did love this place, but not quite so much anymore. If they go back to the quality and standard of food they used to serve, I'll keep going!

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Enigma Grill
Castle House, Main Street, South Dublin, Rathfarnham, Dublin

I used to go to this restaurant when it was Indian so I was curious to see what Enigma would be like. I was just a little bit disappointed with the food, however the service was excellent and the lady singing in the background was lovely, good songs and just the right volume too. I ordered the smoked mackerel pate for starters and it wasn't really a pate at all, it was more like mashed up fish, tasted quite nice though. Two of us ordered the herb crusted salmon for the main course, which came with mashed potato and asparagus. The herb crust was quite bland, the fish itself was also not of great quality, the mash was nice. The size of the piece of salmon was very big though! One of the others got the burger and said that it was quite dry and not overly flavoursome. The fries were delicious though! Overall, we were a bit disappointed with the food but as I say, the service was very good and very friendly. It's a nice local restaurant

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Sawadee Thai
94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin

My friend and I came here with a voucher deal. It was for 2 mains, 2 sides and 2 glasses of wine, all for 24 euro, such a great deal. I got the chilli monkfish and asked for it extra spicy. It was delicious! My friend ordered the duck salad which she said was also really really good. We got rice and noodles as sides and the noodles were really good. The house wine was also very good. It was a Monday evening but there were a few other people there which was great to see! I can't fault this place, I've been several times over the last few years and even though ownership has changed, the food is just as good. Definitely recommend!

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Ginthai
The Plaza Hotel Complex, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin

My friend and I came here with a voucher. Overall we were very pleased. Starters were good, I ordered singapore noodles for my main and asked for extra spicy. It was one of the hottest dishes I've had in a long time but still really tasty. The service was very good except for the girl who was doing the 'meet & greet' who didn't crack a smile once, not very welcoming. All the other staff were lovely. It was very good and I'll definitely go back again.

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Meghna Tandoori
8-12 Terenure Place, Dublin 6, Terenure, Dublin

My friend and I had a voucher deal for this restaurant. We ordered a shared veggie platter for starters, which was just ok. Some of the stuff on the plate was very dry and bland. I've been to other Indian restaurants where the shared platters are far better. I ordered the Sorshe jumbo prawn for my main and it was absolutely delicious and very spicy, which is exactly what I requested! My friend ordered chicken korma which she said was nice but didn't taste like korma! The service was very good, the restaurant is very nice. If my main course hadn't been so good, I would be rating this a bit lower but that Sorshe curry is just fabulous!

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Ravi's Kitchen
174 Pembroke Rd, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I was here for lunch last week with a friend of mine. I ordered a prawn jalfrezi for my main course and requested it extra spicy! It came out exactly as I like it and the flavours were just amazing, very possibly one of the best jalfrezis I've ever had. The service is excellent, the lady that works there is so helpful and they really want to ensure you get exactly what you're looking for! I would 100% recommend this Indian restaurant, it deserves to do really really well!

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Indie Dhaba
21-26 South Anne Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Myself and 2 friends went here last Friday. We got a booth to sit in which was really nice. The service was superb for the whole night, the staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The food was amazing. It's different to your typical Indian restaurant, it's more like Indian street/cart food and tapas style. We all ordered a selection of starters and side dishes to have lots of variety. Each dish was so tasty, I had prawns, a potato dish and a lentil dish. My friends ordered duck and chicken and the prawn and scallop dish, the goats cheese dish and peshwari naan. We pretty much cleaned the plates! We also partook of some cocktails which were very tasty and the wine was good value. I would massively recommend this place. It was fairly quiet for a Friday night which is a big shame. I would love to see this place buzzing every night, they deserve to have a packed restaurant so try it out and spread the word.

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Baan Thai (Ballsbridge)
16 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I eat here very regularly at lunchtime and it is by far my favourite Thai restaurant, potentially my favourite restaurant overall. The quality and freshness of the food is always excellent, the service is really good and quick at lunchtime which is important. I would eat there with various different people so between me and them, most dishes have been tried on the menu and every one of them gets a massive thumbs up! Would hugely recommend for and excellent Thai experience!

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Ravi's Kitchen
174 Pembroke Rd, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

My friend and I ate here for lunch last week. It was our first time here and it definitely won't be our last! The lunch menu is 2 courses for 9.50. We both got onion bhajis for starters which were very tasty. My friend got a lamb curry, I got a prawn curry, spicy. Both were really tasty. The service was excellent and the lady who looked after us was so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend. I can't comment on the a la carte menu but if it's as good as the lunch menu, then I'd suggest checking this place out, for sure!

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Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My friend and I ate here last night. We've been a few times since it opened and it was just as good last night. We had a voucher which covered 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 sides. We ordered the veggie platter for 2 for starters. It was huge!! To be honest, I'd nearly say that it was too big, we were nearly full by the time we finished eating it! My friend had rogan josh for her main, I went for a prawn Nepalese curry (can't remember the name of it) but I asked for it really spicy and it was perfect! The flavours were superb and my friend loved her dish too. The service, as always was excellent. We got a free drink at the end, a Nepalese rum! I can't say anything but really good things about this restaurant and would massively recommend.

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Spice of India - South William Street
6 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate here last night with a friend. There weren't many people in the restaurant which is a shame but it was early on a Wednesday evening. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I had a menupages voucher but even without it, the prices aren't too bad at all. We ordered onion bhajis to share for starter which were very tasty. My friend had a korma and I ordered a combination dish from 2 different options on the menu which the staff were more than willing to prepare for me! I got a jumbo prawn and vegetable jalfrezi and it was very very tasty, so much so, I cleaned the dish, even though I was full before it was all gone! My friend really enjoyed her korma too! We were too full for dessert! I haven't been to this Indian in quite a while but I will definitely be going back again more often as I thought the quality of the food was very good and the service excellent! Definitely recommend!

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

I haven't eaten much Japanese food in the past but my 2 friends who were with me last night have done. I am now a total convert having eaten here last night. The food is amazing and both my friends agree. We ordered a good selection of starters and sushi dishes to share, including prawn tempura, haddock tempura, tuna carpaccio, hake & prawn dumplings, california roll, ninja roll & nigiri sushi. Every single dish was fantastic, the freshness of the fish was excellent and the flavours sooooo good! The tuna carpaccio was literally melt in the mouth good! I cannot fault the quality of the food here. The only downside and it is a very small downside, is that it's not that cheap. The wine is a bit overpriced and a couple of the sushi dishes are a small bit pricey. Having said that, it is well worth a visit. The staff are really friendly and helpful also! Definitely check this place out folks!

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Delhi Lounge Indian Restaurant
15 Main Street, Rathfarnham Village, South Dublin, Rathfarnham, Dublin

I had a voucher for this restaurant. This was my second time here and I had ordered a take away the previous Saturday night. The takeaway was excellent and the meal on Wed night was also very good. On both occasions, I ordered prawn dishes and they were excellent. My friend had the onion bhajis which were very good. I requested a very hot veg curry for my main and it didn't disappoint, it was very hot, just how I like it. My friend had the chicken korma which she normally orders and she said it was really good. The service is very good. It was a Wednesday night but there were a few people in there which was good to see. The owner is such a lovely person and so friendly, we chatted to him for quite a while! I would definitely recommend this Indian restaurant and I really hope it does very well, it deserves to!

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Sawadee Thai
94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin

I've now been to this restaurant about 5-6 times in the last few months and it's still really good. I did notice a subtle difference however in the spice of the foods, they weren't quite as hot/spicy as previous times. Apparently they've had to change to cater for the majority of Irish palates, who prefer foods not too spicy. I was with 2 other friends, one of which goes here very regularly and she noticed the difference in spice also. But this isn't a negative comment, just a comment! The food was still delicious. I had tom yum soup which I love, my friends shared a platter for starters. All 3 of us went for the chilli monkfish and it was amazing, the flavours are just fantastic, we were all just short of licking the plates clean! The music here is really good as well, if you like 80s music! It's not too loud but you can hear it in the background! Absolutely check this place out, the food is super and the flavours are wonderful.

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Indie Dhaba
21-26 South Anne Street, City Centre South, Dublin

My friend and I ate here recently, it was first time for both of us and it was so nice, I'm going back next week for more! It's quite different to most other Indian restaurants, it's more like Indian tapas. The menu is huge and it all sounds so tasty. The waiters are really good and really helpful and can recommend lots of options depending on what you're looking for. The restaurant itself is lovely, quite dim lighting, great atmosphere. I had a monkfish dish for main but I can't remember the name of it and my friend had a prawn dish for main and between us we had 4 different options and they were all delicious. One thing to note though is that one large plate may not be quite enough for a main, while they're a decent size, I would recommend if there's 2 of you going, to get a third dish to share between you. Unless you're happy to bulk up on rice!! I would absolutely recommend Indie Dhaba.

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Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My friend and I ate here recently, it was our third time and my 5th time and it was as good as all the previous visits. We ordered the veggie platter for two for starters and I'd forgotten how nice it is and how big it is! There's nearly enough for 3 people on the platter. I ordered a prawn main and my friend ordered chicken korma along with rice and peshwari naan. We cleaned our plates, the food was very tasty. I like very very spicy and my only slight criticism is that my main could have been a touch spicier but I would think for the majority of Irish palates, it would have been spot on! The staff are lovely, the wine is very reasonable and the atmosphere is very good. I still cannot fault this place and would absolutely recommend it.

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Vermilion
94-96 Terenure Road, Dublin 6 , Terenure, Dublin

What a great dining experience. It was my first time here and I will definitely be back! The food was delicious, the service excellent and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very relaxed and chilled. I had prawns for starter and my friend had the platter for one, both were delicious. The flavours from the prawns was amazing. I had a veg curry for main and my friend had the chicken korma. Again, both delicious. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and hope to be back again soon!

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Indian Ocean Dublin
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I've eaten here several times over the last year or so but hadn't been in several months and I'd have always raved about it in the past, the food, the service, the waiters, I could never fault it....until last Friday night. Either the ownership has changed and definitely the management has changed but we had a less than des1rable experience and I can't ever see myself going back. We got our menus and I asked for a bottle of white wine (it was part of the voucher deal). I was told they didn't have any white wine in the restaurant! We had no choice but to have red or nothing. To be fair, it was a nice red but my friend and I both drink white normally, hardly ideal on a Friday night in a Dublin city centre restaurant, not to have any white wine?? We then were left sitting and had to ask someone to take our order. My friend ordered king prawn butterfly for starter, I ordered onion bhajis. My friend ordered a chicken main course, I asked the waitress which was the spiciest of the prawn dishes. I could tell that she hadn't a clue about any of them. I told her I liked really spicy, she pointed to one so I ordered that one. It was a good 15 mins later, one of the waiters came over and told us that the king prawns weren't included in the voucher deal. That was fine but the waitress should have known this and told us when we were ordering and it shouldn't have taken them 15 mins to come back and tell us it wasn't part of the deal. So my friend went for another prawn starter. We had to wait another 20-25 mins before our starters came out, so we waited well over half an hour in total. When we were finished, no-one came to take our plates away. Eventually we moved them onto the next table. Then after a very long time again, the waiter came over with cold plates and put them down. I asked him to heat them up for us as I don't want hot food on cold plates. We waited nearly 40 mins before our mains arrived. My friends dish was tasty but my prawn dish, which was recommended as spicy was as bland as anything and very few tiny prawns in it. It really wasn't good. The naan bread was very doughy and neither of us could finish it. I left some of my main also. Not once did anyone come over to ask if everything was ok. Even when the waitress came to eventually clear away our plates, she never even asked us then if it was all ok. I was so disappointed overall. It was like a totally different restaurant than the one I used to love. We were left waiting far too long to order, to get food and between courses. The service was very poor and not to have any white wine is really not good enough. I used to love Indian Ocean so much so that when the latest dealrush came out, I immediately bought 2 vouchers. I don't think I'll be using my second one.

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Dux & Co.
51 Wellington Quay (By Ha'Penny Bridge), City Centre South, Dublin

What a great find! Four of us ate here last Friday and brought a few bottles of wine with us. We got a sharing platter for starters which was enough for the 4 of us and very tasty. We all got mains and they were very tasty and a decent main course size, yet they were so cheap! We got one dessert between the 4 of us, the Key Lime Mess. I didn't try it but by all accounts, it was amazing!! The bill came and we couldn't believe how cheap it was. The service was great and I would definitely recommend it!

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I eat here quite regularly. There's always a lovely atmosphere, very relaxed and chilled. The food is always really good too. I would definitely recommend the prawns in garlic and chilli and the prawns with monkfish. The house wine is very good and very reasonably priced. Check out Salamancas, there's lots to choose from and it's always good quality!

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Baan Thai (Ballsbridge)
16 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

This is my favourite Thai restaurant in Dublin. It never fails to serve up really good fresh food and it's always so tasty. The staff are lovely and very accommodating, the atmosphere is chilled/relaxed and it is good value for money. I got the Tom Yum Goong soup for starters and it was really good, the prawns in it were very fresh. My friend got the prawn cakes, which were also lovely. We both got curries for mains, with extra chillies and while they were super spicy, they were delicious! House wine was also good. I always give this restaurant a big thumbs up. A definite recommendation!

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Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I had a menupages voucher which in itself was a great deal. It was my first time to this wonderful new restaurant. My friend and I ordered the shared veg platter for starters and it was delicious. There was more than enough for both of us and each of the options on the plate was delicious. I usually order a jalfrezi for my main but went with a veg madras for a change. It was very tasty but next time I go back I'll stick with my usual. My friend got a chicken korma and said it was really good too. We had a glass of wine each as part of the deal as well. The service was excellent, they were very attentive but not intrusive and very friendly. I can't say anything negative at all about my experience (thankfully) and I will definitely be returning here again and again....... Recommend this place for sure!

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Sawadee Thai
94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin

Last night was my second time to this wonderful Thai restaurant. The first time I went a few months ago, I got one of their monkfish dishes and it was delicious. Last night my friend and I had one of the deal rush vouchers. There were restrictions on it (ie. no soups or salads for starters) and an extra supplement for steak and fish dishes for mains. That was fine, except I love Tom Yum soup! Anyway, the starters we did order were lovely. For mains we both went for very spicy panang curry, mine was prawn, my friends was beef. They were delicious, fab flavours and spot on in the level of spice. The deal included desserts which were also tasty (I don't usually do desserts in any restaurant)! Then tea and coffee. The house white was lovely and very reasonable too. There's a nice atmosphere also. The staff were lovely, very helpful and very friendly. We sat upstairs, the only tiny negative comment I'd make is that downstairs, the lighting could be a bit lower, just a small turn of the dimmer switch and it would be perfect! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Russos
18 Dame Street,, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My friend and I dined here last Saturday night with a Deal Rush voucher. This was our second time here as my friend is coeliac and they cater well for coeliacs. I had prawns for starters which were nice, nothing special, my friend had mussels which she really liked. I had salmon with roasted veg in a filo pastry for main. The salmon was lovely, the veg were lovely but the filo pastry was a bit chewy and stuck to my teeth so I didnt eat much of it. My friend had the hake which was very nice also. However, I did find a hair in my veg and it was near the end of my meal but I couldn't finish what was left after that. I said it to the waitress (in a nice way) and she apologised. She came back and said she doesn't know who's hair it was (!!!) but she offered us a free glass of wine each and to be fair, it was more like 3/4 of a bottle we got, which was nice of her. The big negative about this restaurant is that it was far too hot. I know it was a warm night but they do have air conditioning, yet it wasn't turned on. We were both passing out with the heat, it was very uncomfortable. Otherwise, a pleasant night, I've been twice now, preferred my first visit here and not sure I'll go back.

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Salamanca Fusion
38 - 40 Parliament Street, City Centre South, Dublin

My friend & I ate here last night with a Deal Rush voucher. The service was good, the restaurant itself is lovely but I'm afraid we didn't think too much of the food. I had prawns for starters and they were just ok, the dish was a bit bland. My friend had bruschetta which she said was nice. I got the 5 spice hake for main and I was looking forward to some spice but there was none. The fish itself was cooked nicely but the dish overall was bland as well. My friend had pasta which again she said was nice but nothing special. I ordered patatas bravas as I really like them but they were disappointing. The deal included a dessert and a glass of wine. The wine was good. But we didn't have a choice in dessert, they just brought along ice cream for us. Overall, a lovely restaurant, nice staff but the food is just alright. I won't be rushing back to it.

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Indian Brasserie
Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham Village, Rathfarnham, Dublin

My friend and I ate here last night with a groupon voucher. I've been a few times, it was my friends first time. I love the food here. And the service is superb. We had a shared platter for starters and because I don't eat meat, they replaced the meat option on the platter with a veggie option. My friend ordered a chicken dish which she thought was superb and I requested a very spicy veggie curry. It was very very spicy, which I loved. They listened to me and gave me exactly what I asked for. In previous groupon deals, there was a mango lassi as part of the deal but it wasn't part of this one but the guy gave us a free one each anyway, which was really nice of him. It was a bit quiet, I guess being a Wed night. I would love to see this place thriving as the food and service are both excellent. Check it out!

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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant Kilkenny
2 water gate, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Myself and 2 friends ate here a couple of weeks ago. We had starters, mains, rice & naan bread and lovely wine. Overall we were very happy with everything we got. I had onion bhajis for starters and while they were nice, I've had better. However, I had a veg jalfrezi for my main and it was delicious and very hot/spicy, the way I like it. My friends were also very happy with their options. They were a bit slow in bringing out some of the rice we ordered but otherwise, the service was good too. There were a good few people there which added to the atmosphere. All in all, a very enjoyable night and I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I eat a lot of Indian food and was in the country for 4 weeks late last year so it's good to be able to compare the restaurants here with the real thing in India and the jalfrezi I had compares favourably with the jalfrezis I got in India.

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Indian Ocean Dublin
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This was my second time eating here this year and the experience this time was just as good as the first time. The food was really good, really nice flavours coming through, the service was excellent and really friendly and they had Oyster Bay Sav Blanc on the menu which made my friend and I very happy! I have purchased another voucher for this restaurant and will happily make it one of my regular Indian restaurants! My friend is coeliac and they are a coeliac friendly restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Eddie Rockets (South Annes Street)
7 South Annes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I used to love Eddie Rockets, especially their garlic mushrooms so when I heard months ago that the menu had changed and there were no mushrooms on it anymore, I was very disappointed. Anyway, 3 of us went for Sunday brunch and I was very very disappointed with my food, as were my friends also. One of them has been a few times and remembered it as being really good, but unfortunately, not anymore. I got the veggie burger which is completely tasteless and the half and half (half chips, half onion rings). The chips were salty and luke warm and the garlic mayo was horrible. I am sure I could get a similar taste off it that you get from goats cheese (which I detest). The onion rings were tasteless also. I didn't eat the mayo (which, by the way, used to be delicious), I ate half my chips and half my burger. It was similar for one of my friends, the other person finished theirs but thought it was just average. There was nothing wrong with the original menu or the quality or flavour of the original food, why did it have to change? I will not be going back to any Eddie Rockets after that experience.

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Three of us ate here on Saturday night and we had starters, mains and one dessert. Overall the food was delicious, their bruschetta is just amazing, the best I've ever tasted but be warned, it's very strong with garlic! The only gripe I'd have with the place is that they don't have a clue how to make a good Irish coffee. I was with 2 friends from overseas and one of them really wanted one. In hindsight we should have waited till we got back into an Irish pub. The cream was whipped and there was far too much whiskey in them, but we drank them anyway. The service overall was very good but I burnt my finger on my main course dish, the waiter didn't warn me that it was piping hot. Only I stuck it straight into my glass of water, I'd have had a massive blister on it. If you like bruschetta, you must go to this restaurant, it really is excellent.

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The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)
Parliament Street le Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

I had 2 friends visiting from overseas and they wanted good Irish pub food so we came here and we weren't disappointed! We had 3 mains and one dessert and all the dishes were very tasty, we all cleaned our plates. We sampled some of the fruit beers and some of their own brewed beers and all of them were very good, especially the fruit beers. There was a great atmosphere in the pub and the service was very good. We got seats at the window so we had prime viewing of both the pub and outside. I would definitely recommend!

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

This is a great restaurant, it was my second time there and this time was even more enjoyable. It doesnt' look much from the outside and the only reason I know about it and have been to it is because of their really good coeliac menu (my friend that I went with is coeliac). We just ordered mains and they were really good. My friend got a coeliac pizza, I got the veggie croquettes, delicious. We ordered the less expensive wine and it was really good as well. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the service is very good and the guy playing the music is a welcome addition to the whole experience. I cannot fault this restaurant at all and would recommend it to anyone. Just one thing to note, the menu here on this site isn't the up to date menu in the restaurant (in case anyone from Millstone read these reviews!)

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

We had booked our table for 9pm and we weren't seated until 9.45pm. We did get a seat in the holding area so we were able to get drinks but we were starving and 45 mins is a bit long to be waiting. Other than this, we had a really good meal. We both had starters which were very tasty. My starter was the closest tasting Thai dish I've had to food I've actually had in Thailand so I was very impressed with that. We both ordered mains that weren't on the menu (I requested a green veg curry and my friend requested a red chicken curry). The overall service was good but I've had better. And the wine wasn't great but the cocktails were really good! Overall a good experience and I would recommend this restaurant, definitely.

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Cortina’s Mexican Restaurant
The Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

My friend and I ate here last night on a recommendation from another friend and we were well impressed. The food was definitely the best Mexican food I've tasted for a long time. We shared the veggie version of the Flautas de Pollo for starters which was delicious and for mains, I got the veggie fahitas, my friends got the chicken fahitas and we both pretty much cleaned our plates. I was driving so wasn't drinking and they have one non alco beer on the menu which was very good, Paulaner German beer, I felt like I was drinking the real thing! The service was very good as well. I can't fault the restaurant at all. Top marks and I'd encourage people to check it out

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Saagar Indian Restaurant
16 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I was here on Sat night and the place was half empty unfortunately. The wine was good but I'm afraid I wasn't overly impressed with the some of the food. I ordered the vegetable jalfrezi which should be fairly hot and spicy and mine wasn't. Also, they used frozen veg in the curry (you can tell by the carrots). I would nearly always order jalfrezi in an Indian and this one was not great. However, the sag aloo was very tasty. My friend got the korma and said it was nice but not great. I think their location isn't great to get a lot of people going to it. Their food would need to be of a very high standard for people to hear about it and go there.

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Baan Thai (Ballsbridge)
16 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

This Thai restaurant for me is one of the best, if not the best I've ever been to. The food is just so tasty, love the decor and the atmosphere, reminds me of when I was in Thailand. The lunch menu is great value and you get decent size portions. An absolute must if you like Thai food.

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Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Prior to visiting this restaurant, I'd read some average reviews on here and I have to disagree with all of them. I went with a friend of mine and we were both very impressed with the food, the service and the restaurant itself. It was busy, good atmosphere, loved all the pictures on the walls. We just ordered mains but mine was a combination of 2 different dishes. There was no issue at all with this and they cooked to order so we were waiting about 20 minutes but that was grand because the wine was also very good and we sipped on this while we were waiting. Overall a big thumbs up to The Farm, I would definitely recommend and I will definitely go back!

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ely winebar
22 Ely Place, (Just off St. Stephen’s Green), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

6 of us ate here last Saturday night and overall, it was average. I thought the choice on the menu wasn't great (only one fish option) and the wine is overpriced. The soup was recommended to me by the waitress as a thai curry soup which was very spicy. When I got it, it wasn't spicy and it was very watery, I was quite disappointed with it. The bread that came with it was lovely though. I ordered the sea bream which was very expensive in comparison to everything else on the menu and when it came out, there was one measly piece of fish on the plate. Most restaurants will serve 2 pieces and for the price they were charging, it wasn't nearly enough. I ordered a side portion of chips for the table and they weren't great, the top ones were luke warm, I guess they'd been sitting out for a while. My overall experience wasn't great and I certainly won't be rushing back to this restaurant.

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Purple Ocean Restaurant
St Michael's Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

We had my parents wedding anniversary dinner here last Friday night and it was really good, everyone enjoyed the whole night, the food, the service, the restaurant itself. The service was very good, the staff were very helpful and attentive. There were 2 people under the age of 16 but the menu was fine for them, one ordered off the childrens menu and he was very happy with it. We all left clean plates behind us. I'd ordered a cake to be brought out as a surprise for my parents and when we tasted it, it was delicious (and made on the premises too!). My only slight little gripe is that the message I requested on the top of the cake wasn't there and I also requested a song to be played when the cake was being brought out. There didn't appear to be any music at all that night in the restaurant and there was no mention of not being able to play the song to me. Other than that (and that's trivial), we had a really lovely evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Johnnie Fox's Pub
Glencullen, Dublin Mountains, Glencullen, Dublin

I've been reading some of the reviews and I'm surprised at the comments on the food. I went for lunch yesterday and found the food really good. I got the veggie lasagne and it was so tasty and my friend got the mahi mahi fish and said it was delicious. It's great to see they've dropped their prices on a lot of their dishes. I thought it was great value for money. We had Irish coffees after the lunch and they were excellent. I love Fox's as a pub but also as a restaurant

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

I'd been told that this restaurant is excellent. I brought a friend visiting from overseas on Saturday night and my overall experience wasn't great. I ordered broccoli and leek soup for starters and when I got it, all I could taste was celery. It was not good and I had to put a lot of pepper in it to make it edible. However, my friend got the seafood chowder and said it was very good. We got some bread with the soups which was lovely but we were given margarine instead of butter, something I personally think is 'cheap'. We both got the vegetarian mains (there were only 2 options) and they were nice but not great. My dish was far too hot, I nearly burnt the mouth off myself. And to be honest, the dish got a bit boring half way through as there wasn't a great selection of flavours in the dish. I thought the wine was overpriced. And while the service was good, no-one once asked us if everything was ok or how our meals were. I think this restaurant is over-rated and definitely over priced. I won't be going back again.

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Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

We went here for an early evening meal before the cinema and just ordered main courses and a glass of wine each. The food was delicious, one of the best Thai curries I've ever had and the house wine was very good. The service was very good and friendly. I would definitely recommend going here

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Jaipur Restaurant (George's Street)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

My friend and I ate here last Saturday night. Indian food is my favourite type of food. I ordered one of the veggie options, it didn't state on it that it was spicy so I specifically asked the waitress if it could be made spicy and she said yes and wrote it down. When I got it, there was no spice at all in it and it was very creamy, which I don't like. It would have been better served in an Italian restaurant as it was tomatoey and creamy. I was very disappionted. My friend ordered korma and wasn't overly impressed with it either. The naan bread was delicious though and there was a good deal on the wine also. The service was good but for the prices they charge, it wasn't worth it and I won't be rushing back.

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Brambles Café Bistro
102-104 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin

This was our second visit in the last few months and while we enjoyed the first time, I found that on both occasions it was very noisy, and especially SO noisy last night, we found ourselves having to literally shout at each other to be heard. It wasn't enjoyable. The service was good and it was good value for money also. We had one wine recommended to us that none of us liked! And I got the same main course on both visits, it was tasty the first time and not remotely as nice last night. The others with me liked their food though. Overall, I'd be a bit reluctant to recommend this place mainly due to the noise but the food is good, the service was good and it is good value for money. From now on, I'll be picking other local restaurants though.

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Dada Restaurant
45 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I love this restaurant. When you walk in you feel like you're abroad, you forget you're in Dublin, the decor is fab. The service was excellent, very attentive and friendly, yet unobtrusive. We thought the food was very tasty and just the right size portions. And the wine wasn't too expensive. When we got our bill we were quite surprised at how reasonable it was! And we were free to stay for as long as we wanted, they don't do the early and late sittings which is good because there's no pressure on you then. I would definitely recommend this place and I have become a fairly regular customer, recommending it to all my friends.

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