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Good World Chinese Restaurant

18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

Good
216 reviews

Reviewed 06th October 2010 ( visited 05th October 2010 )

I am a regular visit here - for two reasons - the excellent food which is great value for money. I am surprised at some of the reviewers who think that the place has disimproved - I have been coming here for a good many years (5+) and have found the food consistently excellent. It's interesting to see how many Chinese people eat in here - I think that is testimony to the authenticity of the Chinese menu. I think however if you come in here for Curry and chips you are missing the point - you'd be as well to go to your local take away! I find the staff here really helpful and friendly - particularly when they get to know you ... The premises could do with a bit of a face lift , but it's more than adequate. I would recommend that you try the Chinese menu as well as the regular a la carte menu .. there are some fantastic dishes ... try the Crispy roast Pork belly , the Choi Sum in oyster sauce , the Crispy lamb in salt and chilli or the whole steamed fish - all really excellent and not your standard Chinese take away fare! It is a great place for a crowd to go and to try a selection of dishes - I have done this on a number of occasions , and it's always been really well received - even by the most conservative of eaters! My visit today prompted me to write this review , as it's the first time I've been here for lunch in ages - and it ws absolutely jam packed - mainly with Chinese diners. The lunch was great value and was very good. Highly recommended.
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Kinara Kitchen restaurant

17 Ranelagh Village, South Dublin, Ranelagh, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Cocktails

Price Range:

Good
77 reviews

Reviewed 01st October 2010 ( visited 30th September 2010 )

I have visited Kinara in Clontarf in the past , and found it to have good food , but very over priced for that type of cuisine. I frequently visit both London and Manchester and have had similar standard (and better too) Pajistani / Punjabi food for considerably less. Given the current economic climate and the obvious fall off in Ranelagh of demand , I was frankly flabbergasted at the asking proces in ths restaurant !! I ws on the point of not going in when I read the menu outside , but felt that I should give it a chance. I live very close by , and would really welcome a good new restaurant serving this type of food locally. I was hugely disappointed .... very ordinary fare at vastly inflated proces (24 Euro for a main course curry ???? - get real !) I really hate to see new restaurants set up which are inevitably going to fail - this is usually because the proposition is wrong - with Kinara it's because the proce is wrong. I would love to speak to whoever did their market research - I wouldn't give them 6 months before they are forced to close. Shame.
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The Sussex
9 Sussex Terrace, Upper Leeson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

4 of us visited here last Saturday night. While we regularly visit O'Brien's pub downstairs, 2 of us had never eaten here before. The ambience / decor and welcome from the staff are all excellent. The menu is very much concentrated on Irish produced cooked in a bistro style (as opposed to overly 'fine dining' type presentation). All of us chose the Dublin Bay prawns cooked in garlic butter - very good simple dish , beautifully cooked and presented. 11 Euro for a starter portion of local prawns is more of an indictment of the local market than of the restaurant. We had steak (rib eye w bearnaise ) - excellent , Pork Belly - equally good and pan fried duck breast - again beautuifully cooked and presented. The wine list offered good choice at the lower (20 - 25 Euro) end. All in all a beautiful meal in nice surroundings with good service. My only gripe is that in today's Ireland one has to pay approx 60 Euro a head for a 2 course meal with 1/2 bottle of (relatively ordinary) wine p.person. I have had very similar food in London gastropub style establishments for around 1/2 of this cost in the recent past.

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Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I am a regular visit here - for two reasons - the excellent food which is great value for money. I am surprised at some of the reviewers who think that the place has disimproved - I have been coming here for a good many years (5+) and have found the food consistently excellent. It's interesting to see how many Chinese people eat in here - I think that is testimony to the authenticity of the Chinese menu. I think however if you come in here for Curry and chips you are missing the point - you'd be as well to go to your local take away! I find the staff here really helpful and friendly - particularly when they get to know you ... The premises could do with a bit of a face lift , but it's more than adequate. I would recommend that you try the Chinese menu as well as the regular a la carte menu .. there are some fantastic dishes ... try the Crispy roast Pork belly , the Choi Sum in oyster sauce , the Crispy lamb in salt and chilli or the whole steamed fish - all really excellent and not your standard Chinese take away fare! It is a great place for a crowd to go and to try a selection of dishes - I have done this on a number of occasions , and it's always been really well received - even by the most conservative of eaters! My visit today prompted me to write this review , as it's the first time I've been here for lunch in ages - and it ws absolutely jam packed - mainly with Chinese diners. The lunch was great value and was very good. Highly recommended.

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

I have visited Kinara in Clontarf in the past , and found it to have good food , but very over priced for that type of cuisine. I frequently visit both London and Manchester and have had similar standard (and better too) Pajistani / Punjabi food for considerably less. Given the current economic climate and the obvious fall off in Ranelagh of demand , I was frankly flabbergasted at the asking proces in ths restaurant !! I ws on the point of not going in when I read the menu outside , but felt that I should give it a chance. I live very close by , and would really welcome a good new restaurant serving this type of food locally. I was hugely disappointed .... very ordinary fare at vastly inflated proces (24 Euro for a main course curry ???? - get real !) I really hate to see new restaurants set up which are inevitably going to fail - this is usually because the proposition is wrong - with Kinara it's because the proce is wrong. I would love to speak to whoever did their market research - I wouldn't give them 6 months before they are forced to close. Shame.

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TriBeCa
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Ok - it was a Saturday night - and the place was busy, however this was probably amongst the poorest episodes of service that I have ever exprienced. Our reservation was for 9pm , however we were asked to go away and wait - got called about 30 minutes later. Restaurant was extremely noisy - hard to have conversation even at a table of 4. Service was unbelievably slow - we ordered 2 bottles of wine , which we had almost finished by the time that the starters arrived about 35 minutes later!! We had our starters , ordered more wine [!!] and waited another 30 minute for the main courses to arrive. By the time we had finished our meal , we were virtually alone in the restaurant. The food is OK - we had wings and burgers / salads , which aren't exactly haute cuisine - so we were surprised when the bill was for 45 Euro each - even allowing for the fact that we had 4 bottles of (house) wine - we also only had 2 starters to share (portions of wings are pretty big in fairness) . All in all a disappointing experience - won't be rushing back. One other crib - the Asian 'Noodle' salad had virtually no noodles in it - very strange !!

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Pinocchio Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Luas Kiosk, Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

This is a very interesting little place - nice, authentic Italian food , good ingredients / well priced. The location and kit out are however a little bit bizarre - off the main beat, with very little seating , so its very hard to see it working out , although I hope that they can make a go of it , as the general standard of restaurants in Ranelagh is in my opinion poor and overpriced. Add some extra seats and lose the room divider , and they might have a chance.

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Hush Brasserie
12A New Street Malahide, Malahide, Dublin

Four of us ate here last week , and all were disappointed. In summary , the food was of very average quality, and was overpriced. Perhaps the overheads in Malahide dictate that prices must be at the top end in order to survive ....irrespective of what you produce.

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