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Yuan Ming Yuan

#25 of 451 Restaurants in Cork
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17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Today
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name...
Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good menu, good attention to each dish

Try the dim sum. I've eaten here many times and it's my first choice for Chinese food. The menu has a good variety and the dishes I've had were prepared with good attention to detail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Reyen
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Cork, Ireland
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Try the dim sum. I've eaten here many times and it's my first choice for Chinese food. The menu has a good variety and the dishes I've had were prepared with good attention to detail.

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
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20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love this restaurant. It is, by far, the best Chinese in Cork. It feels so authentic, the food is amazing and the staff are wonderful. It's got a great value Early Bird Menu for €16.80 for two courses, tea and a fortune cookie (I think it's the only Chinese I've been to in Ireland that give out fortune cookies).... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Highly recomended. Food, interior, staff- perfect. Cosy, atmosphere and delicious tasty duck. Waiter seems to love food, knows meals ingredients and speaks English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Defiantly one of the better chinese restaurants in cork! Food and service is so good!!!! 😄😄 great early bird menu available I think before 7pm, nice atmosphere also and the price is very reasonable

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went there the first time with a groupon voucher, only because I hadn't ever seen dim sum as an option on Chinese restaurant menus in Cork. So the decor, the food, and the staff were all pleasant surprises that exceeded my expections. Not being chinese, and not having travelled to China, I can't know for sure how authentic the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First class service and food was excellent the best chinese we have had in a while. Could not fault it. It was very hot food throughout the meal. Friendly staff and made to feel welcome. Would definately recommend anyone to visit if you are in Cork. Essex

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Ballydehob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This has to be the best Chinese in Cork. Great food, great value and fantastic staff. Especially Eric who seems to have been born smiling! I had supper there last night, amazing dim sums, went back for lunch today, delish calamari and brought home two take aways, duck and amber beef. A lot of orientals eat there. Chop sticks everywhere..

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Has an edge over the other chinese restaurants in Cork. Good for children + some less common dishes available

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Cork, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love dim sum so I tried it at Yuan Ming Yuan, it was really delicious! If it was a all you can eat buffet they should be have worried haha. Keep them coming! Love it

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have been there a few times and we were delighted each time. Menu is classic Chinese restaurant food but it is very well prepared and is delicious. Its a nice room and service is excellent - Quite good value too. Recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?