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Yuan Ming Yuan

#23 of 474 Restaurants in Cork
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17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Today
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
favourite chinese in Cork

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
xjoex
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Cork, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I can't be certain but I felt that my Mala Spicy Lamb Hot Pot had a lot of MSG - it certainly tasted like it did. Other than that our starters of BBQ spare ribs and chicken spring rolls were very nice as was the roast duck. We needed a quick meal and the staff obliged with speedy and attentive... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's hard to get good Chinese food now a days, most places just throw out mass produced slop, if your eating in a restaurant your getting the same food they throw in a foil tray and hand to the delivery man, but yaun ming is the 1st Chinese restaurant I've been to in a long time that I enjoyed, and... More 

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Cork
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4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been in this restaurant a number of times during the year and it is very hard to beat. It is excellent on all levels. The food is delicious and well priced and the service is outstanding. Regular customer and it will always remain this way.

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have went to this restaurant a good five times over the past three years and they have consistently delivered a fantastic dining experience. This is not your average Chinese food place. Expect to be surprised! The staff is very welcoming, friendly, humble, accommodating and attentive. While their menu features the common dishes popular as Chinese dishes in Europe you... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I really enjoyed the dim sum menu and the other food choices, it tastes really good and is very cheap considering. You can get a full lunch menu for under 10 Euro. The only reason not to give 5 stars is because it felt a bit like European visitors are not completely welcome. You are seated far away from Asian... More 

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shanghai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's nice to know one can eat dim sum in Cork when the craving hits! Looking forward to trying their soup noodles next time. Excellent and prompt service from entire wait staff!

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Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After developing a taste in the past year for the real thing, I was anxious to see if I could find some in Ireland. This place cropped up in conversation with folks, so I wandered in just before lunch for dim sum. I'd have to say it was Pretty good. Definitely not like the usual western interpretation of Chinese food.... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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?