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Yuan Ming Yuan

#26 of 448 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 126
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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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
Lovely

Great food. Brilliant value for money. Well worth a visit. Lovely staff, very clean restaurant. Nice atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Alison M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food. Brilliant value for money. Well worth a visit. Lovely staff, very clean restaurant. Nice atmosphere

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here as they serve dim sum and I was certainly was not disappointed. Very good dim sum and friendly service made for a great lunch. Nice decor inside and soft background music. No wifi.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I liked the service, The restaurant was cute, and the meal was above average. Nice Chinese in a country where that is hard to find.

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Cork
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I couldn't fault this restaurant in any way... We had a lovely meal there tonight and it was top notch! The food was delicious, the staff are very friendly and nothing is a bother for them....We will definitely go back again and we would recommend it to anyone looking to go for a decent, tasty Chinese meal!

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovers of Chinese cuisine will really enjoy this restaurant. Located in the centre of Cork, it delivers on all fronts, extensive menu, decent wine list, great service, all at a very reasonable cost.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Decor gives an authentic Chinese ambience. The quality of the set menu was excellent and very tasty.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Had the set menu for two and thoroughly enjoyed the night. Definitely get the duck pancakes, they were the hero of the night. Very generous servings! Really lovely and attentive service, but still left you alone. The layout of the place means that both families and couples can enjoy this restaurant. Would eat here again.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic, 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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