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Yuan Ming Yuan

#26 of 453 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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 7
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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
best chinese restaurant in cork kildare dublin ireland

had dinner in this restaurant on Friday 17th of july with my husband the food was excellent and the service was fantastic my husband had the wok sea bass and he said it was the best he has had I had the black pepper beef and it was the best I have ever had I highly recommend this restaurant I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
jackie c
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kildare
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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kildare
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

had dinner in this restaurant on Friday 17th of july with my husband the food was excellent and the service was fantastic my husband had the wok sea bass and he said it was the best he has had I had the black pepper beef and it was the best I have ever had I highly recommend this restaurant I... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were torn between giving 4 vs 5 stars because this beautiful restaurant did everything very well & the only thing lacking for us may be normal in Europe/Ireland...we felt the flavors/spices needed a bit more punch. Even the Kung Po Chicken which was marked "spicy" wasn't. Maybe they do this for tourists to save them from heartburn? Otherwise, the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great spot in heart of cork. the food was great; well cooked and presented with great flavours and textures. The decor and atmosphere in restaurant were great. Would recommend. Plenty of vegetarian options also and staff were very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I just wish to highly recommend this restaurant. Without doubt the best Chinese in Cork, in Ireland, in Europe !! We had a selection for 6 people and everything was delicious. Thank you to the courteous Andrew, Eric, and the rest of the staff. Our company included friends visiting from Australia and they have nothing to compare in Perth. David... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have eaten in this restaurant many times in the past few years and I have never had a bad dish. The food is consistently very good and the staff are really nice. This place is well worth going to.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

yuan ming yuan has one of my favorite menus of anywhere ive ever been, the food is amazing. The place is decorated beautifully and the waiters are very friendly

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Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was in Cork for an event and went into town not knowing where to eat, the group agreed they fancied Chinese and after a quick search on google and good reviews on tripadvisor we went to Yuan Ming Yuan. The place was quiet enough on a Friday night so we were able to get a table to seat us... More 

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California
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stopped here for dinner after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. It's a nice restaurant with a good menu selection, nice decor, clean, and reasonably priced food. Easy to get to on foot as it is in the City Center down a side street. Attentive waiter service and pleasant background music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great Place and fantastic Staff, but the menu gets a bit boring after while. We still love the place but and the food is very good. It's has the most authentic DimSung in cork.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had an afternoon meal here and everything from food to service was fantastic-....probably the best Chinese iv had and iv had quite a few.

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Additional Information about Yuan Ming Yuan

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

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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: Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?