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Yuan Ming Yuan

17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #14 of 456 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently
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English first
Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was introduced to Yuan Ming by a friend of mine and have been looking for a reason to go back ever since. The food here is really tasty and fresh. There are a lot of authentic dishes on offer and its so much better than the normal standard of Chinese food on offer in cork. After eating here I... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am a regular visitor to Yuan Ming Yuan. It is a great top-top restuarent. The food is devine. Great menu, they let your sauce and meat/fish. I wouldn't suggest this as a one off. Once you are in it, you must be dedicated!

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Carrigaline, Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best chinese I have ever had. The service atmosphere and food were outstanding I couldn't fault anything about this gorgeous restaurant. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Cork Ireland
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have written about Yuan Ming Yuan in the past and I have always been more than happy to recommend it. We hadn't been here for quite a while, and to be honest I could not believe a restaurant could have 'nose dived' so drastically in 9 months. The service was fine - I couldn't fault that. I got a... More 

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Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fabulous Chinese restaurant. One of the best in cork. Staff are great so helpful. Food is always lovely. Can't recommend enough.

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County Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Outstanding, authentic, service par excellence, diverse, brilliant decor, the is list goes on. 6 different menus. Try the Dim Sum. Suffice the say place is always full of orientals. Try the Kline Zalse wine there. One of my favourite restaurants in the country.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You are guaranteed an amazing meal here! It is so affordable and absolutely exquisite food! The staff are fantastic and so friendly! The atmosphere is always so chilled out, whether the place is empty or full! I have only great things to say about this place! Fantastic!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What can I say about this place service excellent portions good duck fab dumplings to die for prices reasonable if in cork best chinese in the county

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we went there for a quick dinner after work and we asked for the dim sum menu. we ordered different kind of dim sum to test. They were great. We already planned to go back and order again our favorites. The staff is very helpful and the atmosphere is very quiet so you can enjoy your meal and have chat... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food is absolutely beautiful here. The staff are always friendly and really helpful. They have a brilliant early bird menu that is cheap and affordable and has everything you could wish for. The food is really tasty and the atmosphere is beautiful in this restaurant

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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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