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Yuan Ming Yuan

17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #17 of 452 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Ate here twice on our last visit to cork and the food was delicious. It is in Cork city centre so very accessible. Lovely food, great staff and great value.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I loved this place. The second time I have been to Cork and this restaurant would make me return. I went with one friend and after reading a few reviews, I was hoping for good things. On arrival, we were welcomed by a very friendly member of staff who showed us to our table. The decor and ambiance were just... More

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Belfast
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful food in an authentic Chinese setting. Great customer service, excellent value for money and very family friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to any young family.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a lovely little restaurant with a mixed clientele so obviously has wide appeal. The food is reasonably priced for what you get and the staff are so friendly, and child friendly too. I had the pork belly stew (can't remember the traditional name) and there was plenty, I only ate it all because it was so good, half... More

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visit this restaurant on a regular basis. The decor is traditional chinese, a little dark but very atmospheric, with a few nice secluded alcoves. We have been here for lunch and dinner. The service is both friendly and efficient. The food is good and well presented - nothing exceptional in terms of the standard chinese fare you expect to... More

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Ireland
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I saw this restaurant on Princes Street purely by chance, and was not disappointed. The lunch menu offered plenty of options at very reasonable prices. An appetiser and main course cost €10, with an additional euro buying a glass of wine to go with them. I chose the single main course for €8: mixed vegetable fried rice, which was presented... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food was excellent, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great. Would highly recommend trying this restaurant. There was a good selection of dishes on the menu, I had the Chicken Satay Stir Fry and it was delicious. Couldn't fault the meal from start to finish, it is a gem on Princes Street!

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Cork
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Born and bred in Beijing there aren't many Chinese restaurants I would consider outside of China. Yuan Ming Yuan is one of them. Most recently they have finally translated their authentic Chinese menu into English. (Previously it was only offered to Chinese guests.) While there might be a few things too exotic I urge everyone to try some of the... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had a fabulous meal in the Yuan Ming Yuan restaurant. There was a large choice on the menu, ranging from the usual westernised Chinese to more traditional dishes. They have a large selection of Dim Sum. While I use to like the Ambassador Chinese restaurant, I think the meal I got in Yuan Ming Yuan was a lot better and... More

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Cork, Ireland
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22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One that could be easily missed down the narrow Princes Street off Oliver Plunkett Street is a very good Chinese Restaurant. The Marinaded Duck was soft and delicious and everything was fresh and crisp. Friendly service and best of all a bill that was handwritten! A treat in these days of touchscreens and thermal printing!! The only disappointing thing was... More

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