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Yuan Ming Yuan

17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #17 of 440 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
Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Limerick, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've been 3 tines now and it never disappoints. The highlight for me is the dim sum. We did have to request the dim sum menu specifically and even at that I usually just let the very friendly waiter chose for me; steamed or fried they are simply delicious. The rest of the menu is also very good - when... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is by far the best Chinese Restaurant in Cork and possibly in Ireland! The menu is extensive, the staff and friendly and attentive. We have never had a bad meal here. We would eat here once a week on average and if we can't get time to go to Yuan Ming Yuan then we get a take away meal... More

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Cork
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17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A real favourite of mine. Have visited quite a few times and I have never been let down. It has a beautiful Chinese decor as well as friendly staff who are excellent at their jobs. The menu offers a wide range of choices. The Cantonese duck with plum sauce is as tasty a meal as I have ever had. Lovely... More

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Cork, Ireland
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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It's definitely my 'go to' for Asian food. The menu is vast with loads of options to suit most taste buds. The staff are efficient and friendly and the food is really tasty. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and is in an ideal location on Prince's Street. It's definitely my favourite in Cork city.

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ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is one of the best Chinese restaurant we have eaten in, brilliant meal, great choice, and service excellent, wished I lived in Cork so I could visit more often, but I think we would have weight problems if we did. Waiter was so pleasant and had a lovely manner.. Do visit if you are lucky enough to be in... More

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