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Yuan Ming Yuan

#25 of 484 Restaurants in Cork
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17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Brilliant

Highly recomended. Food, interior, staff- perfect. Cosy, atmosphere and delicious tasty duck. Waiter seems to love food, knows meals ingredients and speaks English.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
manfromelsewhere
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Gorey, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gorey, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Defiantly one of the better chinese restaurants in cork! Food and service is so good!!!! 😄😄 great early bird menu available I think before 7pm, nice atmosphere also and the price is very reasonable

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Cork, Ireland
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38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went there the first time with a groupon voucher, only because I hadn't ever seen dim sum as an option on Chinese restaurant menus in Cork. So the decor, the food, and the staff were all pleasant surprises that exceeded my expections. Not being chinese, and not having travelled to China, I can't know for sure how authentic the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First class service and food was excellent the best chinese we have had in a while. Could not fault it. It was very hot food throughout the meal. Friendly staff and made to feel welcome. Would definately recommend anyone to visit if you are in Cork. Essex

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Ballydehob
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This has to be the best Chinese in Cork. Great food, great value and fantastic staff. Especially Eric who seems to have been born smiling! I had supper there last night, amazing dim sums, went back for lunch today, delish calamari and brought home two take aways, duck and amber beef. A lot of orientals eat there. Chop sticks everywhere..

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Cork, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Has an edge over the other chinese restaurants in Cork. Good for children + some less common dishes available

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love dim sum so I tried it at Yuan Ming Yuan, it was really delicious! If it was a all you can eat buffet they should be have worried haha. Keep them coming! Love it

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Cork
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20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have been there a few times and we were delighted each time. Menu is classic Chinese restaurant food but it is very well prepared and is delicious. Its a nice room and service is excellent - Quite good value too. Recommended

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
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69 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I can't be certain but I felt that my Mala Spicy Lamb Hot Pot had a lot of MSG - it certainly tasted like it did. Other than that our starters of BBQ spare ribs and chicken spring rolls were very nice as was the roast duck. We needed a quick meal and the staff obliged with speedy and attentive... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's hard to get good Chinese food now a days, most places just throw out mass produced slop, if your eating in a restaurant your getting the same food they throw in a foil tray and hand to the delivery man, but yaun ming is the 1st Chinese restaurant I've been to in a long time that I enjoyed, and... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?