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Yuan Ming Yuan

#23 of 474 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Best dim sum in Cork, probably in Europe as well!

Although I live in London, Cork is a second home to me and I always come back to this little gem for dim sum. Having tried many places for dim sum in Europe and Asia, I really fell that this restaurant has consistently delivered on both food and service not to mentioned value as well as most dim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Neomarshal
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although I live in London, Cork is a second home to me and I always come back to this little gem for dim sum. Having tried many places for dim sum in Europe and Asia, I really fell that this restaurant has consistently delivered on both food and service not to mentioned value as well as most dim sum dishes... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really enjoy the food and atmosphere every time we return here for food. The staff are great and nothing is to much trouble service is quick and food is piping hot!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I am really happy when ordered food on my plate is still hot when I get it. I am also happy when it's tasty and reasonable. :) Good atmosphere. The only minus, It was a staff party but apart manager of the place, staff had no idea about it. We had to wait for the table.

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Limerick, Ireland
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After reading such great reviews a group of 5 of us went here for dinner while visiting Cork. The restaurant itself is lovely and the staff were very friendly. The duck pancake starter was lovely while the meat sung lacked flavour. The Crispy Shredded Beef and Duck Hot Pot mains were very good. However the Chi Chi Chicken, Chicken Szechuan... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent food, lovely ambiance, very friendly efficient staff. Busy restaurant pre booking a table is advisable especially Saturday evenings. Well worth a visit.

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Found this wee restaurant by accident. Food amazing! Staff very friendly. Decor beautiful! Definitely worth a visit.

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kildare
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 36 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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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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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: Romantic, Doing business

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?