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The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
+353 1 214 8090
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's...
Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's favourite Thai/Asian restaurant chain. Our chefs are dedicated to the art of Asian cuisine and their dedication ensures that all our dishes are prepared using only 100% Irish beef, the freshest of ingredients and keeping our cooking MSG and virtually fat free!
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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Just went back to Mao Dun Laoghaire for an overpriced Nasi which is now up to €17.95 but was shocked to find they add another 5% service charge when you get to checkout. Even took waiter 2 minutes to find where it was stated on menu ...and there it was in very tiny small red print in red. Normally... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
pelligrino2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the food in Mao but my experience in the Dunlaoghaire one in particular has rarely been overly positive. Food is great (though I usually only eat at lunch time as it is pricey otherwise). I found my waitress to be one of the most emotionless servers I've ever experienced (and I've eaten out a lot!). She wasn't rude... More 

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Thank Sinead U
MAODunLaoghaire, General Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

Hi Sinead, I was reviewing the posts on Trip Advisor for our restaurant and came across the comments you provided from your last visit. I was disappointed to see you had an issue with our service and wanted to apologise for this on behalf of our team. We still hope to see you again in the future! Mao Team More 

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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch special is 9.99 for a main course. I had Thai green curry. Lots of chicken and veg with rice. It was very good. My wife just had the side salad which was very generous and very tasty. 3.25. Great value. Service very good and cheerful. My bill was €15 including tip! Beat that! My photos includes both meals and... More 

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Thank Paul M
Paignton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Wandered around Dun Laoghaire on a drizzly Monday evening in January to find most places closed or empty but this place was busy. Definitely a good sign. Food was delicious nicely presented and the service was good. A nice mix of Thai, Chinese and Malaysian cuisine. Would eat here again but sadly we're returning home tomorrow.

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1 Thank Nina N
County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Just went back to Mao Dun Laoghaire for an overpriced Nasi which is now up to €17.95 but was shocked to find they add another 5% service charge when you get to checkout. Even took waiter 2 minutes to find where it was stated on menu ...and there it was in very tiny small red print in red. Normally I... More 

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Thank pelligrino2015
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Great food and good staff. Lovely location with lots of parking close by. Nice menu with something to suit anyone. Chilli squid yum!

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Thank Martin H
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Yeh, it is a chain but this pan Asian delivers the goods with tasty, well portioned food. The lunch offerings are a real bargain at 9 or 10 Euro AND they are open until 10 at night.

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Thank BadBadDog
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This was my second meal there in the past 6 months. Once again everybody was happy with their choices. There were 8 of us. We started with two different sharing platters which got the meal off to a great start. I had the salmon - a generous portion cooked to perfection. Others had fillet beef or chicken dishes. Presentation was... More 

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Thank Lorraine M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Good choice on menu , but over priced, food no more special than your Friday night takeaway , restaurant lacks any real personality, Staff are friendly

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edinburgh
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Really good meal, service was good, Hong Kong chicken was amazing!!!!!!!! Did not like 5% service charge being added to bill, it is surely the customers choice to leave a gratuity,which I also did

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1 Thank Swavee68
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Met my sister in law for dinner in time for the early bird specials. I was surprised at the decent amount of choices of appetizer and main. I started with Tom Yum Soup. One of my favorites. It was hot and spicy, full of veggies and chicken. My sister in law had spring rolls which she said was delicious. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 214 8090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 21
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's favourite Thai/Asian restaurant chain. Our chefs are dedicated to the art of Asian cuisine and their dedication ensures that all our dishes are prepared using only 100% Irish beef, the freshest of ingredients and keeping our cooking MSG and virtually fat free!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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