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Mao Dun Laoghaire

The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
+353 1 214 8090
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Ranked #937 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $14 - $24
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a selection of good Asian meals, you don't have to go past Mao restaurants. This chain has a family friendly feel with value main courses and good selections. Worth a stay especially with the set menus for €25 or so before 7

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Two couples catching up on old times; one a little jet lagged so a quick but nice and friendly place needed. Mission accomplished. I had a very pleasant pad thai and all enjoyed their meals. Good value, good food, decent service, pleasant environment.

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Dublin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They offer a weekday lunch menu until 4pm, where I chose the Singapore noodles (€8.75) and a banana, honey & yogurt smoothie. It was a beautiful sunny day so I sat outside where I had a small distant view of the harbour, and beside a bed of lavender attracting many busy bees. The noodles were ok (i’ve had better) and... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice surroundings! Very speedy service! The food is very tasty and plentiful. There is a varied Menu to choose from with a great value set lunchtime specials list. Lovely views over Dun Laoghaire Harbour!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nothing bad to say about the place, clean modern look and good food. Really loved the king prawn starter!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed our dishes. Very fresh and tasty but could do with knocking a couple of euros off the prices. Watch out for 5 percent service charge-was shocked when I asked for the bill and saw it. This is the only reason I will not return.

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Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Always enjoy Maos - the food is good, service is fine, and it's decent value. You can probably get better Asian food but this is grand for the price.

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Cork, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went with a reasonably large group and were surprised to be able to get a table without a wait on a Saturday night. Ordered some mixed starters to share which everyone loved. No complaints. Service efficient and friendly. Prices reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Used to be great, now a sloppy shadow of it's former self. Ordered for four people for dinner, was served crispy chilli squid which was neither crispy nor chilli. A Thai dish that was more like dishwater. And soggy spring rolls. Unforgivable. The staff when I mentioned the quality just shrugged their shoulders. Left no tip and will not return... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Came here on Sunday as I had been to the market with himself and we were going to get food there but it was on the verge of raining. So we came to Mao as we had been here before. Waitress seemed uninterested whilst taking our order. Looked like she didn't want to be there. She did not give us... More

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