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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 #999 of 1,795 restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $15 - $26
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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
Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The menu here was simplified by corporate, and the restaurant design changed (they removed the giant fish tank beloved of kids). Most of my favorite items vanished from the menu and the current menu is much more 'fast food' like, as is the atmosphere. It's okay, fine place to sit with kids as it's right on the sea front but... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

very tasty food, a bit disappointing in that price goes up and portions size go down. Nice location, always tasty food and good service

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Dublin
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162 reviews 162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Consistently good with friendly efficient staff, the food is always quick and easy due to the wok style cooking, great place if you are strapped for time, it’s pretty large so it’s easy enough to get a table as they turn over pretty quick when busy.

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Still waiting got started within 4 / 5 mins. Eek. I would say short staffed. Won't come back. I really have no idea what they are trying to do here. Starters came quickly. But despite a lot of busy looking staff around the place we have no mains. turning up. The place is not exactly packed. Idea!!! A lot of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great food lovely staff, but I object to the way in which they 'obtain' tips. There is a levy on your food to cover service charge but when you pay by visa you are invited to pay a tip, which in a sense in double payment. Now I always like to tip good staff but I have not returned to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Real like the food here and it is conistantly good We had 2 starters, 2 mains and desert for 36 euros It tasted delicious, was served in a timely manner and pleasant waiter great price

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