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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 #945 of 1,826 restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $15 - $25
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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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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13 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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