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Hilan Chinese

45 Capel St., Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #428 of 1,807 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
Neighborhood: North City Centre
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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Neighborhood: North City Centre
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very good food, very helpful staff. Our first time trying this restaurant and first time trying Korean BBQ. As many reviewers have said, the main course portions are enormous. The BBQ for 2 is easily enough for 4. Not like your regular "Chinese takeaway", in fact nothing like it. Don't be put off by the location or the decor, you... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been dining in this place for years and though it does not look like much from the outside, the food they serve is ridiculously good!! Another telltale sign it is proper Asian food is the fact just how many Asian people dine there. So if you're in the city Centre you should definitely pay them a visit.

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Dublin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Seated quickly, but but it took a while to get the floor staffs attention again to order. But then the food came very quick. And there was lots of it. My dish was fine, sweet and sour chicken. Although I could have done with a steak knife to cut the chicken, which was battered. My partners dish of beef in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the best Chinese restaurant I have ever eaten in. The food is perfect, staff is always very helpful and they can even customize your meal. If you ask for more spicy or made the way it is eaten by Asian - just ask. The best thing about the restaurant is that many Asians visit this place, so the... More

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Bergamo, Italy
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184 reviews 184 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I went with my girlfriend and a korean friend. Nice cousine. Nice service. Place not very good. We liked hot food very much.

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Teramo
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is not a fancy pants restaurant, but the staff, food and atmosphere of this place were really great. We were fascinated by seeing some oriental diners cooking their own barbeque in the middle of their table, so just had to give it a go and we were not disappointed. A bucket of hot coal was deposited in the well... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Hilan is a great family restaurant in the heart of Dublin. The food and staff are great. My 4 year old loves it too. Sometimes it's hard to get a table but always worth the wait. Portions are large so order wisely.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This Chinese restraint is in my opinion the very best I have ever been in, from the moment we entered we were warmly greeted by what I can only say is a truly nice girl ( didn't get her name) she was very friendly and extremely professional. We dined on the first floor in a small function room which was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Lovely place that's always jam packed. They have a huge menu full of authentic dishes - we never know what we're ordering but we usually just ask for recommendations and it has always been really tasty!

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bedfordshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Wow, a great find, great authentic food, large portions too. Mainly frequented by Chinese and Koreans, because the food is soooo good. I had Sea Bass sweet and spicy... Gorgeous! Best fish I've ever eaten. The waitress was helpful, recommend you go with at least 4 people and stare... The stew looks great, wish I could have tried more!

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