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Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant

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1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
091580131
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place, good service, disappointing food.

Went with my girlfriend on a Saturday night. Very nicely decorated place. Service was very good. We were a bit disappointed with the food however. For starter I had the satay skewers. Quite a small portion and very bland. Was expecting more of a peanut flavour but tasted more like a generic curry... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Birrmush
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County Galway, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
County Galway, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went with my girlfriend on a Saturday night. Very nicely decorated place. Service was very good. We were a bit disappointed with the food however. For starter I had the satay skewers. Quite a small portion and very bland. Was expecting more of a peanut flavour but tasted more like a generic curry. Had the duck with noodles for the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We frequently go to the Royal Villa Salthill for family celebrations and we have always had both excellent food and service .The location is stunning overlooking Galway Bay and I can honestly say it is the only restaurant in Galway that we all feel totally relaxed in.Although all the staff are brilliant a special mention for Julia who makes every... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Their house special curry is so good. and their noodles are the best I've ever had. Cantonese duck is really good too.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This family have been the backbone of Chinese food in Galway for thirty years. Had a quick dinner here last week. I had the Ribs to start and the house special curry .. All washed down with a New Zealand beer.. My night cost me less than €30.. Well done . Good Prices and location .. And the location is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I dined here last nyt with my partner and my parents and oh what a wonderful experience! couldnt fault a single thing the food was fabulous and the staff very efficient and friendly! will definatly be back for more!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I ordered takeaway food on Aug 28,2014 whilst I was staying in Galway. I was presented with a 'lumpsum' amount to pay which was far in excess of my mental calculation. When I mentioned this to the waitress, I was told the correct amount (within split second) with a fleeting apology (which didn't sound genuine at all). Had I not... More 

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Royal Villa is by far my favourite Chinese restaurant in Galway and quite possibly EVER!! I LOVE the Sambal dish, it is extremely hot so unless you're a hot-food lover like me stay away from this dish!! I love it every time!! I recently tried the "trio" option for a change and it was delicious!! :) The Royal Villa I... More 

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Got takeaway with 5 different dishes. Blackbean sauce tasted like vinegar, orange sause watery, duck had bits of soggy lettuce in it. Really dissapointing and expensive. Portions small. Won't be going there again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've had takeout twice from Royal Villa, and each time they've delivered the food fresh, hot, and perfectly cooked to my door. Rice is included with the meal, meaning you can get away with feeding yourself for under 10 euro every time, if you don't get one of their more expensive dishes. The food is fragrant and delicately flavored. It's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Usually eat at Royal at least once during our frequent visits to Galway. Food and atmosphere is always very good. On 6 August we visited with relatives one of whom was unable to eat all of the email and asked the remaining portion to be put in container to take away. Unfortunately the waiter forgot the request but the manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 091580131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 43
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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