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Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant

#112 of 359 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
091580131
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Relaxed atmosphere

Lovely staff, nice food, beautiful decor. We went here on recommendation of a taxi driver who said it was the best Chinese in Galway, and I must say it was all very nice, no complaints would recommend it to anyone. Suitable for family's, couples, and for bringing young children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
MarieOD93
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Castletownbere, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After been here in November 2014 decided to choose a takeaway this time,the quality of the food was horrendous,tasteless ,flavourless, Asked if possible to have a salt&schilli chicken they said yes,was I got was a crumbed chicken served with veg and a salad,it was tasteless and soggy chicken,most of the takeaway was binned,very dissatisfied as for takeaway it's quite expensive... More 

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Castletownbere, Ireland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lovely staff, nice food, beautiful decor. We went here on recommendation of a taxi driver who said it was the best Chinese in Galway, and I must say it was all very nice, no complaints would recommend it to anyone. Suitable for family's, couples, and for bringing young children.

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Super food & extra polite staff. Highly recommend this restaurant. Well woth a visit if staying in the salthill area

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went on an 8 day holiday to Ireland this year. We've found that the ethnic food outside of the US is way better for some reason. We decided to try Royal Villa one night for dinner and it was probably the best chinese we have had in a LONG time. We shared the spring rolls and fried mushrooms -... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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County Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
71 reviews 71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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

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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?