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Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant

#143 of 339 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
091580131
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Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Lovely location on the Bay

A very pleasant chinese restaurant with a lovely view of Galway Bay. Although very busy we still managed to get a table without booking. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our meal was very enjoyable and tasty and the service was fast and efficient. An all-round nice experience but would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Vincent_311
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A very pleasant chinese restaurant with a lovely view of Galway Bay. Although very busy we still managed to get a table without booking. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our meal was very enjoyable and tasty and the service was fast and efficient. An all-round nice experience but would suggest booking in advance as it appears to be... More 

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MK
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had been here for a dinner when staying at Salthill. The restaurant has good ambience and nice views of the sea. However, I didn't find the food very impressive. I had veg spring rolls with chow mein. Both were very bland and I was left looking for taste. The spring rolls were very close to the frozen ones found in... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Was here just this evening with my mother and as always the service and the meal was lovely. My mother had a chicken curry which was creamy and mild with friend rice. I had the gluten free fried rice with crispy chicken (also gluten free) which was fantastic. A great spot and an extensive menu. Well done Royal Villa. Keep... More 

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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi IrishBracken, Thanks for taking the time to review and for the kind words. Glad to hear you has such a good meal, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went to galway for the weekend! We decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. This Chinese had aload of awards placed outside the door so we thought this place most be good so we popped in! What a bad decision for a few reasons; 1) The food is totally overpriced-20€ for beef curry!!it wasn't even... More 

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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi amlz14, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. To be honest I'm very surprised by some of your comments. We would not consider ourselves expensive and have yet to have anyone else say this to us. We charge 20 for a beef dish as we are using top quality rib eye beef that is... More 

Galway
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Tonight I got a takeaway from the royal villa as I had heard good things about it. To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement. The spring rolls burst with grease in my mouth, the meat sung was tasteless except for the chewy tubed piece of some animal that I didn't recognise and that shouldn't have been in it and... More 

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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Niamh421, Thanks for taking the time to review and let us know about your experience. I'm sorry to hear you were so disappointed and I must say its very surprising as we provide dozens of takeaways every night and we have regulars who come back every week or sometimes multiple times a week for takeaways. I'm very confused by... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The place had been done up since my last visit. Both the decor and the menu had changed, which was nice to see. The service was excellent, the food was very nice and the mid-week menu was good value. No complaints at all :)

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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bakespeare, Thanks for your review and your kind words. Its always nice when people take note of the changes we make to keep both the venue and the experience fresh and interesting. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi MarieOD93, Thanks for your review and lovely comments. Its nice to hear we were recommended and even better to hear you were happy with the recommendation. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future when you're in Galway. More 

County Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 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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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lollymas, Thanks for the lovely review, always good to hear from satisfied customers. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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JnarF, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Aocwagner, Thanks for taking the time to review, glad you had such a good time with us and I'm delighted we were able to make your trip to Galway even better. More 

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Additional Information about Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant

Address: 1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 091580131
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 43
Cuisine: Chinese

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?