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Shanghai Express

Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
0214777100
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Ranked #10 of 62 Restaurants in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Asian, Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Kinsale, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm a regular to this cosy little restaurant and i am never disappointed. There is an excellent selection of asian tapas and full meals on the menu. There is something there for everyone. If you go, you have to try the terriaki beef!

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had food from shanghai express a few days ago. The place seems to get very busy in the evenings. I'd recommend making a reservation if you're not eating early (the place opens at 6pm). I had the pad Thai which was tasty and plentiful. My girlfriend had the sweet and sour chicken which was delicious, I'd really recommend it... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you need a break from seafood chowder, this is the place to go! Service is quick and efficient and the food is very good. Portions are tapas style so you can sample a lot - the lamb rendang is divine, as are the potstickers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

3 of us shared 7 tapas and this left no room for anything else! The food is delicious - wasabi beef and the lasagne are a must. The restaurant is small and although they do not do reservations, try and get seating downstairs as there is a better atmosphere there.

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gary@promoresults.com.au
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After reading some good reviews on this restaurant we decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. They have a great range of Asian fusion dishes that made it difficult for us to make decision. The dishes we chose were excellent and were very tasty and different from other Asian style restaurants we had been to. Bookings... More

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co londonderry
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

shared six tapas among two. was really nice and fresh. very reasonable prices. The place isnt fancy by any means but the food is worth going for

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cork
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Delicious asian food by French vietnamese chef Jean marc. The wasabi beef is to die for. Not a very elegant restaurant but the food is worth it. I love the twice cooked chicken and pot stickers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

...If so this is the place for you. We felt a little weird not making the most of all the amazing fish restaurants in Kinsale for a 3rd night in a row but we got a good tip off about this place and it was well worth it. They have a few 'traditional dishes' with a twist that are worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food at this restaurant is fantastic!! My husband and I shared 6 tapas plates and they were all delicious. The staff were friendly and very efficient. The Mongolian Shepard pie & beef rendang are a must!!!!

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NJ USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The hits: apricot/duck rolls, seared teriyaki beef, soup (noodles, pork belly, chili, pot stickers). The misses: prawns and chicken satay - not that either of these were bad, it's that they were OK and nothing to get excited about. There's no real decor to speak of in the upstairs dining area upstairs, and the table service was friendly but hurried.... More

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