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Shanghai Express

Lower O'Connell St, Kinsale, Ireland
0214777100
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Ranked #8 of 61 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
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Senior Contributor
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After getting a lot of recommendations about this restaurant we finally managed a long overdue visit last week, the service was quick and good, its a nice concept of offering lots of small portions which were priced accordingly thus not getting fed up with the same dish, we just felt the place was lacking in ambience, maybe upstairs was a... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Didn't anticipate that we get Asian food traveling to Ireland. But glad we did. It was recommended to us by our hosts at the Old Presbytery B&B. We ordered an array of the tapas from the Pork Belly to Lasagne to the Caesar and more. All the dishes were enjoyed and the wine was reasonably priced.

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