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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 2013
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Asian, Asian fusion
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Went here for dinner recently & had a really good time. Food was really tasty. Nice staff, the only gripe we had was the decor, it could do with a little love & care! But overall a nice place to go in Kinsale.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

An unexpected treat! A friend recommended this place to us and I have to say it was fab. We had our 8 month old baby with us which was no prob, they managed to squeeze the buggy in beside our table. We had a selection of tapas from the menu all of which were fab, we left feeling nicely full.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a not so hidden gem in Kinsale if the number of happy diners I witnessed there on a recent visit are something to judge by. Atmosphere was wonderful. Staff friendliness , attitude and service just top class, Quality of the food could not be faulted nor could the presentation. Pricing and value for money also very acceptable. I... More

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Cork
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Excellent selection of delicious Asian tapas. Order a few to start, then some more, and keep going till your full. It is always jam packed so be prepared to sit at the counter and have a drink while your waiting. Its Worth the wait.

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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

After reading about this restaurant on reviews,I was excited to try,but it disappointed a little,the only dish we tried that we really liked,was the nasi goreng which was lovely.didnt rate the rest,staff were really lovely.we wer sat downstairs at an awkward table which I didnt like v much.i love Asian food but I was a little dlissapointed.

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Birkdale
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25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This very compact takeaway/restaurant offers a good range of far eastern dishes. Our table top were very greasy and I asked that it be cleaned before trusting my elbows to its tacky surface. We opted for the "Tapas" menu. Portion sized were fair but priced as high as UK full sized portions. The main full sized dishes were very overpriced.... More

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Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

You cannot leave town without going to Shanghai Express! Everything is sooo delicious, I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. It is very well priced and I love the fact it is tapas because then you get to try everything. A big hit with locals which is always a good sign! The decor a little drab but... More

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Cork, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I went here with my mum, dad and my brother.this is a lovely Asian cuisine with terrific tapas and delicious desserts.I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant for couples, families, friends, business and by yourself. but, take note it is closed on a Tuesday.also i think it is more suited to older children.

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Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My daughter and I visited this restaurant after a recommendation by one of our B&B hosts, and we were not disappointed. The service and food was excellent, with great variety and flavours. When we realised the restaurant wasn't open on Tuesday nights we changed our booking at another establishment so we wouldn't miss out, and we are so glad we... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This place is a favourite of the locals. Usually a good sign. The place was packed when we arrived but they sat us promptly in the upstairs room - downstairs is arguably better. Five of us ordered from the tapas menu - what we thought would be too much food. It was so good we polished it all off easily.... More

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