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“Fantastic ethnic cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ananda Restaurant

Ananda Restaurant
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Ireland
01 296 0099
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Ranked #26 of 1,808 restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $19 - $51
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Asian fusion, Pan-Asian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ananda is Ireland’s premier fine dining restaurant. Ananda’s impeccable pedigree, enviable location and stunning interior design made it Dublin’s most anticipated restaurant opening of 2008. A series of superlative restaurant reviews quickly cemented its reputation as one of Ireland’s finest dining experiences.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic ethnic cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Would have no trouble recommending Amanda, one of the best restaurants I have visited in a long time, crab with mango chutney was incredible, a must visit in Dublin, take the time!

Visited August 2012
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benny j, Manager at Ananda Restaurant, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
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Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are very delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience at Ananda. It is such feedback that keeps us striving to make the product even better.

We look forward to hosting you at Ananda in the very near future.

Regards,
Team Ananda
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Dublin
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225 reviews 225 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant in Dundrum Dublin, not Dundrum Tipperary!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have been for many meals in Ananda over the past few years and always find it an excellent restaurant, whether I am on a table for two with my wife or with groups of friends or family. My last visit was on Friday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and wine are still good but there is a noticeable change in atmosphere. Like a lot of successful businesses in Ireland, their characters change. The thing that made them successful, their character and atmosphere, is gradually replaced by arrogance and unfriendliness. Ananda is very successful and has lost its sparkle. Get 'em in and get 'em out - fast - with lighter wallets to boot! I have therefore dropped it to four stars/blobs for this very reason. Contrary to what others have said, there other excellent Asian and Asia inspired restaurants in Dublin.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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benny j, Manager at Ananda Restaurant, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,


Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are very concerned about your comments.There is no room for arrogance or unfriendliness. The whole team at Ananda works very hard to maintain quality and consistency. If you could let me know as to what made you feel this way would be highly appreciated. My e-mail is benny@anandarestaurant.ie so that we can correct ourselves.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,
Team Ananda
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“My favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Ananda , is simply the best Indian Restaurant in Ireland. The food is amazing and the Service is next to none. Tonight I had the Grilled Tandoori Prawns to start , followed by Tandoori Chicken for my main course. The food tastes amazing and uses subtle flavourings and spices that make it Stand head and shoulders above the rest. Benny and his team provide a unique service experience which is rarely replicated in other restaurants of any kind. The difference here is that there is always a twist that separates the dishes from the rest of the pack in other restaurants. You have to experience it to understand the difference. There are very few restaurants of any type in Ireland that can replicate the personal service and consistent quality of Ananda. I recommend that you check it out !

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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benny j, Manager at Ananda Restaurant, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,


Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are very delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience at Ananda. It is such feedback that keeps us striving to make the product even better.

We look forward to hosting you at Ananda in the very near future.

Regards,
Team Ananda
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“Inventive food well delivered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Went here on a Sunday evening and it was two-thirds full which was encouraging.
Immediately made to feel welcome and settled at our table.
Service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing.
Complimentary poppadoms with relishes and an amuse bouche of fantastically moist and tasty lamb tikka were given before our order.
We chose the kebab taster and king prawn kebab with melon salad for starters and both were well presented and tasted wonderful.
We had their variations on pork chop vindaloo and rack of lamb as mains and both were very good with interesting accompaniments.
The restaurant is not cheap and we paid €140 including a €30 bottle of wine, but at the end of it we felt it was well worth it as this was food and service that is well above the norm.
We had recently been to Benares in Mayfair for a special occasion and overall we think the food at Ananda was more exciting and half the price!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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benny j, Manager at Ananda Restaurant, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,


Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are very delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience at Ananda. It is such feedback that keeps us striving to make the product even better.

We look forward to hosting you at Ananda in the very near future.

Regards,
Team Ananda
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Group of 12 went to Amanda recently for a family function. I had eaten here previously but most of the others had not. Greeted very genuinely by staff on our arrival. Also given a complimentary glass of o bubbly which delighted everybody. Availed of the early bird which is great value a €22. Food was top class, an infusion of different spices on your taste buds. Everybody was delighted with their choice and the service was excellent, e.g.. glasses of water continually topped up. Will definitely surely be making a return visit when circumstances allow.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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benny j, Manager at Ananda Restaurant, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,


Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are very delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience at Ananda. It is such feedback that keeps us striving to make the product even better.

We look forward to hosting you at Ananda in the very near future.

Regards,
Team Ananda
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