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“Excellent Chinese” 5 of 5 stars
Review of M&L Chinese Restaurant

M&L Chinese Restaurant
13-14 Cathedral Street | Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
018749038
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Ranked #540 of 1,797 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Szechuan, Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Northern Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is more like a chinese canteen style restaurant than a fancy fine dining joint but the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and helpful and all in all for a casual meal we couldn't fault it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
dublin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My partner is Chinese and this is her favorite Chinese restaurant in Dublin - we had Peking duck served with salad and rice - plus a prawn tofu fu - tea brought to the Table in arrival - this is an excellent value establishment and the food authentic Chinese style - this was our 5th visit so I can confidently score 5 stars - !

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fantastic authentic Szechuan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Best Chinese in Dublin (and probably in Ireland) by a MILE!!!!!
Ignore the English menu, which will give you bog standard Irish Chinese restaurant stuff (chicken in lemon etc).
Just ask one of the waiters (Stephen is particularly friendly) to recommend items from the Chinese menu, say how spicy you like your food etc, and you will be in for an adventure. The value for money is fantastic - we (4 people) had a feast (scrumptious fish, lamb and chicken dishes) for 57 euros.
Nearly all the customers are Chinese, so they must be doing something right. The people on the table next to us got some amazing looking food, so I asked Stephen to write down the names of the dishes (in English and Chinese) on a piece of paper, which will be kept safely in my wallet until we get the chance to go there again.

  • Visited September 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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dublin
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“Authentic Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Having been looking for proper chinese food in Dublin, and had a few hit and miss meals along Parnell Street - tried M&L following a good review in the Irish times.

Good value lunch meal deals and the a la carte is well priced - we shared a mix of dishes, the deep fried auberggine dis was amazing. Id love to go back there and order a big selection of dishes, or just ask the chef to suggest the best dishes. Spicy chicken wing starters were excellent too.

Lots of Chinese eating there too, which is always a good sign.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Top Chinese restaunt in Dublin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I was introduced to M&L by my friends (Chinese) wife a while back and I've been an avId fan ever since

The place will never win any awards for location or decor but it certainly makes up for it in quality. I think most Irish people associate Chinese food with that gloopey insipid sauce thrown over chicken/beef/or pork. Happy to report there is none of that here. This is szechwan cooking done properly. Some people may find it too spicy so be prepared.

Asked for the Szechwan menu not the bog standard European one and I would recommend the steamed pork dumplings (best in Dublin in my opinion) and the "medium spicy duck".

The fact that most of the patrons are Chinese is indicative of how good this place is.

Like alot Chinese places the waiting staff are a bit surly but once they recognise you they become quite pleasant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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