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“Great atmosphere and tasty food, a must go!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chameleon Restaurant

Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 6710362
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Ranked #32 of 1,830 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Tapas, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table. Rice table (or rijst-tafel) is when the diner is served an array of sumptuous different dishes, at the same time, from confit of pork belly with star anise to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Its almost like Indonesian tapas!Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms.Winning may awards over the years in 2013 the Chameleon was voted Best World Cuisine in Ireland by the highly acclaimed Restaurants Association of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
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“Great atmosphere and tasty food, a must go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We went last night and the whole experience was great: staff is really lovely and attentive, the atmosphere and decoration were great (we had an opium table with big couch and loads of cushion to lay down!) and the food was fantastic! Menus with 6 to 8 small dishes makes you experience Indonesian food like nowhere else, and for me who always take the same dishes in restaurants it forced me to try new things...and they were all delicious!
Will definitely be back soon! And the cherry on the top of the cake, they even do deliveries..even if the atmosphere is worth going to the restaurant :)

  • Visited July 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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“A Must in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had just finished a tour and we soon noticed most pups stop serving food at 10pm. We asked the hotel (The Morrison) for a good recommendation and they pointed us to Chameleon right across the river.

What an amazing surprise! The staff was top notch and the food was fantastic. Neither of us had ever had Indonesian food before and we turned to each other asking "what have we just discovered and why haven’t we tried this?” Chameleon has us hooked.

The atmosphere is cozy and inviting and the staff make you feel like you just entered their house as an honored guest. It’s a small restaurant so don’t expect big and showy. It is perfect if you aren’t looking for big crowds.

We spent 4 days in Dublin and 7 days in France – this was the best meal of the trip. I recommend it to anyone traveling or living in Dublin. Fantastic!

  • Visited July 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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Cork, Ireland
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Absolutely amazing food and service. I organised a hen party for 11 people and stumbled across Chameleon Restaurant while looking for a restaurant that catered for many different dietary requirements. Our group consisted of 3 vegetarians and 2 coeliacs and the chefs at Chameleon Restaurant were able to cater for all our needs. We were seated upstairs in our own private room and the atmosphere created by the low tables, beautiful lighting and comfortable surroundings made this one of my best restaurant experiences. The staff were amazing and really made an effort to ensure that we had a wonderful time. It was definitely a night that I will never forget and I would recommend this restaurant whole heartedly to anyone. I will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 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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Wicklow, Ireland
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“Dinner for Two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Had a first class meal in this restaurant last night with my wife. The food was excellent, the service was top class and the place had a really nice warm, cosy feel to it. There was a very good mixture of groups in there last night, Families with kids, couples, mixed parties and everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves and very relaxed. The owner should be very proud of the food and the staff. Will be back again and will spread the word at work so that we can give them some corporate business.

  • Visited July 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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“Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

One of the best meals we've had in Dublin - a big thumbs up! We had really great service (very friendly manager/owner) and the food was excellent. The place looks great too.

If you go, get the rijsttafel - it's great having lots of little plates of Indonesian food!

  • Visited July 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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