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“Amazing food, great space!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kai

Kai
Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 (0)91 526003
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Ranked #7 of 338 restaurants in Galway
Cuisines: Australian, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food, great space!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were in Galway overnight near the end of our week in Ireland. Our hosts at our B & B sent us to the Salt Haus for their amazing craft beer selection. While there, the bartender and locals raved about Kai. They called and we were able to be seated 15 minutes later. The host was SO welcoming, explaining what some of the ingredients were as some are quiet unique to Ireland. The service flowed perfectly--not too fast or slow. We all had the best meal of our entire trip to Ireland at Kai. While they were so intereting, they were also flavor-filled and comforting.
The restaurant is in an old florists space and the glass ceiling even overlooks the cathedral stretching above. We had an amazing meal, perfect service and overall charming evening. Call ahead for a reservation--now we know why this place books up--it is top notch cuisine!

  • Visited October 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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English first
Galway, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Galway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I live in Galway and have been to Kai several times for both dinner and brunch. Everytime it was delicious, food is simply amazing. Staff are lovely and the atmosphere is great. To me is the best restaurant in Galway by far and I will continue to go there regularly.

  • Visited August 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, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fresh food, great atmosphere...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

on a recent visit to Galway, we were very anxious to sample Kai restaurant for lunch. We had heard and read much about it and we were not disappointed.

The restaurant is just a short walk from the city centre. on entering, you immediately get a warm, friendly feeling. the decor is quirky yet not smarmy. - look out for the lampshades that are empty jam jars....

The lunch menu in Kai changes most days...depending what is available.
the salads are imaginative and so very fresh...
the selection of leaves is amazing and the food has a wonderful natural fresh taste to it.
the spiced-yoghurt chicken was a real winner. there were also some wonderful smoked fish options available on the day of our visit.
there is a lovely display of baked deserts....but our lunch salads were ample.
treat yourself with a visit to Kai.

  • Visited October 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Wonderful food and very priced reasonably priced. Service was impeccable and it all made for a thoroughly enjoyable night.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent little spot, highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

From the comforts of Dubai, we identified Kai as somewhere to visit on a trip to Galway. Although it's not in tourist central (am thinking of visitors here...) it's well worth finding. Décor is quirky and rustic, food is fresh and innovative, service very pleasant and all at a reasonable cost. Look it up, you won't be disappointed.

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