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“Great dinner in a super charming restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kai

Kai
Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 (0)91 526003
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Ranked #9 of 356 Restaurants in Galway
Cuisines: Australian, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Jerusalem, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great dinner in a super charming restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had dinner here on our first night in Galway. The restaurant is cozy and charming, the service was attentive but not pretentious and the food was beautifully presented and truly delicious. The fish and vegetables were all locally sourced and creatively prepared - our only regret is that we didn't get to try desserts......

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lives up to it's rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great place for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere and friendly staff made for an enjoyable evening. The food was outstanding! Locally sourced and flavourful. Also, much less expensive than some of the higher rated restaurants in Galway.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Good food with a funky vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Kai is a small eclectic restaurant with good local foods. They had a reasonable wine list and the owners worked hard serving the tables. The lamb chops were good; perhaps a bit tough and the sauce was a bit of the traditional mint type...might have been more creative to have a different type of sauce. The strip steak also comes from a local farm and had good flavor, but again was a bit tough. The food is priced on the high side compared to other top restaurants we ate at in Galway. All in all a good meal and a nice time on another rainy night in Galway.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great service, wine & food; a memorable long lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Busy cafe with 4 items on offer for lunch, all appealing. The attention to detail is great here; lovely, well- dressed salads &homemade brown bread accompanied the locally sourced meat and fish meals. The goats cheese salad with roasted nectarines and smoked almonds (and much more) was just sensational. I was thinking about it for days! The service was truly excellent and the cakes and baking were delicious. Perfect flat whites and a lovely Nz sav.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Original and tasty cook.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

In a cosy place with recycled stuffs like decoration. You can eat with a open sky thanks to a glass roof.
There're 5 dishes proposed all original ,diferents and made with local food. Desserts are crazy too and the ginger organic beer delicious.

We will go there each time we will be in Galway.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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