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“Lovely food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Swans Chinese Restaurant

Swans Chinese Restaurant
The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #82 of 147 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: http://www.kilkennycityonline.com/bus_ad.asp?BUSID=655&CATID=25&SID=82 http://www.ireland-guide.com/establishment/swans_chinese.5379.html
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Living in Kilkenny Swans is always my first choice for a Chinese, take away or eat in. Always excellent food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food & Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Really enjoyed our dinner, the food was yummy and the staff were so firnedly. Already planning our next trip back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice Chinese Cuisine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have eaten in this restaurant and also have availed of their takeaway options on a few occasions. The food is tasty and portions are enormous!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Tasty, enjoyable, filling meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went here on our last visit to Kilkenny. We had duck pancakes for two to start which were a little expensive at €20 but they were epic - tasty, crispy duck shredded in front of us and plenty of it there. For mains I had a char-siu & honey pork (I think) and my wife had szechaun prawns (or something similar). We had sides of fried rice and noodles. Again, it was all very tasty. My only gripe is that my wife's prawns were only very warm rather than being actually hot when we got them - they'd obviously been cooked as we didn't get sick afterwards :) but I prefer my food to arrive piping hot so that you can be sure that it's been freshly cooked through. Probably just a service issue where dishes aren't being kept warm enough while all plates for a table are being waiting on to be ready. Anyway, there was so much food that we actually couldn't finish everything, which is very unusual for me :) If we were going again and having the duck pancakes to start then I think we would get only one side dish (e.g. rice/noodles) between us as that would have been plenty. Menu in general seems reasonably priced with a good-value wine list and a selection of beers available. Service was good and quick although it was harder to get the bill off them in the end - no big problem, we just walked to the counter near the exit and paid there! Definitely minus a point for the not-quite-hot-enough prawns but thumbs up to everything else and a good chance that we'd go back next time we were visiting Kilkenny and in the mood for Chinese food.

  • Visited February 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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Kilkenny
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This restaurant is so convenient to all visitors as it is located in the heart of Kilkenny. They run a very good buffet at lunchtime and the evening menu is very comprehensive. The service is very good and food is very satisfying with good sized portions too.

Visited January 2013
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