We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very nice food but too expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Emperor Restaurant

Emperor Restaurant
Main Street | Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel, Lahinch, Ireland
065 7082760
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 17 Restaurants in Lahinch
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Restaurant details
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very nice food but too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We really enjoyed the meal, I had tiger prawns in wasabi and my fiancée had the chicken and cheese rolls for starter, both were lovely. The main course chicken and duck Thai curries were lovely too. Overall though we found the prices a bit too high considering its a country restaurant. There was a local woman having a huge argument with one of the waitresses too, we cdnt figure out who was in the wrong!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    4
    5
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New York, New York, United States
1 review
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Although the restaurant was slightly more expensive than any other restaurants in Lahinch, its service and food were incredibly awesome. Atmosphere there was nice - suited best for couples. The food was worth the price because of the restaurant setting, unlike another Chinese restaurant (Pearl Chinese restaurant) next door, which provided awful service & food. Fillet beef with Szechuan sauce is a must try though it was a spicy dish, it would be the best Chinese food you ever have

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ennis, Ireland
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Nice but a bit expensiveexpensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Have been to the emperor quite a few times. I always enjoy the food here. The chicken cheese spring rolls are to die for, they really are beautiful and very well presented. The amber fire beef is in a world of it's own, spectacular, I highly recommend it. The schezuan beef is also amazing. I love spicy food and these two dishes never fail to disappoint. There isn't much dessert selection and this is a big disappointment as I love dessert. I always find the staff very friendly. The down side for me is that it is pretty expensive but the food is great.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
cork
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Forget It”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Had it while traveling to Lahinch in July.
Firstly, overprice. Easily I can find cheaper and better Chinese food of better standard in Lahinch.
Appearance of food seems passable but taste is disappointing. not only me....total 5 of us.
Staff attitude is passable for a empty restaurant when I was there.

2nd attempt at takeaway a few days proven to be the same as the 1st experience.
Maybe they should just change the main chef to at least justify the image of the hotel slightly.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cork, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best avoided”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We got takeaway and it was poor throughout.
The children were not even inclined to eat the noodles.
Kung po special certainly was not.
Shredded duck was passable only
Not impressed

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Emperor Restaurant also viewed

Lahinch, County Clare
Lahinch, County Clare
 
Lahinch, County Clare
Lahinch, County Clare
 

Been to Emperor Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Emperor Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.