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Yuan Ming Yuan

#24 of 481 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled onto and into YMY on a Sunday night, pretty much by accident and had one of the best meals of our entire holiday. The menu here is unusual in a very positive way. While they offer the usual chow mein etc typical Chinese fare, the real star of the show is the á la carte side of the... More 

Thank Crispness
Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two daughters for a spur of the moment meal here a few weeks ago and the staff were so welcoming and helpful even though we had not made a booking. I asked about the dim sum and they brought 3 different menus, the "normal" one you might expect in a western city, the dim sum menu and... More 

Thank Deirdre D
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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204 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples dropped in for lunch. Three had WonTon soup and I had Chicken & cream Corn which was very hot and tasty. Two of us ordered a set meal and the other 2 Dim Sum. The noodles and rice meals with shrimp were very good. The Dim Sum (6 orders) were all very good in particular the BBQ Pork... More 

Thank Dennis J
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opted for Yuan Ming Yuan based on previous TA reviews. Got a take-away and it was an absolutely perfect meal. Very very tasty and the staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Would very highly recommend. 👍

Thank 3MartinRed
Whitman, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great ! The two waiters were funny..just all around nice... got a ‘romantic seat’ in the window. The menu was extensive and the food was unreal good! They serve up a great wine list and the food is hot and spicy the way we like it!

Thank ejcen
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night with my girlfriend. Didn't have a reservation but we were seated immediately. Ordered hot and spicy soup, Peking style duck pancakes, sea bass and curried lamb. Each dish was more delicious than the last, and the staff were super friendly. Pork buns weren't on the menu but they had no problem making them for us. Would... More 

Thank corkfoodie2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food and great service, staff are very attentive. Décor is lovely and will definitely return and recommend to others!

Thank Kar1223
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very relaxed evening here and some great food too. My partner, who is a true fan of Chinese food, thinks this is the one of best Chinese restaurants he has been to. The service was great and we felt welcomed and taken care of there. I had some tasty vegetarian food and my partner had his favourite... More 

Thank Tillynero
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my partner last week. Service was very attentive and they kept checking if we had enough of everything which was nice. Food was lovely, chicken was a bit rubbery in the curry, but other than that, it was lovely.

Thank Alison M
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I always eat here and the service, food and whole atmosphere is always perfect! The staff are always so helpful and there is a beautiful selection of food! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a more authentic experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?