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Kafka Cafe Bar

#543 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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236 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 497 7057
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Rochestown, Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal location excellent food. I had the aubergine bake for starters which was light, hot (temp not spicy) and tasty. The chicken main was on a bed of asparagus. I would suggest a better option for a vegetarian main dish and service was a little slow even though is was a quite weekday night

Thank KennethOC
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty and excellent wine of the month by the glass. Parmigiano very good. Linguine seafood yummy too

Thank Brendan G
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Frozen chips- No Excuse for a restaurant. Fish was like rubber- No excuse for a restaurant. What are they thinking? The pub across the road does hand cut chips. A pub cares more for their patrons than a restaurant ? My local kabab shop does hand cut chips at 3am... So disappointing at Kafka's

Thank 76mick76
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

My partner and I went to Kafka based on the good reviews and we were not at all disappointed. The food was really good and the service too. We ordered the crispy calamari which was crispy and not oily like we've had in other places, and for main course we had the shrimp pasta and the jerk chicken. The jerk... More 

Thank NatureGalIsrael
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 15, 2017

I love going here for lunch or brunch. I've been many times over the last ten years. It's a bright, spacious room with a nice distance between the tables. There's a relaxed vibe and you never feel crowded or rushed. The staff there are always friendly and attentive, without being in any way overbearing. It's all very well judged. The... More 

Thank patrick_john79
Rome, Italy
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had dinner at Kafka restaurant on Saturday night. The service was really good and the restaurant was very clean (table, floor, toilets). The portions of the main dishes are huge and delicious. Prices are reasonable, mid-range costs. On the other hand, the starters are too pricey and too small. Will likely return.

Thank confettor
Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

We had a beautiful extra value meal at Kafka Cafe bar in Rathmines. Our experience was further enhanced by excellent service we received from the friendly helpful staff. The bottle of house Italian red wine,as recommended by the waiter,was fabulous and fruity and it complemented our meals beautifully. We would recommend the Prawn Spring rolls as a starter,the duck and... More 

Thank Ciaran M
2 reviews
Reviewed November 1, 2016

It never fails. The most welcoming place - and provide great service and excellent food. I have visited a good few times and it is so consistent. The staff are really friendly, informative and nothing is too much trouble.

Thank Meadhbh K
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I used to go to Kafka twice a week about 7 years ago as it was on my way back from work back then. I always liked their simple table arrangement that doesn't make you feel claustrophobic with some breathing space between tables. I was also impressed with the quality of the ingredient, the consistency of their dishes and moderated... More 

Thank GusDub
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Ideal little resturant for a sunday lunch, good value and very friendly staff, also you dont feel hurried and are more than welcomed to have a glass of wine or coffee after your meal is finished.

Thank bsc520

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $74
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 497 7057

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