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Mao Dun Laoghaire

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The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
+353 1 214 8090
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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County Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been some time since i was in this restaurant, a one time favourite, I was looking forward to a delicious meal. I was a lone diner and two tables with couples, who arrived and ordered after me, got served their food first, but at this point, I still expected it to be worth the wait. Sadly, I was... More 

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Thank Anniem201590
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason this is 1460th in the reviews of dublin . The food is sloppy and both our dishes tasted the same . Other person has a salad which was supposed to aromatic but was just a plain voucher . We also sent back kids curry for some more spice as it was just very bland . Hard... More 

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Thank Adrian H
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Traded in our Tesco tokens for some cafe mao vouchers so went for dinner. After a very disappointing visit to the one in Dundrum this one in dun laoire was a nice breath of fresh air. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was altogether much more pleasant. Food was really good and fresh, we'll definitely be visiting... More 

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Thank juls692015
County Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in after a conference after a long week, I couldn't even think what to eat and the waiter guided me through the menu, telling me about the most popular dishes. When I settled on the salmon teriyaki and started to dither over rice or noodles, he suggested a side salad. I went with that as it was late... More 

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Thank MsTreacyTravels
MAODunLaoghaire, Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

* Dear Ms Treacy,Thank you so much for your review. We love hearing about great experiences, that's what we’re here for!! Hope to see you again soon! Mao Team More 

Dublin, Ireland
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Have visited Maos many time - always consistently good. Service great and price very reasonable. My favourite is the crispy chicken dish...

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1 Thank hollaholic
MAODunLaoghaire, General Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

* Dear Hollaholic,Thank you so much for your review. We love hearing about great experiences, that's what we’re here for!! We would like to hear more about your visit, please contact us on dunlaoghaire@mymao.ie Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Mao Team More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had the misfortune to eat at Mao last week with my friend. We both chose fromMost Loved list. I had The Singapore Noodles. The noodles were sloppy, the broth was tasteless. I left most of it and no one asked why. The table was sticky when we arrived too and I had to ask for it to be cleaned. I... More 

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Thank HRMCC
MAODunLaoghaire, Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

Dear HRMCC, I was reviewing the posts on Trip Advisor for our restaurant and came across the comments you provided from your last visit. I was disappointed to see you had an issue with our service. I am very sorry to hear this. We would like to look into this matter, please contact us on dunlaoghaire@mymao.ie to enable us to... More 

Dublin
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Mao Tse Tung is believed to be responsible for around 70-80 million deaths in China during his dictatorship. Why anbody would want to name an eating establishment after him is utterly beyond me...I would imagine it sounded cool on campus when it was being discussed. Mass murderers notwithstanding this is a truly ghastly place to eat...."Asian fusion" is what it's... More 

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Thank LeonidasDublin
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Really delicious food and our waitress, Emma, was so friendly as helpful. The bottle of Malbec was a bit on the expensive side but it was so worth it. Will definitely go again.

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Thank TheatreMo
MAODunLaoghaire, General Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

* Dear TheatreMo, Thank you so much for posting your kind words about Mao Dun laoghaire on Trip Advisor! We hope to see you soon .  Mao Team More 

Monkstown, Ireland
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great food for all very flexible with what u would not like on your meal it is kind of expensive though it is great for kids too

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Thank caholahan
MAODunLaoghaire, General Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

* Dear caholahan, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We really value all customer feedback! Mao Team More 

Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have been a customer of Mao now for more then 10 years. When the food is right its beautiful but more often then not its very bland and boring. I eat their five spice and as soon as it arrives I know depending on the color if its very pale its bland and boring but if its rich and... More 

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Thank Flashspender
MAODunLaoghaire, General Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

Dear Flashspender, I was reviewing the posts on Trip Advisor for our restaurant and came across the comments you provided from your last visit. I was disappointed to see you had an issue with our service. I am very sorry to hear this. We would like to look into this matter, please contact us on dunlaoghaire@mymao.ie to enable us to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 214 8090
Description
Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's favourite Thai/Asian restaurant chain. Our chefs are dedicated to the art of Asian cuisine and their dedication ensures that all our dishes are prepared using only 100% Irish beef, the freshest of ingredients and keeping our cooking MSG and virtually fat free!

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