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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 - 9:30 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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband visited last week at 5pm and we were looking forward to a nice meal to celebrate my birthday. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside but the beautiful view was ruined by the sight of cigarette buts strewn around the outside area like a pub courtyard. If there is outside seating the establishment should... More 

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Thank Alialison
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best cafe mao in Dublin. Friendly staff. Nice food. Exorbitant drink prices. Only the lunch bowl is reasonably priced. Nice staff. Quick service. Far better than Dundrum and stillorgans cafe mao.

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

* Dear Michael,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 

Wicklow, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't be rushing back here food was just ok the girl who was serving us want friendly or pleasant we felt very rushed we we're still looking at the menus and she wanted to take out order, as I said above food just ok but very very expensive wouldn't be going back in a hurry

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

Dear Pauline,Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We really value all feedback and constantly use it to improve our customer experience. I am very sorry to hear you felt our menu was overpriced. We regularly check our prices against the local market and we are generally in line with other Dun laoghaire establishments. We... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Lovely sunny evening in Dun Laoghaire and I dropped in here to have a quick dinner as I had been there before and knew just what I was going to eat. I ordered Thai Chicken with Cashews and a Diet Coke (last time I had sparkling water). The 'Coke' came and it was Pepsi. I didn't make a fuss because... More 

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

* Dear Norma, 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... More 

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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant close to Dun Laoghaire peers. We visited it countless number of times over the years and food was always fresh, well prepared and tasty. One of two restaurants in Ireland I miss the most.

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

* Dear Michal M,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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Great place to visit, food good, tasty and great value especially at lunch, the service was quick, and not at all fussy which is what is needed for a quick lunch, away from the usgal sandwiches and coffee. The add bonus is the view and if weather permission a walk along the pier.

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

* Dear Scott,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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The food here was just ok, definitely not the best Singapore noodles I’ve ever had, but the service definitely made coming here worth it. Everyone on the floor was on the ball and ready to serve, and our waitress in particular (don’t remember her name but the one with brown curly hair) was great, just lovely to deal with.

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Thank Margot_G84
MAODunLaoghaire, General Manager at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this review

* Dear Margot, Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to post your feedback about our restaurant. We always appreciate our guest’s feedback!! Mao Team More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Tasty food, clean restaurant, slightly awkward staff. Much much much better than any Mao takeaway that I've had. I do find foods covered in this much sauce often gives me stomach aches but I lapped up the Hong Kong chicken and felt fine. Overall not a bad experience.

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

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

Ireland
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This restaurant offers the best Asian food in Ireland, very tasty and the portion was satisfactory. Anyway, they need to work on the service in the place if they need their clients to come again.

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

Dear Housamz, 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 and wanted to apologise for this on behalf of our team. We still hope to see you again in the future! Mao Team More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Came in to order a meal to take away on two occasions. The first time it was a girl who served me, she did not smile once and made a huge deal out of what I asked for in my order. She was shockingly rude and cold. The second time it was a man who served me and again, he... More 

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

Dear Ailsha D,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
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $21
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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