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The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
+353 1 214 8090
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Dublin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Monkstown, Ireland
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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 June 23, 2016 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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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?