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Chameleon Restaurant

) #95 of 2,085 Restaurants in Dublin $$ - $$$ Asian, Indonesian,
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 671 0362
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Indonesian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed today

We recently dined at the Chameleon Restaurant in Temple Bar and found the food to be as delicious as ever. We chose the Java set menu which was delicious and the Javanese Short Rib Of Beef was nothing short of heavenly!! There were three of...More

Thank AnnaD3232
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

From start to finish, the whole experience was top 👍 from the friendly helpful attentive atmosphere to the tasteful delectable food leaves me with lovely memories. Can't wait to go back when I'm in Dublin again

Thank SecretLOC
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review, we really do appreciate it! See you next time, Carol & Kevin ;-)

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a late lunch here. The food was amazing and the staff was friendly! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like Asian food.

Thank dtravel2000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In the pleasurable company of 16 friends with a sumptuous mouth watering choice of delicious food to cater for every palate. Calm, warm and welcoming place. Im looking forward to returning again and again. Make the effort, you wont be disappointed.

Thank epjp23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Booked a Table at Chameleon for 9pm, We were greeted by a friendly waitress and was shown to our table that was upstairs. The place was decorated in a Balinese Theme. we ordered our drinks and got them fast! we ordered our food...More

Thank manj_24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the early bird here the other evening .We shared the menu Bali ,one from the land & one from the sea.It was all delicious ,the best squid I ever had ,my least favorite dish was the fish wrapped in banana leave.Overall very good ,delicious...More

Thank Viv777888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girl is a vegan and always wanted to go to this restaurant. She said it was amazing and she loved the food. Place was really romantic and a special thanks to Carol and Jane for making it a special nite for us.

Thank antonyn278
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Antony for such a lovely review, Hopefully we will see you again, soon. Carol :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of trendy Dublin, just of the quays in Temple Bar, this place is a revelation. It offers authentic Indonesian food - served in the traditional rijsttafel way, lots of little dishes served in succession like a tapas - and I've tried...More

1  Thank stannn
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we're so glad that you enjoyed your meals with us. We take great pride in what we do, the food, the service, the ambiance, right down to the choice of music! You clearly get what we are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The see food tasting menu (40 euros) had no flavor at all and the wine is served not in its original bottle but still you pay 25-30 euros for it. The food was bad I'm sorry, maybe bought frozen and heated up?More

3  Thank Sigridur O
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our lovely restaurant, it's a shame the food wasn't to your liking. We take pride in the quality of the ingredients we use, nothing frozen, always fresh and made from scratch. We have several wines available by bottle as well as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Dublin. A feast of different dishes. There was six of us and everyone had a different favourite. Lovely decor, atmosphere and staff. Strongly recommend. The set menu choices are great. Very reasonably priced for what you get. I will be back.

1  Thank marybrohan
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mary, we are honoured to be your favourite restaurant in Dublin! Thank you so much, Carol & Kevin :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 0362
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Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table (set menus) as well as a large selection of tapas dishes with the flavours of South East Asia, from Javanese short rib to our super tasty steamed bao to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms. 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2013 - 2017
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