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“Very tasty food”
Review of Asian Tea House

Asian Tea House
Ranked #2 of 25 Coffee & Tea in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very tasty food”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This restaurant was an excellent recommendation for an evening dinner with a work colleague. We had different starters and mains and we both commented on just how good the food tasted. Every mouthful of the main course was a taste explosion, and not overly spicy. Presentation of the food was very good. Beer was a little expensive, but it was still the best Asian foos experience in the area. We will be back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Stuart A
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Galway, Ireland
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315 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“great tasty food well presented”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We hadnt been there for a long time but recently got a takeaway
it was so nice we booked a table within a week
Table inside door on the right a bit breezy but food delicious
Great portions too
they do a freat valur special early in the week
Nice staff we asked if we could buy the chopsticks as a souvenir but he smilingly gave them to us for free

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Joe C
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Ennis, Ireland
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136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is one of the better Asian restaurants I been in outside Asia. They have a great selection of Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian and Japanese dishes. Their ingredients are fresh and they use local fish when possible. The flavours are delicate. Staff are excellent and friendly.

We will be back

Visited December 2013
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Thank Rory O
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Galway
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Somehow getting away with it - High Prices, low quality”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I suppose I'll start with the biggest issue I had with the restaurant, that being the very poor quality food. I ordered a Japanese dish and my father ordered a Vietnamese meal. The meats were different, but two black bean sauces came out of the kitchen for us. Bad ones. Syrup. There were differences between the two sauces, which was understandable considering their countries of origin are 2,400 km from each other, but the base sauce was unmistakeably the same. Both main courses cost around the €20 including rice. The portions were massive admittedly, but this by no means a sign of a good restaurant or meal. I could have bought enough bread and cheese from Lidl for 100 sandwiches for the price of one main course and gotten similar enjoyment

Staff are fine. A little bit on the cold side. Decor is fine. Took quite a long time for the food to arrive. A long time indeed. We were told that we had to vacate our table before 9pm and wondered at one point if we'd be dining on the street.

Bottom line is that this is a restaurant that charges Yamamori prices and delivers Charlie's food. I'm thinking that they are getting away with it because there is such a lack of competition in Galway. There is definitely better Asian food than this though. There has to be. Walk 10 metres up Mary St to Rikshaw and you'll get a better meal for half the price. And speaking of Yamamori, you walk in and look at the menu and you're offered a complimentary green tea. This place is called a tea house with higher prices than Yamamori and no such tea is offered.

Definitely avoid. Very poor food, atmosphere and totally unjustified high prices. Don't end up here because you can't think of anywhere else, or because you think it looks nice. Extremely disappointing

  • Visited December 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Disappointing Food”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Recently ate here with a group of friends. Food was really a let down for the prices you pay. Starters very small, did not enjoy the main dish. The best part of the meal was the dessert but you do pay well for it. Service was fine, no delays between courses. I feel there is a huge choice of better restaurants in Galway, so will not return.

  • Visited December 2013
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