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“Best Chinese in Ireland”

Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #183 of 469 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
2 reviews
“Best Chinese in Ireland”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Excellent food, great service with pleasant staff. Very relaxing. I highly recommend you to visit. Best location in Galway, view is eye watering

Visited July 2013
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Thank Tom C
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RoyalVilla, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Tom,
Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and thank you so much for your kind words. Its always nice to hear that people are happy to recommend us to others. We hope to see you again soon.
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Küsnacht
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good service, average food, pricey”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Good, friendly and quick service. The food is rather Thai/Chinese europeanised, definitely not genuine chinese, average to good. My steamed haddock in ginger sauce and spring onions was tasty, sadly the haddock overcooked and in turn very dry. That should not happen at this price-level.
My wife had "general Tso" with chicken. Not bad but lacking real taste. My daughter had "pinapple & ginger" with duck. She liked it, I found it too sweet, and again, lacking distinguishable taste.
In short, we expected better taste, and, sorry, real chinese food is another league.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Klaus B
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RoyalVilla, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hi Klaus B,
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to review and thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you found the service so good, we always aim to ensure customers are well taken care of. If you get the chance to visit us again please let us know and we can have our chefs prepare a more authentic Chinese dish for you - we are always happy to do so for anyone who is looking for a more traditional Chinese dishes.
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Maitland, NSW Australia
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh food”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have visited 3 times now and have never been let down. The service is first class, location excellent and the food is the tastiest, freshest Chinese I have experienced. Well done to the team at Royal Villa

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank WPS111
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RoyalVilla, Manager at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hi WPS111,
Thanks for taking the tme to review our restaurant and thanks for coming to see us so many times. We look forward to seeing you again and will work hard to keep up the high standards you've experienced with us so far.
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Belgium
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“One of the best.”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We return to Galway a few times a year and this is the first restaurant we want to visit. They were originally on Shop Street but closed some years ago and imagine my delight when out walking in Salthill a year or 2 ago I discovered Royal Villa. The owner (I think), Charlie, happened to be outside and I asked were they the same restaurant that used to be in the centre to town. "Yes", he said. We legged it out there first thing we could have have been back again and again. Food is always excellent, the staff are very friendly. One of the ladies, think she has been in Galway for over 20 years and she always welcomes us back and even enquired about my mother-in-law who she knew we came back to visit. Wine is good, they also have a good selection of beers. We have teenagers but it seems to be child-friendly also. I am here for another couple of weeks and I am already planning our next visit to Royal Villa.....
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Maura-Irish
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RoyalVilla, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi Irish1965

Thank you for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you always enjoy your time with us. We are always very happy to see regular customers come back to see us again, especially ones who have been with us since the days of Shop St. The lady you mentioned is with us since we opened in Salthill and is a fantastic member of staff.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Sligo, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best Thai food”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

It serves some of the best Thai food in Galway. Very rich and tasty food. They have a decent range of gluten free (coelaic) options available. It seems if they invested in gluten free soy they could increase this a huge amount. The staff are friendly and pleasant with a nice clean modern decor. The food is expensive for Thai but the early bird is great value!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank josh7519
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RoyalVilla, Owner at Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi josh7519,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your meal with us and we're delighted you enjoyed it so much. We have tried to cater to our coeliac customers as we are aware there is so many people affected by this in the West of Ireland. We will be sure to take your feedback on board and source some gluten free soy sauce for the future and we hope to see you again.
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