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“Really Good Thai Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lemongrass

Lemongrass
Ranked #30 of 217 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Chinese
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tipperary
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67 reviews
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“Really Good Thai Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I recently took advantage of a 'early bird' offer, last Bank Holiday Monday, and enjoyed one of the best Asian Meals that we have ever eaten. Lovely crisp & crunchy vegetables, the freshest prawn crackers any where and my noodles were to die for. The spare ribs were without doubt, the tenderest I've eaten and the portion size was just right. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience. We live 30 miles away but we'll be returning(more frequently), with the sole purpose of dining at The Lemongrass again.
On a final note, the staff were excellent, welcoming, friendly and highly efficient. Also nice to see the three Thai cooks in the open plan Kitchen. We can now also look forward to visiting their sister Reataurants...in Clonmel anyway!

  • Visited August 2013
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Dresden, Germany
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“Very good Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a weekday night on a recommendation from our host. The food is excellent, very fresh and with the right amount of spice. Parking space is nearby at a supermarke lot.

  • Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited Lemongrass after checking the Tripadvisor reviews. It was fairly early and it was about half full, but great, friendly service and wonderful food. Also very economical - two entrees, two mains and a reasonable wine for E 70.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mark P
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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
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“What a wonderful surprise this Restaurant was!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I stopped in Kilkenny as she had never been there. We parked in the public carpark alongside the river and o0n the short walk to the shops we 'discovered' the Lemongrass Restaurant. We were amazed that such a restaurant could be found in a provincial town in Ireland. It would be less of a surprise in London, Dublin or Paris, but Kilkenny!

The food and service were excellent and we have no hesitation is recommending this restaurant to anyone who likes quality Asian food, properly prepared and served in an excellent restaurant.

There is a review further down by one 'Damian Murphy' which is completely spurious and not in any way fair or reasonable. His other reviews of other businesses are equally damning leaving one to wonder what his expectations or problems are. His review taints the reputation of a very fine restaurant and is what is statistically called an 'outlier'. As such it should be deleted as it is not helpful.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank John W
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Delicious Asian food guaranteed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Everything about the place was perfect. Was a bit skeptical at the beginning considering there weren't a lot of customers in the restaurant, but my anxiety quickly subsided.

Location was convenient as it was just across the bridge from our hotel where we were staying. It was recommended to us by a friend who told us we should definitely try it. The service was excellent, really couldn't have asked for much more - both our servers were friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxing and ambient. The early bird (5-7pm) was of exceptional value but we ordered off the main menu. The menu was extensive offering choices of beef, lamb, chicken and seafood - almost offering too much choice!!!

Starters were exquisite, not cold, flavoursome, colourful and well balanced. Our server was more than educated in the contents of the sauces / ingredients used in the meal and was more than accommodating in answering our questions and recommending dishes. The main meal was fresh, the veg was crunchy, my prawns were huge and succulent and the wine we ordered with our meal was delicious. We were too full after just two courses; would have loved to see what dessert they had on offer but just did not have enough room.

Please, if you like Asian food and want a good healthy satisfying meal, please go here!!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Seamus441
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