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“best restaurant in kinsale”
Review of Shanghai Express - CLOSED

Shanghai Express
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
cork
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“best restaurant in kinsale”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

went to kinsale last fri and sat night. Ate here on the friday took the advise and shared 5 tapas between 2 at the bar. The food was fab really tastey! So good we went back sat night and had 5 different dishes again yummy. Have been going to kinsale for the last 20 years and only down side of this restaurant is we didnt find it years ago. Decor not great but food fab.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank abina o
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English first
Kinsale, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great service!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Very nice restaurant, relaxed atmosphere. The quality of the food and the service was superb. As an example, our water jugs were on the table when we arrived and were filled up without asking throughout the dinner.
Our only niggle would be that the offer of main courses menu as well as the presentation is quite standard of an Asian restaurant. we didn't try the tapas; they looked a bit more adventurous.
Overall, a great experience, thoroughly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Seamus H
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A-MAY-ZING”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Being Singaporean Chinese who haven't been home in over year I was desperate for a bit of home comfort in the freezing weather in kinsale. Not disappointed. The flavours just explode in your mouth! Authentic? oh yes! Portions were generous - two tapas probably would hv done it per person but I over did it by ordering a third. Loved the gyoza and the chicken & chives spring roll (what WAS in there?!). And very reasonably priced considering the inflated prices being sported by the other eateries in kinsale. I get why someone would drive drive from Dublin just for dinner here!

  • Visited November 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just loved this place”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We chose this place based on trip advisor reviews and were definitely not disappointed. Sounds like a takeaway but it's most certainly not... Quaint cosy and dark inside.. Very casual atmosphere. Great tapas.. Which I've never had with Asian food before but in my mind it's the best way to eat it as you get to try out so many different flavours... Best dish was the rare cooked beef on wasabi mash The only problem I had was trying to get my husband to be enthusiastic about going anywhere else after eating here on night one !!

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Thank ShivGalway_Ireland
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Cork
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pook on the take out”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We had 4 take out meals all different and all terrible. Whether they traveled badly or not it was terrible value for money. The restaurant was buzzing when the take out was collected so maybe we should eat in the next time. No more take out though.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Balman
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