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Yuan Ming Yuan

17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 425 4968
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (59 reviews)
“dumplings” (17 reviews)
“aromatic duck” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I often forget that this place exists in cork city as it's a little hidden but it's the most authentic and tasty Chinese in cork, well worth a try. The staff are very attentive and the food is great. We had dim sum and half...More

Thank Robe_and_Slippers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here in a very buzzy busy atmospheric restaurant. Good food generous portions and very tasty food. Friendly smiling informative staff, made us welcome. Oh clean loos too. !

Thank Jilliand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good sign when you walk in the door and the place is full, but everyone looking well looked after. We secured our table and were delighted to see how much effort the staff put into their service. They really aim to please. The...More

Thank sadieIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to book for 7.30 one Saturday evening but was booked out until 8.30 - always a good sign. Food was excellent as was service even though the place was busy. I would recommend and hope to visit again when in Cork.

Thank IrishGalway_Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there TWICE while visiting Cork. Great service, crispy and high quality appetizers and mains. We recommend the roasted duck. We eat a lot in Chinese restaurants and this is definitely one of the top three in our list. Recommended!

1  Thank Nikos V
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal in the Yuan Ming Yuan after it being recommended to me as I was on a 3 day conference in Cork. It's off a side street like most places there. I arrived to b met by a very polite n pleasant...More

Thank ryanpaul1963
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Few weeks ago, I invited my parents from France to diner at Yuan Ming Yan as they loved Chinese foods. I made a reservation beforehand to make sure that we have a table. We had a very good reception when we arrived and a very...More

1  Thank Cládaí N
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had our small party dinner at this restaurant. Staffs are very friendly and attentive. Lovely and Tasty Dim sum dishes. Including Lotus Leaf Steamed Rice dish and Steamed Buns. Amazing food, nice atmosphere. And Reasonable price. We will go again definitely. Thanks.

1  Thank RaniYuva
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The best Chinese in Cork, the dumplings are fantastic. Had beef with scallions and ginger could have more ginger but still very good, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be back

1  Thank Alfey2017
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A very enjoyable meal in this lovely restaurant. We tried dumplings for the first time and they were delicious. The main meals were just as good. The staff are friendly and helpful and the restaurant itself has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be...More

1  Thank janoreilly02
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Marie C
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Response from alan252 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it , but they were nice people so I would ask I am sure they would cook you a without
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 425 4968
Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently
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