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Yuan Ming Yuan

#32 of 499 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
12:30 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yuan Ming Yuan is absolutely the best dim sum restaurant in Europe. I tried different restaurants in Uk, Ireland, Italy, Germany, France ... in Cork you will find the best. Did you notice the different taste of the dim sum between Yuan Ming Yuan and the other places? Well, I did, it's very simple ,most of the dim sum restaurants... More 

Thank Ego A
Youghal, Ireland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend introduced me to this restaurant and told me to ask for the Chinese and Dim Sum menus not the western one. I was very impressed, the staff are amazing, on my second visit I was asked if I wanted the Chinese menu again, on my third I was handed the Chinese menu and informed that the dish I... More 

Thank Patrick B
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here recently and its really quite good. The location is convenient. The interior is well laid out and maintained. The menu has a good selection. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is good quality, well prepared and tasty. The pricing is very reasonable. Overall I'd happily go back.

Thank richiecuz
Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there again as I was craving dim sum and actual Asian cuisine isn't a thing in Ireland. I had the century egg congee, which didn't have a lot of century egg in it, the stuffed sticky rice which was good and the siu mai. It was overall very good but quite salty and pricier than an average Chinese.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here having read that it's the top Chinese restaurant in Cork. Far from it. While the service was good, the food was very average at best. There are much better Chinese restaurants in town and we won't be coming back here again.

Thank Weaselonderun
Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed. The menu was lovely and the waiters were very helpful and considerate. The food was amazing. The portions were a good size and we had a lovely time. Will definitely be making a return visit in the future!

Thank lefield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to a Chinese restaurant in years but visited here on a recommendation from a friend. Overall we were very impressed. The decor was very authentic Chinese and the staff very friendly and mostly Chinese from what we saw. The menu was a little different than a lot of other Chinese which was a pleasant surprise and The... More 

Thank Marie O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I had occasion to visit this restaurant on my own recently and I was very impressed with the comfortable atmosphere, the good food and the speed with which it arrived at my table. I will definitely be back.

Thank Norma L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I'm not a big fan of Chinese food but this place would change anyone's mind. Real authentic feel about the place, very nice staff but, most importantly, great food

Thank furry_007
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I had spent a long day in Cork on a hospital visit. Joyous occasion after the birth of my son. It was 9:30pm & ravenous, fancied Chinese. Following a TA search this place scored very well. Secured parking outside & went into the restaurant & it was packed. Didn't fancy my chances of getting a seat but asked anyway &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?