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#43 of 496 Restaurants in Cork
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38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 640 9079
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sat 12:00 - 17:30
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
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Oneonta, New York
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every review below is definitive in what you should expect at Iyer's. It's innovative, sumptuous, and caters to people who care deeply about the quality and sourcing of their food. The only knock is that seats at the table are extremely limited, and the opening hours and days are equally constrained. Although Iyer's is perfect, as is, the market begs... More 

Thank Larry M
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Delicious authentic South Indian snacks and dishes, suitable for vegans or anyone who enjoys good food. Today I had samosa chaat, two samosas served in a bowl with chickpeas, puffed rice, red onion and other garnishes. Costing just over six euros, it was a substantial and highly delicious little meal, especially when accompanied by a cup of coffee and a... More 

2 Thank B. M
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Best Samosas I've ever tasted. This intimate setting provides Corks best Vegetarian and Indian options all in one. With a constantly changing menu and friendly Staff you are sure to get amazing food in a very relaxed atmosphere. While the menu board at first might seem intimidating, the staff are always quick to explain what's what. Dosas are a must.... More 

2 Thank victoriayel
County Cork, Ireland
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Having gone back a couple of times and tried many dishes from their ever-changing menu, I can verify that Iyer's is still every bit as wonderful as I first thought! The flavours are magical, the staff is friendly and helpful, and there really isn't anything in Cork that can compare. It remains tiny, but that's part of its charm as... More 

2 Thank FoxWynne
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

What a gem of a place... the food is fragrant, the atmosphere lovely (even though the place is tiny) and the guys working here couldn't be friendlier. But seriously, try the food!!! Healthiest and tastiest meal I had in ages... Indian / fragrant / mainly vegetarian / vegan on request

2 Thank Charley J
Western Ireland, Ireland
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Lovely vegetarian Indian food, complex tastes, lovely spicing. We had dosas and different chutneys, lovely. Inexpensive, but very good value! Pleasant and chatty staff. Very small, maybe 15 covers or so, and no card machine, which is a pain and really needs to be sorted out.

Thank NjTravel_hound
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Really helpful staff, they were happy to explain and reccomend dishes that were dairy free (it's exclusively vegetarian but plenty vegan options) It is a small space, so can feel a bit cramped when it's busy but you can also get take away. They don't accept cards so make sure you have cash on you as the nearest atm is... More 

Thank deemveggie
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My girlfriend and I have been coming to Cork the weekend before Christmas for several years. Since we discovered Iyer's, it has become an integral part of our Cork experience. The staff are wonderful and the food is incredibly tasty. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and it's just wonderful she can scan the board and be able to eat everything.... More 

2 Thank Michael P
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food is beautifully put together. Varied food that is tasty and excellent value. The waitress was so knowledgeable and friendly. I still highly recommend Iyer's. Loved every bite!

3 Thank Claire O
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Rating is more of a 3-3.5. Being an Indian from the south, it is easy to be disappointed with the cuisine from our corner of its not done right. The options are limited- dosas, thali and a few other things. The dosa batter was good and hence the dosas were good but a little salty and very very thin and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 640 9079

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