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Mao Dun Laoghaire

The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 214 8090
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You get what you expect in Mao - slightly better than fast food The menu is wider and more choices and the food was grand. The service was a bit patchy and the restaurant wasnt exactly cosy and welcoming. Overall, if you want quick and...More

Thank Orla B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fancied something different so tried Mao. The menu on the wall outside said they did massaman curry. When we went in and sat down the menu I was handed didn't have it. We discovered from the waitress this is a meal they only do...More

Thank Martindrum85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience with water views in the heart of Dun Laoghaire serving Asian dishes. Modern fit out with open kitchen so you can see the chefs in action. The mixed entree plate was very tasty, the portion is enough to share as a starter. The...More

Thank edelicious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family lunch after a walk around the pier. would have rather gone for the local fish and chips. the food was average and way to hot in chilly and we were all used to hot chilly food. The staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Stefan D
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing quality!!! I got the salmon and I didn't want it to end!! The staff were VERY friendly! My sister and I asked for a box to put our rice in and our waiter put them in separate boxes and labelled them "blondie" and "brown"...More

1  Thank amyh9305
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love it here. My daughter's couldn't finish their rice so asked to put in take away box. They gave them two fresh boxes of rice. Amazing. Fab food. Fantastic service.

1  Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

In my experience it's hard to get good Asian food in Ireland, which is perhaps understandable as Ireland is a long way from Asia. But the food at this place was terrible. Every meal was packed with salt and little else in terms of flavour....More

1  Thank ipex
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The menu had a good choice for a family of different ages. All were very tired by the end of the meal. The lovely waitress boxed up what was left for us!

Thank carolteep
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Had a family meal here on a Friday evening in September. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived so no problem wit seating. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Our food arrived very quickly. Pad Thai was huge... Pretty good but mostly noodles. My...More

Thank DublinVisitorDublin
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Had lunch here , The Nasnigoring and it was divine , the waiteress who served me was very helpful and was a delight to talk too.

Thank Austin B
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1.02 km away
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.98 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 214 8090
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Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's favourite Thai/Asian restaurant chain. Our chefs are dedicated to the art of Asian cuisine and their dedication ensures that all our dishes are prepared using only 100% Irish beef, the freshest of ingredients and keeping our cooking MSG and virtually fat free!
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