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M&L Chinese Restaurant

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13-14 Cathedral Street | Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get what you pay for in this restaurant food ok but not the best chicken dishes are very rubbery as we had a banquet are main meals were both chicken dishes I just had the sauces after trying to chew the rubbery chicken

Thank Brenda C
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place. Have been loads of times. Food is great. Service a bit slow tonight but it was very busy. When food arrived it was piping hot and fresh, so it was worth the wait. Place recently decorated and looks fresher. Toilets badly need attention!

Thank Sheila K
County Carlow, Ireland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had read about restaurant and tried it last thursday decor not great butfood was amazing genuine chinese cooking lots of chinese families eating there which is a good sign. Only one drawback they do not cards so have some cash with you. A great find beside pro cathedral.

Thank rosieslatt
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply the best Szechuan food - great value lunch menus until 4pm daily but for the real star dishes, order off the al a carte - the stir fried green beans have to be tasted to be believed, the hot and spicy stir fried dry beef is fantastic, the pork dumplings are out of this world. It is family friendly... More 

Thank NoraTJR
Wallingford, Connecticut
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was off O'Connell street. I had the deep fried seabass and it was really tasty. Decor was simple. Great variety of menu. The only thing I did not like though was the waiter sat me a door which they were doing deliveries and they kept opening it and it was cold.

Thank rgeulen
Dublin, Ireland
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417 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 730 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off O'Connell St., on a cut through to Marlborough St. spotted this uninviting looking restaurant, but I fancied a noodle dish.....I was hungier than I imagined. The little 'lunch menu' gave me barbecued pork spare ribs (2) and a chicken chow mein. The ribs had a sort of anaemic old taste....not really barbecue flavour at all. The chow mein was... More 

Thank 34210king
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Had been meaning to visit here for some time. Finally went Sunday evening. As other reviewers have pointed out the place is quite basic - not somewhere I could imagine spending a long time over dinner. It's a little bit functional and lacking warmth/atmosphere. The English menu is different from the Chinese one, however there are still some good dishes... More 

Thank Barry-OT
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for my husbands birthday weeks in advance. Got to restaurant and we were sat at the first table the waitress saw which was right beside the front door so you get a blast of freezing cold air from outside everytime someone comes in. Why bother making a reservation at all? People who walked in with no reservation... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here. I find it's really hard to get authentic Szechuan dishes in Ireland, but this is the place! We had what I call boiled Szechuan beef. I had to show the waiter what I was looking for on my phone. In their menu it is called 'braised beef hot and spicy'. It was delicious.... More 

Thank dengmann
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last Saturday night after reading good review from the Irish times. It was very cold night and were looking forward to getting into warm restaurant. Sadly restaurant was freezing with practically no heat, only small heater on the wall!! It's an old building with high ceilings and no protection from entrance door, which kept opening and... More 

Thank Perkona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-14 Cathedral Street | Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 018748038

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