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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar

7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 0822
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (58 reviews)
“chorizo” (37 reviews)
“seafood tacos” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really excellent seafood tapas, delicious. Lovely cosy place but as it's tiny it might be hard to get a table. We felt lucky that we got seated quickly.

Thank Lyndimc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After much research we booked Octopussy for lunch while on our mini break to Dublin and it couldn't have been better. Train leaves every half hour from Tara Street station and after a 25 minute journey we arrived in Howth. Shirt 5 minute stroll from...More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place, cosy with character, fresh seafood, well cooked, good service, ya won't be disappointed. The only draw back, is it can be a little hard to get a seat as it's a little small. But well worth it if you get one!!

Thank STJK80
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up to visit Howth for the day and were in search of a place to eat. We found Octopussy's on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. It is cozy inside and we were seated right away. I appreciated how there was...More

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Except for the quirky name Octopussy Seafood Tapas Bar is probably the most inconspicuous place in a line of seafood restaurants facing Howth’s fishing harbour. We knew about its good reputation but that it wasn’t your regular seafood place was made clear to us when...More

Thank Osmo1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friends for a trip in Howth and thanks to Tripadvisor we tried to find this beautiful restaurant. The seafood was very fresh, good and well done. Nice place in front of the harbor. Prices good for the quality of the food....More

Thank GiusCapic8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is clearly a place aimed at tourists who don't look at the money they spend or they read in the tourist guide that Ireland is an expensive place and simply accept it as a way it is. The food is good but I found...More

Thank Martina J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended the restaurant by a friend living in Dublin, we cannot be more grateful. We started with broths soup and then octopus, deep fried calamari and a whole lobster (probably te best lobster I’ve ever had!) and accompanied by a great Spanish wine:...More

Thank Blanca C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great lunch here, sharing a seafood plate of mussels, Dublin Bay prawns, crab claws and langoustines. Charming service, great view from the window, it ticked all the boxes. Except one. No beer. Disastrous omission, thus could never be a five-star rating.

Thank Dragonlair
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Me & my husband visited on the 13th Jan. we were greeted by a lovely waitress who made us feel at home . The restaurant is only small but has a lovely feel to it, we were sat in the window so we had a...More

Thank Zoe2316
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0822
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