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Yuan Ming Yuan

#32 of 494 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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Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank 162RYAN
Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The waiter is super friendly but the waitress is kind of rude. The inside of the restaurant is beautilful. But the menu has very little variety, and the prices are a little above average. The quality of the food is pretty average as well. I had the roast duck with plum sauce : it was just what seemed to be... More 

Thank morelmcharlotte
Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My last review of Yuan Ming Yuan was 3 years ago. Since my last review nothing has changed, the staff are all lovely and contrary to another review they all speak English there. Most if not all the staff are Chinese or of Chinese descent but I feel this adds to restaurant and makes the experience more authentic. Also, I... More 

1 Thank Laura7746
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food was terribly bad and the staff had such bad English it was impossible to communicate with them. Even when we found someone who understood they really did not care. We would not go back even if we were starving!!!!

Thank Maggie O
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We tried only a few things on the menu but all were delicious! we had spicy tofu, chicken chop suey and garlic prawns. All great!

Thank Angel_Emm
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

nicerthan your average Chinese. Not outstanding, but enjoyable enough. Good service staff wise. Not too much of a fan on their desserts but otherwise, can't complain.. As in, I you're expecting a tke-away it's good.

Thank Tia S

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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, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?