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Mao Dun Laoghaire

The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 214 8090
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“nasi goreng” (7 reviews)
“side salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family dinner for six on Monday evening - the food was fast and pretty good but the service was dreadful. The waitress messed up our orders which came in drips and drabs. Two of us got our meal in 10 mins but it...More

1  Thank John G
Denise M, Marketing Executive at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John, sorry to hear about this. Would you be able to send us a contact number so that a member of the Mao team can get in touch with you in relation to your experience? Thanks, Mao

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Called in for a bite to eat at 6pm. Most of the cafes in Dunlaoghaire close at four or five and some restaurants don't open till six or seven so the choice is liked at this time. Nice atmosphere, you can see the chefs prepare...More

Thank David M
Denise M, Marketing executive at Mao Dun Laoghaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the response David. Glad you enjoyed your Mao experience.

Reviewed 15 November 2017

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

1  Thank Orla B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 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

1  Thank Martindrum85
Reviewed 25 October 2017 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 24 October 2017

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.

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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