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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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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious dinner for two. I recommend this place if you are going out looking for good chinese food rather than a date. Good choice on menu, something for all tastes, The decor is very basic, service is quick but without any frills.

Thank AislingLouise
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only discovered this place last year after having given up on Chinese restaurants in Dublin. Everything we've ever chosen from the menu has been fabulous. It's 'cheap and cheerful' so I really can't understand the reviewers moaning about the service, or even timing of dishes coming to the table. Lots of Chinese locals eat here. It's a functional place serving... More 

Thank dubandabroad
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with friends as we had heard this was one of the best restaurants in Dublin but we were all a bit disappointed. While the food is good I felt it was the same Chinese food you'd anywhere in the city.

Thank lisamw411
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with 2 friends, staff were friendly and efficient. Food came quickly but my 2 friends got their dishes about 5 minutes before mine which was disappointing to have to wait for. I had the dried beef hot and spicy with fried rice. It was very tasty but definitely not best food in Dublin quality, which this place is... More 

Thank EimearCatherine
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super Quick service, amazing food!! Honestly one of the best Chinese meals we have ever had and my husband loves Chinese so we've mad many. Well worth a trip but make sure you book in advance as there always busy.

Thank Steph_Dargue
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a tasty meal. We turned up without a reservation. Initally there was no table available however we were quickly called back when one became available. The menu is big so its hard to choose but the recommendations on the first two pages seem to be winners. It is great value and seemed to cater for groups brilliantly too. Try... More 

1 Thank Gregcosy
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and a friend arranged to drop in for our tea ahead of a trip to the cinema (in the Savoy, just around the corner), and I opted for 1 of the specials on the very first page of the menu. Note: the rest of the English-language menu seems to feature a lot of your typical Chinese restaurant fare. I... More 

Thank QuietContrary
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Got the platter for 2 to start and was very impressed! I got beef and black bean and it was really nice. My girlfriend got the chicken curry the chicken was ok. It wasn't breast. But it was nice. Loads of rice. Friendly staff. Would recommend it

Thank PaulMcEntee

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?