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Chameleon Restaurant

$$ - $$$Asian, Indonesian,
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 671 0362
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rijsttafel” (63 reviews)
“tapas” (57 reviews)
“steamed buns” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Dining experience
"Hey Kevin, what amazing food we had in Chameleon on Sat night."
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2. Amazing atmosphere
" The ambience in the dining room was very relaxing indeed."
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3. great for groups
"A group of six of us went for a meal."
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1 - 10 of 684 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tastebuds will love me forever for visiting this lovely little place. Staff (Alex and co) so friendly and helpful. Recommend!

Thank Sarah N
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We have been to Chameleon a few times now and each time, we fall more in love. The staff are outstanding in their ethos, knowledge and can do attitude. The food is a delight to the senses and is so fresh and aromatic. We will...More

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Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you very much we really appreciate your comments and custom.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to get a table on a Friday night. A wonderful little place, great ambience, friendly service and lovely food. Was recommended to me by a friend and was well worth the visit.

Thank Fakerfi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came across this place when I was looking at somewhere to eat for my then boyfriend and I when we visited Dublin. I was really looking forward to it but he didn’t fancy it when it came to it. I swore I would go...More

Thank ljbp87
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, just keep note that this place doesn’t open on Mondays and Tuesdays – I’m not sure why this is the case but I’ve never come across this before in Dublin. Secondly, the food is delicious for the most part so it’s worth the...More

Thank Dylan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing experience, i have multiple food allergies, and despite there being a set christmas menu, the chef made seperate dishes nut free just for me, i was very impressed with this, very authentic experience!

Thank J D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem; one of my favourite Dublin eateries. I've been here three times. The restaurant offers a very tasty selection of Indonesian dishes and quality wine. Very cool décor & ambience; low down tables available upstairs mean you can sit on the floor while...More

Thank Liam B
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, and a very happy New Year to you, hope to see you loads in 2018. Carol

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with 4 friends for late lunch to Chameleon. The menu is fantastic with a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian delights. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food.

Thank DeirdreArthur
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks we are delighted you enjoyed your Christmas lunch, please come in again while we only serve lunch in December we have some great early bird menus and dishes. Happy New Year from all of us at Chameleon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here by accident as we stayed in the pub right around the corner and were hungry. Glad we did!! The restaurant has two floors and the second floor is so nice. The staff is very friendly. We tried different "tapas" including nasi goreng,...More

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Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted you found us and chuffed with your comments, many thanks please let friends know about Chameleon if they plan a trip to Dublin.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Chameleon yesterday evening with friends and boy it never disappoints. The food was superb and the service was fabulous. But I’m not surprised as it’s always that way anytime I go. If you’ve not been then you’re seriously missing out.

Thank bevin m
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Saiyidatus S
25 October 2017|
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Response from Carol W | Property representative |
No we are not halal-certified we can pre -order chicken and lamb which is certified upon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 0362
  • E-mail
Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table (set menus) as well as a large selection of tapas dishes with the flavours of South East Asia, from Javanese short rib to our super tasty steamed bao to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms. 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2013 - 2017
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