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Yuan Ming Yuan

#30 of 489 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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Laura7746
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Angela M
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is simply outstanding and the best Chinese food I have ever eaten. It is so good that Chinese people eat there which is always a good sign The meals are large but you never feel stuffed which is sure sign that there is no MSG.

Thank Trebor51978
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Food is okay but service is terrible , friend got curry when everyone else's food was nearly done . Waiters don't know what they're doing . Tried to charge me for prawn crackers . Water was warm . Ice wasn't cold . Quite expensive . They do not know the heritage of Chinese food . Only lit one of two... More 

2 Thank Mausy C
Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I'm afraid I fall into the minority of people who found this restaurant disappointing. My recent visit here to avail of the take away service was terrible to say the least. Whilst the interior itself is charming in it's authenticity, the menu is enticing and we were greeted by friendly staff the food did not live up to my expectations.... More 

Thank Andybrennan98
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went here based on reviews of TA. Didn't look much at menu. Just asked for their recommendation. Had Dim Sum with lovely Dumplings. Very nice staff, very helpful and knowledgeable. Very good value too.

Thank i_kenefick
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here before and the food has always been good but tonight proved it's worth. I never looked at the menu. Just asked the waiter for Chinese option and to include Dim sum. Deep fried dim sum, chicken and Sweetcorn Soup and Sea Bass in Batter with garlic, chillies, spring onion, peppers and a special Chinese sauce. I can't... More 

2 Thank Howard086
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

food was increadible, like i mean I'm still craving the food weeks after my visit! lovely staff also

Thank Christy C

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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?