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Mao Dun Laoghaire

The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 214 8090
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“nasi goreng” (7 reviews)
“lemon sole” (5 reviews)
“veg curry” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've reviewed Mao's back in 2014 where we had lunch seated outside. At the weekend I was back here again and sat outside waiting ages to be served. Eventually I rang Mao's ( I couldn't go in as I had a dog) and was told...More

1  Thank butlerpr2016
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly and food is nice. The lemon sole is very nice. It’s a comfortable setting. We finished with a walk down the coast.

Thank Cucuod
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Good seating (imperative for 'bad backers') stylish decor (& general design along with other little touches such as the floor plan, design of the menu, overall colour coordination reflected in staff uniforms etc) and VERY efficient service. The menu retains a smattering of eclectic South...More

Thank Thirdtimeround
Reviewed April 22, 2018

The restaurant has a trendy look, you wont overhear what others are chatting at the nearby tables, the music is good and so the dishes. The Singaporean Noodles were with a little variety from the original recipe, but thus it doesn't mean it wasn't good....More

Thank Amireta
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Awesome and fresh food with good service. Was not the cheapest, but didnt serve any french fries which gives a restaurant in Dublin anyways atleast two and half stars.

Thank Niklas N
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

On a wet night entered a very quiet Mao Good Thai soup. Deep fried squid very greasy Chicken dishes just ok

Thank Mark H
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Service is shockingly bad, would never return. The "manager" with glasses is unhelpful , disinterested and stood chatting in the kitchen. Sons food arrived after our mains. They cleared the table when we went to the toilet. You have to ask for everything. Never came...More

Thank Sinead G
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Asian meals of a different range. Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian. But not fully original taste. They serve the meals in a fresh way and the concept of the open kitchen is also interesting. Many high chairs for babies/kids and also baby changing facilities available. They...More

Thank BenNurVei
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Just collected a takeaway no protein much in boxes all tons of noodles over sauced no care taken so if you want to hunt for meat or tofu don’t go here. Come on people we all cook at home its so bad atrocious!

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I got Mao for takeaway. I have experienced similar Asian restaurants like that of Mao and they can be hit and miss so I was wary about ordering from here. The food arrived exactly on time. The food came in takeaway boxes. The portions were...More

Thank tracey m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
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 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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