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Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant

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1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 580 131
15:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Dinner for four . Good choice of dishes available , excellent starters but we were slightly disappointed that the main course dishes were not served on warmers......by the time we had finished the food was quite cold. The décor / ambience is fist class with a great view over the sea.

Thank KILKENNY2014
Galway, Ireland
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We were here last year and the food wasn't great but we randomly decided to give it a try this week and food was much better. We ordered the skewered satay chicken and trio black bean with noodles from the midweek special menu and chicken fried rice from the a la carte menu. The food was tasty and pretty quick.... More 

Thank K C
Galway, Ireland
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We ate at Royal Villa on a really busy Saturday night. We were lucky enough to phone and get a table within half an hour... A fluke I think as the restaurant was packed with couples, families and groups. Having said that, you wouldn't realise you were in such a busy place, it was relaxed, the service was great and... More 

Thank Emer M
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Are here with a couple of work colleagues. Restaurant is in a great location with onsite parking. Really like the decor of the restaurant and the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. Staff are friendly and efficient. Wasn't a massive fan of the food, quite bland and nothing which was overall impressive.

1 Thank Kim O
Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Heard great things about the place but was fairly disappointed by the food: the satay skewers were nice enough but the Thai Red Curry I got was probably the blandest one I've ever had. Portions were decent but it had basically no flavour. To be fair, the location, staff and service were all excellent and the reviews are normally excellent... More 

1 Thank CianMoran
Limerick, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Food was horrible yet overpriced! Service was slow. Will not be returning here. Portions were very little and it was poorly presented. Nothing interesting to say about the decor. The staff were friendly and tried their best to accommodate us hence the one star! To be short, the club orange was the best thing about the whole meal!!!

2 Thank iao1993
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

If its Chinese food you want then this is the place. Beautiful food and atmosphere. Whenever I stay in Galway this is always a place I must eat.

Thank Dorota M
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Just back from a weekend in Galway and we were recommended this gem by our hotel! It was very quiet with very little people in the restraint when we arrived around 8.30pm, so I was a little worried then! Boy was I wrong! The food and service here is unreal! There was 4 of us so we had a wide... More 

Thank Sinead C
Wicklow, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

If you know Chinese food then you're going to be disappointed here. It was awful. Chicken was tough, beef green pepper black bean sauce was an inedible stew (see photo) and the yuk sung had way too many red chills (never had them in this dish before). Thankfully the prosecco was good and that's where it ended. Sorry Royal villa... More 

2 Thank lovetravel l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Royal villa never fails to impress. Value offers mid-week are great when can't be bothered to cook! Views are best in city- even on a wet stormy day!! Staff are always friendly and helpful!!

Thank Travelsalot008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$43
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 580 131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?