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Yuan Ming Yuan

17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 425 4968
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (60 reviews)
“dumplings” (18 reviews)
“aromatic duck” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly my favorite chinese restaurant in cork...I have eaten most dishes. Highly recommend the black pepper sauce, roast duck hotpot, curry and Dim Sum menu. Love the variety of vegetables :) They have tasty salt&pepper squid - love the fried garlic, spring onions...More

Thank Sabá L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the good reviews, I had decided to take the family there. Nothing special. Ok food, I have had better ones. Decided to give it another try, maybe we would hv a better day. Naaaa same thing. The food was blah. Friendly staff though.

1  Thank Alaski M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read all the raving reviews and had to try this place out. I called twice and had their "Authentic Sezchuan Style Dish" on the first occasion and their "Crispy Spring Rolls" and "Chow Mein (Prawns) on the second. All were relatively bland and unexciting....More

2  Thank Joseph M O
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I often forget that this place exists in cork city as it's a little hidden but it's the most authentic and tasty Chinese in cork, well worth a try. The staff are very attentive and the food is great. We had dim sum and half...More

1  Thank Robe_and_Slippers
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had dinner here in a very buzzy busy atmospheric restaurant. Good food generous portions and very tasty food. Friendly smiling informative staff, made us welcome. Oh clean loos too. !

1  Thank Jilliand
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Always a good sign when you walk in the door and the place is full, but everyone looking well looked after. We secured our table and were delighted to see how much effort the staff put into their service. They really aim to please. The...More

1  Thank sadieIreland
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Tried to book for 7.30 one Saturday evening but was booked out until 8.30 - always a good sign. Food was excellent as was service even though the place was busy. I would recommend and hope to visit again when in Cork.

1  Thank IrishGalway_Ireland
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were there TWICE while visiting Cork. Great service, crispy and high quality appetizers and mains. We recommend the roasted duck. We eat a lot in Chinese restaurants and this is definitely one of the top three in our list. Recommended!

3  Thank Nikos V
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal in the Yuan Ming Yuan after it being recommended to me as I was on a 3 day conference in Cork. It's off a side street like most places there. I arrived to b met by a very polite n pleasant...More

1  Thank ryanpaul1963
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Few weeks ago, I invited my parents from France to diner at Yuan Ming Yan as they loved Chinese foods. I made a reservation beforehand to make sure that we have a table. We had a very good reception when we arrived and a very...More

1  Thank Cládaí N
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Marie C
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Response from alan252 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it , but they were nice people so I would ask I am sure they would cook you a without
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 425 4968
Was previously called Starvast but has undergone renovations and a name change recently
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