We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mao Dun Laoghaire

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
+353 1 214 8090
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
Level Contributor
90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah well - there's goes a relaxing Thursday afternoon lunch that was supposed to be a 'wind-down'. Arrived on at 3:30pm - place dead, needed to make a work call before ordering - asked to be seated in a quieter area - to be told that area was closed! Music blaring the whole time here. Well that's ok - sit... More 

1 Thank Pad0303
Naas, Ireland
Level Contributor
151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Very centrally located in Dun Laoghaire and a great menu. The food is very tasty and very reasonable priced. A good restaurant to visit if out at the pier for the day.

Thank GerardQuinn
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I walked into Mao having just arrived into Dun Laoghaire on a business trip and needing something light to eat. I've eaten there before and the food isn't bad. However, there is a sign asking you to wait to be seated. I did so, and stood for about five minutes while the waitstaff flitted about, ignoring me. There were at... More 

2 Thank Caroline S
Level Contributor
87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

One of the reasons I enjoy Asian food so much is that there are generally great vegan options, much more so that in western-type restaurants. Imagine my surprise when I found that Mao only had one vegan starter and one vegan main course on their whole menu. I almost left at that stage but our Asian waitress was very persuasive... More 

Thank traveltripper1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Overrated food, not motivated staff. 5% service included in the bill is a nonsense , i always tip 10% but did not leave anything due to that.

Thank Fernando M
Level Contributor
227 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is a very strange feeling to walk into a restaurant that's named after a brutal dictator noted, amongst other grand felonies, for starving his people on a colossal scale. And frankly, it shows a want of taste by the owners of this chain of restaurants (for I understand this branch is one of a few) but in other ways... More 

Thank MIssDillie
Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food is excellent with a large choice. I found the staff particularly helpful. The location of the restaurant is ideal.

Thank MrO352
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I would have given this five stars only for the service we received on our visit. Our waitress was completely oblivious to us for most of the time we were there, forgetting to bring our drinks and part of our main course, waiting almost half an hour after we had finished our meal to have our table cleared off and... More 

Thank Sidewinder555
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch here with the boss recently, not my latest lady friend, but my actual boss at work. I had the black pepper beef with noodles. I think it is fantastic, I always get it and it is probably the nicest stir fry I know of in Dublin. The boss had the Pad Thai. He said it was... More 

Thank jayaims
Uppsala, Sweden
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place has always been a fave of mine, before I was vegeterian and now, its so good and the servers are always so welcoming and pleasant. love it!

Thank InnaDani

Travellers who viewed Mao Dun Laoghaire also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin
Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin

Been to Mao Dun Laoghaire? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 21
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mao Dun Laoghaire staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?