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M&L Chinese Restaurant

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13-14 Cathedral Street | Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
018748038
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been meaning to visit here for some time. Finally went Sunday evening. As other reviewers have pointed out the place is quite basic - not somewhere I could imagine spending a long time over dinner. It's a little bit functional and lacking warmth/atmosphere. The English menu is different from the Chinese one, however there are still some good dishes... More 

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Thank Barry-OT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for my husbands birthday weeks in advance. Got to restaurant and we were sat at the first table the waitress saw which was right beside the front door so you get a blast of freezing cold air from outside everytime someone comes in. Why bother making a reservation at all? People who walked in with no reservation... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here. I find it's really hard to get authentic Szechuan dishes in Ireland, but this is the place! We had what I call boiled Szechuan beef. I had to show the waiter what I was looking for on my phone. In their menu it is called 'braised beef hot and spicy'. It was delicious.... More 

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Thank dengmann
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last Saturday night after reading good review from the Irish times. It was very cold night and were looking forward to getting into warm restaurant. Sadly restaurant was freezing with practically no heat, only small heater on the wall!! It's an old building with high ceilings and no protection from entrance door, which kept opening and... More 

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Thank Perkona
Dublin
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a delicious dinner for two. I recommend this place if you are going out looking for good chinese food rather than a date. Good choice on menu, something for all tastes, The decor is very basic, service is quick but without any frills.

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Thank AislingLouise
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Only discovered this place last year after having given up on Chinese restaurants in Dublin. Everything we've ever chosen from the menu has been fabulous. It's 'cheap and cheerful' so I really can't understand the reviewers moaning about the service, or even timing of dishes coming to the table. Lots of Chinese locals eat here. It's a functional place serving... More 

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Thank dubandabroad
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with friends as we had heard this was one of the best restaurants in Dublin but we were all a bit disappointed. While the food is good I felt it was the same Chinese food you'd anywhere in the city.

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Thank lisamw411
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here with 2 friends, staff were friendly and efficient. Food came quickly but my 2 friends got their dishes about 5 minutes before mine which was disappointing to have to wait for. I had the dried beef hot and spicy with fried rice. It was very tasty but definitely not best food in Dublin quality, which this place is... More 

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Thank EimearCatherine
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Super Quick service, amazing food!! Honestly one of the best Chinese meals we have ever had and my husband loves Chinese so we've mad many. Well worth a trip but make sure you book in advance as there always busy.

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Thank Steph_Dargue
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a tasty meal. We turned up without a reservation. Initally there was no table available however we were quickly called back when one became available. The menu is big so its hard to choose but the recommendations on the first two pages seem to be winners. It is great value and seemed to cater for groups brilliantly too. Try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-14 Cathedral Street | Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 018748038

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