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“Overall, Good”

M&L Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #624 of 2,783 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Four of us dined here last night. Service; iffy ! Ambience ; so-so ! Food good, especially the hot and sour soup, and the dumplings. Bit over the top price wise, but overall a pleasant meal.

Thank Jake132Dublin
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

During our first visit in Dublin (approx. 3 years ago), we were already there for diner and we enjoyed it. This time we found the restaurant almost fully booked. We had a very good garlic&ginger beef and beef szechuan style. We really like this chinese restaurant.

Thank Muellerindia
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

A friend raves about this place. After visiting I don’t see what. She is correct that service is dreadful but the food as well is not amazing. The food is certainly tasty, if they have it (there’s a lot crossed off the dirty menu and a lot unavailable even on the specials board not updated.). Whilst tasty it is also so full of salt we drank gallons of water after.

We had the crispy duck starter, stir fry scallops main (suspect there might be msg in the sauce) and the black pepper beef with rice. All were tasty and the mains are a big serve, but again not full of flavour other than salt and fat.

Deserts are from a card listing cakes and things purchased frozen. Even then most of them were crossed out. Not a single thing was an Asian sweet at all.

The service was awful. Appears to be students without any training whatsoever and nervous because they don’t have a clue and don’t handle the people or communication skills to interact with guests.

They say they take cards, but the card machine was broken. Another guest said it was broken when he was there a month earlier too.

With the awful dingy decor, glass top tables smeared with grease (or not cleaned with clean cloth), dirty menus, incompetent staff, and mediocre food we won’t be back. There’s much better Chinese and other Asian restaurants in Dublin where you’ll be welcomed, treated with respect and can eat a tasty meal for two for less than €60.

Thank RJB1234
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This place has a good location but it is completely disappointing when it comes to service. Not only the time to process the order but also the fact that it has been misplaced and charged twice. Perhaps a shortage of staff or the language barrier could be improved. Food is reasonable if compared to other in the same are.

1  Thank Cesar S
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Right - how to start this one? The food is simply splendid as well as very tasty, with the prices being very moderate for downtown Dublin. That has as a consequence that you will find yourself having your meal in a somewhat "fastfoody" setting with plastic table covers and thin paper napkins. This restaurant is nevertheless worth of your attention as the food and the service are simply excellent - so never mind the plastic covers and paperthin napkins.

Thank Manuel D
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