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1st Floor National Aquarium | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 580 131
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17:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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County Kerry, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I had a dish here which was supposed to be rib eye beef. It was not nice. Will not be back. Staff were not very nice to us when I expressed my disappointment.

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1 Thank Brianwilliam105
County Meath, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

While staying in Salthill we went for dinner on 1 evening to the Royal Villa Restaurant which is a 5 minute walk from our hotel. The food is so fresh and a lovely range of dishes are on the menu. I had the chicken and black bean and my husband had the Satay. Both were so tasty! They have a... More 

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Thank anno3202017
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visited this restaurant after reading multiple reviews. Unfortunately, we were severely disappointed. I love Thai Curry and I love spicy food. Therefore, it only made sense to order the Thai Curry. When I received it, it had very little taste, flavor, or spice. Additionally, the texture was extremely strange. When the waiter asked about the food, I let him know... More 

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2 Thank mcoyle0925
Portlaoise, Ireland
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The ambience of this restaurant was perfect. Lighting and decor created the perfect mood. The food was lovely - not michelin class but a good chinese restaurant. The waitress was very helpful and made sure our special requests could be accommodated. I had a lovely Thai Green curry.

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Thank Theresa072
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here a good few times. When lead to our table it wasn't even set. Ordered our food and drink. Food was out in 3 minutes so I'm guess it was preheated chicken itself was quite cooled for mains wasn't very impressed. Had to ask 3 times for salt

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1 Thank Steven G
Dublin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Good food...very comfortable. I've been eating here for many years and it is consistently excellent.

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Thank Colm1966
Dublin
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went here to eat last Friday night and it was yummy. It was not busy but it was 9:30pm when we went in to eat. There was plenty of friendly staff and the food was quick coming out the kitchen. The wine was a little pricy but the food was good value and very tasty.

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Thank LouiseDug
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff but that's where the pros end. The cons; food wasn't great, certainly not worth what we paid. Chicken was dry & tough. The place could do with new carpet, you couldn't take one step without sticking to it. Almost like being in a nightclub where carpet is sticky from lots of drink having been spilled.

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3 Thank specialmumof2
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262 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I like the place. The staff and service are excellent. The food is not of the dynamic fusion type that you get in other Asian places. I wouldn't describe it as exciting but more traditional and good.

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Thank MrGalway
Ireland
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulously decorated inside and looks so elegant and sophisticated but we found the place to be very cold and had to leave our jackets on. That wasn't the only thing that was cold, our food was luke-warm and it arrived literally 3 minutes after we ordered it which we found very peculiar.. The food was ok but don't know if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?