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Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 3644
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (10 reviews)
“pad thai” (11 reviews)
“fish curry” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Thai, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 10pm with no booking. Staff received us in friendly helpful manor. Luckily we got a table. Had a fantastic meal. Food was served by great staff, and they explained the menu. The food fresh and a tasted beautiful. Although hot, means hot, so...More

Thank skelzer1970
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We were just looking for something quick and informal, away from the usual tourist spots and this seemed like a good choice. It succeeded with us on a number of levels -- the environment is fresh, clean and up to date-- the waitstaff was outstanding...More

1  Thank Robert M
Management response:Responded 19 June 2018

Good evening Bob Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed alot about our restaurant. Our staff work hard to maintain high standards . Hope to see you again on your next visit to Kilkenny. Regards Katrina

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten here previously and found the food to be average and not great. I have since changed my opinion. I ate here twice recently and in my opinion it has far surpassed any other Asian food establishment around. The food it really really...More

1  Thank Murphy2k14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very accomodation staff as we arrived with just an hour before close but even on a Monday night there was a good crowd. The menu was very appealing so we tried a number of starters, Panda chicken, vegetable dumplings, fish cakes (my favorite) alongside some...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mothe, my sister and I had lunch here today. It was delicious! We took advantage of their special offer of a main course +free gelato for €10. All three of us ordered something different and all of us tried each of rhe dishes and...More

Thank shazgag12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a very picky son. He has an equally picky friend. Neither have ever tried Thai before, and they were supremely sceptical/scared to try it. HOWEVER. They both devoured everything they ordered, including starters. The rest of the table was equally delighted with everything...More

Thank Bernadette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden on a side street Aroi could easily be missed but it's worth searching for it. Very friendly and efficient staff a great menu and a vibrant atmosphere, it's also great for groups.

Thank Paddy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this place through Trip Advisor and it definitely lived up to all the good reviews. We didn't make a reservation but we were accommodated quickly. The food was fantastic, so tasty. Great size portions and very reasonably priced. The place itself is modern...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Asian food. Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced would definitely go again when visiting.

Thank Shinner N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with friends for their great Tuesday night cinema deal- main course, ice cream and a cinema ticket for €16. Excellent food and excellent value.

Thank majo56
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 770 3644
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Aroi Asian Street Food is a casual dining venue that offers a single course dining experience and service with the minimum of fuss. Aroi (pronounced Aroy) is associated with the eating experience in Asia and means delicious or tasty. Our ethos is to serve market fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our healthy cuisine avoids the obscure chemicals and additives so common in our food today. Aroi sources authentic herbs and spices and we do not use M.S.G. in any of our preparation. "Aroi is a hidden gem in plain sight if you know what you are looking for" The Irish Times "We picked a few sides as starters and, as I write, I only wish I was sitting down to them again" The Irish Independent
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