Top 5 Chinese Restaurants in Dublin
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6 of the Best Chinese Restaurants in Dublin

Marked by its very different use of ingredients, techniques and tools, Chinese food is a popular worldwide staple.

In this article we explore the best Chinese restaurants here in Dublin that can allow you to explore a whole new variety of flavors..

How much does Chinese food cost?

The quality and price of the dishes depend mainly on the ingredients used. For Chinese cuisine, there are specific vegetables and seasonings used that can affect the price.

Other than this, the labor and facility cost are also taken into consideration when pricing food at a restaurant.

Below is a list of estimated prices for different types of Chinese dishes.

Dish/MealPrice Estimates
Vegetable spring roll

€ 7 to € 10

Duck

€ 11.8 to € 25 *different sizes

BBQ Ribs

€ 7 to € 9.8

Dumplings

€ 4.5 to € 7.8

Mapo Tofu

€ 8.8 to € 18

Chow Mein

€ 8 to € 15

Top Chinese restaurants in Dublin

We assessed the restaurant based on the following criteria:

Variety 
> Starters and Main Dishes – From side dishes, appetizers and main courses, the restaurant mindfully curated their selection to include a wide variety.
> Beverages and Desserts – The drinks and desserts perfectly complement and round out a full meal at the restaurant.
Atmosphere and Amenities – The restaurant’s facility and decor are well-maintained and of high quality.
Price Range – In terms of prices, the restaurant offers affordable options or a wide range to choose from.
Testimonials 
> Feedback – Customers found eating at this particular restaurant to be very filling and satisfying.
> Staff Service – The customer service at the restaurant should be pleasant and excellent in attending to customer needs.

1. Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant

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MENUShttps://kashingdublin.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Ka-Shing-menu-2024.pdf
WEBSITEhttps://https://kashingdublin.com/
ADDRESS12A Wicklow St, Dublin 2, D02 ND37
CONTACT DETAILS(01) 677 2580 | Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Weekdays 12.00 – 22.00

Saturday 12.00 – 22.00

Sunday 12.00 – 22.00

PRICE PER PERSONContact for more information
Variety★★★★★(5/5)
> Starters and main dishes★★★★★(5/5)
> Beverages and desserts★★★★★(5/5)
Atmosphere and amenities★★★★★(5/5)
Price range★★★★★(5/5)
Testimonials★★★★☆(4/5)
> Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Staff service★★★★☆(4/5)

Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant, located on Wicklow Street in the heart of Dublin, is renowned for its authentic Chinese cuisine and friendly service.

Ka Shing is praised for its authentic Chinese flavors that transport diners straight to China, and many agree with this sentiment! The dishes are prepared using traditional recipes and fresh ingredients, ensuring a genuine culinary experience.

Their dedication to fresh ingredients, including house-made dressings and sauces, truly sets them apart. This commitment to quality enhances the flavor and overall dining experience.

Specializing in Dim Sum, Ka Shing takes pride in offering the best Dim Sum in Ireland. Made with fresh ingredients and Hong Kong traditional recipes, their Dim Sum selection is a highlight for many diners. The diverse menu also includes a wide selection of dumplings and other traditional Chinese dishes, catering to various tastes and preferences and making it a great choice for different dining occasions.

One of the highlights of Ka Shing is their dumpling selection. Many diners frequently commend their King Prawn and pork dumplings for their perfect texture and balanced flavors.

The staff at Ka Shing are known for their friendliness and efficiency. The service is often described as prompt and attentive, contributing to a pleasant dining atmosphere.

Customer reviews often highlight Ka Shing’s dedication to excellent service and quality food. They strive to provide a memorable dining experience in Dublin with their authentic Chinese cuisine, prime location, and exceptional Dim Sum offerings.

They can get full pretty quickly though, so make sure to call ahead if you can!

Pros

  • Authentic Flavors
  • Fresh Ingredients
  • Diverse Menu
  • Excellent Dumpling Selection
  • Friendly and Efficient Service

Cons

  • Reservations Are Encouraged

Customer Reviews

“One of the great Dim Sum restaurants in Dublin, we ordered a variety of different dumplings today for lunch.

The Chow Fun noodles with Prawn and the Rice Noodle Roll with Shrimp were the highlights of the lunch, with the latter clearly being made fresh from the chef on order. I especially recommend the delicious pork and prawn Shumai if you want a change from the classic prawn dumplings.

Definitely a restaurant that guarantees many return visits.”

“Had an excellent meal in this restaurant last night. Service was very friendly and professional. All courses were excellent. Between the five of us we had a wide range of dishes which we shared and all were excellent. Loved their dumplings and duck. Highly recommend a visit”

2. Xi’An Street Food

Xi’An Street Food's Homepage
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MENUS

Specialty Noodles

A Bite of China

Vegan Salads

Wok Dishes

Curry Dishes

Rice Dishes

Noodle Dishes

Kids Menu

Side Orders

Drinks

Home Cuisine

WEBSITEhttps://www.xianstreetfooddublin.ie/
ADDRESS28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 16 N Earl St, North City, Dublin
CONTACT DETAILS01 6778953,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Restaurant

Everyday: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Takeout

Everyday: 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

PRICE PER PERSON

Specialty Noodles and Noodle Dishes: €12.6

A Bite of China category: €7.6

Variety★★★★★(5/5)
> Starters and main dishes★★★★★(5/5)
> Beverages and desserts★★★★★(5/5)
Atmosphere and amenities★★★★☆(4/5)
Price range★★★★★(5/5)
Testimonials★★★★☆(4/5)
> Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Staff service★★★★☆(4/5)

Offering a more casual Chinese cuisine dining experience, Xi’An Street Food is certainly an excellent choice for those looking for authentic meals with delicious flavors.

The restaurant has two available branches in Dublin: one in South Anne Street and the other in North Earl Street. 

This makes it more accessible when one branch is filled with guests. Although, we would advise to get there early because it does get very busy during lunch and dinner.

We also really like the atmosphere of the store itself, as it is very simple yet well-maintained, a great choice for a small lunch out. 

We would also like to highlight the varieties in taste that this restaurant has to offer. They really hone in on the flavor packed and vibrate nature that Chinese cuisine is well-known for.

Many customers have expressed their fervent recommendations on the flavors alone and would repeatedly return because of this. It’s easy to see why it is a popular choice amongst other Chinese restaurants once you get a taste of their meals.

Xi’An meat burger and the Biang Biang noodles are the fan favorite dishes, both having satisfying textures with simple yet punchy flavors. But beyond this, we find them to have a great range of other types of meals like mixed vegetable dishes and stewed pork.

Overall, Xi’An Street Food solidifies itself as a must visit for those wanting to try delicious quality dishes in the Dublin area.

Pros

  • Two branches available in Dublin
  • Also available through Deliveroo
  • High customer praise for flavors
  • Open to hosting reserved gatherings

Cons

  • Very busy during lunches and dinners
  • Not the best amount of in-store space for large groups

Customer Reviews

The Food is so Tasty

For lunch or dinner time the most time packed, but the food is so tasty. It’s worth it to wait in the line, because they’re usually very quick in preparing the meal. So the best thing here is to order for take away. What I can recommend are the spring rolls. Different than usual are you getting to big one, so delicious. By the way are the small noodle box portion very big. – Carolin Hagmeyer

Deserves Five Stars

This place is amazing and deserves the five stars! Good price and quality and you will get served pretty quickly. The biang biang noodles were medium spicy. I recommend you to eat here! Vegetarian options: Enough vegetarian options, just ask the staff – Xiao Yu

3. Hang Dai

Hang Dai's Homepage
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MENUS

Snacks, Starters

Main Courses

Sides

Vegetarian

Desserts

Drinks

Set Menus

WEBSITEhttps://www.hangdaichinese.com/
ADDRESS20 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2
CONTACT DETAILS01 545 8888,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Tuesday to Friday: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sunday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PRICE PER PERSON

Starters: €11.8

Main Courses: €24.7

Variety★★★★★(5/5)
> Starters and main dishes★★★★★(5/5)
> Beverages and desserts★★★★☆(4/5)
Atmosphere and amenities★★★★☆(4/5)
Price range★★★★★(5/5)
Testimonials★★★★☆(4/5)
> Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Staff service★★★★☆(4/5)

Hang Dai is a restaurant that definitely brings forward an electric type of atmosphere compared to other establishments, but nonetheless, still provides very satisfying and high quality meals.

What initially stands out to us about this restaurant is the atmosphere and decor. Hang Dai has taken inspiration from John Carpenter films and Blade Runner – we can really see their vision with the neon lighting and futuristic decor.

If you would like a very immersive dining experience, we highly recommend checking them out. 

In addition to this, we also really like the variety in facilities and entertainment they have. They have high quality sound systems where, post-dinner, the DJ is able to bring up the energy with their setlist.

The second floor also features a Gold Bar, which is very tastefully decorated, where customers can enjoy their cocktail offerings both inside and on their balcony.

In terms of their menu, admittedly it’s a little more limited in range compared to other options, but we like that they feature more unique flavor combinations. For example, they have both an Iberico pork char siu as well as Sichuan dishes like Kung Pao chicken.

We like that it matches very well with the overall fun and modern atmosphere. We also appreciate that they have vegetarian options like pear, rhubarb and rice noodle salad.

Pros

  • Great lighting and decor
  • Excellent choice for a fun night out
  • Offer both indoor and outdoor dining
  • Very creative flavor combinations in terms of food

Cons

  • More limited food menu
  • Slightly pricier main course options

Customer Reviews

Great Atmosphere, Great Food

Yum food, yum cocktails, brilliant atmosphere and authentic decor….. really no complaints at all! Everything is cooked to perfection and I was really impressed with the flavour combos (spice lovers paradise!). Would recommend booking ahead of time to get a specific table type (patio, booth options available). Can’t wait to return and try some more of the menu. – Katie O Connor

Love the Vibe and Delicious Food

Absolutely LOVED this restaurant. Had eaten takeout over lockdown so was great to actually ‘eat in’ yesterday for lunch. Super cool interior and tunes. Great vibe and staff. As for the food absolutely delicious and very moreish! Cannot wait to return, next time for dinner, cocktails and dancing. Very highly recommended! – Anne-Marie F

4. Mak

Mak's Homepage
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MENUS

Early Bird Menu

Main Menu

Coeliac Menu

Cocktail Menu

Wine Menu

Take Out Menu

WEBSITEhttps://mak.ie/
ADDRESSCullenswood Gardens, Ranelagh, Dublin 06
CONTACT DETAILS01 406 0006
OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Thursday: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Friday: 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Sunday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PRICE PER PERSON

Dimsum and Bites: €8.4

Mains: €20.2

Noodles: €17.1

Variety★★★★★(5/5)
> Starters and main dishes★★★★★(5/5)
> Beverages and desserts★★★★☆(4/5)
Atmosphere and amenities★★★★★(5/5)
Price range★★★★☆(4/5)
Testimonials★★★★★(5/5)
> Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Staff service★★★★★(5/5)

Mak’s wide range of dishes combined with their sophisticated and modern atmosphere, makes for an excellent choice for foodies looking to sample a tasty experience.

The creator, Julian Mak, aimed to curate Hong Kong Style dim sum and Chinese cuisine alongside a stylish ambience.

We like that customers can rest assured of the quality of the dishes because of the knowledgeable staff. Customers have repeatedly mentioned that the staff are very helpful and provide excellent service.

We would also like to note that their ambience and decor are fantastic for evening meals. The dark wood and the colorfully understated lighting give the place an up-to-date touch, perfect for special occasions and romantic evenings.

What we can appreciate particularly about their menu is that it also has gluten free and tofu options for vegetarians. Keep in mind however, that their early bird menu is only available for an hour, so you would need to arrive or make a reservation early.

They have a great assortment of dishes to choose from like szechuan scallops, duck pancakes and potstickers. Groups will also enjoy that some dishes have different size options.

In the end, Mak is the restaurant to be for its variety and quality in dishes, and facilities perfect for evening meals.

Pros

  • Very skilled chefs with amazing quality dishes
  • Great atmosphere
  • Have a coeliac menu and tofu options
  • Excellent deals for set options

Cons

  • Additional service charge for parties of six or more
  • Early bird menu only available for an hour

Customer Reviews

Excellent Gluten Free Menu, Lovely Staff

Mak is the only chinese restaurant I have ever found with a gluten free menu. Lovely food, staff and atmosphere. The photo included is gf singapore noodles with duck and egg fried rice. – Kitser 1

An Experience We Hoped For

First time visiting tonight, we’ve been wanting to go here for ages and so glad we had as good an experience as we hoped for! Prawn toast, bbq ribs, chicken and pork baos were amazing and melt in the mouth. Dumplings were also very tasty – in particular the spicy chicken potsticker. Great glass of crisp sauvignon blanc and the creamiest cheesecake to finish. We wish we had room to try more of the menu! Great service and friendly staff, thank you! – GG

5. BIGFAN

BIGFAN's Homepage
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MENUS

Small Eats

Boss Bao’s Menu

Dumplings and Wontons

Sides

Sauces

Desserts

WEBSITEhttps://www.bigfan.ie/
ADDRESS16 Aungier St, Saint Peter's, Dublin
CONTACT DETAILS+3531538 8886,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Monday and Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Thursday to Sunday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PRICE PER PERSON

Boss Bao’s: €7.6

Jiaozi: €9.4

Xiao Chi: €7.5

Variety★★★★★(5/5)
> Starters and main dishes★★★★☆(4/5)
> Beverages and desserts★★★★★(5/5)
Atmosphere and amenities★★★★☆(4/5)
Price range★★★★★(5/5)
Testimonials★★★★★(5/5)
> Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
> Staff service★★★★★(5/5)

BIGFAN is not your average Chinese restaurant, offering customers a more casual dining experience with a unique set of food choices that help it stand out.

They’re one of the more recent restaurants to open out there, launching in 2020, but has quickly become a fan favorite for its curation of dishes.

We wouldn’t recommend visiting here in large groups as the table spaces are quite small. However, we do like the ambiance they have created. 

When dining here, you’ll feel like you’re eating in a busy cityscape with their simple wood paneling yet bold overhead neon lights. We highly recommend visiting here for more casual eats and cravings.

What we can also appreciate about their selection is that they offer very different flavor profiles, adding a twist to traditional Chinese dishes.

For example, their dish called “The Black Dragon” combines the taste of rich squid ink in bun form alongside wagyu beef and lobster tail. They also have very delicious dumpling and wonton options with ingredients like minced Andarl pork and miso broth.

We also appreciate that they have a lot of vegetarian options available across all categories. Pair that with a wide range of drinks that customers can choose from, and we think they’ve got it made.

BIGFAN is a great place to stop by if you’re looking to expand your horizons with all sorts of flavors. It definitely is one of the more unique options out there.

Pros

  • Excellent amount of vegetarian options
  • Dining facilities are great for more casual sit downs
  • Flavor combinations are more unique
  • Very affordable options

Cons

  • Table seating space is quite small
  • Less amount of traditional options

Customer Reviews

Flavor On Point

Loved it… the food was class, from the amazing fried chicken to the dumplings and everything else on the menu. Absolutely amazing.  The flavour in each dish is just on point. Great spot!!! Will defo be back. – Ben Grossman

Fantastic Value

Amazing food! I have been dying to try here since before lockdown and it did not disappoint. Staff very attentive. Fantastic value. – Meaghan Hegarty

6. Good World Restaurant

Good World Restaurant's Homepage
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MENUS

BBQ

Combo Rice

Hong Kong Classics

Street Food, Drinks

WEBSITEhttps://www.goodworld.ie/
ADDRESS

26 Westmoreland St, Dublin 2

18 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2

CONTACT DETAILS(01) 442 0024, (01) 677 5373
OPERATING HOURS

South Great George’s Street

Everyday: 12:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Westmoreland Street

Everyday: 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM

PRICE PER PERSON

BBQ Menu: €16.5

Classics Menu: €9.5

Street Food: €4.75

Variety★★★★★(5/5)
> Starters and main dishes★★★★★(5/5)
> Beverages and desserts★★★★☆(4/5)
Atmosphere and amenities★★★★☆(4/5)
Price range★★★★★(5/5)
Testimonials★★★★☆(4/5)
> Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Staff service★★★☆☆(3/5)

If you’re looking to learn more about authentic Chinese cuisine, Good World Restaurant is definitely one of the best options out there in Dublin.

A standout for us is that they have two branches available, each more appropriate for different customer needs. Their South Great George’s street location is best for more sit down meals while their Westmoreland branch is better for casual bites and eats.

It’s great that they’ve really expanded and categorized what their branches can offer according to the format desired.

What we also greatly appreciate about them is that they go beyond what restaurants typically do, which is to celebrate and inform customers more about Chinese culture. 

From time to time, they have culture events planned – they’re even a partner of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival! If you’re looking for an experience that really brings forth the culture behind the food, we highly recommend them.

We find their menu to be one of the best options out there if you’re in the mood for a wide range of more traditional Chinese dishes. The Hong Kong Style BBQ section has a lot of different types of meats to choose from like roast duck, chicken and pork belly.

Their classics and street food sections will also impress in selection, from congees to fried rice dishes to rolls and salads.

Keep in mind however, that they don’t have an online booking system, so to reserve a table, you must call the restaurant.

Pros

  • Accommodate private events
  • Have two branches in Dublin offering different experiences
  • Excellent range of more traditional Chinese dishes
  • Partners with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

Cons

  • No online reservation system
  • Some customer complaints on staff service

Customer Reviews

Reasonably Priced, Generous Servings

This was the most authentic Hong Kong Dimsum we ever had at Dublin. Averagely €26 per person and we are super full! There dimsum range from €5.50 to €7.00 per dish. I would definitely recommend ordering their steamed sponge cake, steamed meat soup bun & mixed meat dumpling as they were my favourites. They are very generous with the meat & I would rate 100/ 100! Good service as well 🙂 – Amanda Heng

Delicious and Authentic Chinese Food

Great service and authentic Chinese food. Everything was delicious and reminds me of the dim sum you can get in restaurants in Hong Kong. 100% recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to eat some authentic dim sum! – Anthony Tat

FAQs about Chinese Food and Restaurants


Exploring an unfamiliar cuisine can be intimidating at first but hopefully, this list of restaurants will satisfy your cravings for new types of dishes. If you would like to read more we also have an article on the best Chinese restaurants in Cork.