Gong Hei Fat Choy – 5 Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Dublin

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Today is Chinese Lunar New Year and it is a good time to eat Chinese food. Dublin has had quite a few quality Chinese restaurants for many years, and also some new kids on the block that are bringing a different style to the food and décor. This is the Year of the Tiger. Gong hei fat choi, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year.

Gong Hei Fat Choy – 5 Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Dublin

Big Fan 

A new arrival on the Chinese food scene in Dublin is the Michelin-guided Big Fan. On Aungier’s Street, Big Fan is all about the dumplings and steamed buns or bao and jiaozis. Bring friends and have fun eating tapas style, ordering a big selection from the menu. Don’t miss the interesting signature cocktail list. Aungier Street, Dublin 2, book here.

Hang Dai 

Though it has been around almost six years, Hang Dai still feels new and fresh. The décor is lively and neon in places. The Classic Peking Duck here is the best in Dublin. Hang Dai uses classic Irish produce were possible, like Skeaganore Duck and Connemara oysters. The Gold Bar on the top floor with a balcony overlooking Camden Street, serves ace cocktails and a curated range of mood sounds. Camden Street Upper, Dublin 2 book here.

Good World

This is classic Cantonese food and Good World has been introducing diners to dim sum since 1991. A meal in Good World is an introduction to an authentic experience. This restaurant is not just about food, but also about Chinese culture, and experiences and events will begin again soon. 


This restaurant in Ballsbridge has introduced Irish people to upmarket Chinese food since 1983. The extensive menu is well-priced and will tempt diners with traditional and more modern Chinese food. The special 3-course lunch menu has a great variety of classic Chinese dishes for €21.50, book here, 01 6607415 


When you see so many Chinese people eating in M&L, you get the message, this is the real deal. Authenticity is so real that the menu is in both Chinese and English. Stir fry dishes include the classic braised beef in hot spicy sauce, shredded pork in hot sour sauce and the original Peking Duck. Sister restaurant the Vintage Teapot serves traditional Chinese teas and desserts, book here.

Cathedral Street, Dublin 1

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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