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“Great Value and Exceptional food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ka Shing

Ka Shing
Ranked #534 of 2,529 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: US$11 - US$33
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located smack in the middle of Dublin 2, in Wicklow Street. It has a red neon advertising board on one side of its front window. Beautiful decor, stunning chandeliers above the marble tables and large dining chairs. Come in for a memorable experience with great service and atmosphere. A large selection of all the classic chinese dishes available as well as some innovative ones.
Dublin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Value and Exceptional food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Sounds like a mickey take for a name (Ka Ching - ring it up on the till) , however the lunch special at €13.50 was superb value.

She that must be obeyed ordered a spring roll and chicken in black bean Sauce , I ordered salt and chilli shredded Chicken and beef chow mein. All dishes were exceptional. We will definitely go back for the evening early bird. Decor was OTT people's republic meets Liberace / Elton John , staff were attentive but not intrusive, overall a great lunch in a great place .... Ka Ching

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go inside you will not be disappointed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We checked the reviews on line and booked a table. We are glad we did as from the outside Ka Shing does not look all that. Don't let the initial look deceive. Inside the decor is to a very high standard and is truly a great experience. The food, the wine, and the service were all excellent. We would recommend and would go back.

Visited July 2014
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Drogheda
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“KA SHING IS A RESTAURANT TO SHING ABOUT :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I had passed by this restaurant at lunchtime on many occasions but until today I did not visit, mainly because I thought that a 2-course lunch was too expensive at €13.50.

However, this was a misconception because a visit to Ka Shing is a clear example of one getting what one pays for. And in Dublin, where my experience of Chinese restaurants has been highly disappointing when compared to other locations, it is highly refreshing to come across this Chinese Restaurant of distinct class. Everything is perfect: the tasteful décor, shining cutlery, stylish crockery and generous portions of excellent food served by very pleasant and efficient waiting staff.

This was a lunchtime visit and while, given the quality, the value is excellent, I believe that the €13.50 price tab for two courses could be the reason the place was so quiet, with very few customers really. Now I paid €2.50 extra for a small cup of coffee which raised my bill even higher to €16. While the average price for a two course lunch with tea or coffee is around €9-€10, I believe this excellent restaurant would increase their lunchtime business significantly if they offered the same meal for €11.95 to include tea or coffee. I am confident that if they reduce their price, business will increase and lunchtime will be ultimately more profitable.

Without a doubt this is the best Chinese Restaurant in Dublin City Centre and for diners in this area who may be thinking of going to the others within minutes’ walk away, I would suggest reading my other reviews which will hopefully persuade you that this is the world class one to provide a pleasant and memorable experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Chinese restaurant in city centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I have eaten in this restaurant twice and each time has been a pleasure. The decor is very tasteful and it is obvious that they have spared no expense in renovation. I had a wonderful curry and the staff are extremely friendly and at the same time giving great service. Would highly recommend. Good value for money too. Also food is MSG free. Give it a try.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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277 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely food with no MSG!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Ka Shing is a really great restaurant with a difference - - they don't use any MSG's!! We have spent many lovely evenings there with friends, so I just had to share our praise for the lovely food, ambience & very amicable staff at Ka Shing! The food is excellent & they don't need to use MSG to enhance the flavours like many other restaurants. The menu is varied & enticing & having had several lunches & many evening meals there (birthday's etc) I have to say we were never disappointed! There is a lovely area in the back of the restaurant for groups, which is beautifully decorated & very spacious. There is also a very well priced lunch & early bird menu, but the a la carte is well worth trying! We intend to return very shortly (just waiting for an excuse!)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C_and_H_11
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