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Chameleon Restaurant

#109 of 2,085 Restaurants in Dublin}
€€ - €€€Asian, Indonesian,
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 671 0362
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rijsttafel” (63 reviews)
“tapas” (58 reviews)
“steamed buns” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian, Contemporary, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Chameleon Restaurant
1. Dining experience
"Hey Kevin, what amazing food we had in Chameleon on Sat night."
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2. Amazing atmosphere
" The ambience in the dining room was very relaxing indeed."
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3. great for groups
"A group of six of us went for a meal."
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1 - 10 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had read about this place a few times but just never got around to trying it. I am so glad I got the chance to last week. This is really my favourite type of eating - small plates to share - so we got...More

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We have been to Chameleon a few times now and each time, we fall more in love. The staff are outstanding in their ethos, knowledge and can do attitude. The food is a delight to the senses and is so fresh and aromatic. We will...More

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Thank kk62
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you very much we really appreciate your comments and custom.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Super tasty yellow curry, perfect really. The tofu bao however was very dry, it needed more sauce. Looking around all food looked good!!

Thank KrystalA86
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was possibly one of the nicest restaurants I have visited, the food was delicious, the staff were brilliant and the food was served promptly and presented well. The food was reasonably priced and the restaurant itself had a lovely warm atmosphere. It is...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there during my last trip in Dublin and a vegetarian friend of mine booked a table there (I suggest to book, especially during weekend). The food was very very nice. The menu I tried was very tasty and interesting, with different dishes at...More

Thank Ken_Kingbeaks
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting and we are very happy you enjoyed the experience. Carol

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined here on many occasions, and have never had anything other than a great time. The food is always excellent, flavourful and with an exotic twist. My coeliac wife has always been well catered for, with no fuss at all. The wait staff...More

Thank DMacRory
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much delighted you are one of our regular customers and hope to see you in again soon. BTW the Katjan Satay sauce which we make from scratch will be one of our products for sale at the Temple Bar Christmas markets every...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've wanted to go out to chameleon restaurant for 4 years. I passed every day for a year and the amount of good food awards they have is absurd. After the night we weren't disappointed. Food: We each got a set menu. Loads of gorgeous...More

Thank Cathal M
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for contacting us directly as well. We are delighted you enjoyed the food, service and ambience. In relation to bottled water we charge €3 for so if you want to check the bill in...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

First time to this restaurant , had a great time , our waiter was excellent he explained the whole menu to us , the food was brilliant , we even got to bring home a doggy bag, great choice of wine and beers , we...More

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Thank mwdublin
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to write a review, we do hope to see you back in the Chameleon soon. Carol

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Excellent little piece of Bali hidden in Temle Bar. As I live in Asia and travel to Bali a few times each year I was very skeptical. The moment we arrived the pleasant staff ushered us to our tables, and offered drinks as well as...More

1  Thank MATDEN40
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review as a frequent traveller to Bali we are delighted you enjoyed our food and ambience. Hope to see you again. Carol

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Went here without reservation at 5 o clock and was seated immediately by a lovely friendly lady. They needed the table back by 7 but I was heading to a concert and would be long gone. I looked at both the early bird and the...More

Thank Caitriona D
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it :-) Carol & Kevin.

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Saiyidatus S
25 October 2017|
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Response from Carol W | Property representative |
No we are not halal-certified we can pre -order chicken and lamb which is certified upon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 0362
  • E-mail
Description
Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table (set menus) as well as a large selection of tapas dishes with the flavours of South East Asia, from Javanese short rib to our super tasty steamed bao to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms. 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2013 - 2017
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