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#244 of 2,001 Restaurants in Dublin
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Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 872 7463
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At Govindas the vegetarian food is plentiful and tasty (a small plate left me stuffed and happy). Atmosphere is a little run down/dingy, but this is more than compensated for by friendly, welcoming staff. Don't be put off if downstairs looks busy, there are tables upstairs too.

Thank skimeld
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Dublin for a weekend and found this great place through an online search. The lady serving was so lovely and the food was fantastic. We went back again the second day as it was so good and it was another different buffet menu, which was equally as good as the first days. It's not a fancy place,... More 

Thank Daphney-George
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here regularly, the food (all vegetarian) is always tasty, the portions are large and satisfying, the staff are friendly and helpful. It is a 'no frills' restaurant, don't expect opulence or luxury. The seating, utensils and decor are functional rather than luxurious, but this minimalism lends the place a distinctive charm which I really like. It can get... More 

Thank Gavan C
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everytime I eat at Govindas I leave fully satisfied both by the food, ambience and friendly staff. Most of all though the value is extraordinary! If you were to eat this well in other restaurants it would be at least double the price. There are 2 outlets in Dublin but the Aungier Street one is best!

Thank Paul M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Govinda's could be considered to be an austere canteen. They offer small, medium and large plates increasing in price at £5, £7, £9 ish. You can chose from hot dishes and salads and your plate will be piled high with healthy indian fusion vegetarian food. We were there early and noticed a constant stream of lunchtime city workers coming in,... More 

Thank LJC65_ABC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Came here on a Friday night and definitely got our moneys worth. As we had a taste card it was only 5 euros each for a huge plate of food. There are a range of dish of the day options and normally I think they serve them as just a bit of each dish though you can customise this as... More 

Thank Rio P
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

my wife and i turned up just before closing, and the staffs were very kind and generous. as there wasn't much choice they let us have all this food for a bargain €1 per portion. the food is always tasty

Thank Euan B
County Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite lunch spots in Dublin. Order a small plate or a large plate. The food is fresh, tasty and consistent. Sitting in Govinda in Abbey Street is like stepping into an Ashram for an hour, especially if you sit near the back. It's one of my favourite places for a time out. For my friends who don't... More 

Thank dublinf2016
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a vegetarian (and mostly vegan) Indian restaurant. You pay for a specifically-sized plate (6, 9, 15 euros), then ask for what you want on the plate. The food was delicious and the portion size was hearty. I would definitely go back!

Thank Stacia O
northwest england
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

What a great place. Superb curries. We both went for a bit of everything on a small plate for a few euros. Great flavours, and different vegetables plus a lasange. Some nice soft drinks too. If we'd been in the city longer, we'd have returned (and will next visit). I might even see if I can handle a bigger plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: North City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 872 7463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?