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Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 3644
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Thai, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hidden gem!! Great food, hot enough for those of us who like spice and tasty milder options for those who don't. Everything was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff really attentive. As it was Ladies night we were delighted with the...More

Thank Hannah R
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We were just looking for something quick and informal, away from the usual tourist spots and this seemed like a good choice. It succeeded with us on a number of levels -- the environment is fresh, clean and up to date-- the waitstaff was outstanding...More

1  Thank Robert M
Management response:Responded 19 June 2018

Good evening Bob Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed alot about our restaurant. Our staff work hard to maintain high standards . Hope to see you again on your next visit to Kilkenny. Regards Katrina

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place may have started to become a victim of its own success. The food is very good, so it’s easy to see why it has become so popular, but it was a bit too busy for my tastes. The Asian fusion cuisine is not...More

Thank Owen J
Journey89108, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good evening Owen Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We appreciate feedback in order to improve our food and service. Tuesday night's can be busy for us as we offer a meal/cinema ticket deal which is very popular depending on films in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room. Staff attitude, at best, diffident. Tried this place twice and disappointed both times. Bland food, except for chillis. My duck in Tamarind Sauce: duck overcooked, sauce lacking in any flavour - could have been water with a dash of Bisto! Tofu dish equally...More

Thank hotdrop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really Aroi, it's gone beyond a joke at this stage; you've ruined all other restaurants for me with your incredible food, excellently priced and diverse menu, not to mention your phenomenal staff team. I went in with a friend today and was blown away once...More

1  Thank Paidi_Manning
Journey89108, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good eveni Paidi Thank you so much from all at Aroi for the great review. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service! It's not often we get customers twice in one day! Look forward to seeing you back to dine with us very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here during a 2-week trip to Ireland just to have some variety from the endless pub grub we've been enjoying. We loved it so much we came back the next day for lunch again! The food is excellent and very reasonably priced for...More

1  Thank Haley F
Journey89108, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good evening Hayley Management and staff would like to thank you for the great review of our restaurant. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Ireland and to Kilkenny. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service. Regards Katrina

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 10pm with no booking. Staff received us in friendly helpful manor. Luckily we got a table. Had a fantastic meal. Food was served by great staff, and they explained the menu. The food fresh and a tasted beautiful. Although hot, means hot, so...More

1  Thank skelzer1970
Journey89108, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good evening Thank you from all at Aroi for reviewing our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you dine with us again very soon. Regards Katrina

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I had eaten here previously and found the food to be average and not great. I have since changed my opinion. I ate here twice recently and in my opinion it has far surpassed any other Asian food establishment around. The food it really really...More

1  Thank Murphy2k14
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Very accomodation staff as we arrived with just an hour before close but even on a Monday night there was a good crowd. The menu was very appealing so we tried a number of starters, Panda chicken, vegetable dumplings, fish cakes (my favorite) alongside some...More

1  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My mothe, my sister and I had lunch here today. It was delicious! We took advantage of their special offer of a main course +free gelato for €10. All three of us ordered something different and all of us tried each of rhe dishes and...More

1  Thank shazgag12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 770 3644
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Aroi Asian Street Food is a casual dining venue that offers a single course dining experience and service with the minimum of fuss. Aroi (pronounced Aroy) is associated with the eating experience in Asia and means delicious or tasty. Our ethos is to serve market fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our healthy cuisine avoids the obscure chemicals and additives so common in our food today. Aroi sources authentic herbs and spices and we do not use M.S.G. in any of our preparation. "Aroi is a hidden gem in plain sight if you know what you are looking for" The Irish Times "We picked a few sides as starters and, as I write, I only wish I was sitting down to them again" The Irish Independent
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