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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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“gelato” (13 reviews)
“pad thai” (13 reviews)
“yellow curry” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Thai, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick service with good food, quite busy with a great atmosphere! Staff were excellent and very helpful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank conorf260
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

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank robertmX5294OR
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 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a busy Friday night. The place was busy including many large tables, like office holiday parties. But we were offered comfortable seats at the bar and great fast service. My celiac husband had yellow curry with prawns and I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mkayreagan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. Its relaxed and informal. The food is outstanding.. Its got loads of awards for street food but the belies the quality of the meals that they produce. Ridiculously good value as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank damienm653
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, Can’t get enough of this place, Food is excellent, Service exceptional, Just had the Nasi Goreng, one of my favorite dishes. Also cocktails are a must. Love this little hidden gem. You’ve got to try this place out.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Laura_D000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were six friends here on a Sunday evening. The food is reasonably priced, but it’s nothing special, and actually quite bland which surprised me. I had a prawn starter and a beef main. The main was somewhat more flavorful. The deserts look generic and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank declant_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the lunch special which is available from 12-5 pm. A main course + free scoop of ice cream for 10 euros. We had the green curry chicken and a beef stir fry dish and they were both excellent! Highly recommend Aroi!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing quality food. Great service. An absolute joy of an establishment. A great atmosphere and would highly reccomend.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JoeH2885
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Kind staff and great food. Had the satay and the pad Thai, definitely would come again. If you are coming through Kilkenny make time to stop by

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Myles B
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Based on positive reviews we decided to eat lunch here but were very disappointed in the food. My husband and I both ordered crab fried rice dish but the meal was overly fishy and the rice seemed old. As soon as the food was served...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Moppa2015
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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