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Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 3644
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (10 reviews)
“pad thai” (11 reviews)
“fish curry” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Thai, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank JoeH2885
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 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Myles B
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Moppa2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here on Sunday of Kilkenny food festival , was fairly full . My wife and I had a lovely meal . For 10 euro you get a main and a small ice cream which is great value on a Sunday . My second...More

1  Thank maireadkennedy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was never here before so decided to try it. The staff were very pleasant and helpful The food was very well presented. Food is very tasty the main course could have been a bit smaller. The fish cakes could have been a bit nicer. Overall...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 3rd time, only because it was a staff night out. Staff are rude, we had to send back a dish, waitress wouldn't take it initially she called, manager and he questioned it and made it clear he wasn't happy about it. It was embarrassing...More

Thank Ashlovestravelling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Kilkenny, I just joined a tourbus company. I did not go with the crowd to the places that was suggested by the guide. I used TripAdvisor and searched for a good restaurant. Viola! I came, I ate and I was satisfied. ✅...More

1  Thank Jam E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Kilkenny twice a year and always eat at Aroi and it just gets better and better.Had a great evening, food and service faultless as always, looking forward to next visit.

1  Thank Journey367638
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went to dine in Aroi's in October I had duck which was delicious my partener had her own taste for something else which was also delicious her son being a vegetarian had a tofu dish which hit the spot too, the desserts...More

Thank John H
Journey89108, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Evening John Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant and delighted that your party enjoyed our food. With regard to the dessert I would like to clear up a little confusion. We offer our main dessert from a dessert menu but we...More

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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