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Travellers' Choice2023
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Sponsored by: Aroi

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. A Hidden Gem!!
1. A Hidden Gem!!
"I would struggle to find this quality in Dublin"
X7010CJruthk
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2. Great Vegan Options
2. Great Vegan Options
"Excellent Thai food with plenty of vegan and gluten free options."
195briannar
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3. A Must
3. A Must
"nitely recommend it!"
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About
Aroi is a multi-award-winning restaurant. Executive chef Fadilah, who was named "Best Asian Fusion Chef In Ireland 2019/2020' has traveled extensively in Asia sourcing new ideas and recipes she can bring back to Aroi in Kilkenny. Our ethos is to serve market fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our healthy dishes are easily adapted to suit our Vegan and vegetarian guests. Our mixologist launched our extensive cocktail menu in 2019. Every Tuesday is movie night and every Thursday is ladies' night out in Aroi. DINE-IN | COLLECTION | DELIVERY
PRICE RANGE
€9 - €19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Thai, Asian, Healthy, Street Food
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food. Excellent service, great price. Third time here. Love the place. Great drinks as well. Will be back again

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024

Three of us went for Sunday lunch, all had starters and mains and every dish was lovely.The restaurant was at full capacity and staff were brilliant. Good food and drinks menu.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

excellent food, great staff, lovely environment, great cocktails, very reasonably priced, great place, great location

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 May 2024 via mobile

Last night in kilkenny, so booked here for dinner. Best meal by a long shot. Fish cakes with lemongrass were amazing. Teriyaki Salmon and green veg were fresh, and the flavours were amazing, perfect with rice instead of noodles... hubby had the Calamari a.d a...rice dish with king prawns, chicken with a skewer of satay chicken. Lovely bottle of pino and smashing staff,very attentive. Spotless and clean. Fabulous bright, easy decor. Reminded me of TAO , in New York. I can highly recommend it if you're into the Asian flavours.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

I had a take away on a Wednesday evening and found it a bit over priced. €15 for take out soup is a bit steep. Food was tasty though.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024 via mobile

Excellent service and fantastic food! The service was astounding, the food and ambience perfect! A great experience on my last night

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

If I was rating Aroi on service only, they would get a 3, or perhaps a 2, but thankfully they delivered on the quality of the food. We arrived without a reservation but were able to be seated at the community table near the bar....We promptly ordered mixed drinks (plus 2 waters) and appetizers and after receiving the drinks, we ordered our meals. The appetizers came out quickly, so we were thinking, pretty good service. fast and efficient, but then it seemed like they got busy and forgot about us. The apps were good, (prawns, wings, and ribs) all having a tasty sauce complement, but we had finished our mixed drinks and those that didn't have water were looking for a backup drink. We received 2 of the stir fry dinners (which were tasty) and asked for water. About 5 minutes later the Pad Thai (just OK) was delivered and again we asked for water. After another 5 minutes we tracked down a waitress and asked where the fried rice was since those with meals were almost done, and again asked for water. I guess they must have given the fried rice to someone else so they had to make an order, so we just had them box it up to go, but we never received the water. They had no trouble bringing the check promptly because they wanted to clear out the table and seat another party. I don't mind eating my meal quickly, but we all like to eat together and have something to drink to wash it down.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2024

Little Gem of a place. Food was outstanding. Plenty full portions and flavour was amazing. Definitely recommend it. Food wasn't too long about coming ......

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024

Brilliant food. Brilliant service. Surprised with birthday cake. Looked after very well by all members of staff. Ensured order and food was correct and were satisfied.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 April 2024

An amazing experience, the food is truly amazing and the staff is outstanding (Willfred took great care of us). Definitely a mandatory stop in Kilkenny city

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

Absolutely amazing flavour and so fresh. All meals outstanding. So so good. Staff are so nice. Colm said it’s solid 😂 The restaurant is classy and decor is beautiful

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Great food and I loved the flavours of Malaysia particularly There is plenty of choices on the menu and GF options. The service was perfect.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

This spot was great for my friends and I for lunch, the food was amazing but the server made our day, Wilfred was kind,helpful and a great laugh, would come again :)

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Fantastic food, quick service and good atmosphere to talk. I always look forward to Thai food, and Aroi didn’t disappoint.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Would recommend reservation but we were looked after without one. A popular spot. Food was excellent couldn't fault it and great and friendly service. 5 stars

Date of visit: March 2024
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We visited in mid term where the restaurant was not that busy, so service was very good. No real competition from other customers.
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Aroi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5