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Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 87 213 5865
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (10 reviews)
“fish curry” (4 reviews)
“pad thai” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Thai, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here with my childhood pal (we grew up in Thailand). The food was very real (well, the Thai fishcakes and the chilli prawn & veg salad were). I loved it! The flavours and textures were 'just as it was' all those years ago!...More

1  Thank Daniloo62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch whilst breaking our long journey up. Food was excellent and very good value thanks to the great lunch time deal they offer. I went for the red chicken curry - had a tad bit of spice to it (we were warned)...More

1  Thank Ste_Raw
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon from all at Aroi. Thanks you so much for taking time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service. Hope to see you dine again in the future Regards Katrina

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in the middle of a busy Friday evening and managed to get seated immediately for a quick meal on the way to a comedy show. We both had the pad Thai with a side order of her vegetables. The food arrived promptly and was...More

1  Thank rfmcas
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon from Aroi Kilkenny Delighted you enjoyed our food and service during our comedy festival weekend in kilkenny.Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. Regards Katrina

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an Amazing meal in Aroi, I had the kung Foo special and Pandan chicken and it was amazing. Always great service and food when visiting here!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Good afternoon from Aroi Thank you so much for taking time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service. Hope to see you dine with us again in the future. Regards Katrina

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Thai food with plenty of vegan and gluten free options. The prices were extremely reasonable, especially given the quality of the food.

1  Thank Brianna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Aroi for the first time. Definitely planning a return visit. Fantastic food with great service in a great and relaxing setting. Loved it. Loved the food

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Kilkenny for a night for work and saw this place on TripAdvisor so decided to check it out. I ordered satay for a starter and the "legendary" lamb rendang with brown rice for main. Both were excellent and were served quite quickly....More

1  Thank Aidan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third time visiting Aroi and it so consistently excellent. I had the crab meat fried rice and it was really tasty. My friends had the crispy duck (mouth watering tender) and Classic Pad Thai noodles - all finished off with a few...More

1  Thank Wiggit2436
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as my friend has read up on this Asian fusion eatery. Both Thai foodies so we were starving when we arrived. Menu was extensive and there’s so much to choose from. Went with the chicken satay skewers for a starter so tasty and...More

1  Thank gavthyname
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 87 213 5865
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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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