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Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 3644
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pad thai” (11 reviews)
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“fish curry” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Thai, Asian, Street Food, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Friary Strret, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous Asian food - no need to book a table and great atmosphere. recommend the Nasi Goring. Delicious..

Thank 20J0anK11
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

Me and my partner are where just yesterday the service was great and the food was absolutely amazing! Will definitely go back again soon reasonably priced also!

1  Thank philly101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal here as usual the only small criticism is the vegetarian portion is quite small the amount of tofu towards the meat dishes is about a quarter the same with the amount of vegetables in it otherwise tastes lovely

1  Thank Alison22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Kilkenny on Friday 3 August and decided to try some Asian Street food so stopped off for the first time to try the Aroi Asian Fusion Restaurant out after seeing it advertised on the corner of the Main Street. The outside of...More

1  Thank Joeb22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try as I may, my homemade “Lamb Rendang” never reaches the sumptuous, flavour packed, delicious tasty heights of the dish served at this restaurant. My wife insisted that I put on record that her Green Chicken Curry was without doubt the best she had ever...More

1  Thank david w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy and lively spot. Had fish cakes for starter, which, whilst flavorsome, were a little rubbery. Salmon teriyaki was lovely but another member of our party had duck which was quite fatty and a little bland. Beers a little pricey too for bottles (5.50)....More

Thank OJW75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely decorated and comfortable setting. A notch better than most Asian restaurants you find in Ireland. Food wise, ordered Yellow fish curry, prawn crackers and fish cakes. The curry is very tasty and well done. Prawn crackers go well with the thai chili sauce...More

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great Kilkenny restaurant. Just off the Main Street it has a fantastic menu and great service. Great for lunch and dinner

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night here with my freinds. Honestly the best Asian food ever. Service was excellent too!

1  Thank Darrell P
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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, Kids, Business meetings, 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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