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US$10 - US$20
Thai, Asian, Street Food
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. A Hidden Gem!!
1. A Hidden Gem!!
"I would struggle to find this quality in Dublin"
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2. Great Vegan Options
2. Great Vegan Options
"Excellent Thai food with plenty of vegan and gluten free options."
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3. A Must
3. A Must
"nitely recommend it!"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a beautiful meal here. Extremely tasty from start to finish. Aine our waiter was super welcoming and very helpful. We will definitely be back ! A must when in Kilkenny.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

The food here is just perfect-had the chicken starter-wonderful and spicy. We both had the the crispy duck and thought it wonderful. The wine was reasonably priced. The place was immaculately clean. The staff were obliging and courteous.I wish to pay a particular tribute to...our server-a lovely young girl called Angie from Longford. To the whole business-long may you prosperMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. We were well looked after by Aine. Will definitely come again.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the positives - a lively, inviting restaurant with prompt and efficient service. The food however was not the experience I've been led to believe this restaurant is capable of. My daughter lives in Kilkenny and has been here before and recommended it. I decided...to try the Lamb shank rendang, a dish I'm familiar with. The dry sauce was spicy and as it should be, but the lamb shank was tough, with very little meat, a big dis-appointment. Being local I know the lamb should be outstanding, so I mentioned this to our server when the plates were collected and got "I'll mention this to the chef". I wasn't expecting a free meal as I had eaten what I could, but not handled as well as it could have been. Unfortunate as we eat out in Kilkenny regularly and there is plenty of choice so will not be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Had the most fabulous meal in aroi Easter Sunday night, lamb shank rendang was truly amazing, outstanding ! seafood curry top class, can't wait to go back to kilkenny just to eat at this restaurant again

Date of visit: April 2022
@@katrina l, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review of our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and dining experience.look foward to having you back in the near future

Reviewed 17 April 2022

We found this amazing restaurant on our latest trip to Kilkenny. We found the staff and ambience of the restaurant to be second to none. The food was amazing and we enjoyed it so much on our first visit on the Saturday that we came...back on the Sunday. If you enjoy sensational food then this a must on your wish list of restaurants to visit whilst in Kilkenny. We spoke with Don and shared our love and appreciation for excellent food. Will definitely be back. Terima Kasih to Don, the chefs and the front of house team. Hope to see you all again very soon :)More

Date of visit: April 2022
@@katrina l, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2022

Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed whst we have to offer and look forward to seeing you in Aroi Kilkenny in the future. Regards Katrina

Reviewed 17 April 2022

The atmosphere was lovely. Nice decor, full bar, attentive service. The menu was fairly extensive - something for everyone. We had two different main courses and both were good. They also offer specials. The food was tasty, hot and perfect timing between courses.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022

fast service, great food and wide choice menu, very friendly and helpful staff for anything, we will definitely be back

Date of visit: April 2022
jacinta k, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate it.

Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

This is an absolute gem of a restaurant. It’s beautifully decorated inside. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and they have a super menu.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022

We used to love Aroi but lately we have noticed that all the saucy dishes we enjoyed in the past are now very dry and lacking that unique Aroi spicy kick, why🤔More

Date of visit: April 2022
@@katrina l, Owner at Aroi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2022

Good Evening, We are very disappointed here in Aroi that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We pride ourselves on good food at a good price in an ambient restaurant. We would like to hear from you to discuss your experience further. If...More

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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Aroi

Yes, Aroi offers takeaway services.

Yes, Aroi offers delivery services.

Yes, Aroi is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Aroi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5