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Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Really great sea food. Everything is fresh and delicious. Ordered the calamari, bravas with chorizo and the monk fish. Service efficient and nice staff

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 November 2021 via mobile

Lovely staff,l don't agree with the discretionary 10% service applied to all tables,The fish stock, mussels, dressed crab were absolutely fabulous and the Berry crumble was probably one of the best desserts l have ever had.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

By Far the best food I have ever tasted, the Sherry Monkfish and Prawns is to die for. The service was Excellent and setting is beautiful, looking out and ver the harbour. Highly Recommend a visit.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

Lovely spot, never disappoints! It's a must in Howth! The food is fresh and absolutely tasty and what's important- they really use fresh, clean tasting oil so there is no greasy taste to it at all. This time we ordered teriyaki salmon, fish & chips...and calamari to share. Salmon- fantastic, Fish & Chips- the quality was fab as for something deep fried, calamari- haven't had anything more tasty in a long time- perfectly done.. Yeah, it's a bit pricey but if you want quality seafood- you just visit this place. Lovely staff & our view was great too! Another great time here!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021

Totally tasteless seafood chowder !!! A lot of seafood in but no taste !!!. Looks like made from frozen seafood. Calamari's rubbery . Please teach you Russian staff how to cook chowder.More

Date of visit: October 2021
jaco c, Marketing at Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2021

All our seafood is fresh and can be seen in the display fridge in the restaurant. The seafood chowder is made fresh to order and is top quality. Our “Russian” staff don’t need to be taught how to cook chowder but you clearly need to...More

Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

After finishing the Howth cliff walk we were tired and hungry looking for a good seafood place. Stumbled upon this gem and decided to give it a shot - it was DELICIOUS! We were seated in a small room that was covered with octopus-inspired wall...art and the ambience was fun and we enjoyed the privacy as well. We ordered both monkfish dishes, the paella, mussels, both potato sides, and oysters. We also had a white and red wine, both were very enjoyable. The food was absolutely amazing, it’s a little pricey but we felt it was worth it! Absolutely recommend the oysters, they were fresh and delicious. Also the Sherry monkfish was to die for - it’s a creamy sauce and the monkfish was cooked perfectly. We had an absolutely amazing time, the server was very kind and friendly. They were busy but the food came out relatively quickly and everything was fresh and/or piping hot.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

We had the creamy fish soup and fish and chips and it was delicious. The staff was very nice. Overall very great food and experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

The fish in this place is absolutely amazing and I would 100% recommend it to anyone! We had Lobster, prawns, mussels, calamari, and crab all beautiful food and the staff were so helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021

DONT GO. Unfortunately only after ordering we discovered that they seemed to be the only restaurant along the row of restaurants that did not wear masks, When I questioned the server and suggested that she should be wearing a mask, I was told that she...had received both vaccinations and was nor required to wear one. NOT TRUE ! It is still possible to be carrying the coronavirus virusMore

Date of visit: September 2021
jaco c, General Manager at Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021
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Reviewed 5 September 2021

Feels like home but with delicious seafood straight from the boats across the street. A perfect place and Chloe was kind enough to bring us blankets when the weather turned. The food was so good we ordered soup to take with us for tomorrow.

Date of visit: September 2021
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I agree with above 10 per cent is normal. If you go to howth check out o Connells pub lovely atmosphere food and reasonably priced - enjoy your trip to Ireland
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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5