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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar

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7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 0822
12:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chose to try this restaurant on the basis of positive reviews online. On the basis of today's experience it is difficult to understand how this is achieved. Perhaps due to the excess of demand and shortage of supply customers are delighted to simply find a seat and receive food. This might explain the attitude of the staff towards customers, who... More 

Thank Rory C
New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a day trip on the light rail from Dublin. This small dockside restaurant is a gem! I love raw oysters and by far the oysters were the best I ever had. Ordered the shell fish platter for 1 and a huge bowl of seafood chowder. The platter included cooked prawns, logastinos, crab claws and a bowl of mussels in... More 

Thank robert e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is quite small and quirky situated right in the middle of the harbour . The food was simple but delicious. Having read the reviews I booked ahead for the Friday evening to be sure and get a table. Everything on the menu read well and it was hard to decide ...., the food did not disappoint......it was amazing!... More 

1 Thank Pat M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service all we ordered came on time and hot great flavors and fresh will recommend A+++++

Thank Gamaliel R
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely intimate restaurant has delicious fresh sea food for a great price. Prime music selection entertains all evening. Service is well done and well timed. This was the perfect end to a wonderful day in Howth during my visit and I definitely recommend it to anyone desiring a fun, delicious, and satisfying evening.

1 Thank Micailay
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few friends and I were in Howth mostly for the cliff walking, but the town itself was very charming. After finishing our walk mid afternoon, we were interested in grabbing a good seafood lunch. Most all of the pubs or bars we tried to go to were completely full, but we decided to give Octopussy's a try. There was... More 

1 Thank Sofie d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strongly recommend the prawns! The service is amazing, the waiters are super friendly and funny :) the place itself is cozy, very nice view to the bay!

Thank Alexa C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the pier of Howth,octopussy's seafood tapas bar is a amazing place where to stop in your trip and taste some of the nice food offer in there, as the Fritto Misto Platter perfect for two, and the Mussels. Was a sorprise for us, and the waitress was all the time smiling and so welcoming. Highly recommended!!!! Thankssss

1 Thank Martins A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

On a cold wet Tuesday night in February it looks like this is the restaurant to be in in Howth. Some of this is because it's tiny - a dozen people would make it looked packed - most of it though is down to the combination of wonderfully fun and friendly service and the fantastic seafood. We sit at the... More 

1 Thank TimManchester
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's January ... and the sun has made an appearance, .. ( we have been watching the weather forecast for the last five days waiting in hope for some rays of goodness to break through ), and so we set off to Howth's West Pier to meet up with my son and his fiancee for a celebratory lunch in Octopussy's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0822

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