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Chinese, Asian
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Dinner
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Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

Great food. Ready when I called for it. Got exactly what we ordered and prices reasonable. Parking was a bit difficult as the Square was full

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

Food is average but not great for a Chinese and it is quite expensive as are the drinks, but Lisdoonvarna is a tourist spot so that may be why. Hence this place always seems to be pretty quiet. That said we did eat here twice...so not bad overallMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

Called on holiday with 10 year old grandson. Ordered duck in plum sauce and noodles, lemon chicken and rice. The duck was 60%+ fat and skin, the noodles were spicy, with far too much seasoning. The chicken tasted 'slimy' and was sour. I know the...sauce was lemon, but should not be sour. Maybe we are spoilt with quality Chinese meals in UK, but these were awful. Very dissapointed and we couldnt eat them. The restaurant smells fusty and is in need of redecorating. Attitude when I complained was not helpful, implied I was trying to get away without paying, reluctantly gave me a €11 discount.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019

After five weeks in Ireland, this was the first Chinese restaurant I found outside of a major city. And the food was decent and the prices good. I got the General Tso's chicken, a staple Chinese dish in the States. It was as expected, though...not spicy (in the States it's spicy). The rice and chicken came out separate and I poured them together, which was a bit of a mistake because there was too much sauce for that amount of rice and chicken. But, that problem could have been avoided if I hadn't so keenly mixed everything together right away. Overall, this was nothing to write home about (other than its existence in such a small town), but it was worth going. I was in Lisdoon for two weeks, and this is definitely a once-every-two-weeks kind of place just to switch it up.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 June 2019

I like this place a lot and would have food from her at least four times a month. It is almost always excellent, but the service is a bit hit and miss.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

We ate here as a very large group of families on Easter Sunday. Staff were helpful and friendly, children were well looked after and best of all the food was all very fresh and very tasty. It was a large order that all was served...together and of great quality. Bill was reasonable and we all left very happy. We also got a take away on another night abd really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I recently ate a take away meal with a friend. My friend ordered a Pork Chow Mein and I got a King Prawn Sweet and Sour with a side of Boiled Rice. We also shared two starters of Sesame Prawn Toast and Veg Spring Rolls....The food as a whole was very good. However,my friend and I agreed that the celery in the Chow Mein was slighty crunchy. Other than that, the food was excellent. Would recommend if looking for something other than Fish and Chips!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Arrived this evening to an empty restaurant again that says it all. We ordered starters and mains, my starter came out and it was not what I ordered so I sent it back, then the waiter ran to the shop coming back empty handed, there...was me thinking he was going to buy the missing items from my meal, in the end my starter never returned from the kitchen which was probably for the best. Mains was average at best, the chicken had a rubber texture discussing. If you are in the area and want something to eat I strongly advise to avoid this place.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This place should be avoided at all costs. Disgusting plates of food from start to finish and a dear hole with it. Kids food was muck too. The only thing worth eating was the mint because it was in a wrapper

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my family on a recent trip to Clare. The restaurant was empty - which should have been enough for us to know not to enter, but enter we did. The waitress was nice and pleasant although service was poor- staff seemed...to disappear as soon as we received our food. Food was poor- gloopy, msg, sugary sauces which all tasted the same and really didn’t taste like real Chinese food-more like some cheap takeaways we used to stumble into after a nights drinking , when any food would do.m. I doubt it’s made fresh. I wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t return.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We got Takeaway from here recently. Food was way above expectations. Really tasty food at good price. Would like to try eating in restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A real Gem for Chineese Food in West Clare , never lets you down !!! Highly recommend to has'nt had the pleasure of eating here.......great service and the staff are so friendly , especially Claire !!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Food is basic just ok if your hungry, often had better microwave meals if i'm honest. Food was bland, really need to change the chef me thinks

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We (4 Chinese from Australia) were staying at the hotel next door and decided to try this restaurant as we have had too many fish & chips meals the previous 3 days. We were greeted by the young Chinese owner from Fuzhou China, and spoke...Mandarin with her to find out where she and her chef are from. We were delighted when she said that her chef could offer us home style dishes for our request. She even offered us her own variety of Chinese tea that her parents had brought over from China recently. It was certainly a very good grade of tea. We asked for really simple cooking and she offered a steam sea bass ( she may have offered us what was probably to be her own family dinner's fish) which was superbly done and very fresh and tasty. These were not on the standard menu. The other dishes were mapo dofu, and simple braised greens, and a wonderfully tasty large hot bowl of egg with seaweed soup for 4 of us (each had 2 small bowls of this). Great friendly service from the only waitress there. We also noted many customers who came to buy take away meals in the 1 hour while we were there. Her father who was visiting even came out to chat with us. We all went back to our hotel totally satisfied with a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway for 7 on Sat 29 July. For collection by us.The food was at best average, with many dishes below average. And when we got home a beef dish was missing. The restaurant acknowledged their mistake but did not have a delivery service...to send us the dish.So we lost 7 euros, and I hope the restaurant will give it to charity. I can't recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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The Golden China restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5