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“I have scored my visit here as 'poor' due entirely to the tiny lobster portion”
Review of Klaw

Klaw
Ranked #73 of 2,926 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small atmospheric sort of place. While it was Friday evening we walked into two seats and given a friendly greeting. We ordered a Mac cheese (with a little crab through the cheese) and the lobster loaf (kind of open sandwich). Also a portion of saute potatoes.
The IPA was an OK.
The Mac was nice. The lobster plate had a wedge of cucumber, some crispy natchos, and a small 'loaf' of bread. The bread was scored along the top. The cut was hardly pried open and the tiny lobster pieces in a chopped green leaf and mayo type dressing was simply shocking small. More like some thin spread across the top of the bread. A disgrace at €18.
When asked at the end of the meal when the bill arrived by a very nice young staffer, I did tell her my views on the lobster spread.
This is seriously and surprisingly a rip-off. Unless this place sorts this sort of portion issue out, this is a place to be regarded with caution.
Pity.
Staff are really good.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tiny tiny restaurant but full of heart. Excellent fish. Oysters fabulous you can have them naked or dressed. Many varieties of oysters to try. We were there the night after the iconic Irish rugby win of the All Blacks so their choice on menu was a bit limited but we had the half pint of prawns - delice and the crab toast - fresh fresh crab. Definitely a place to go back.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes its cramped and small seating - you know that when you open the door and can see it all within 10 yards of you - if you dont like it turn around! Quirky but fantastic tasting sea food - we ate here twice - Clam Chowder the first time which was thinner than the norm but had a lovely taste to it. The 2nd visit we had a Jamaican Stew which was loaded with Mussels and Prawns and spiced beautifully plus a Crab Toast which was unusual and tasty. The electric kept tripping while we were there so my wife had to keep moving so they could get to the fuse box - was it a problem - not really - we werent in a 5* restaurant and while its not the cheapest place around, the quality (if in stock) is superb and delivered by an enthusiastic team

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1  Thank derbyjap
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with previous writer that Klaw is a little too small to be called a restaurant and to be considered one of Dublin’s top restaurants. This is a charming spot for oysters and appetizers but we didn’t realize we could have ordered mussels with pasta to make a meal until it was too late. They had a lovely young staff that was passionate about their offering and we really enjoyed the vibe in the Temple Bar area just a few blocks from Trinity College. Definitely worth trying the seafood and bloody Mary’s here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few people can fit in here. Menu is on the board that you can't see unless you stand in people's way. Very hot as kitchen is literally beside you. Prosecco served in a jar! Tasty food, staff very friendly. Best for couples not looking for a fancy seafood place and don't mind cramped seating. It was enjoyable but could do far better.

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