Chili Club

4.2
129 reviews
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€30 and under
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Spicy
Dublin’s first Thai Restaurant The Chili Club has been cosily situated in Anne’s lane off Grafton Street since 1991. Irish owned by Tess Corr, Thomas Mahon and Peter Slane, it is a long-time favourite with Dublin’s restaurant-goers, serving delicious authentic Thai food cooked by the Head Chef Pornsak Wachun. Originally from Chiang Mai he cooks using only fresh herbs and spices. The Chili Club is renowned for it’s delectable green curry.

The restaurant is small and intimate, with candle-lit tables, beautiful crockery and furniture. A warm and friendly atmosphere ensures lunch or dinner is always a pleasurable experience.
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SO
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, food great, not fussed or rushed in any way

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L
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

I have heard a lot of positives about this restaurant and maybe I expected too much. It was the attitude of the waiter that really bothered me. I walked in to an almost empty restaurant with just two other people eating, yet I was placed right on top of them in a very small alcove. I arrived at 1745, my dinner companion arrived 5 minutes later. Having given us less than 5 minutes to catch up, we were waspishly informed that if we did not order in the next 2 minutes we would forfeit the early bird(6pm cutoff). The restaurant was empty....did the ingredients suddenly go up after 6 pm? It was unnecessary and made me feel like the ‘poor relation’. I will not go again.

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WV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Food was quick and good. The restaurant was very warm to the point that we considered leaving.

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C
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cashew nut stir fry was amazing! Great wine selection too. Nice place for groups, very central. Friendly service. The only fault was the restaurant was roasting hot inside but other than that everything was perfect!

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h
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Very cramped space and also extremely noisy until we asked them to turn down the music. The waitress forgot our order a couple of times, which I don’t mind really but she was also stone-faced and unwelcoming the entire evening. The food was mostly fine (with the exception of the prawn toasts, which were really disappointing) but very, very mild and in some cases (the garlic beef stir fry) very bland all round. We enjoyed our evening anyway thanks to the company but the food, service and overall atmosphere weren’t appealing enough to want to return.

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience in the Chilli Club, going there for many years now.
Fantastic food and service. Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic Thai Food.
A small enough restaurant so the ambiance and atmosphere is always nice.

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DB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Have been several times over many years always lovely with great atmosphere

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DR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice location. Staff friendly and efficient. Food good and well priced. Nice house white.

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LA
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Food was really good, amazing. Fresh and super tasty. Service was quick. However, the waitress (ginger hair) had a bad day and she wasn't really nice. I can't say that she was rude, but she wasn't in a good mood for sure.
The music was quite loud for such a small room, so it wasn't easy for us to have a normal conversation (we were seated just beside the music system). Thanks

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VD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food served by friendly staff. There was 5 of us in the party and everyone was happy with the food and the service .

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C
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was quick and food was delicious. Early bird was a bargain. Will definitely return in the future.

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BM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Super Food, relaxed atmosphere, really friendly service and good value. Brian

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AC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cosy restaurant with great food and chilled atmosphere. Service fantastic.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and tasty food. Really good flavors.

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JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend chili club , delicious food , lovely atmosphere and really good value 😆

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GM
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

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LW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Thai food in a beautiful small room with an intimate atmosphere. Most dishes coeliac-friendly or adaptable. Service efficient, friendly and unobtrusive.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, staff very attentive and polite. Will definitely be returning!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible experience, took over an hour to get main dishes.

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GS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The staff were friendly and efficient . The ambience was nothing special just a room. There were eight of us dining three people had duck pancakes for starters and said it was very dry and tasteless. I had fillet of beef stir fry and the beef was very tough . Would definitely not be recommending this restaurant.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Our daughters birthday celebration everything was great

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CM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious authentic Thai food. We really enjoyed it, not too pricey either and lovely pleasant staff.

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DO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chilli club is consistently good. Food and service are great. If I had to take off points I think the dessert menu is a little dated but overall it's a lovely cosy place with great Thai food

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KC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, great service, lovely place, nothing to fault at all

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MC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and a great atmosphere although it was a little loud at times! More due to the fact that it was the beginning of the Christmas party season than any issue with the restaurant. I would be happy to recommend the Chilli Club to anyone looking for good food at reasonable prices.

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F
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Disappointed overall by the service. Nothing wrong with the food but plenty of good alternatives in town for this price point

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked meet up dinner with girlfriends - we were a bit late for the early bird but the manager was very good and allowed us to order from it anyway. The food was delicious, service was great and it’s really good value. I’ll be back!

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice food, the girl serving us was lovely and the atmosphere was very calm and relaxed! It’s a great spot can’t wait to go back again :)

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GM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Myself and my 2 friends had a great night, i chose the restaurant and they hadn't been before so that can be a bit nerve wracking in case they don't like it. But both their first reactions was "oh, this is lovely, I didn't know this place existed". And the rest of the evening, food, service and ambience continued in this vein.

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times now, their curries are outstanding! By a mile the best I’ve had in ireland.

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MS
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I was disappointed with my experience. The service was slow and our table was not ready when we arrived. Not enough waiting staff to caterer for the clientele. It was a special occasion that turned into a mediocre dining experience.

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RV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Review already posted on Trip Advisor, very disappointing and nowhere near its web image.

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D
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was so full but couldn’t stop because the food was too good. Best Thai food I’ve had in ireland by a mile!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Been coming here any time I visit dublin for last 20 years. Had a customer with me who said food was as good if not better any Thai food he has just before.

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AT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, very cosy and nice place, kind service by the owner.
Delicious food!!!

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M
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It's the first time since we were in Thailand (2 years ago) that we went to a Thai restaurant and we felt like we are in Thailand. the food was very good, we definitely planning to came back!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food and great service, would recommend.

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SO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined on a Sunday evening. To save time on this review , as always beautiful food , great service and lovely atmosphere in my favourite asian restaurant in Dublin.Go there!

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GC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceelent food - quality is always good. Great service

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HG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our get together for lunch in the Chilli Club - great spot and cosy and lovely relaxed atmosphere and food delicious and there's a great choice on the menu. Welcoming spot and would recommend it to anyone.

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