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The Black Dragon Bao - Big Fan, Dublin, Dublin

Big Fan

4.7
4.7
564 reviews
€30 and under
Asian
Dublin's newest Chinese restaurant serving up handmade dumplings, fresh bao and delicious cocktails.
We offer an exciting menu of authentic Chinese small bites large sharing dishes and drinks with a twist.
Quality ingredients developed and crafted with care by talented people in a cool but inviting environment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 538 8886

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Zhang

  • Area

    Dame Street

  • Cross Street

    16 Aungier St, Dublin 2

  • Parking Details

    Lots of parking on the surrounding streets. Lost of free parking after 7 pm and on Sundays.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Hot Spot

  • Dublin 2

    Best Food

  • Dublin 2

    Hot Spot

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  1. RM

    RosieM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are really sound, extremely helpful and the food is excellent. Highlly recommend!!
  2. SC

    StanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good menu, the food was really nice and the price more than correct for Dublin. The staff is really nice and give advices !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Music so loud it was impossible to have a conversation. Maitre de said the previous night was like a nightclub, and seemed pleased with that. WAY too noisy for enjoyment of a good meal. Food was excellent, but experience overall was jarring…
  4. DM

    DonnaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, good value, lovely staff, fun atmosphere and good cocktails!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably tasty food. And really welcoming staff. Will be back again!!
  6. EJ

    EJD123

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Would have loved to try the lobster bao but it was off the menu when we booked. Hope its back on our next visit!
  7. A

    Alvaro

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect! We were one more person than what we booked for and we had no issues at all. Excellent service and outstanding food!
  8. P

    Pembroker

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Relatively good food, but chaotic service and a somewhat unfriendly host
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic fun, vibrant staff and playlist is banging…love this place!
  10. m

    maedhbh

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent- would go back in a heartbeat!
  11. KM

    KM500

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I’ve ever eaten!!!!!! The fried chicken was unbelievable
  12. MH

    MicheleH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous staff, great food & super value ..what more could you ask for? 5 ⭐️
  13. KW

    KateW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, super helpful and nice staff will be recommending to everyone :) thanks again
  14. KE

    KhadeejaE

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Tapas like style so can get a few different plates. Menu had lots of different options and reasonably priced. Cocktails were so nice and service was great, girl informed us of all the different dishes. 10/10 would definitely recommend to a friend.
  15. EO

    EleanorO

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and great drinks. The Outlook Area is rather small, try to get a table inside
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters were so friendly and made great dish suggestions. All the plates were delicious!!
  17. HS

    HennaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good recommendations, passionste staff❤️Thank you!!!
  18. ML

    MichaelL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great atmosphere and service. Staff were very helpful and friendly
  19. HN

    HazelN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    No dissapoints on our second visit, food was just as we remembered and the service is top class. They have a very knowledgeable, efficient, professional and friendly team who make the food experience so much better
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant from start to finish, incredible, innovative and sublime food, our first visit made really special by the fabulous, attentive and fun staff, we are big fans of Big Fan and can’t wait to go back again, would go every day if we could!
  21. LP

    LouiseP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful tasty food and the best, most friendly service I have had in a long time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great drinks!
  23. RM

    RuthM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, amazing food. Already looking forward to going back again!
  24. LW

    LWANG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and cocktails were outstanding. Fantastic taste experience. Be warned it’s a very very loud space
  25. ES

    EfaS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall positive experience, the only comment was when we came in and were shown to the table nobody took our order for some time. A few waiters walked past and looked at us, but no one seemed to know we hadn't been seen to so eventually I had to ask if I could order. Otherwise, all the dishes came out super fast.
  26. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Will definitely return. Restaurant was a little noisy.
  27. ER

    EllaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Big Fan. Food is outstanding and staff are fantastic. The only thing I am disappointed about is the two times I’ve been the corn ribs and prawn toast were unavailable. Being a pescatarian this is slightly underwhelming but none the less the other dishes were second to none.
  28. BP

    BenjiPatrick

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal food, had dishes I had never had before and everything was delicious. We had a vegan friend join us and she was able to find a load of things to suit her too so everyone was happy. Will definitely return soon!
  29. RB

    RobertB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing little fusion restaurant. Good food and quirky decor.
  30. GF

    GraceF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, would 10/10 recommend. We will be back to try more of the dishes on offer.
  31. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, atmosphere was amazing. Would definitely recommend.
  32. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, good food great evening👌
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. A little loud for conversation but overall, worth a visit. Chicken and dumplings worth ordering
  34. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service and excellent food that I would definitely reccomend to anyone!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was hit and miss. When we had a waiter they were really helpful and friendly but it was hard to get anyones attention and were left waiting to order drinks, water, more food etc. Venue was also really loud.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my daughter. A very enjoyable evening with great food and service. Will definitely return when next in Dublin.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience!! Will come back!
  38. P

    Posie14

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, food, service and cocktails. Can't wait to go back...
  39. NB

    NiallB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy for a Monday night but food and ambience was refreshing. Got a nice table outside which was great on a warm evening. Something different in terms of Tapas like dishes and very broad menu selection. Staff were very helpful and will go again
  40. SK

    SteveK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent - looking forward to our next visit and trying the rest of the menu (food and cocktails).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Big Fan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 538 8886.

Big Fan is rated 4.7 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Big Fan

16 Aungier Street, Dublin, Dublin D02X044

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    16 Aungier St, Dublin 2

  • Area

    Dame Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Lots of parking on the surrounding streets. Lost of free parking after 7 pm and on Sundays.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Zhang

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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