Dada

4.0
35 reviews
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€30 and under
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Moroccan
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

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About

Dada restaurant was established to offer a unique fusion of authentic Moorish-inspired dishes in beautiful moorish surroundings. In the kitchen meet our chef Jalal Belmaati and his team, he applies his years of experience cooking in some of the finest restaurants in North Africa. Jalal started his career in Casablanca’s five star hotels, before working in Spain’s finest restaurants in the cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian, where he deepened his knowledge of Spanish and Central Mediterranean cuisines. In Ireland Jalal worked in the exclusive Clanard and Herbert park hotel and now in Dada he is excited about introducing the authentic flavors of Moroccan and Moorish dishes to the people of Ireland and go back to his cooking roots.Come and try our delicious tagines and couscous!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Moroccan
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday 17:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
(01) 617 0777
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jalal Belmaati
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BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Please remove this restaurant from the app as they don't accept OpenTable reservation.
I was refused a table (even if received booking confirmation from OpenTable). You need to personally call the restaurant to book a table (owner's word)

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EN
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were amazing. The decor is fab. Great Moroccan experience. The main dishes lacked flavour, especially the 7veg option....very bland. The two chicken tagines order needed more flavour badly. Cous cous included with the main dishes would have been good. The earl bird menu 2 courses for 19.95 only include starter and main. Desserts not included. Strange. Overall a great place. Just little tweaks needed...

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was great! But Brazilian tall waiter was rude!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was swift and food was fantastic, would highly recommend!

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NW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went here for a Birthday meal, the staff were very friendly and helpful....availed of the bring your own wine , the food was excellent , will be back for sure ,,,

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JD
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, well priced, very popular so you always need to book early.

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F
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

2nd time here, meet up with the girls food was lovely and very friendly service.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Awful attitude from staff member. Food was average

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ST
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Such delicious food in a gorgeous location . Feels like you are abroad . Our favourite place to visit when in Dublin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's a nice place/atmosphere. There was one girl in the service that probably wasn't having a good day. But apart from that it was a nice service, especially from the Italian/Spanish guy. I personally think the food and drinks are bit overpriced; 5,50 for small bottle of beer, both options. And 6,- minimum for a glass of wine. We also paid about 6,- for a small plate of hummus with 3 pieces of bread. For a simple appetizer like that... The mains were Ok. The taste was great though, and I love middle eastern food. Overall a good experience, would recommend it to someone else!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Dada's food was very good, especially the chicken and pear stew but the poor service really took away from the experience. 25 minutes to order food and 45 minutes for our one dish to arrive.

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p
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great Moroccan food, delicious lamb and sweet baklava, refreshing mint tea. Limited wine options. Very popular, need to book a table!

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GC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was a return visit for us. The food and service as always was fantastic. However, the restaurant was freezing. Despite the spicy food we shivered our way through the meal. We will return but with layers on.

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing for special occasions, lovely staff and delicious food.

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M
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue. Great atmosphere. Great food. Great Staff

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it there!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Rude staff. Wouldn’t let me use my voucher there were 2 voucher options one for 2 people and one for 4 I purchased the voucher for 4 by accident and asked could I pretend it was for 2 and said I didn’t want any money back or anything but the manager just said no and gave no explanation as to why. The manager appeared very greedy and money motivated. food is nice but over priced. Resteraunt is not spacious I felt uncomfortable the people beside us were sat extremely close and at one stage their coat was on my chair. Portions are small.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Would recommend as I found out you can bring your own wine, but wouldn’t recommend for service

The red wine we got served very cold, also we asked for second glass but it never came,

Service is slow, main course was nice, intending to get desert but it took 2 hours to have starter and main arrive so we had to go.

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R
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing . Relaxing surroundings friendly staff . All over bwst meal.ive had.out with my fiancee . Cant wait to make.an.excuse to go back

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z
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Was recommended Dada by a friend. I love cedar tree so thought Id enjoy Dada , food was below Pat and service not much better.

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FH
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great, would recommend for a date night and larger group bookings

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RT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Nice little find. Staff were friendly just a little rushed off their feet which made service really quite slow. But the comfort of the room/decor was very good and the food was brilliant!

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MS
16 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Indeed a gem of a restaurant. Great vibe, eclectic menu, eclectic decoration, great service (even under pressure). Outdoor dining, fireplace, tiny rooms, etc.
One recommendation for best experience: Go on an off night. Saturday nights are packed. You can really enjoy the ambiance better if you go on a weekday night.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, delicious food. However it is advertised as no corkage fee but there is €5 fee. Also advertised as providing Shisha, which is not available.

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C
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious comfort food, just right for a cold January night. Plenty of choice on the menu along with excellent service and very nice ambience made this a very enjoyable evening. I will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Moroccan food :) I truly recommend the place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant. Very authentic Moroccan food. The food was fantastic with large portions. The staff were very friendly and efficient and very child friendly

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C
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The manager was friendly, however the catering menu for Christmas was appalling in terms of both selection, quality and price. The starters we were told was a sharing platter, and it was mashed onto one plate (there was a vegetarian sharing and they should have said the meat would be mixed into the veg plates, although he didn't mind. At least putting them on small dishes would have looked half presentable. I had been to this restaurant 3 times before and thought the meal was limited, but nice. I will not be returning and I will not be recommending.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The restaurant didn't get our booking from OpenTable. Thankfully the restaurant could accommodate us.. although at a table for a group of 15 when there were only 4 of us. The service wasn't great except when presenting the bill. They were very prompt with that as they wanted the table back. The food was good however.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

We arrived on time & they didn’t have our booking. We were stuck on a table near the door which was very draughty. The people at the next table had their coats on. We asked to move which the staff kindly did for us but it was just as cold further inside.
We went with the Christmas menus which though tasty was very limited for €36. Toilets were old and though probably cleaned - the type of taps and ceramic ware just harboured germs. Staff very helpful though language barriers were a small issue at times. Overall not a great experience to be honest. Very disappointing as I’ve eaten here before a few times and it was super. I won’t chance going back .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Portions were very small, particularly the kofta. The staff weren’t attentive and the restaurant itself was very cold

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely decor. Perfect for sharing with friends. Good portions sizes for three people sharing. Lamb tagine with prunes was excellent. Pan fried spinach also excellent. Really good casual dining

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

booked this restaurant, but when we arrived, they were saying Opentable didn't send anything - meaning that we don't have a booked table. maybe that's ture, they seemed busy.
one of waitress was nice, not all though. hard to get an order or ask for another drink etc.

it was ok in overall but not great experience from the start to the end. have to say the food were really nice though.

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U
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was lovely. Nice atmosphere. Lovely staff . Would definitely eat there again at some stage

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant didn't receive the reservation...........

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