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Renao Bar & Restaurant, Galway, Galway County

Renao Bar & Restaurant

4.2
4.2
39 reviews
€30 and under
Thai

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Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (091) 534 935

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

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What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    One of the worst restaurants I have had the displeasure of eating in, the meat was incredibly low quality, restaurant mixed up orders, would not recommend to anyone.

  2. M

    Molly9

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly staff, delicious food, nice atmosphere, great location

  3. DS

    DermotS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Large menu with good variety. The noodles were very tasty.

  4. J

    Julie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This is a nice place in Galway to grab a bite but I have to say, the food wasn't amazing, it didn't blow our minds. It was good but nothing special. The quantity for the price is good value but the meals were kind of plain overall. A good thing to note though is that they have gluten-free and vegan options, which can be tricky to find in other restaurants.

  5. JH

    JanetteH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my current favourite place to eat in galway. Good service, good food a great range of drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic). Food portions are really big I always end up bringing some home.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional! Very fresh and flavoursome. Good selection of food on menu and wonderful range of cocktails. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Definitely worth a trip to this restaurant. Will definitely be returning.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Restaurant renovation is stunning. Staff were very nice. Excellent vegan options. The two main courses were delicious however none of the other dishes were very good. One dish was forgotten. All had finished eating by the time it came out. Staff were very apologetic. Would give it another try because of this.

  8. MM

    MargaretMcd

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great location. Good food. Lovely cocktails. Good service.

  9. WF

    WilliamF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The seafood is highly recommended, especially the monkfish.

  10. K

    Kmadden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Authentic experience. Plenty of dishes to choose from, if anything too much. Delicious food and superb staff. Cocktails are pleasant also.

  11. AR

    AlisonR

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was wonderful food and a wonderful atmosphere, it is all made to order and some of the most delicious Asian food I have ever had!

  12. SH

    SarahH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely staff, excellent food and the guys making the cocktails are fantastic! Best cocktails we have ever had!

  13. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1

    Very noisy kitchen fan, wouldnt book again. Loved the restaurant previously when it was Lime

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    Booked for dinner on a Saturday night and the place was busy. Noise levels were a bit too much for us (had to shout to hear each other and the staff) - music was loud, added to the chat buzz going around the restaurant. The place itself looks nice, they are new so they’re still adding to the interior. Food was okay, servings are big and they look fancier than your usual asian restos/takeaway (definitely more expensive too). Starters were GREAT, but we were a bit disappointed in 1 of the 2 mains we ordered. The sea bass didn’t seem fresh (had a bit of a smell), and for 24€ you’d expect it would be. The red braised pork belly was nice warm and we got it for takeaway due to the portion being big and it didn’t smell nice the morning after. All the staff were great, though, and very friendly and professional. Overall, I wouldn’t be rushing back here for the food or ambience.

  15. M

    Monique

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good choice of starters and main courses. Disappointing wine list, seems to be more energy put into cocktails. They looked really good but personally I like a glass of wine with my food. The wine we chose from a very small choice wasn’t available. Would recommend this restaurant for a night out with friends but not for a couple going out for a romantic meal

  16. FV

    FussyVegan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our 1st time visiting Renao. We hadn't been here since it was Lime (26 months previously) so we were excited but nervous, as I find it hard to find decent Vegan options. We needn't have worried. Whereas Lime has a lovely selection of Vegan food, Renao has a full Vegan menu. It also boasts a fully Vegan kitchen - something I've never heard of in restaurants that also serve meat. Definitely a 1st for Galway. We were spoilt for choice with the menu. It took us a good 20 minutes to decide on our meal & we changed our minds a few times before settling on the Spinach Dumpling, the Crispy Tofu Jiamo (Bao Bun), the Sizzling Vegan Duck & the Vegan Nasi Goreng. To say the food was stunning is an understatement. It was absolutely delicious & the portion sizes were huge. The service was amazing. The ambience is lovely & relaxing. Our meal (2 starters, 2 mains, 2 huge sides, 2 pints of beer, a dessert & a fancy mocktail) came to a very reasonable €89. Honestly, the food was devine & we really enjoyed it. This is our favourite Galway eatery & we are counting down the days until the weekend so we can go back to treat ourselves again.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were so nice and the food was very good

  18. NG

    NorGal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We were in the centre table and it was really loud . We had to lean towards each other to be heard. Seats/stools were a little hard ,lol . Staff were lovely and very friendly. The dizzling duck could have done with more vegetables & less oil around the veg it was served either. Wine was v g - €35 Italian Red..

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Overpriced in my opinion but really enjoyed it.

  20. CC

    CathleenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious food, friendly service - varied vegan menu

  21. CD

    CarlaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Had a lovely meal with friends. Has an extensive separate vegan menu. I had the vegan nasi goreng and a margarita, both of which were delicious. Staff were attentive and friendly. Unfortunately we were seated on outside patio chairs, even though we were inside, which were not very comfortable. Also there were a few large group bookings and given the very open plan the noise level was very high.

  22. CN

    CianN

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent, really nice restaraunt and a welcome addition to Galway. Food was great and staff were attentive and friendly.

  23. r

    rose

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, our first time there. Had small kids with us too and no problems. Food was so good, flavours! Wine was lovely and desert. Staff really attentive. Will definitely return. Beautiful interior too which I have to mention, really sets the mood.

  24. T

    Tastycravings

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The starter and main we delicious and beautifully presented! Service was quick! Can’t wait to go back.

  25. PO

    PaulOR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great variety of dishes and food itself was excellent.

  26. JM

    JoeM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great addition in Galway especially for vegans. Wide choice, helpful staff

  27. MD

    MD1234

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Would recommend it to anyone and go there again.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was good, although not the best I have ever had. The portions are quite big and the dishes very colourful, which I loved. There were only few glutenfree options, unfortunately. The table we were sitting at was quite uncomfortable as there wasn't enough room for the legs. The staff was very friendly and patient despite the bust time. Overall a nice experience.

  29. G

    Galwaygurl

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was amazing, portion sizes are big too which is great. Restaurant is lovely and clean. All servers were polite and friendly. Will be back for sure

  30. M

    Mayoboyo

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great decor and excellent varied menu. Very pleasant serving staff but a bit slow and too many tables left covered in dirty dishes. Huge portions of food. Real Asian flavours not ghastly over sweet so-called Chinese food.

  31. WM

    WiseMona

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I had high hopes after reading the menu but the food is just not cutting it. Overly sweetened sauces and the soup broth was lacking in flavour. They have just opened so need time to flesh things out but there were 4 staff members and only 4 tables and still we all waited for service to come take our orders Other table near us had arrived and ordered before we sat and they waited even longer for their food … Not really interested in a return visit to see if it improves as the food is too mainstream and not nearly as exciting in flavour profiles as the other Malaysian spot in Galway. Also and probably due to high rent … quite overpriced for what you get

  32. K

    Katt

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    I loved the vegan menu, lots to choose from. Our seating was outside with a view of the Spanish Arch and the Claddagh on a Spring day which was delightful. The service was not the best, we were waiting for our table to be cleaned for quite a while because of that we did not receive menu's to order. Cocktails were fab. I enjoyed my food and would love to call in again to try the selection of food. Unfortunately my friend will not return.

  33. EW

    EmmaW

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this restaurant. Can’t wait to go back again when I’m in Galway

  34. A

    Aoibh

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, nice staff. Amazing range for vegans.

  35. TO

    TheOneThatJustLikesFood

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We've been to Renao twice now after amazingfirst impression. The food is fantastic, there isn't one thing on the menu that we didn't like. Galway finally gained a proper chinese food place. We also loved the cocktails, they are definitely one of the best in the city. On top of that you can't go there without trying their bubble tea cocktails, even better than the bubble tea itself! Probably the only minus would be that last time we've waited quite long time to just pay for dinner. It was incredibly hard to get anyone's attention which resulted in almost 20 minutes wait to pay and leave. I would be happy if they would consider table rotation to make waiters job easier. However, it is mostly excused by the fact they just opened and I'm sure they still have to set some things in place. We will still come back for their amazing food and drinks, and recommend the place to friends!

  36. MC

    MichealC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was fantastic, there seemed to be an issue with the waiting staff getting drinks from the bar area, had to ask multiple times for our drinks and the waiting staff eventually explained that the order was processed but the bar was slow. But other than this it was a great night.

  37. SJ

    SarahJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was super, very attentive staff who helped us with choosing from the vegan menu (which has a great selection). The green beans, eggplant and dumplings were fantastic, so was the vegan sizzling duck. Highly recommend a visit for anyone craving some traditional Chinese food with a twist.

  38. VE

    VeganEra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never had nicer vegan food. It was really nice to hear everyone being offered vegan menu. Prices are high so would not go too often but flavours are amazing, perfect for a special treat. Restaurant looks very interesting and love how you can see the whole kitchen. Highly recommended by Vegan Era 💚

  39. H

    Henry

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Booked a table at 19:00, service priorities where focused on 'take-away' instead of your dinners, so around 22:00 we decided not to look for desert/coffee. The food was disappointing.

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Renao Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Renao Bar & Restaurant

Portmore Spanish Promenade Galway, Galway County H91 P58E

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Galway City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

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