Token

4.5
129 reviews
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€30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual

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***Important*** We are no longer taking reservations through OpenTable! Please go to our website - www.tokendublin.ie to book a table!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Wednesday: 1600-2300
Thursday-Saturday: 1200-0000
Sunday: 1200-2300
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Phone number
(01) 532 2699
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Lil' Shane
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Cross street
Hendrick Street
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Parking Details
There's some parking available nearby in the public lot, as well as the street.
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Public Transit
We're a few minutes walk from the Smithfield LUAS station and Dublin Bus stop #7453 (Arran Quay), just one street west from Smithfield Square and one block up from the LUAS tracks.
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Entertainment
For a list of all our arcade and pinball machines, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/token-dublin/games-at-token-dublin/
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Special Events & Promotions
For a list of all our upcoming community events, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TokenDublin/events/
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent nostalgic fun. To quote my 10 year old self "I'm going to have all my birthdays here".

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S
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little mix up when we first arrived was sorted quickly enough. Service was attentive and the barman crafted us some amazing cocktails. Then we spent hours playing games. Will be back and would recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great vegetarian hamburger, great venue! It would be great if we could book the tables upstairs as well.

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E
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place, really, really good food. Friendly staff and STREEEEEEET FIIIIIGHHTEEEEEER II

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Token was way too busy on a Friday night for us to have a good experience. We felt rushed at dinner as they only give you the table for 1.5 hours but service is very slow and we waited a really long time even for our drinks to arrive. We also had to queue for all the games and there was not enough locker space to leave our jackets, so overall it was pretty uncomfortable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very tasty and good value. Unfortunately when it got to our table it was quite cold. We were downstairs. There was an overpowering smell of detergent which doesn't lend itself to a pleasant dining experience.
Overall the evening was only fair and we probably won't be returning.

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N
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Lunch menu is smaller than dinner menu and not what people were expecting after looking at the website before. Vegan hotdog was small without much about it, way overpriced for what you got. The herb fries and ketchup were yummy though. Others enjoyed the chicken tenders, vegetarian and non vegetarian burgers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drink was so good and the games are always great

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really solid venue, Great arcade games fill with nostalgia, a selection of beer and cocktails beyond belief (they'll even make some that aren't on the menu) and food that is really well thought out and absolutely delicious. I'm a regular and will continue to be

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FP
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

I was disappointed with my token experience with no saving grace in my experience. I found the service to be rude and uninterested in taking orders for my table. We were left for 40min sitting waiting to order with not even an attempt to get us a drinks order while we waited. When we then got our food, my order was late as the server forgot to ring it in. When we then tried to pay, a server told us to work it out ourselves and left us standing in the middle of the place - we stood to pay as again, there was no assistance from a server to settle the bill. So rude! It was so hard to even catch a servers eye. Everyone was too busy being cool. I won't be returning.

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought my brother down from drogheda for his 21st birthday. He hasn't wanted a fuss or a party and I heard of token and thought he might like it. Food was top notch, staff were really friendly. Place itself is like nothing else I've seen in Ireland. Brilliant concept and very well executed. Games Are reasonably priced. It was really busy as it was a Saturday bit still not off putting. Couldn't fault it. Can't wait to go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

When we arrived it appeared they were not aware of our booking and told a one of my guests that we only had the table for an hour and half, this had not been said to me in my initial booking on Opentable nor when I contacted them later that day to confirm my booking. The Manager later in the evening came to me and accused me of adding people to our table and said that this was unacceptable, my booking was for 10 we actually had only 9, he was quite aggressive and theis was commented on by a number of my guests. I told him to go off and sort it out and to check his booking details. Later he came back to apologise and say that he was out of order. Whilst I appreciate his honesty it took the shine of an otherwise great get together.

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RK
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fun nostalgia inducing experience! 80's/90's childhood revisited! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Something different and worth experiencing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I'm frequent at Token - the food and whole place is incredible. However, going with a group of 5 people on a Thursday night, I was disappointed at the poor service. After our food came, we were waiting for ages whenever we ordered drinks, and it even took 10 minutes after asking two members of staff for the bill. We were also overcharged for a drink that we were told wasn't available.
While I would still recommend Token, I was really, really disappointed at the meal taking 2 full hours, even though we only had a main meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent night. Great food and great vegan options. Would be even better if you have vegan ice-cream with the vegan brownie

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L
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fun restaurant with lovely food! We had 8 people so the allocated 1.5 hours for the table is too short. Luckily they were able to find a different table for the following group but we did feel a bit rushed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere was great. Was impressed especially by the service and staff. Food was tasty and well priced. Games were great fun and one of the reasons we booked a table. Would recommend, especially if looking for something a bit different from the norm.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great energetic atmosphere, if a little loud when trying to chat over dinner. Food is very good indeed and the price point is spot on. On a previous visit the service was much more efficient, but the place was packed on my last visit so perhaps the long wait was inevitable.

Staff are friendly and helpful. Menu is great with a good selection of vegetarian and some vegan dishes. Unfortunately the kitchen was closed so we couldn't order churros for desert nor could we have coffee as the machine had been turned off. This was only at 10.30 pm.

Despite this, I would highly recommend token, especially for gaming fans.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I have been to TOKEN before but never for food. 3 of the members of our group had upset stomachs after the food.

It is difficult to order a drink if people are permitted to stand at the bar beside the staff service areas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much for making my husband's 30 birthday so special xx

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to token with a group of friends from work. There was a great food selection and even the picky eaters found something to eat. The dessert was FANTASTIC, gotta love the churros.
The games were the highlight of the night, there was something for everyone and we all had a great time drink driving at mario kart :)
The crowd control is an awesome feature as well, it stops the small area from becoming impossible to move in and stops a huge wait time to play the games.
Would 100% recommend to a friend and will be definitely going back on date night

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot , the food was delicious and the pinball machines are a great idea . Will be defo back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Token is amazing, thr food and service is always phenominal. A regular go to spot for date night and meet ups with friends. Highly recommend it.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The staff kindly accommodated my last minute request to move my reservation to a later time as my friends were running late. The food were delicious, somewhat in big portions and at reasonable price. We totally enjoyed the arcades. We will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

While it's very busy, the food is lovely, the drink is a bit over priced but considering you'll most likely only spend about 2 hours there it's ok,waiter wasn't overly friendly and instead of asking who's birthday it was, he just assumed it was the two guys with beards (they were told it was twins bday) it was not them, it was the two girls who looked exactly alike sitting across from them, gave us a good laugh but considering he was kinda meh service wise it did grate my nerves. Rest of staff lovely, place very clean and its got a buzzy atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent staff, host on arrival very attentative, food was good, nothing out of this world but was v enjoyable and quirky “vegan calamari”. The calamari was the highlight of the meal. Great for group bookings. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options.

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N
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great arcade games parlor. Would come back again. Good veggie burgers.

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GM
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere with friendly staff. Food was good value. Good mix of games to keep you entertained for hours. Highly recommended.

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L
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Honestly, what an amazing place, had so much fun. My only issue would be that the waiting staff are super impatient, and we know we have an hour and a half there, don't need to be reminded every 10 minutes with a bit of an attitude. Put a bit of a dampener on an otherwise spectacular evening. Love that you have vegan options and the retro vibe!

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JT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic! My new favourite place to eat and play videogame!

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

The service was honestly lovely and a great place for a Birthday, however just the bottom lounge area needs some form ventilation or air conditioner which would really freshen up everything and make it cozier.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for a work party, everyone loved it and staff were very helpful!

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HW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good for a meetup with friends and for groups. The food comes in small but tasty potions, don't go hungry if with a group but good value.

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JO
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Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I were in Dublin for a concert and I happened to Google barcade in Dublin to see Token had opened this year. I was able to easily book a table for a few hours later for 6 and when I arrived we were seated quickly and told we had the table for 90 minutes, which thanks to the staff was more than enough time as they saw us quickly, with both food and drinks arriving not long after - both were also delicious.

We were able hop on and off the table to play games, everyone was super friendly and helpful. After we settled the bill we hung out for over an hour playing the aracdes upstairs and pinball downstairs. The token system was also great value, we always had plenty to spread out between us.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I love the entire concept! Fantastic time travel into childhood and that’s why I’ll most definitely will continue going there. Had a great time with friends the Saturday. Obviously it'll be busy since it’s a hotspot for retro game lovers. So be prepared to queue for most of the time or just browse around :)

I was a bit disappointed when I saw the menu doesn’t have the same food like I’ve seen on the pics posted. Doesn’t mean food was not good but I was too much looking forward to having the food I’ve been seeing on the pics posted (massive burgers, fish and chip donuts, vegan chicken fillet etc), however, it was not served as the evening menu.

So maybe next time.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super experience, food, service and fun. Decent prices and a really different vibe

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really super cheap and cheerful spot with really impressive food. Tonnes of fun too !

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such a unique & interesting dining experience. From the front door you can see that everyone (including the staff) are having fun & in a good humour which makes everything much nicer. It is quite loud but that is to be expected with the games all around you. The food & beer choice is fantastic and does not disappoint. Great vegetarian & vegan options too! Will 100% be back, maybe mid-week for more chance to get around to all the games :)

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KR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and a great atmosphere for anybody who has nostalgia for old video games and the arcade. Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a team building night out and had a blast. Plenty of competition playing the old arcade and pinball games. The food was very tasty although the portions small - you should get a side order! The beer list was decent with a rotating speciality tap that was pretty good.

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