Taste at Rustic

4.5
326 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Japanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Taste is an exciting restaurant in the heart of Dublin City. A food experience by Dylan McGrath to explore the idea of flavour, tastes and in the room cooking, while being influenced by Japan, Spain and South America.

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3-course Early Dinner with cocktail in Bonsai bar €45 per person

Served from set menu, cocktail served in Bonsai Bar downstairs

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Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 April 2019

Ends: 10 June 2019

Availability: Wed-Sat 17:00-18:30

What 326 People Are Saying
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London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Our second time at Taste. Last time we had a table placement and took the Sampling Menu. This time we only managed places at the counter. We took a la carte and it was very good indeed. Dishes prepared with care, beautifully presented and delicious. Definitely a must for us every time in Dublin

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CG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The entire experience was wonderful! We shared a number of dishes all of which were overflowing with flavours and fabulous textures, we’ll definitely be back!!

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KC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Dublin. There is a wonderfully varied menu with the freshest of ingredients. The service is excellent in every detail.
I enjoy and savor every delicious bite!

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RW
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Easy location with high level Food. Asien Fusion at it‘s best!

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

A truly wonderful experience .. we will be back ! 💕

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

Food was superb. Service good. Only issue was delay waiting on the sushi but it was worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Taste is one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had ! LOVED every plate , specially the OTORO nigiri ! Worth every dime !

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Gorgeous food and staff were very friendly , they acknowledged a delay between courses without us saying or indicating we weren’t happy and offered us a discount. Very good customer care.

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EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

The food is totally over priced and the quality does not match the price. We ordered two miso soups, a salad, some sushi and had one glass of wine & one sake. Our meal came to €150 which we felt was very expensive for the quality and quantity of food we received. We were in the restaurant for less than 1 hour as the food came out so fast. We left feeling hungry and unsatisfied. Definitely would not recommend this restaurant.

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J
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Marco and his Team are terrific...every time!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Only comment is that for a tasting menu the portions were a little too much. Would have preferred more dishes with smaller portions

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend keeps talking about our meal at Rustic because it had been ages since a meal pleased him that much, although his travelling job does make him eat out a lot. And I agree. Lovely setting, really delicious and original food, very helpful waiters. The tasting menu is just amazing. Just cannot wait to go back.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and experience overall. Was hoping for more of a sushi-based meal, would know better next time. Beef sushi was strange. The main thing was that the wait staff was too directive, tried to tell us what to order and how much. I'm sure she was trying to be helpful, but I have eaten out before. Also, the emphasis seemed to be too much on having a grill at the table, multiple changes of service, etc. I prefer more of a focus on the food, with the rest being understated.

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Waitress lovely and helpful. Atmosphere lovely. Drinks were very nice.

Food was very slow to come out. Starters came out every 10 mins or so. Over 30 mins by time all the starters came out.
The glazed pork for main had a nice flavour but very fatty and chewy.

Also v expensive for what it is. More expensive than Zuma in London which has beautiful Japanese food. Better sushi in the take away Kokoro in Merrion Sq ..... or else around Parnell Sq where the original Asian food houses are. It’s a shame.

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SS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Taste is a real treat for a very special occassion. It is quite expensive but when you have eaten there you can clearly see why. The Quality of ingredients used is clearly very high, the presetation of the food is exceptional and the service is excellent and very attentive. I would definitely recommend Taste at Rustic, but I would inform friends to expect to pay high prices for high quality food and service in a sultry, energetic setting.

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L
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect place for a birthday dinner, the only thing is that our waitress was busy and brought the plate and candle long after serving desserts...

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AG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi in Ireland we've ever tasted. What a treat and great experience!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wow what a fantastic meal! We went there on Saturday night, 6 of us, our booking was late 9.15 so

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AZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was very high standard if you really understand and feel. JAPANESE food. Also, with a personal influence of The Chef. Scallops were absolutely amazing, roasted garlic added to them. Additional notes that ate otherwise you would never be able to achieve.
Main courses are excuisite and made to perfection. Even non waguy beef was tender as jelly.
Cocktails are very nice as well. Reminded me of Cut by Wolfgang Puck in.Singapore or Hong Kong St no 50 there.

Expect to spend around 150-200 euro for decent courses for 2. More if you getting waguy.

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JY
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Buba provided really great service which left a deep impression on us. Though fish species in Ireland are not that many but Chef Konmatsu did a good job for making 12pieces of delicious sushi platter. Strongly recommend. Best place for authentic Japanese cuisine in Dublin.

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P
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Menu was a little small but the food we got was very good quality.

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L
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful meal on a busy Saturday night (Valentine's weekend), service was good and ambience nice. Personally I would have liked to see a bit more options on the menu. Other than that good meal :)

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TO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really loved this place! Gourmet style Asian food that became the highlight of our Dublin weekend, i.a. some of the best sushi we have ever eaten served by a very friendly sushi Chef from Tokyo. Impeccable service from both waiter and sommelier, perfect ambience and a very nicely designed interior.
Visiting Dublin? Put Taste at Rustic at the top of your Dinner list, we would :)

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delighted with our evening out at Rustic - can't wait to go back!
Thank you all at Rustic

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AR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a really enjoyable experience. Fantastic food and atmosphere. The staff we brilliant and the manager was extremely attentive. We were seated on the 'counter' seating which was actually very pleasant and wonderful to see the chefs in action. Not overly large selection of vegetarian dishes but the ones they do have were delicious. The desserts were the highlight! Will definitely be going again.

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Great food
Lovely atmosphere
Service was poor, we were unable to get the attention of staff throughout our night

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VF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Over-priced for the standard of the food. It was nice but nothing out of the ordinary, which is what you'd expect at these prices.

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

Good fun watching my friend struggle to eat her dinner with chopsticks. Great staff and food, a little pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was fab we had an early table so was very quiet. Place a little cold but it was a very cold evening.
Would definitely return

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OT
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. The air could be less smokey and fresher

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LK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

I have eaten here on two occasions once at the counter and once in a corner. The staff have been lovely, attentive and helpful with the menu. The main maitre d has a presence which I like, and a good sense of humor. However I find the seating tight.

I last dined at Taste on Thursday 17th January and unfortunately our order was not taken correctly, which was fine in the end as we had plenty of food, but at the same time, not great.

However, our bigger problem was your smoke alarm system went off above our heads! and kept going on and off until we could no longer listen to it, and left. The windows were also opened to dispel the smoke which made for a very loud and cold experience. Your staff apologized repeatedly, but I would have loved to have stayed on and enjoyed a coffee and desert and conversation.

I guess these things happen.

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FG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect, escept that we stay for 3 days in Dublin and came to the restaurant recommended to taste the sushi but the chef was on a training in Japan. So most of the menu was not available. For a restaurant like this, They should prevent this situation and delegate those menu option to the chef's team in his absence.

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b
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with delicious Japanese food, one of our favourites in the city!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The nigiri sushi is delicious although expensive, but otherwise the food does not come close to its marketing hype. Some of the cocktails are very odd tasting mixtures and the sticky pork main course we had was very fatty.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing meal at Taste. Service was fantastic and they really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience.

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

Really surprised by how good this place was, service was great even though they were really busy, food was on the pricey side but worth it for the experience, I got a whiskey sour which was grand, bit bland but still good. The food is really good, everything was well cooked, well presented and the service was excellent. I'd really recommend - definitely walk upstairs from the Rustic Stone, a million times better.

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MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and food..Service was great as well. We really enjoyed our evening at taste. Highly recommended

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OT
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Over priced when you realise that each item is charged by unit. Service was very slow even though not busy. Wine was continuously poured which is annoying. Main courses were very good. Starters disappointing. Was there 3 or 4 times before and was much better. Menu changed and now over priced

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KK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I enjoy diverse cuisine in particular Japanese. It was an excellent experience, delicious food. We sat at the food bar and had a birds eye view of everything being cooked. Loved it!

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CO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food! First time there for all 3 of us but will most definitely return.

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