Dublin offers a dizzying variety of cuisines from around the world, but where do you start? 

In this blog, Audrey Nicole Kurniawan from Indonesia (studying at Griffith College Dubin) shares her top five food places in the Irish capital.  It’s pretty clear that this is a woman who loves her food!  

Arisu Restaurant

Arisu Restaurant, located in 120 Capel St in central Dublin, is a Korean restaurant that was established in 2010. This is one of the best Korean restaurants I’ve tried since I came here in Dublin. I’ve also asked a friend of mine who is Korean, and she said that she has tried a lot of Korean restaurants in Dublin, but she always ends up going back to Arisu. This restaurant has an all-you-can-eat choice and also an al a carte menu. If you’ve never tried any Korean food, I would definitely recommend this one to you!

Arisu Restaurant on Capel St – great Korean food including BBQ (photo: Arisu)

Mieko King Restaurant (previously known as Mr. Dinh)

This Chinese restaurant is located in 101-102 Capel St and has endless options, one of my favourites definitely being the dim sum. Dim sum is prepared small portions and is usually steamed. I’ve always loved dim sum and I know that this restaurant has one of the best dim sums in Dublin. It also has many other types of Chinese food. The restaurant is clean and tidy, the employees are welcoming and polite. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you love Chinese food as much as I do.

Some of the city’s best dim sum – without doubt. (photo: Mieko King)

Neon Asian Street Food

Located in 17 Camden St Lower, this Asian restaurant has a range of curries, noodles, and wok-fried dishes. I usually like to come here and order their wok-fried dishes. It’s always packed during lunch hours but it usually takes 20 minutes for your food to arrive to your table. They are reasonably priced and they also offer customers free ice cream as dessert! You need to check this out if you’re in Dublin.

Neon is hip, busy and gives you free ice cream for dessert! (photo: Neon)


This burger joint has outlets located all over Dublin. The Wowburger I always go to is the one in 8 Wicklow St, near Grafton St. This particular burger joint is located inside a bar, so why not eat a burger whilst having a few drinks with your friends? They also have veggie and vegan burgers for my vegetarian and vegan friends reading this blog! You can choose which burgers you want and customise it with your choice of toppings for free. And finally, they have a great student meal deal, which is always a plus!

All kinds of burgers, fries and other delights are available at Wowburger (photo: Wowburger)

Dun Laoghaire Sunday Market

Usually located in People’s Park but recently relocated temporarily to a spot just down the road, this Sunday food market is great if you want to discover different cuisines from across the globe. I usually like to come down here with a couple friends when it’s warm outside because this market is all outdoors. They have main courses, snacks, desserts, beverages, and much more. It’s a little further away from Dublin city centre but you can take the DART or the bus and it takes around 30-45 minutes. I think once in a while if you want to take your mind off of assignments and all the work you have to do, coming here is definitely enjoyable. The food is great, the view is amazing, and it’s one of the things to visit when coming to Dublin. It really is a must-see!  The food is reasonably priced and I think it’s worth a try, especially when it’s warm out.

The People’s Park Food market – so much to choose from, and you’re by the sea! (photo: DLCOCO)