Chai Yo

4.8
51 reviews
€30 and under
Japanese (Teppanyaki)
Chai Yo restaurant is split into two distinct areas: Teppanyaki and Dining Room experience

Teppanyaki
Not your typical restaurant experience, the teppanyaki table is hosted by an expert chef who puts on a show while serving up generous portions of great food. The teppanyaki tables are perfect for a date night or a large party and can seat up to 45 people.

Dining Room
Our beautiful dining room can accommodate large dining parties of up to 70 people. We have a separate menu for the dining room which include dishes from Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great craic. Will definitely be returning.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great experience. I really enjoyed the singing performance

KL
KrissieL
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed we couldn't get a table around the Chef but it was more than made up for with the entertainment in the dining area along with the fantastic food and service! Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, all the staff were so kind and the singing was so fun! Will definitely be back!

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AaronR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at this restaurant. We were a party of 5 with 3 teenagers who really enjoyed it too. The staff were amazing and we were entertained the whole night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience , staff were so lovely and excellent entertainment ! Great value too!! Food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious -the duck massaman curry best I have had. Service great with added extra of our table being serenaded by one of the team on his guitar
Social distancing in dining area adhered to
Overall we had a lovely time

CG
ConorG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not praise this restaurant enough! A fantastic dining experience with great food, enthusiastic staff and terrific atmosphere. Fully enjoyed the evening! What was an especially lovely touch was the fact the restaurant rang me to confirm whether I preferred to be seated downstairs or the live cooking area. Would recommend greatly.

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viprichardc
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not good, see trip advisor

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Nikamook
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Staff were very nice and friendly. A guitarist and singer arrived at tablet which was nice. A mix of families, people on dates and groups of friends /colleagues.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good fun very fresh nice food

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Rosy
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were so squashed together at the table that I had to sit back from the table and put my plate on my lap. I felt the whole experience was really rushed. They tried to take my diner plates away twice when I wasn't finished. They took our aprons off us before we ordered our deserts. Food was fresh and tasty but doesn't come with an sauce for the mains so it is just meat and fried rice. The singing was good and staff are friendly. Just a pity it felt so rushed and we were so tight for space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience1

Be aware that if you book online, they’ll put you downstairs in the pan-Asian restaurant and not at the teppanyaki tables (and you can’t order the teppanyaki downstairs). Food was very tasty but loads of MSG used so beware if you don’t react well to that.

Also be aware that there’s some fairly bizarre “entertainment” in the restaurant, with a man playing the guitar and singing, accompanied by a lady with a tambourine, who visit each table in turn and play to you. They’re actually reasonably talented but if you hate that sort of thing (which I very much do) then this place is not for you.

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Anonym
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Quantity but not really quality. Rather disappointing. Sorry.

Nice people. Nice service.

LT
LornaT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, great food & fantastic staff, we will def be back

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find! So much fun, I love all the interaction between the chef and us and also the music was brilliant! Already told all my friends about it and cannot wait to go again!

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KyleS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Writing a review for this restaurant should be unbelievably easy, due to it being simply fantastic, however: Not only was The food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect, talking, laughter, singing whilst still being able to talk to table members easily. The chiefs are skilled in both cooking and hosting, providing a show whilst cooking some of the best food iv’e eaten in a long time (since Benkay- Paris). You are provided with live music after your meal which is delightful. Finally, I would recommend this place to anyone, provided they don’t take themselves too serious nor want a silent fine dining experience, as you will be asked to catch eggs in your temporary acquired chiefs hat, may be placed into a larger group and their is a lot of chief interaction!

P.s thank you for a wonderful evening.

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vipWendyT
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant! The food was delicious and very high quality. They had some local musicians that made it so, so fun! We would highly recommend it.

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LizK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I had a terrible experience with Chai Yo last week. Please if you are booking PLEASE make sure to tell them that you want Teppanyaki specifically, otherwise they will place you in a very empty basement dining room where you will be served mediocre food and hear all of the fun happening upstairs that you THOUGHT you would be enjoying but only get the pleasure of listening to. I used to be a loyal Chai Yo fan for all of my business dinners but after a terribly embarrassing business dinner flop due to the circumstances above I will not be back.

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MonikeF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience in Chai yo was marvelous, everyone who works there is really kind.
It’s a great place to celebrate birthday and having dates, definitely I recommend this restaurant, it's super relaxed and fun place.

AM
AnnM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best night with my siblings, a party of 6, in the downstairs dining room.
The staff were so attentive and great fun. The food was delish (especially the salt and chilli squid starter)
Decor was lovely, and the value for money was unreal.
Woukd highly recommend.

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richardh
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a lovely meal for a birthday celebration, food was excellent and the price was very reasonable, and staff were very friendly, the lads singing and playing the guitar were brilliant and made the evening, will definitely be back again

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Milly
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. It was a group of 4 which we booked the same day to be seated downstairs. The food was delicious and there was an upbeat atmosphere. If you don’t enjoy live music and being serenaded I wouldn’t recommend but we loved it, made it an enjoyable experience

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Mikey
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love chai yo and have made it a regular visit every time we are in Dublin

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Mikey
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Down stairs is a bit dark and removed from the fun upstairs but fine. Service and food were 100% though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was very average and the service was not good.

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TerenceR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Grand spot for lively celebrations like hen parties. The staff were lovely. Just not what you want if your focus is a traditional dining experience.

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chrissyh
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and very fast service. The buzz was a amazing and the staff where very friendly. Good value for money. We Will definitely be back.

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Largo
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

If you are looking for a Hen or Stag party venue, you should come here.
If you are looking for an authentic restaurant to enjoy a dinning experience, categorically, do not go here.

When I came here, they wanted to sit us in the far corner so they could get a few more covers in.
Secondly, there was a very loud large group next to us. They did not warn me when I booked.
Thirdly, they deliberately kept the bottle of sake we ordered, away from the table to try and get us to buy more drinks. This was deliberate attempt and very underhanded.
Fourthly, I was not impressed with the mediocre quality of the food.
Finally, whilst we were eating, they came out with a guitar and started playing with the food. Needless to say that I was appalled at this.

I will never go to this restaurant ever again.

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CarrieW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous staff, food and atmosphere. Staff were amazing and food was delicious, hot and very tasty. The singing staff were a bonus - we loved it, great night!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for atmosphere and fresh tasty food.

JJ
JulzJam
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best night ever! So much fun! The food was gorgeous and plenty of it. The chef was so entertaining. The craic was mighty! Brilliant. A night to remember.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great location, great food & service. We were downstairs so a bit isolated but that didn’t affect our evening as it meant we could chat easily.

JC
JennaCM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend Chai Yo to a friend! Wonderfully friendly and attentive staff with excellent food and added entertainment, can’t go wrong. Will be back!

GD
GaryD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the atmosphere generated by the staff singing was fantastic. A great night was had by all. Will definitely be back for more! The Teppanyaki tables were not available on the night we visited but these looked like great craic and are well worth a look!

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James
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food was nice and we even got serenaded by a singer and guy on a guitar. Our waiter was fantastic with a good sense of humour.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal and good food. The restaurant was quite loud and crowded, but to be expected in December.

GB
GeoffB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the floor manager looked after us very well

DB
DonalB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

There are two different restaurants here and the same staff seem to operate both. Downstairs, normal table service, is easily booked and nothing special. The teppanyaki restaurant at ground level looks much better craic.

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SheridaC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, if a bit salty. Chef: EXCELLENT

Would great to have the aircon on.

FAQs

Chai Yo does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Chai Yo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 676 7652.

Chai Yo is rated 4.8 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.