Taste at Rustic

4.5
311 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Japanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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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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
2 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
4 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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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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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & great service. Will definitely be back!

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a pre dinner drink in the Bonsai bar ,the service and cocktails were excellent here. Our meal in the restaurant was truly delicious, we really enjoyed the food. The eel nigiri was the best I have tasted in Dublin.Service was professional and very good overall however our waitress although efficient was extremely pushy and was upselling at every opportunity to the point of it being tiresome. We found ourselves needing to be assertive in order to choose what we wanted to eat .

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D
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Sorry but lacking atmosphere, slightly over priced , service slow .. not really the experience that we had been expecting

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best sushi I've ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of it. Each maki was a work of art. We sat at the counter and watched them being made, and the care and attention to detail was something to behold. Sushi is served without additional soy or wasabi (unless you ask for it) because each piece is already perfectly seasoned. Staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly one of the best food experiences I have shared with my wife. The sharing menu was delightful and something I would recommend to anyone

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MP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor and ambience in Taste. The sushi is simple but delicious. Loved the lamb dish and tempura also. Nice margaritas and a great wine selection. The staff were very friendly, attentive but not annoyingly so. Will be back for sure.

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E
London
25 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Not a great experience all round, the staff we encountered were very nice but the food is not good. Chicken tempura was just awful, the sushi was tasteless...and the mains just a piece of meat...oh I was offered an eggcup full of kimchee cabbage to go with mine (eye roll) with ONE alcoholic drink bill came to €130. A total joke. Would never dine here again. We both woke up the next morning with pounding headaches so i can only assume massive levels of salt in all the food and yet still no flavour. There are much much better Japanese restaurants in Dublin.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had been saving this restaurant for a special occasion and it did not disappoint - Service was impeccable, confident but thorough - and the food was so creative and perfectly executed - the tasting menu was recommended to us and I would have it again without question, choosing all the other alternative to what I had this time just so I can experience more. It is not cheap but what you are getting is not standard. I am very much looking forward to going back again.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This pick in Dublin was for a special birthday and gathering of friends, and we were not disappointed!
If you have a chance and don’t mind spending for quality... you won’t be disappointed. Trendy with out being pretentious. Beautiful 3 story venue... Dining upstairs is a must for all foodies. I really didn’t regret paying the tab at the end of this true dining experience!
I will be back again, even all the way from Portland, Oregon.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious and overall I would recommend. The presentation and flavours were 10/10. It's slightly pricey but as we were there for a special occasion it didn't matter.

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Austin
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't even know what to say other than I'd fly to Dublin, Ireland just to eat here again!!

The Rustic Stone Restaurant is the absolute
R E A L D E A L ! ! !

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great sushi, but the entrees were unimpressive. I've had better shabu-style hot pots for less than half the price.

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DO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Goood interesting food - drinks are expensive
Bar was quite noisy

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasting menu with wine pairing, this is an expensive option but it was outstanding.

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f
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

This menu is restrictive and extremely expensive. €5 for one piece of nigiri that is one bite? The Dexter beef was tough (at €38 for 5 small slices) and the peppered chocolate dessert was so highly peppered as to be cough inducing.

There are lots of good restaurants in Dublin offering good food for value for money. This is unfortunately not one of them. It started a few years ago as an interesting experiment. It has now moved into the realm of an unpleasantly ecletic dining experiene at a price that makes your eyes water.

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