Yelp Dublin’s Top 10 Lesser Known Hot Spots!

We caught up with our friends over at Yelp Dublin to get the low-down on some of the lesser-known spots in Dublin to grab food and drink.

As we’d expect, they’ve come up with some crackers! From coffee to cocktails, tacos to teriyaki, they have found something for everyone. All of their choices have been reviewed and recommended on Yelp by the fantastic community.

Here are Yelp Dublin‘s Top 10 Lesser Known Hot Spots. Come and discover the best food & drink venues that Dublin has to offer.

1) K Chido Taco Dublin

Delicious tacos, the best I’ve had in Dublin. K Chido is hidden gem between cable street and Smithfield – you can’t miss it, it’s the place covered in art! The kitchen is an old Citroen van which adds to the charm.” – Gar B

2) Market Canteen 


It has the most exceptional food that would challenge any of Dublin’s fine dining establishments but is tucked away down a small lane within Blackrock Village. The menu is fixed and you get to try the chefs choice of the most freshest produce from fish to beef complimented with a blast of sweetness at the end for desert. “My fellow diners and I were blown away by the variety on the plate, the flavours and the service.”

3) Teeling Whiskey Distillery 

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This is the only working distillery in Dublin so if you want hands on then go here. The staff are energetic and enthusiastic. The tour takes 30 min as you meander through the history process and tasting.  The smells are wonderful and the copper stills are simply art I  their own right.” Sean G


4) Hacienda Bar 

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SHHHHHHH……. Don’t let people know! This bar is a perfect version of what it is, a bizarre and random bar. It gets busy at the weekends, but really friendly crowd. Great spot for a few games of pool, few pints and a quiet chat on weekday nights!” – Brian H

5) J2 Grill & Sushi

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J2 does amazing, high quality sushi with a moderate price tag. Right by the quay, I think by now I tried almost everything on the card and have not found a flaw. The only thing I never eat is the Green Tea Cheesecake, and it’s because I am stuffed to the brim with delicious raw fish!” – Monia L

6) Fish Shop 

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If fish do have feelings, they’d be more than content to reach the end of the road and be served to happy diners here. Just-cooked hake, great no-regrets-after batter and pale-golden chips; washed down with a Metalman tinnie.  Two big thumbs up.” Brendan S


7) Cafe Azteca 

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Passionate, flavoursome and authentic! This is probably as close to a good honest homemade Mexican meal as you’ll find when eating out in Dublin. If you peak at the counter and kitchen you’ll notice that everything is prepared from scratch and that’s basically their key strength, that they respect the food and the ingredients and prepare them with care.” Catarina L

8) Suso 

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This place takes me back to the cobble streets of Toscana Italy on the warmest summers day, caught sitting in the shade of its many towering architecture with a gelato in hand – the sheer delight. From the many creative flavours available, the ‘dark chocolate’ gelato is my favorite. The texture light and its flavour layered with unassuming bold chocolatey goodness.” Cassandra P

9) 147 Deli 

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The combination of orgasmic toasted sandwiches, oh-so-smooth coffee, friendly staff and student-friendly prices is enough to send me speed walking right back over there again just thinking about it.. I challenge someone to go there and not experience their taste buds dancing for joy.” Geraldine C

10) Peruki & Periwig 

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Holy smoly… What an absolutely amazing wonderland! Very discreet cocktail lounge on Dawson Street, heck, if you weren’t looking for it you’d not even know it was there! The cocktail menu is out of this world; it’s currently themed on around the world in 80 cocktails, so there is a cocktail from 80 that is reminisce of a country.” Sharon S


There you have it Dublin. The top places that you need to check out as recommended and reviewed by Dublin’s top Yelpers.

Have you been to any of these hot spots? Are there any places that you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!