We are Back!

Our Takeaway Collection and Delivery services are available now!

Opening Hours:

Asian Tea House Restaurant

5pm till 10.30pm (Last order for Delivery by 10pm) (CLOSED every TUESDAYS)

Buddha Bar

TEMPORARY CLOSED until further notice

 

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, we will take appropriate measures with strict hygiene procedures during our operations.

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About Us

It was back in 2008 that the proprietors opened Asian Tea House in Galway bringing in food menus focusing more on the authenticity and staying true to traditions. We believed that respecting traditions expand our lives and generations. The concept was to create a place of pastime and gathering with unique interiors for guests to admire the arts while enjoying the meals and appreciate the aesthetic taste of life.

Then in year 2012, Buddha Bar Galway was created with a trendier concept. Step into Buddha Bar Galway and expect to be wowed by the stunning and exquisite interiors in a buzzing environment. It is one of the hippest venues in Galway with remarkable cocktails which make an unforgettable experience for you. Here, you could enjoy meals with an extensive menu of mesmerizing cocktails or even chat with our mixology mavens over the bar counter. We pride ourselves on constantly adapting and developing our unique and experimental cocktails selection along with a great selection of beers and spirits.

At Asian Tea House Restaurant and Buddha Bar Galway, we focus on fresh and healthy foods. Indulge in delicious flavours of Asia from innovative menus in both premises inspired by the cuisines of China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam; to name a few. Our aim is to offer an authentic menus with a zest of the west. The carefully balanced dishes will delight your taste buds. As the first Asian property in Ireland to promote non-use of artificial flavorings or food preservatives, we strive for continuous improvements to create a healthy and delectable dishes.

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Favourite place on the weekend for dinner. Amazing soundtrack, original cocktails and tasty food. Staff are great!

Ali O'Neill

1 of the best restaurants in galway. Master of their trade . Cocktails are second to none

Noel Monaghan

Amazing place, amazing cocktails and the most wonderful and friendly staff!! Highly recommend for cocktails and food!

Daire Curley

Very generous portions. Staff are so nice. Will be back

Eilis McEvoy

Amazing place to eat. Food was so so good from starters to mains and dessert. Samples some fine Japanese beer too and some gin cocktails. Well priced and brilliant staff help to make it an all round brilliant place to dine if in the Galway area.

David Feeney

As always..food amazing. Portions Generous..fresh delicious .services always friendly helpful and smiling. Love this place would rate it
Top Restaurant in Galway

Brenda Walsh

Great food,fantastic service and brilliant staff.

Juliet Cresham

Delicious food, great service, amazing cocktails. If you enjoy authentic Asian food in a great setting, definitely pop in.

Sylvia Quinn

A beautiful place food was delicious and the staff were very friendly

Audrey Horan

Great food / excellent take away service / very professional staff / Best Asian food in Galway

Jozef Nepsinsky

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Do I need reservation to dine in Asian Tea House Restaurant and Buddha Bar?

We welcome walk-in guests but we would recommend to make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment especially during weekends, public holidays and festive seasons. Contact us on +353 (91) 563749 / 563767 or buddhabargalway@gmail.com to make reservation.

Do I need reservation for drinks only in Buddha Bar Galway?

Reservation(s) is/are only taken for dine-in at the Buddha Bar Galway. But, you are more than welcome to walk-in and enjoy our cocktails and drinks where our friendly staff will try their best to accommodate you.

Can I request a certain table for my booking?

You can request a table when you are booking a table. But, sometimes it might not be possible to fulfil the request on the day.

Can we dine in Buddha Bar Galway?

Yes. Both bar and restaurant full menus are readily available in Buddha Bar.

Where is Asian Tea House Restaurant located?

The address is 15 Mary Street, Galway.

Where is the Buddha Bar Galway located?

The address is 14 Mary Street, Galway.

Does the Buddha Bar Galway offer Cocktail Making / Cocktail Demos?

Yes. The cocktail making experience will include our Signature Cocktails, Experimental Cocktails or we can simply tailor the package for you. Get in touch with us on +353 (91) 563749 / 563767 or buddhabargalway@gmail.com for more details. Or simply pop into our bar and meet up with our team for any details or arrangement.

Do you serve non-alcoholic drinks / mocktails?

Yes. We served non-alcoholic beers, mocktails along with soft drinks and fruit juices. Feel free to ask our staff for their recommendations and the availability.

Is there dress code?

Smart casual, no tracksuits, no training gear. Our Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

Are pets welcomed?

Blind dogs and assistance dogs are welcome only.

Are special dietary menus available?

We accommodate guests with food allergies and special dietary needs. Our menus indicate dishes which can be made into Vegetarian (V1), Vegan (VEGAN) and/or Gluten-free (GF) version(s) and is/are available upon request only. Please inform our team of any food allergies upon ordering. All our dishes are freshly prepared and made in the same area and may come into contact with traces of food allergens despite our good faith efforts in preparing and serving our dishes to exclude specific food allergen(s).

What type of cuisines can I expect?

Our wide selection of menus allows all to choose from many cuisines of Asian countries; China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam with a twist from our kitchen team.

 

To give you an insight of our dishes, please find below some of our availability.

 

Variety of Curries:

Kari Ayam (Chicken Curry), Kari Lembu (Beef Curry), Roti Canai (wheat layered Roti pancakes / flatbread served with creamy coconut curry), Kaeng Massaman Gai (Thai Chicken Curry), Jawa Ren-Dang (Indonesian Spicy and Rich Dry Curry), Thai Green or Red Curry (Green Curry cooked from green chillies whereas Red Curry cooked from dried red chillies; both contain coconut milk, herbs and spices) and Panang Nua (Thai Curry).

 

Variety of Noodle Dishes / Noodle Bowls / Chow Mein (literally means “Stir Fried Noodles”):

From Japan:

Udon Noodle (thick wheat noodle) and Ramen (thin wheat noodle). Both types are available in many noodle dishes and in different cooking methods.

From Malaysia:

Penang Char Koay Teow (Stir fried flat rice noodle with seafood in homemade spicy shrimp paste)

From Singapore:

Singapore Noodle (stir fried fine wheat noodles with mixed seafood) and Singapore Har Min (literally means Prawn Noodles).

From Thailand:

Pad – Thai (Or Phad Thai / Pad Thai is a popular Thai stir fry rice noodles with prawns and homemade Pad-Thai paste), Pad See Ew (simply “Stir fried Soy/Soya sauce noodle in homemade chili basil paste),  

Can you tell me more about your dishes with No Added Preservatives?

As a defense of the dishes subtle flavors, we do not add any artificial food enhancers such as Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in all of our dishes. Even the seasoning and sauces we used are sparingly to bring out the ingredients’ natural flavors of our fresh food. Our dishes sometimes could be described as “light on flavor” in the kindest terms. But for some who prefers dishes with stronger flavor, please do not hesitate to let our team know.  

Tell us about your produce and ingredients.

We believe that the secret is not only in the sauce but in the produce itself

  • Galway is known for having an abundant supply of fresh fish and seafood, thus, our seafood is delivered daily
  • Our beef is 100% Irish prime rib eye steak
  • We use 100% Irish pork fillet, unless otherwise stated
  • Our ducks are Silver Hill ducks and roasted in house daily
  • Our tofu is made in house using unsweetened genetically modified (GM)-free soya milk
  • All our curries and sauces are freshly made using herbs and spices. It is normal to find some residue of spices such as cardamoms, cinnamon sticks or star aniseed in the curries.
What is your culinary concept?

Our chefs’ team came from all over Asia with extensive experience and we focus on fresh and healthy foods. For example, whole fish are cooked on the bone to preserve its natural flavors, the flavoursome sauce of our succulent barbecued ribs is cooked from the meat jus from the roast.

Are gift vouchers available?

Yes. Gift vouchers can be purchased directly from Asian Tea House Restaurant.

Our gift vouchers can be used in Asian Tea House Restaurant, the Buddha Bar Galway and Take-away. So it is a meaningful yet practical gift for your family and friends and even as a gift for company staff dinner!

Upcoming event “Galway 2020”

Galway will be European Capital of Culture in 2020. One of the biggest cultural events in the world! We are so proud to be one of the many restaurants, bars and local businesses to be a part of Galway 2020 event that presents a lifetime opportunity for all especially the local community.

Is it possible to book for an upcoming event? (Birthday Party, Company’s Event, Engagement Party, Gathering Party, Hen’s Party, Stag’s Party, Staff Party)?

Yes. Both Asian Tea House Restaurant and Buddha Bar cater for any events and gatherings. However, we can only accommodate certain number of people to ensure comfortable and memorable experience for everyone.

Do you have Set Menu for Group Booking?

There are varieties of Set Menus available and we can cater to meet your budgets. Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail on buddhabargalway@gmail.com and our team shall send you the Set Menus accordingly.

Asian Tea House Opening Hours

RE-OPEN from 7 MAY THURSDAY

For Take away Collection and Delivery Services ONLY

Mon: 5pm-10:30
Tues: CLOSED
Wed: 5pm-10:30
Thurs: 5pm-10:30
Fri: 5pm-10:30
Sat: 5pm-10:30
Sun: 5pm-10:30

(Last order for Delivery service by 10pm)

Buddha Bar Opening Hours

TEMPORARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Mon: 5pm-11:30
Tues: CLOSED
Wed: 5pm-11:30
Thurs: 5pm-11:30
Fri: 5pm-12:30
Sat: 5pm-12:30
Sun: 5pm-11:30

Contact details
Tel. 091 563749 / 091 563767
14 & 15 Mary Street, Galway
E-mail. buddhabargalway@gmail.com

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