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Lack of Lebanese/Ethiopian restaurants?

  • 26-08-2019 10:24am
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    Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ mr.donkey


    Any ideas why Galway has so many Italian/ Spanish/Chinese restaurants but a lack of international options?!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭ pg633


    Italian/Spanish/Chinese are international...
    I guess it is down to who have moved here over the years to bring it with them and / or to have travelled there and be familiar with the cuisine.

    There aren't many Lebanese or Ethopians about.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    I know it's not Lebanese but High Cafe offers Moroccan dishes


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    The place on Munster ave aswell,old four star building..if ya don't mind the spin there is a great one in athlone (Lebanese) .


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    Lebanese restaurants are one of the very few things I miss about living in Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,665 ✭✭✭✭ Mars Bar


    Labenese food would be amazing. Manakeesh...
    Yep, gonna have to get me some this weekend!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,741 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    I thought it'd be obvious- with a smaller market restaurant owners go with 'safe' options.

    Lebanese restaurant could do well but it could be a big risk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 785 ✭✭✭ Paddico


    I know there was a Jamaican restaurant on Abbeygate Street which I was quite surprised at given there wouldn't be a Jamaican community of any sorts in Galway.

    Love Ethiopian food but I dont think there is even one in Dublin given its population size.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,883 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Paddico wrote: »
    I know there was a Jamaican restaurant on Abbeygate Street which I was quite surprised at given there wouldn't be a Jamaican community of any sorts in Galway.

    Really? I know one person with a Jamaican parent. I'd expect there are a good few more.


    But the restaurant is long gone.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Yeah, they had a lot of jerky chicken and quite a lot of west Africa food like jollof rice.
    I now have to make my own jollof rice, not as nice :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 439 ✭✭ Salthillprom


    Isn't there a Lebanese on Abbeygate St... Or am I dreaming?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,423 ✭✭✭ worded


    ronnie3585 wrote: »
    Lebanese restaurants are one of the very few things I miss about living in Dublin.

    I wonder are there many Irish restaurants in Lebanon

    I know I was fond of Lebanese as a teenager


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,883 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Isn't there a Lebanese on Abbeygate St... Or am I dreaming?

    Sicilian.


  • Registered Users Posts: 457 ✭✭ Smegging hell


    Yeah, I've thought for a while that the lack of Lebanese and Ethiopian food is a big omission for Galway, and I loved Jamaica Joe's. The guy behind it suggested a while ago that he was planning to reopen in a different location, but no sign of that since. It joins the Home Plate as one of the closed restaurants in Galway that are sadly missed. U Liotru, the aforementioned Sicilian place on Abbeygate Street, is good, I like the arancini.


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