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3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
18-19 Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
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Unique and flavour-filled regional Indian food served in a chic and comfortable dining room
  • Family Friendly
  • Open New Year
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Indian/Pakistani
  • Atmospheric
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)


Above The Eagle pub in Glasthule, this is an appealing restaurant, impressively decorated in dark teak, with traditional Balinese furnishings and generous, well-spaced tables - and there is an open air garden area at the back.

Rasam offers something different from other Indian restaurants, as the cuisine is lighter and more varied - the menu is laid out like a wine list, with the name of the dish and a brief (but clear) description, and the name of the region it comes from alongside the price. Two head chefs are from Bengali and Kerala regions, so the food reflects that as well as other regions.

You might begin with samosas which are delightfully served; main courses might include a relatively simple Kori Gassi, which is a long-established dish at Rasam - chicken is simmered in a spicy masala of brown onions and tomatoes, and other meats are well represented - Pork Sobotel, is an aromatic example. Shakahari Thali, is a memorable mixture of five lentils, cooked with spinach and other vegetables, tempered with spice.

Many special ingredients are used in the cooking here, including rare herbs and spices unique to the restaurant, all ground freshly each day. Everything is made on the premises - great accompaniments include delicious naan bread and chapatti, and there is an extensive range of side dishes.

Indian restaurants are not known for their desserts but, in addition to some western dishes like millefeuille of strawberries & almonds and baked alaska, this Dublin restaurants got an interesting 'Falooda' kulfi with saffron and pistachio, which is served on a bed of sandalwood syrup - and an otherwise classic crème brulée is 'easternised' with rose petal flavouring.

An extensive wine and drinks menu is thoughtfully selected for compatibility with Indian food, and solicitous staff ensure that everything is as it should be.

All round, for a great Indian dining experience, Rasam has earned its place right at the top of the league.

*Rasam was our Ethnic Restaurant of the Year, 2007.

Seats 75; D daily, 5.30-11pm (Sun 5.30-10.30pm); Early D €19.95, 5.30-7pm (except Sat), Set 4 course D €49.95, also à la carte. House wine from €19.95. Children welcome; reservations recommended. Closed 25-26 Dec, Good Fri. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 08-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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