A Festival of Flavour Awaits You in Lemongrass Fusion Restaurant Naas – Restaurant Review
Situated in the heart of Naas Town, Lemongrass Fusion Restaurant is on Abbey Street, just off of Main Street and is well worth seeking out. It has been part of the Naas dining scene since 2002. Offering fantastic Fusion Pan-Asian cuisine, Lemongrass has placed itself high in the rankings of diners from Naas and the surrounding areas.
A warm welcome awaits from front of house supremo, Barry, who shares his time between fronting the restaurant in Naas as well as its sister restaurant in Citywest. Always smiling and eager to ensure you have a great dining experience, Barry has proven himself as essential as the food to the running of this lovely restaurant.
We have visited previously for the gorgeous Bento Box lunch offering which is always faultless. This in turn is what made us want to visit for dinner with a view to sharing our experience with you.
Seating is plentiful but there is one special little booth for two that is super romantic, we highly recommend booking this if you are heading out for a date night. On this occasion we took two window seats in the conservatory and basked in the remaining sunlight of the day.
With ample choice on the menu we probably could have been a bit more adventurous but the heart wants what the heart wants! ( or the stomach even!) The non-driver indulged in a carafe of Lorosco Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, €16.00.
Starting off with Aromatic Peking Duck Pancakes €10.90. Shredded Duck with that highly anticipated crispiness is accompanied by lengths of Cucumber and shavings of Spring Onion, the perfect bed mates for assembly on some lovely light pancakes along with a rich plum sauce. We shared this between two, the portion size is very generous but one hungry diner would definitely demolish the lot.
The first main course to the table was Traditional Nasi Goreng €19.90, an Indonesian rice dish with vegetables, chicken and prawns, served with a fried egg and a chicken sate skewer. This is a dish within a dish! With so many wonderful flavours and textures at play here our tastebuds were tingling.
Up next, Beef Garlic €19.90, tender strips of Stir fried Sirloin of Beef with a garlic, chilli and soy sauce served with Steamed Rice. This is the way you want a stir-fry to taste when you make it at home, in our case, it rarely does. The beef has been marinated to perfection, the intense flavour of the garlic, chilli and soy sauce has perculated its way through every fibre of the meat and vegetables. Steamed Basmati is of course the perfect side. A throughly enjoyable dish.
An added side of Sweet Potato Tempura Fries Served with Aioli €4.70 were well worth ordering. The tempura batter was feather light and added the most wonderful flavour and texture to the humble Sweet Potato Fries.
We ended off this lovely evening with an indulgent slice of Homemade Bailey’s Cheesecake, €. There is not much we can say about this regular on the dessert scene other than we ordered one slice and ended up wishing we had ordered two. A super tasty end to a great evening.
To enjoy some seriously delicious Pan-Asian Fusion food we highly recommend a visit to Lemongrass Fusion, Naas and indeed its aforementioned sister restaurant, Lemongrass Fusion Citywest.
Review By: Keith Mahon & Olivia Byrne
Lemongrass Fusion Naas,
T: 045 881004 / 045 881005