Diep Le Shaker has enjoyed rave reviews and accolades over the years, with it's authentic Thai food in a stylish and trendy setting. Since it's opening it has been consistently good, and regularly features in the Best restaurants lists.
Situated in Pembroke Lane, just off Pembroke Street in the heart of Dublin's business district, Diep has attracted a loyal following over it's eight years. Popular as a business lunch venue, the evening ambience attracts Dublin's bright young things, drawn for the quality of the food certainly, but also for some of the best cocktails in Dubin.
Here's is a snippet from Paolo's last review;
"When they arrived, nicely presented, Gayle set to work on making the crispy duck pancakes with sliced shallots and plum sauce. 'I love to play with my food,' she told me while making up a continual supply of pancakes for both of us.
Between my prawns and these pancakes - you could probably have fed three people with what there was - I awaited the main courses with a seriously depleted appetite. Gayle had chosen the red beef curry, and I'd picked a mixed sea food stir-fry, since it gave me a chance to taste a variety of things.
We'd ordered some fried rice and noodles as well, and the table began to look like an embarrasse de richesse. I ate and enjoyed the prawns, monkfish and squid that were in my stir-fry, ate none of the vegetables and touched but a spoonful of rice. The moral here is to go easier than I did on the starters if you want to eat the main courses."
Diep le Sahker is consistently good, and if you have managed to pass the last decade and a half withoout discovering their eclectic menu with authentic flavours, now is the time to rectify that.