Opium Restaurant

4.7
653 reviews
€30 and under
Pan-Asian
Opium is Dublin’s finest Pan Asian Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, night life destination and event space. Home to four equally different event spaces under one roof, Opium Venue incorporates a decadent lounge, Indoor Garden, Spacious main venue and a restaurant that elegantly marries influences from the East with a New York vibe throughout. Combining unrivaled Pan-Asian cuisine with an enticing array of cocktails and wines to choose from, Opium offers you the ultimate dining and late night experience. Having opened its doors in November 2013, Opium provides each of our guests with a high end, vibrant experience from beginning to end – Opium is fast becoming Dublin’s most loved dining & cocktail experience.

Please be advised customers are required to wear masks upon arrival until they are seated, when leaving their table for the purpose of using the bathroom facilities and again when vacating the premises.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 653 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault anything.. food UNREAL .. service EVEN BETTER.. Best experience

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GavinH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For the moment we walked through the door the staff were impeccably polite friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was perfect. The cocktails were amazing especially tge Tropical Tuk Tuk. I am not very adventurous when it comes to food but the "dynamite prawns" were amazing. Beautiful presentation. And my partner she equally loved her starter. Main course was perfectly cooked as requested. Will most definitely be back ASAP. Thank you very much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing atmosphere - pure pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service and food. And the cocktails are divine 🥰

Opium Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the visit and the kind words. We're very proud of our food and drinks and of course the friendly welcome that we aim to give everyone. We really appreciate the feedback and hope you return very soon for more of the same

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Lctre
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service and food was delicious!! Will be back :))

Opium Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

HI Lctre, Thanks for the visit and the 5-star rating! We really appreciate the positive feedback and are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We all hope that you will return for another visit in the not too distant future.

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ria48
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

greeted very pleasantly at the door, and we were impressed with the decor especially in the botanic garden! cocktails were okay (full moon sour and red dragon daiquiri) but i thought there could have been more fruit flavours in the daiquiri. the food was all amazing, absolutely no complaints there. one thing would be that our plates could have been cleared a bit quicker between courses, but the restaurant was busy and we understood that there may have been staffing issues at play due to covid. altogether, a wonderful meal in a fabulous setting! would definitely come again!

Opium Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Ria, Thanks for the visit and for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with us. We study and learn from all the comments that are posted and this will be the same. We hope you return for another visit very soon. Thanks again

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JulieM
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely night at opium, service and atmosphere was great. The only thing that was missing was that there was only 1 vegetarian option in their festive menu which didn’t leave us with much options.

Opium Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Julie, Thanks for the visit and the feedback. We will be reverting to our full menu in the very near future which has lots of vegetarian and vegan options throughout the menu. I'm delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and service and hope that you will be back soon

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CaoimheM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous experience had here!!
Was a fabulous date night, food was gorgeous, cocktails were fabulous and service was brilliant!
Will definitely be back and recommending to friends and family!

Opium Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Caoimhe, Thanks for visiting us and for the lovely review. We really appreciate the promise to recommend us to others too, positive word of mouth is so important to all restaurants. Thanks again and please do come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab food, great value for 3 courses

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 8 January 2022

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are always delighted to read that people find us good value for money and it's something we aim to offer on every occasion. We hope you return for another visit very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely would definitely would go again

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2022

Hi, Thanks for the visit and the 5-star rating! We really appreciate the positive feedback and are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere and aesthetic in restaurant. Food was also very good

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2022

HI Lola, Thanks for your visit and your feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and of course your food as well. We hope you come back again soon.

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EamonnO
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening and all great from ambience to food and service, shall return and recommended

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi, Thanks for the visit and the 5-star rating. We really appreciate the positive feedback and are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for the promise to recommend us, word of mouth is the best marketing we can aim for! We hope to see you back here in the near future. Happy New Year!

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JulietaR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Disappointing to say the least. We were sat right next to another couple, when there were a total of 8 people in the whole restaurant. The server was quite hovering and pushy. We hadn't even finished sitting down when she asked us what we wanted to eat and drink. I ordered the Blood Orange Margarita, which was incredibly spicy. I spent the next 30 minutes feeling my sinuses burn. We ended up ordering two starters and asked for our bill. It was truly a disappointing experience and we won't be back.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi Julieta, Thanks for sharing your comments with us, and we will discuss them with the team that was working on the day. I'm disappointed to read things like this and it is certainly not in keeping with other reviews or experiences so I would appreciate the chance to make things up to you and show you a much better time. If this is of interest to you please message me here or drop me a mail at johnmelia@opium.ie

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vipOpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it , as per usual. The only negative thing was the my favourite dish wasn’t on the menu anymore :( the suckling pork

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for the return visit and for sharing your comments with us. Our full menu will return with some new and exciting additions in early January so we hope to see you back soon!

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PattyW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Expensive and the portions served quite small particularly starters

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi Patty, Thanks for taking the time to share your comments, which we will of course discuss as a team. We always aim to deliver value for money and pride ourselves on competitive pricing and quality food and drinks but your comments will be included as part of our management review of menus and pricing. We appreciate you taking the time to share with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish our experience was lovely. We enjoyed the set menu options with the starters and complementary Prosecco. Desert was gorgeous. Drinks were amazing!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for visiting and for the great review. It seems like you enjoyed each part of the experience and we are always happy to read things like this. Happy new year and we hope to see you in 2022

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was very disappointing for price- seemed to be reheated Singapore noodles served very quickly . Very expensive for not even mediocre food

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for the visit and the feedback. All feedback is very useful as it points out what we do well and where we can improve. I'm sorry to read you were disappointed but I can 100% guarantee you that the food was not reheated. Our menu is designed to be cooked quickly and our team spends hours on food prep each day to ensure quick service but only of fresh food. I'd be happy to show you how things work in our kitchen if you ever were to return in the future. Please message me any time

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Eten was goed en snel, persoonlijk vond ik wel dat er veel te veel rijst erbij werd gedaan, maar de curry smaakte heerlijk en de cocktails waren ook erg lekker

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi! Bedankt voor uw bezoek aan ons en het delen van uw opmerkingen. Gelukkig nieuwjaar!

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the festive menu and it was excellent! The pork noodles made my day 😂 Congrats guys!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for the feedback. The festive menu has gone down very well this year and we are delighted you enjoyed it. Our full menu will return with some exciting new additions in the coming weeks so we hope you will come back to check it out!

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DermotM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and drinks. Would highly recommend.

Spring rolls were some of the best we ever had. Had mains of chicken cashew and red Curry.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 23 December 2021

Hi Dermot, Thanks for the visit and the lovely review. We really appreciate the feedback and hope you will return for another visit in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday and Christmas celebrations

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for choosing us for your double celebration! We love being a part of big days and nights for our guests and always want to make the experience memorable. We hope to see you in the near future for more special times.

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pault
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff
Food was delicious
Just amazing place to dine

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 18 December 2021

Hi Paul, Thanks for the great review. It looks like we ticked all the boxes! We hope you come back soon and we really appreciate the support. Happy Christmas!

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AnnaW
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and great atmosphere for Christmas dinner. A little too loud from the upstairs venue but overall a great experience.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 18 December 2021

HI Anna, Thanks for the visit and for the positive review. We really do appreciate both. We hope you come back for another visit soon but in the meantime we wish you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for next year.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, the nicest Thai we’ve had in a long time. Great value for money, couldn’t fault it and amazing cocktails

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 13 December 2021

HI LauraH Thanks so much for that great review. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and drinks, and especially that you found it great value for money, something we always aim for. We hope you return soon and greatly appreciate your custom.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am celiac and they were very accommodating to my dietary needs. They made everything gluten free and it wasn’t a big deal to them, would 100% recommend this place. Will definitely be coming again soon :)

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 18 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for visiting and for sharing your review. We really do appreciate it! I'm glad that the team took good care of you and we put a lot of thought into our menu design and planning to ensure we make things easy for guests with dietary requirements or allergies. We hope you come back soon but in the meantime we wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2022

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Keaneo
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely enjoyed our dining experience. Food was fab. Would recommend a visit to this restaurant.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 13 December 2021

Hi Keaneo, Thanks for the great review. We can't ask for better than 5-stars all round and it's a great start to the day to read something like this! Delighted you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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MarieS
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The €49 Christmas Menu is not great value. It all seemed rushed, starters were out 2 minutes after we ordered before we got to enjoy the Prosecco.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 13 December 2021

Hi MarieS, Thanks for your feedback which we will all review here among the management team. I'm delighted to see the high scores for the food and service within your review. We always want to offer value for money and felt when planning that 3-courses plus a drink for €49 was certainly a competitive offer, but we really do take note of all comments and feedback and yours will be noted for when we plan future group pricing.

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vipSenR
13 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, tasty food.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 11 December 2021

HI SenR, Thanks for the great rating and for choosing us for your night out. We appreciate your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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AineG
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, really quick service great value and lovely staff who gave me a brownie with a candle in it for my birthday. Will definitely be back!!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 11 December 2021

Hi Aine, Thanks for the lovely review and a belated Happy Birthday! Thanks for choosing us for your special occasion and we hope you come back for many more in the future.

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Foggy
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service during lunchtime with exceptional food. Would recommend

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 11 December 2021

Hi Foggy, Thanks for the great review and the recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Staff and food were great ! I would highly recommend it ! Thanks

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi, Thanks so much for the 5-star rating and the positive comments about the team and the food. We're all delighted to read comments like these so thank you for sharing

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Staff were very friendly and accommodating and food was gorgeous.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi, Thanks for the visit and the great review. We're always happy to read positive comments about the food and of course the service team too. We hope you come back soon

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CristinaH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food and service, only negative thing is the noise, the acoustics of the place is not great and you end up shouting to be able to be heard

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 December 2021

Hi Cristina, Thanks for coming to see us and for taking the time to share your comments too. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience and I will discuss your comments with the management team here. We certainly don't want the noise to be uncomfortably loud so we will learn from this review and monitor things going forward. I'm delighted you enjoyed the food and service.

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Pandora
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

I booked on Thursday to dine on Saturday so it was difficult to get a booking in a restaurant as it is now the Christmas season so I was delighted to get a table for two in Opium as I had eaten there before. However, we were seated in an area I wasn't familiar with 'The Botanical Garden' which seems to be an outdoor area in summer. When I booked online I wasn't given a choice of areas to book whereas other restaurants I have booked will give you an option if there are different areas to the restaurant. My friend and I were seated at the very back of the Botanical Garden' beside doors to outside. It was very draughty and other customers had their coats on. We had to ask to be moved but they had no seats so they said they would put the heater hanging from the ceiling on but it wouldn't work. We were eventually moved and the night improved!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 December 2021

Hi Pandora, Thanks for the visit and the feedback. From your scores, I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed the food. Of course, from the comments, I see a few ways that we can improve and we always aim to learn from any problems that our guests highlight. I'm glad that we resolved the issue in the end and hopefully, if you join us again in the near future you will see improvements in the booking procedure as well as the experience in the venue itself.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great food, friendly staff and a full bar to choose from!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 25 November 2021

Thanks for the 5-star rating Alan. We really appreciate the kind words. Thank you for choosing us. From your words, it was not your first visit and we really appreciate the repeat business. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was so happy to bring my friends here after we had a lovely experience last time. It did not disappoint, the food was so fresh and delicious. The staff are fabulous, going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy everything. Highly recommend a visit here. We will be back again 😊

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 23 November 2021

Hi, Thanks for the great review and especially for the repeat visit. We really do appreciate the loyalty and are delighted to read that your second experience was as good as the first. We look forward to you coming back many more times!

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Pablod
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I would suggest to add the option to have spicy the pad thai and include more options of bites. Thanks

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi Pablo, Thanks for your comments which I will discuss with our chef. We are always open to new ideas and this could be a new idea for the menu. We always aim to meet guest requirements so on a future visit please do feel free to mention to your server if you want extra spice (or less spice, or anything really!) modified on your dish. Thank you for the visit and we hope you come back soon

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Laura
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great food and service! Highly recommend! Definitely will be back again!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi Laura, Thanks for visiting, for sharing your comments with us, and for promising to return! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Date night out.
Food was ok it has been better. The steak wasn’t great and the sides were not nice.
But we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the Cocktails were Amazing our starters were lovely.
Casio the waiter was full of passion and really knew his cocktails which was so interesting we really enjoyed that very nice young man. Out door seating area is really nice.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi, Thanks for the visit and for sharing your feedback with us. I'm delighted to read the positive aspects (we agree that Cassio is a real asset to us!) but I assure you we will take the comments on board about the meal too. I will discuss with our chef and also with our suppliers. I hope that if you return you will notice an improvement to our usual high standards

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JoshM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great evening with my fiance in opium as we always have such amazing food and coctails and cant wait till our next visit

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi Josh, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted to read that you had such a good time and we can't wait to host you again soon too!

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FAQs

Opium Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Opium Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 526 7711.

Opium Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 653 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.