Opium

4.5
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256 reviews
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€30 and under
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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.
What 256 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Booked a table for 9pm and had to wait for the other diners to pay and leave. Service and food was really good, mains are really big portions.

Opium
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your feedback and have noted your comments. We hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back again soon!

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MA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very enjoyable food and great service. Only negative is that the music is way too loud.

Opium
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Margaret, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, we really appreciate it. We have noted your comments and will be taking these into account. We hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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A
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and staff was friendly. Went on a week day so it was quiet.

Opium
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for your review Anna!😀

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DD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, with delectable dishes. Hope a natural fresh newly- squeezed fruit juices will be served instead of a bottled one.

Opium
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review Donald. We'll be noting your feedback regarding the juices as we review our offering. Hope to see you again soon!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Opium for a family celebration. The food was delicious and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really nice had a lovely evening and friendly staff

Opium
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much, we're glad you had a good evening!

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JM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and amazing food. Staff were fantastic as always.

Opium
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you for the great review James!

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AO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always. Staff very efficient and very helpful.

Opium
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you Annette, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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RR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere and brilliant staff. Cocktail menu sounds great but not best quality. Tasted a bit watered down

HB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time dining here, the food did not dissapoint and we will definitely be back. Would highly recommend their beef pho👌

Opium
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you for the great review Hannah, we look forward to welcoming you back soon@

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OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this space! Food is excellent and space is comfortable! Checkout the garden area in the back for drinks! Super cool!

JH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Thai food, friendly service & a great location.
It was a busy night, so quite loud at times - but that's to be expected.
We'll be back.

HM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and big portions, well worth the money

EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The foodbwas very very tasty and the service was fast and kind. The atmosphere is lovely and i would go again and again.

Opium
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thanks very much for your review!

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely time for my boyfriend's birthday, staff were very friendly and the food was delicious

Opium
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thanks Kier, we're glad you had a good time!

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S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Service is always great and the food is amazing. The waiter was great, he was very friendly and helpful.

Opium
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thanks Samuel!😀

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a
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Food and atmosphere relaxed and very enjoyable. Staff in the resteraunt, botanical garden and club were so accomadating, i could not say enough good things about all the staff at Opium. Doormen, bar staff, all restraunt staff were brilliant!!!!

Opium
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback!

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MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I came here on a Monday evening so it wasn’t that busy, we were sitting just as you walk in so it was quite cold as the door kept opening.
The food was amazing really lovely and big portions the atmosphere was chilled with nice decor and red lighting very cool
Overall really enjoyed our time here the seats really accommodated our group meal and we’ll be back

Opium
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thanks for your review Megan!

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F
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food friendly staff. Was not busy due to all Ireland final. We were able to stay at our table for several hours and there is full bar service. We had the tasting menu. Very good but you need to point out if there are vegetarians in the group and some of the dishes were a bit too strong for everones liking.

Opium
Responded on 16 September 2019

Thanks for your review Fiona!

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L
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience at the Opium, good Margarita's, Pad Thai was lovely (one of the best because of the great sauce!) although the prawns were a bit overcooked-it didn't ruin the flavour. We really enjoyed ourselves and Will definitely comeback. Great for groups and hangouts!

Opium
Responded on 16 September 2019

Thanks very much Lili. We're delighted you had a good time!

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IQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were out for the wife’s birthday the service was great and the food was excellent. It was our first time there but we certainly will be back..

Opium
Responded on 16 September 2019

Thanks very much Ian!😀

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KC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was good and the food was tasty. Nice casual atmosphere- great for a friends catch up.

Opium
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thanks very much for your review Karen!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing dinner and service from the staff!
Music from club above was very loud and found it hard to hear the conversations over it. Other than that a great place.

Opium
Responded on 16 September 2019

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate your feedback.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere really unique, great location and decoration, the food as well as the service were amazing, and all of this for a really affordable price, would go again and definitely recommend!

Opium
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thanks for your review Melissa. Hope to see you again soon!

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CK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely night. Great food and drink. The spanish waitress was so nice and friendly and good customer service

Opium
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thanks for your review Caroline. We're delighted you had such a good night!

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The service was terrible. We asked for the bill multiple times and the waitress kept doing everything else except bring the bill. Then when we were trying to pay the card reader wouldn’t work and she went to get another one then never came back then we saw her cleaning a table! It took nearly 30-40 mins to finally pay the bill! Just ridiculous.

Opium
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi Kaylynn, We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience with us. We understand that the delay paying must have been frustrating for you so we will be speaking to the team about this to ensure this does not happen again. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back again for a more positive experience. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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HK
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, very unique, great service. Would definitely recommend.

Opium
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thanks very much Helen!

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d
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, first time bringing kids and they loved it too

Opium
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thanks Deirdre!😀

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SM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I had not been for a while but it has become very expensive

Opium
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hi Sue, We're sorry to hear that you found the prices expensive. Unfortunately, due to increases in VAT and running costs there has been a small increase in our prices. However, we are still confident that the quality of both the food and service justify our prices. If you decide to visit us again, we would be happy to welcome you back. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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AW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I agreed we would make the trip again as soon as possible once we left the restaurant. The food was amazing. The staff were lovely and helpful. Finally, the atmosphere made the experience all the more memorable. Thank you to everyone at Opium for such a lovely night!

Opium
Responded on 16 September 2019

Thanks so much Ally. We'll look forward to welcoming you back!

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DS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. I have eaten Asian food in many different countries and they do not compare. Opium uses unique ingredients and provides an array of options for the customer. Delicious.

Opium
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thanks very much Daniel!

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S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I always enjoy my experience at opium due to the quality of service, staff are very nice and the food is always A1.

Opium
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thanks very much Samuel!😊

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R
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Opium is my go to Asian cuisine restaurant. It never disappoints

Opium
Responded on 19 August 2019

Thanks so much Rachel!

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EO
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Server could have been paying more attention.absent often, barely attainable, overcooked noodles! Pleasant staff, affordable, delicious and value for money.a few slips here and there but on the whole has good.Opium has huge potential but they were not delivering at best on our visit.they could step it up. Would give another try

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was very positive, the most attentive staff I’ve seen in a long time. The only thing would be the pricing is a bit high but other than that a great night

Opium
Responded on 14 August 2019

Thanks for your review Meghan! Hope to see you again soon!

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DA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My food was great, however my partner didnt enjoy her dish - too salty and unpleasant on the pallet.

Opium
Responded on 14 August 2019

Thanks very much for your feedback Darren. We'll be taking your comments on board so we can ensure we offer an optimum experience in future. Hope to see you again soon!

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TM
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant venue with excellent food and great cocktails and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Opium
Responded on 14 August 2019

Thanks very much Thomas!😃

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CS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly and accomodating

Opium
Responded on 14 August 2019

Thanks very much Carol!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Opium for Lunch. Love the food, its really tasty and doesn't cost a fortune. Will definitely be going back.

Opium
Responded on 6 August 2019

Thanks Catriona, we're looking forward to seeing you again!😃

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ED
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I ordered the Thai po'boy to start and it was not what I was expecting - it was basically a full fried crab in a sandwich, legs sticking out the side. Not the most appetizing thing to look at! My friend also did not enjoy the sauce on his Vietnamese rolls. Things improved at the main course - the pulled pork noodles were delicious and even better the next day, since the portion was so large I took half home. Our main server was lovely but clearly new and in training. The two girls who assisted him kind of confused things. Not the best dining experience and I won't be rushing to go back, but I might give it another chance in the future,

Opium
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Emer, Thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with some elements of your meal. We understand that the Thai Po'Boy may not be to everyone's liking although this is the standard way this dish is served, however we will ensure to note this with customers in future. We will also take on board your feedback with regard to training new staff. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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