Opium

4.4
211 reviews
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Pan-Asian
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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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic! The dinner portions were so large that we were disappointed we couldn’t finish it all (which is seriously the best kind of issue to have). We would absolutely recommend and we will be going again whenever we make it to Dublin again.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good Asian fusion restaurant on George street. Great for a nice dinner out, witch a cocktail lounge connected to it as well.

Opium
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for your review Calguy!😃

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AM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food in a really relaxed atmosphere. Easily transitioned from food to drinks

Anne

Opium
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Anne, we're delighted you had such a good time with us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service was ok. But food was good!

Opium
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us.

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RR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice ambiance and tasty food! Staff is very pro and welcoming.

Opium
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks very much Rayane, we're glad you had such a good time!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Opium’s restaurant is such a fabulous place a meal. The food is outstanding and reasonably priced.
Drinks and cocktails are also A1. The staff are great and you’re always in for a lovely evening.

Opium
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thanks so much for your review!😃

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BT
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe and really outstanding service. I would highly recommend it.

Opium
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thanks very much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! Would definitely recommend!

Opium
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thanks very much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food and service excellent but the restaurant was extremely noisy. There were not a lot of diners at that point and the music was not overly loud but the area seemed unusually noisy. It was difficult to speak to my husband opposite me at the table without shouting. It must be the building itself but we ended up cutting our evening short and didn’t stay for dessert for this reason.

Opium
Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear you found the restaurant noisy on your recent visit. We have noted your feedback and will be taking measures to reduce any unnecessary noise. However, we are delighted to hear you were pleased with the food and service. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, The Opium Team

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable, excellent service and great atmosphere and drinks menu

Opium
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thanks so much Eric, we're delighted you had a good time!

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GL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant honestly !! Everything was delicious and the gluten-free options were great as well! Will definitely be coming back soon!

Opium
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thanks so much for your review. We try hard to accommodate our customers' dietary requirements so it's nice to know this is appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very very yum food..the garden area is so beautiful.

Opium
Responded on 25 June 2019

Thanks very much Divya!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice dinner before going to a show.

Opium
Responded on 25 June 2019

Thanks for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your dinner!

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NC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place, great food, and great service. Worth a visit.

Opium
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thanks very much for your review Nancy!

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KF
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing, couldn’t fault it!
Service was very good. We ordered a side that never came, however we were not charged for it in the end.
The ambience was fab, great atmosphere! The only thing I could fault was the noise level, the music was so loud that we had to shout at each other across the table to be heard. Other than that it was a lovely experience and I would definitely recommend it to other people!

Opium
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, we're delighted you had such a good time with us! We'll look forward to welcoming you back!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last night in Ireland

Opium
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thanks for your review!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really tasty food, the wait staff were very accommodating and surprised me with a little birthday dessert, which was really appreciated.

Opium
Responded on 5 June 2019

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

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VG
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Outside didn't look interesting but when we went inside we were very pleasantly surprised. It's huge, beautifully decorated and lit. Staff were very friendly. Menu was lovely. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Bill was very reasonable. We had an early bird dinner. Would definitely go again and would recommend it to friends.

Opium
Responded on 5 June 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're delighted you had such a good time and we'll look forward to welcoming you back again!

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OD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, cocktail and staff. I am in love with this place! My favorite restaurant!!

Opium
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thanks for leaving such a kind review Oana! Hope to see you again soon!

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DM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Love the menu selection. Went with friends for a Sunday lunch and we all enjoyed the lovely atmosphere in there. Definitely one of the nicest spots in Dublin!

Opium
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thanks so much Donna!

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CR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere is great

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NG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly helpful staff, amazing food and a great atmosphere. Will be going back every time in in Dublin!

Opium
Responded on 21 May 2019

Thanks so much Nina. We're looking forward to seeing you again!

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Normally opium is great but the wait was so long during lunchtime that I had to leave. Waiting 45 mins for food to find out we were still 8 tables behind. Obviously issues in the kitchen but no communication from staff till we asked the situation. Pretty surprised at how poor it was.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our visit to Opium. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were nice, not too big but more than enough! We all got noodle dishes. The service was a little slow, it was busy but I would have expected them to be a little more attentive. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I would definitely return.

Opium
Responded on 7 May 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us Nichola, we're delighted you had such a good time!

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LM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a lovely lunch at Opium. The staff were excellent and food was lovely. We found the tables a little uncomfortable to have lunch but we will be back for drinks especially during the Summer.

Opium
Responded on 7 May 2019

Thanks so much for your review Leanne, we'll look forward to welcoming you back!

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SN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and always is
Great service from Thomas Aswell

Opium
Responded on 7 May 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely review Sinead!

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T
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food is not authentic at all to the said cuisine and we've eaten at a lot of Asian and SE Asian restaurants in different continents. It is not a family or conversation friendly place either as it was very noisy with loud music and young crowd, at least on the Saturday we visited.

Opium
Responded on 23 April 2019

Hi Thomas, We're sorry to hear you didn't feel the food was authentic on your recent visit. Generally we get fantastic feedback on our food but of course we accept that tastes do vary. If you do decide to return, we would be happy to welcome you back. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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FH
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always food and service was excellent, couldn't fault a thing!

Opium
Responded on 30 April 2019

Thanks for your review Fiona. We're delighted that you had such a good time on your visit.

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food, unique atmosphere. Very pleasant and attentive staff. I recommend Opium its a lovely place.

Opium
Responded on 23 April 2019

Thanks so much Agnieszka!

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YM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been a few times and always cant wait to go back. Love this place.

Opium
Responded on 16 April 2019

Thanks so much Yael! Looking forwarding to seeing you next time you're in!

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V
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a great place if you want to spend a nice night and share with friends or family

Opium
Responded on 16 April 2019

Thanks Vania! Hope to see you again soon!

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AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time back in Opium in many months. So impressed with the whole experience.
Very warmly welcomed by a lovely gentleman and the service continued to this high level throughout by Marina . The perfect balance of warm and professional.
Food was delicious and plentiful especially desserts. Well done guys!! We will be back very soon!

Opium
Responded on 16 April 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We'll look forward to welcoming you back!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty food, fab cocktails and brilliant service! Will be back again soon!

Opium
Responded on 8 April 2019

Thanks so much! We're looking forward to welcoming you back!

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DB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Unfortunately our starters were bordering on the cold side so just about edible, otherwise our mains were excellent and service was excellent.

Opium
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the starters were on the cold side on your recent visit. We will be taking your feedback on board so that we can ensure that this does not occur again for future guests. However, we are glad to hear that you were pleased with the rest of your meal. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future for an improved experience. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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VG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The only problem that I had was about the noise, people shouted too much.

Opium
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hi Violetta, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear it was a bit noisy on your recent visit...all we can put it down to is that people were probably a bit too excited by their delicious food!😉 We hope we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back to Opium in the near future. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely night, the food as always is really good and the staff are so very friendly and attentive. It was my partners first time here and she really loved it, the food the ambience, everything...we will be back

Opium
Responded on 26 March 2019

Thanks so much Patrick! We'll look forward to welcoming you back again!

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J
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is rather pricy but excellent food. I would not make it my regular dining spot due to the price but for now and then it’s great

Opium
Responded on 26 March 2019

Thanks for your review Julie. We'll look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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ML
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing. Maybe because it was a Wednesday night but food was okay but nothing special. Server was pleasant but had an “I don’t care” attitude and never came to check on us our entire meal.

Opium
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear you were not as impressed with your recent experience as we would have hoped. We aim to offer all of our guests a high quality, memorable experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We will be taking your feedback on board so that we can fine-tune our offering. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back for an improved experience in the near future. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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JN
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. I recommend this restaurant.

Opium
Responded on 11 March 2019

Thanks very much Joanna. We're delighted you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon!

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ZC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and really tasty cocktails. The staff were great and it was some of the best food we’ve had in ages

Opium
Responded on 11 March 2019

Thanks so much Zoe. Hope to see you again soon!

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