Opium

4.4
191 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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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 5 days ago

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
1 review
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
19 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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KA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere
Very nice waiters and very nice food!
Music volume is just right
The rooftop is amazing

Opium
Responded on 5 March 2019

Thanks Kenza. We're delighted you had such a good time!

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I enjoyed dinner at Opium - the food was nice and the service was polite and not overbearing

Opium
Responded on 5 March 2019

Thanks Aria. We'll hope to see you again soon!

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IC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food is always very tasty at Opium. Nice restaurant, although some tables are small. Book the booths if you can..

Opium
Responded on 5 March 2019

Thanks for your feedback Ian. We're looking forward to seeing you again!

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

Great food and service. Great for groups and good location

Opium
Responded on 5 March 2019

Thanks so much Paul!

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great with helpful staff. The food was very tasty and up there with the best of Thai here in Dublin. I would definitely recommend it for a dinner out. The music was a little loud for dinner but besides that no complaints.

Opium
Responded on 5 March 2019

Thanks so much Dani! We'll look forward to seeing you again!

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GP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Seafood dish, on this occasion was overcooked. All other dishes were good. Staff lovely.

Opium
Responded on 26 February 2019

Hi Geraldine, We're delighted you enjoyed your meal for the most part. However, we're sorry to hear your seafood dish was overcooked. We will be taking measures to ensure our seafood dishes are not overcooked in future. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, The Opium Team

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is always great here for lunch and dinner! Would highly recommend

Opium
Responded on 11 March 2019

Thanks so much Steph!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food here had the shaking beef was delicious would definitely recommend a trip here!

Opium
Responded on 26 February 2019

Thanks very much Rose. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal!

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AL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff were very pleasant and welcoming.

Opium
Responded on 26 February 2019

Thanks so much Adam!

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TM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 2 nd visit this week food was outstanding the place is quality good background music.
All round very good.

Opium
Responded on 26 February 2019

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

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NL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Buzzy Saturday night atmosphere. Lively but not over-bearing. Attentive floor-staff. Prompt service of food. Extremely tasty, very reasonable.

Opium
Responded on 26 February 2019

Thanks very much!

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GR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend Opium for a great night out. The food, atmosphere, decore and staff are all 5 star. We have never met nicer staff and nothing was a problem for them. So chilled and welcoming. If I was to suggest any changes it would be the wine menu... its a little Eddie Rockets! I would also like to see more interesting white wines that would compliment the exceptional food more as currently it lets it down a little. Cannot wait to go back though as we had an absolute ball! 👍🏻

Opium
Responded on 18 February 2019

Thanks very much Gerry. We're looking forward to seeing you again!

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great, great vibe, consistent staff and best phad thai in Dublin.

Opium
Responded on 18 February 2019

Thanks Aidan, we're glad you're a fan!

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DW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really nice and came out within 10 minutes of ordering, great craft beer selection too at reasonable prices. Would recommend to friends and family for sure...

Opium
Responded on 18 February 2019

Thanks Damien!

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RR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening great menu nice staff amazing decor

Opium
Responded on 18 February 2019

Thanks so much!

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PS
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for Valentine's Day. They had a special V-Day menu. We really enjoyed it. My wife is a very picky eater, but fortunately they had her favorite dish (the Singapore noodles, with tofu) on the menu. I had the mixed seafood, which was excellent--I find that the taste of seafood can be drowned out by too much spice, but they did everything just right. And we also got cocktails and dessert with our meal, although we had to take the latter home with us. A perfect evening--we both strongly recommend this place!

Opium
Responded on 18 February 2019

Thanks very much Peter, we're delighted you enjoyed your meal!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are absolutely fantastic in here! Waiters and waitresses are amazing ❤️ ate here for my partners birthday, and they brought out a cake with candles for her after our meal! 10/10 service and food

Opium
Responded on 12 February 2019

Thanks so much for your review! We're delighted we could make your partner's birthday extra special!

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LW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were looked after very well, the food was yummy and we were given some good recommendations

Opium
Responded on 5 February 2019

Thanks for those kind words, hope to see you again soon!

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food - gorgeous beef

Beef Rendang and Weeping Tiger - wow!

Awesome ribs

Opium
Responded on 5 February 2019

Thanks very much Edward. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal and will hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We has a reservation at 7:30pm on a Wednesday and lucked out on the early bird prices, which were very reasonable for two or three courses. The noise level was fine probably because it was not full, I could imagine if full and on a night that the club is open it might be quite loud.

Opium
Responded on 5 February 2019

Thank you for your review. We're delighted that you were so pleased with both our menu options and pricing. Hopefully we will get to see you again soon!

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