Opium

4.4
121 reviews
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€30 and under
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Pan-Asian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday - Friday: 12:00 - 02:00
Saturday: 13:00 - 02:00
Sunday: 13:00-22:00
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Phone number
(01) 526 7711
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
On street parking on side streets. Stephen's Green car park is a 5 minute walk.
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Public Transit
Multiple bus stops on Wexford Street, Luas station at Stephen's Green.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 121 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MQ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Visited with my sister before a gig in Whelans. She hadn't been in Opium before but i had been twice previously. We both loved the food. Our booking was at 6pm so it was quiet but i have been there later on the previous occasions and there is a great buzz as the evening progresses. Would highly recommend.

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DM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Will definitely go there again!

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PD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was simply stunning !!!!! The cocktails were just so good !! The service , presentation and ambience were fab ! Such beautiful food packed with amazing flavours ! Over all fab midweek dinner with the girls ! Definitly will be back !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a birthday and they went the extra mile asking subtly if candles / song where wanted with dessert. The food was amazing and service was really good. Will be returning.

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LP
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always since they launched new summer menu. The peanut red curry is unreal esp with chicken instead of tofu. Love Opium!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, but the service both on the phone and in the restaurant have been brilliant. Such a nice team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food. Lovely atmosphere. Great around. Would recommend.

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p
33 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food , it was a quite night so ambience only ok . Probably picks up later in evening and weekends

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P
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and cocktails. Excellent service and friendly staff. Looking forward to returning.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very tasty Thai food, great service n nice beer garden to enjoy a drink!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely decor and friendly staff. Food was good but it was a bit overpriced for what it is - classic Asian cuisine, which you can get in many other restaurants at lower prices. I guess the premium is due to the decor and ambiance. We arrived at 7pm on Saturday and initially it was fairly quiet and had a perfect dimly-lit atmosphere for a date night. Later on it filled up and became a bit too loud for our taste. 'Botanical garden' bar looks great but it was a bit too busy and warm for us (it was a warm August night).

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SO
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great lively bar/resturant. Good for group bookings. Food is lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I found the food was quite over priced for what is was.

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A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Brunch menu wasn't on, despite having it on website. Not a single other person there at 2pm on a Saturday. No servers came to see if we wanted to order food so we just had coffee and left.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, value and venue. Would highly recommend it to everyone!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff and overall service were fantastic and made the night so enjoyable. Really really appreciated the round of prosecco offered on the house for my birthday. Cannot fault the staff they were so accommodating and friendly. Will definitely be back with a big group!

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R
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

When you go to order a bottle of wine with your dinner to be questioned about your age, told you look like a child and to be then laughed at by one of the girls serving, it didn’t exactly make the night very good!! For service based on this girl alone I wouldn’t go back, it was mortifying especially after already getting ID taken at the door. Other couples around us both could hear what was going on and agreed that’s it was very unprofessional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Service, authentic food and the cocktails are great. You get for your money a lot. Definitely recommend to spend some great time here.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It was great to go out dining with friends where so much of the menu was available gluten free. It meant we could choose a variety of dishes to be shared amongst us all. I could join in in the sharing of everything we ordered rather then having an option or two. A much more enjoyable dining experience. I'll be back and recommend to friends.

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HD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. Bit dark for summer evening.shame there isnt an option to eat outside. Rooftop bar not too pretty. Botanic garden much nicer to sit in. Staff were very professional and friendly. Looked after from the moment we arrived untill we left. Food was very fresh and very tasty.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Would recommend, tasty food as always!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

A really poor experience considering the compliments I’ve hear people give about this place. My €11 cocktail tasted like water, and despite two servers confirming I could get the Pad Thai without chilli it still was full of it. Nobody came to check on us during the food despite different servers looking at my full plate with wonder as they walked by as if their attitude was “not my problem”. When my boyfriend was finished his food they came over and basically just said “oh” and offered me a replacement. I declined, and while they did take it off the bill, after that nobody came to our table to offer tea or desert or see if we wanted another drink. After 30 minutes of trying to make eye contact I had to wave somebody over and ask for the bill. She then forgot and 15 minutes later rushed over and apologised. If it was busy I would have understood but we were one of maybe 10 tables in this large location. Definitely won’t be back.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice food, nice staff and overall nice experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere. Service was very good. Cocktails were amazing. Food quality didn't match unfortunately although the starter was lovely, the meat of the main course was dry and the sauce to oily. They did mention that they had set up at Taste of Dublin and were just getting the kitchen back in order, so I would definitely give it another go as the ambiance and service was lovely.

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OK
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unfortunately didnt go to plan as Opium had a power out, will be back again

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JE
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been dying to try Opium for weeks and when we finally made it down for dinner it did not disappoint. Amazing atmosphere, friendly service, incredible food and even kid friendly with coloring pages and menu for the kids. Vibrant and fun - one of the highlights of our trip.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Sister ordered the Singapore Noodles with Tofu, but when she was eating it there was small pieces of meat in it.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Beautiful restaurant and outside space, very good food but service somewhat lacking. Also, experience marred by very drunk group beside us. I had also stated that it was our anniversary but this was not marked in anyway.

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MM
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive and friendly hostess warmly welcomed us and reviewed drink and menu options. The dishes delighted all of our senses accommodating both spicy and vegetarian preferences. One of the very best Thai dinners we have experienced. Specialty cocktails were enjoyed by all! Hostess checked back with us during our meal which made us feel extra special.

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FL
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My mother hates dark environments, hates places crowded with noisy people, hates background electronic music, but she ended up loving it all because the food was just too incredibly good, and the staff was very nice and the interior design very sophisticated. Recommended!

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J
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always great value, filling food and tasty. Come here a lot and will continue to, never disappoints

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PS
9 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal here this week. We were going to a show at Whelan's next door that night, so we made an early reservation. We were seated right away, and got great service. We were surprised how fast our food came. Everything was clearly made fresh, with fresh ingredients and piping hot! I had the drunken noodles, and my fiancee had a noodle dish with tofu. She's a very picky eater, but we both really loved what we had. We each had a beer, and the final price was very reasonable for what we got. (Neither of us left hungry, and she had to take half of hers home in a box.) We definitely will be returning soon.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had requested a booth table in advance and the waiter was very accommodating in arranging this. We then enjoyed a nice dinner and drinks in a lively atmosphere. Nice place, would definitely visit again.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food! Definitely recommended, it can be a bit pricey but worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything went perfectly for us here, my girlfriend and I visited here as it was our anniversary and this was the place that we met, I called the restaurant and told them this in advance and they told me not to worry and that they would look after us for the night. We arrived and there was a bottle of prosecco on our table waiting for us and the staff were all brilliant! Especially Ken, the barman in the botanical garden bar!

Amazing place for food and then drinks after. Couldn't recommend it any more!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food- the garden room is fantastic

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J
9 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Not a bad restaurant, but was really empty when there and lacking in atmosphere.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Really nice food. Staff were very friendly and service was very good. Nice spacious table and good atmosphere. Reasonably priced too. Will definitely eat there again

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AM
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were visiting Dublin for a rugby match and had booked a table here based on the reviews, hadn't eaten there before and we were delighted with our choice! This a stylish, vibrant restaurant with well trained staff. We had booked our table via the the TA/Opentable app, the restaurant tried to call us to reconfirm in the middle of the match so we missed the call but arrived at the restaurant and were seated immediately. The food here is DELICIOUS. Really fresh and flavoursome and authentic. We had the Duck spring rolls, the Vietnamese rolls, the Laksa and the Beef Rendang, with a lovely bottle of NZ Sauvignon blanc, all thoroughly enjoyed in the great atmosphere...we will definitely be back here next time we were in Dublin, 5 stars...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked this last minute after being at the rugby game in the aviva, when we saw there was availability for an early bite we decided to try and were not disappointed! The staff were lovely the food was amazing and the staff brought out a dessert for my birthday which was totally unexpected! Absolutely top class food and service cannot wait to go back!

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