Opium

4.6
407 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 407 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GrainneS
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent Christmas Eve lunch here at Opium. The staff were so friendly and attentive, bringing us delicious cocktails and food, we will definitely be back when they reopen, a winner in my eyes.

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CarolG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, unbelievable flavours. Beautiful Christmas ambiance and twinkling lights everywhere. Really friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch at Opium on Christmas Eve as a family of four. We've eaten here before and enjoyed it but if anything the food has improved! The menu has a fantastic selection and literally everything we ordered was top notch. We've eaten Asian food in some of the best restaurants in Dublin and this is absolutely in the top 5. The service was also exceptional, even more impressive considering it was Christmas Eve. To top off our (obviously!) very positive experience, I received a call from the restaurant that evening to say that they noticed we had been accidentally overcharged for something on the menu, and they were calling to apologise and refund us the overcharged amount. In 30+ years of eating out, I've never had a call like this. It's a massive credit to how well the restaurant is run that they would do this, particularly in terms of the difficult time they have no doubt had with Covid.

Opium will be top of our list for a return visit ASAP in 2021.

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CarmeR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All was really good lunch before Christmas with a little surprise! We want to come back again!

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NiamhS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous and staff were lovely, ambience was great

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Fides
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Would love to come back xxooxxooxxooxxooxxoo

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Mugglemother
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Six of us chose here for my sister's birthday party based on recommendations from friends. It didn't disappoint. I will be returning for my husband's birthday party in January with his family. Good food, service, value and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant experience. Staff were so lovely and the food was amazing

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Aislingd
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening in Opium.. everything was spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at my favourite restaurant.

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AdamF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delish. We were both extremely happy with our choices. I had sizzling pork and my Mrs had masaman . Staff were great too and place was very Covid friendly. I will definitely return.

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ShaunH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful and the food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service and food was great, I’m not going to give 5 stars to service as there were waitresses/waiters only wearing a visor with no mask on.... sorry but the mask should be mandatory with the visor during the pandemic...

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MeganOB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The lady who served us was lovely so helpful and kind, I got gyoza for starter was cold however my main was gorgeous, busy place but lovely atmosphere about it

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LorraineM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Unfortunately very disappointing. We had the Christmas menu €49 per head which included Prosecco on arrival. Very overpriced for distinctly average food. Service was good. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommended. Very disappointed 😢

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vipGraceG
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great thai food, nice ambience & good service.

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SusanR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent value for money and brilliant service. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and very accommodating- we made some changes to our dishes due to an allergy and they were able to do this no problem. They also had very good COVID rules - all servers were wearing masks and we were told we only had the table for 2 hours which was fine with us

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Niamh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was lovely, so tasty. I particularly enjoyed my starter and main course but dessert (chocolate brownie) was a bit dry and had a piece of paper on the bottom of it suggesting it was maybe shop bought? I’m not sure. Quality of the starter and main made up for this though.

Staff were lovely and accommodating. Only thing I will mention is that we were sat beside the bar and the male bartender started having an argument with the female bartender and one of the male servers about the amount of drinks he had to make. Not hugely pleasant to hear a member of staff raising his voice/cursing about this. Again though, the rest of the staff and the service made up for this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service as always!!

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LizK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, wine and service. Above all I think I'd rate the service better than any I've experienced. So patient and helpful and I can't wait to go again. Felt safe in our small group. Everyone who moved around to leave, get to their table or use the bathroom respected other people's space and all wore face coverings. Fair play to them. Thanks for a fab experience 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Always so fresh and the service was excellent. Opium is a must for all occasions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience4

I was really really disappointed with my experience at Opium. I was informed by phone a few days prior that there was a Christmas menu (no mention of prices etc). On arrival we were handed two glasses of Prosecco (we thought they were complimentary, I don’t drink Prosecco so I handed it back a while later). We were handed the menu (no prices on it, no mention of Prosecco). After ordering, the food was brought out speedily, nearly too quickly, we actually had to ask could we wait a few minutes before we got dessert. The food was nice but portions were small. We regularly eat in opium and could have got the starter and main for around 20euro. We were shocked to see that on the bill we were charged 47euro per person, including a 5euro charge each for the glass of Prosecco. I think it’s a really bad and sneaky way of doing business and they should have been more up front about the set up and price. It’s scandalous that you are charged for the Prosecco, without given any choice! What happens if you don’t drink alcohol or are pregnant? Needless to say, we won’t be back!

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PaulM
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was extremely good. Presented very well and rated even better.
Service was great.
Good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious and staff were very kind but too many staff on and we were constantly interrupted by staff asking us if we were ok and wanting to clear the table

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service! and facilitated mocktails for us (:

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AislingM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely, very safe, great atmosphere. The staff were really nice and accommodating. The food was perfect and well priced.

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DeniseC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time and we will be back once the restriction are lifted starter a little cold but otherwise all very tasty

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SarahK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Layout of restaurant, perspex between tables and hand sanitizer at tables and throughout restaurant allowed us to feel safe and enjoy our meal out. Well done and thank you to all the staff for ensuring everyone felt comfortable to dine in during these times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & friendly staff. Really enjoyable experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were super friendly and helpful..

Best restaurant I have visited since restrictions have been lifted in terms of service and compliance to restrictions

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AgaA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delishes food, the restaurant never disappoints. Great value for money. Fantastic service, very safe environment, great ambience. Couldn't recommend enough. Thank you to the staff that looked after us for a great experience.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Can't fault it. Staff all very welcoming and friendly. Food delicious. Very slight delay between starter and mains but it was very busy so can't really complain about that! Will definitely be back. Great value in the set menu!

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Sophi123
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was awesome!
Highly recommended
Thanks for keeping us safe

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EnisaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service from the staff, the food and cocktails were delicious and there was a beautiful ambience upstairs with the Christmas decorations. Would love some more plant based options on the menu but the couple of ones available were lovely :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Christmas lunch special! We left completely stuffed

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such good value for money and the food was yum

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Walsh
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food and cocktails where very nice but their was not enough time between courses.
In my opinion with the 2hour limit on time spent in restaurants and bars at the moment a set meal option did not work for our group.
We found the experience quite rushed and we left uncomfortably full of food.

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OGPipp
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and great service. Set menu for Christmas lunch. Was really tasty.

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NirinaXX
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Christmas Dinner Set Menu! Great choices, excellent value, the staff’s PPE is excellent and all tables have been well socially distanced with hand sanitizer on the table too.

FAQs

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

Opium is rated 4.6 stars by 407 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.