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Opium

#33 of 1,887 Restaurants in Glasgow
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191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
+44 141 332 6668
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine, offering a mix of...
Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine, offering a mix of traditional Dim Sum and fusion dishes. We're open everyday and look forward to welcoming you here at 191 Hope Street. Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Opium is great for a working lunch or to catch up with friends. As night falls our interior transforms, it's perfect for an intimate dinner or a celebration with family and friends.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Business traveler. Third visit in as many months, one of the best Asian restaurants in Glasgow. Dim sum cooked perfectly, prawn and chicken filling cooked well but not over, perfect, peanut sauce hot and spicy plenty of fresh chilli on top. Main course sha cha rib eye, enoki mushrooms ginger and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Business traveler. Third visit in as many months, one of the best Asian restaurants in Glasgow. Dim sum cooked perfectly, prawn and chicken filling cooked well but not over, perfect, peanut sauce hot and spicy plenty of fresh chilli on top. Main course sha cha rib eye, enoki mushrooms ginger and garlic , very good but needs to be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited Opium last week. As usual food was excellent. Dim sum and spring rolls for starter. Mains of Rib Eye Steak with shiraz and Kung Po Chicken were outstanding . Served by very friendly and efficient staff. A definite for Chinese food when visiting Glasgow

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My name is xiaodong, from the university of Glasgow. I am one of opium's former workers in the kitchen, not working for it anymore. I am writing to introduce opium to you, just on behalf of myself. Hope it will be helpful to you when you are choosing a place to eat. I would say that it is one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent food everytime!! I recommend the satay wonton to start and the rib eye beef with black pepper. Delicious food and friendly staff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I ate here with my brother and his wife back in July. Whilst I agree that the good is excellent there are a few things I'd like to point out. Food should be served on a warm plate so that while you are talking the food remains hot. The other is that neither of the waitresses spoke any English. This... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We don't ordinarily pay for expensive Chinese food as it's often something we buy as take-away but we had heard good things about this sophisticated little place. Decor is very minimal but tasteful, all black tables and taupe walls. Service could not be bettered; friendly and efficient but also discreet and low key. The menu is not vast, like so... More 

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OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello m h! Thank you for taking the time to write your review and trying out the restaurant. Nice to see you tried out a variety of different things like the satay dim sum. The well worded "pre-prepared cauldron" reminds us of buffets which isn't what we're going for so we'll always cater to individuality. When you're back, we'll continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been before but had heard good things. It was lunch and raining heavily outside, great sitting watching the world go by. Service was flawless. Decor was modern but not dated or too pretentious. Very clean. Food was amazing. I had their set lunch. 2 courses for £10.50. Bargain. My husband was a bit more extravagant but was still wel... More 

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OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello Isis3913! Thanks for trying out the restaurant during lunch and posting your review. Good to hear you had a good time and hopefully we'll see you again soon when you're back! We'll have more mocktails ready for you! Also nice pictures you have there! Thanks again, Opium More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Not content to settle for a burger, my partner and I chose Opium based on its attractive menu and low-lit, inviting interior. We opted for the pre-theatre menu which offers a small array of wonderful dishes. The salt and chilli squid is crispy and well seasoned and the shanghai buns explode in your mouth. The staff are attentive and friendly... More 

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OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello Liam W! Thanks for the review and trying out the pre-theatre menu! We see you picked some dim sum favorites there! Glad you enjoyed everything and can't wait to see you when you're back! Thanks again, Opium More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went here as a result of Trip Advisor and I have to say we were not disappointed! Best Chinese food I've had in a very long time. The Chef catered off-menu to one of our vegetarian party. The portions were generous and all the food was extremely tasty. Will definitely be back again!!

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OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello Kirsty H and thank you for the kind words! Glad to see a happy experience. We'll always do our best, hope the vegetarian dish was received well too! Thanks again and hope to see you soon, Opium More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent family lunch. Very tasty. Great choice in the 10 £ formula. We have tested different dishes. All excellent. Great service. Nice, modern decoration. We will come back for a diner.

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OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello Thierry T! Thanks for trying us out. We're glad you enjoyed lunch with your family. We'll see you back when you are here for dinner! Opium More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 332 6668

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business

Description

Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine, offering a mix of traditional Dim Sum and fusion dishes. We're open everyday and look forward to welcoming you here at 191 Hope Street. Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Opium is great for a working lunch or to catch up with friends. As night falls our interior transforms, it's perfect for an intimate dinner or a celebration with family and friends.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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