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Opium

191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
0141 332 6668
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Ranked #14 of 1,680 restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

First time in Glasgow and wanted a nice meal on a Tuesday night. After reading the Tripadvisor reviews, I decided to visit and I'm so glad I did. The Dim sum selection is amazing, better than many I have tried before. Will be back!

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I've eaten in many much worse chinese restaurants than this, but I've also eaten in much better one's too. The service, presentation and wine list is good, but the menu is a bit pedestrian and whilst the dim sum fine, but not fantastic. Would return, but might look elsewhere first. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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selkirk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After reading TA reviews we picked a selection of restaurants to have a look at and after being told that we couldn't have the pre theatre menu at 5 to 7 at another empty restaurant we returned to Opium and are very glad we did. The food was lovely - hot and sour soup and vegetable wont on were very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went to try some of the dim sums after hearing so much good reviews about this restaurant, but was a little disappointed with the quality of the food which was not as good as what we thought it would be. It was also a little over-priced. Nice atmosphere though.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Opium is a gorgeous little restaurant with an intimate feel and a very personal touch which is often lost in some of the larger restaurants. We had a wonderful evening being thoroughly spoiled in here. Only one word can sum up Restaurant Opium "SUPERB". Every single course looked and tasted unbelievable. We ordered baby squid and shanghai siew lung bun... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

One of our favourites! Best Chinese in Glasgow! We had a lovely selection of starters and the owner gave us a wee extra that is being added on to the menu... Salmon parcels which were delicious and light. The snapper is so fragrant and tasty, Kung pao chicken is delicious too. We shared these with noodles! Wonderful service with great... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This restaurant was a win all round. The waiting staff were friendly and at our beck and call. The food was not like your typical Chinese- it was much more posh! Tasty, fresh and colourful. Good location too! Didn't make us feel greasy afterwards either! Filled with people and a great atmosphere- on a Wednesday night! I'd recommend booking just... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you're looking for Chinese food in Glasgow, this is the place to go! A friend of mine and I have been many times over the last few years and you really cant beat it.. Location is perfect and the atmosphere is relaxed, food is always lovely, fresh and presented beautifully, the Dim Sum is amazing! Service is always five... More

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Wishaw,Scotland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Ate here recently, having read the great reviews on Tripadvisor and also have been recommended the restaurant by various friends. First of all the positives. Food is reasonably priced and the service is excellent with attentive friendly waiting staff. In addition the starters we had ( Chilli pepper squid and Prawn toasts ) were excellent. However we were really disappointed... More

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Yorkshire
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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

There is not much to add to the title. We were walk-up's with no booking, and were welcomed on a busy night. The menu, food presentation, staff, and most of all food quality all excellent. Very possibly the best and freshest sea-bass I have eaten anywhere in the world. Pricing entirely fair.

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