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Opium

#30 of 1,840 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian, Asian fusion, Dim Sum
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191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
+44 141 332 6668
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
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    Terrible
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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Beautiful, modern, elegant surroundings. Fantastic service - the staff went the extra mile to give us exactly what we wanted, and did everything with a smile! Best dim sum I've eaten in a long time. We had Kung Po chicken toast and salt & chilli ribs, along with incredible hot & sour soup... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
D3xt3R2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, modern, elegant surroundings. Fantastic service - the staff went the extra mile to give us exactly what we wanted, and did everything with a smile! Best dim sum I've eaten in a long time. We had Kung Po chicken toast and salt & chilli ribs, along with incredible hot & sour soup, followed by rib eye beef and chicken... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The most divine dim sum ever! Wonderful combinations of flavors and textures and absolutely delicious.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First visit to Opium, Friday after work with some friends. First impressions are good, the inside is tastefully decorated and the serving staff were all very pleasant and very well presented (not something I often notice or bother mentioning). The restaurant was quiet, so we were given our choice of table, the seating is well planned and you are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I returned here for the first time in three years or so, having previously been regular attenders. Why did we leave it so long? The menu had slightly changed but offered plenty of choices and the salt and chilli ribs to start were gorgeous. My mains chicken was delightful and my coconut ice cream a lovely refreshing... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have been to Glasgow twice and both times I have eaten at Opium. The waitresses are great and the manager / owner is always around making sure everything is running smoothly. I cannot comment on any of the food but the Duck Pancakes. Delicious. Looking around the restaurant it appears that everyone is very pleased.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I were in Glasgow last Thursday for an overnight stay (in the Grand Central Hotel) and had looked for conveniently located restaurants for lunch and dinner using tripadvisor as our guide. Opium was our choice for lunch and a very good choice it turned out to be. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet so we were well looked... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had a special birthday lunch at Opium today. The food was enjoyed by all our friends and the staff were excellent. We would really recommend this restaurant for good food and good value.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Good food-service efficient and friendly. But Oh dear! the price of alcohol is outrageous. They take advantage of parties that are chatting and don't read the drinks menu. £7.50 for a small bottle of beer. Dick Turpin at least wore a mask.

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Elderslie, UK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in Glasgow. The restaurant itself is quite small so you have to book a table in advance as it is so popular. The food is not like the usual run of the mill kind and sometimes you have to try a dish that may not sound appetizing and be pleasantly surprised by how good... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a nice small Chinese restaurant. If you visit on Sat ~17:00, you'll get a good table and perfect service, although in 1 hour the waitresses will be extremely busy - place is popular. There is a plenty of choice in menu, everything tastes very good. Good wine list (especially for Chinese restaurant). Service is great, although it's a busy... 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, Asian, Vegetarian, Asian fusion, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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