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Opium

#30 of 1,841 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
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 549
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great food

Was there at the weekend and was very surprised at the standard of the food. It was fresh hot and was easily the best Chinese food I've had on the British Isles. It's pretty expensive but if your guaranteed good food you will enjoy then I don't mind the cost. Would definetly go back and would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2012
Druffer
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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

Was there at the weekend and was very surprised at the standard of the food. It was fresh hot and was easily the best Chinese food I've had on the British Isles. It's pretty expensive but if your guaranteed good food you will enjoy then I don't mind the cost. Would definetly go back and would recommend you try it... More 

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Glasgow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have been to Opium a few times now and would recommend it. The food is lovely the cocktails are amazing and the staff are very friendly. It is a great restaurant for meeting up with friends, going for a romantic meal or for a business lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here on a tip off from a friend. We travelled through from Edinburgh and I can't wait to go again. Exceptional food and attentive and friendly service with no snobbery. Without a doubt the best Chinese food I've had in the UK. The Chinese beef slow cooked in one pot is so delicious. You would... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff lovely surroundings great cocktails and value for money tapas and main meal selection

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Went here last week for my birthday as a surprise with my partner. I had never heard of it before and from outside it looks like any other restaurant. However, the food was outstanding. The starter was one of the best I have ever eaten and the main course was also very good. Will definitely be visiting again.

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11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

My husband & I returned to Opium for a meal for our wedding anniversary and we were just as impressed as we have been on every other visit. The food was lovely, the cocktails were great (especially the parma violets) and the staff are very attentive & friendly. I ordered a chocolate mousse for desert but unfortunately they didn't have... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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74 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The setting is lovely and the staff try very hard. The starters were tasty, and fresh. The main courses were stock standard Chinese dishes. I could not see what was fusion about the restaurant, except for the music.

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Ayrshire Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is my favourite place to eat in Glasgow. Can't be compared to your standard Chinese restaurant, the food is so different. Varied choice for vegetarians which is unusual. Always found the standard to be consistent. No hesitatation in recommending it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere, good price, what else can you ask for. We went for pre theatre menu, their was a good choice and £14.80 for 2 courses was a great deal. The staff were great and never felt rushed and timing of everything was spot on. We would be going back very soon to try the a la carte... More 

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scottyjules
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

loved every bite of our meal at this resturant. booked for a wednesday night resturant was half full. lovely surrondings and atomsphere. following spending time in hong kong and trying out local food/resturants, have been searching for a chineese resturant that would fufill your tastes( loved the dim sum) which this did very well. as a couple we ordered 4... 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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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