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China Sichuan Restaurant

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The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 1 293 5100
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: From Georgina Campbell's Ireland GuideThis restaurant has been Ireland’s...
From Georgina Campbell's Ireland GuideThis restaurant has been Ireland’s benchmark Chinese restaurant for two generations, and is a previous recipient of this award. It should in perhaps be named The Phoenix as, not long after moving to new premises, this family-owned favourite closed last winter and appeared to be a victim of the recession. Then, to the delight of its many fans, it reopened in the summer of 2010 after a six month hiatus. And, to a collective sigh of relief, it soon transpired that its modern interpretations of classic Sichuan cuisine are better than ever: classic dishes like tea smoked duck have been tweaked and given updated presentation by the brigade of young chefs who are reinterpreting traditional Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine with modern style. A special section of "Chef's Recommendations" highlights the kitchen's authentic Sichuan dishes based on centuries old recipes – and well-versed servers explain dishes and their ingredients, offering to tone down the amounts of chilli oil, Sichuan pepper and hot oil, if requested. The layout of the modern dining room has been improved too - and, on fine days, the glass frontage opens onto an inviting outdoor terrace with umbrella tables and seating.
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  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never lets me down!

One of my regular haunts in Dublin. Had a mixed plate of starters and two main courses. The ribs are amazing! The lamb cutlets were perfection and the Sichuan Beef was outstanding. Great food, great service - what more do you need. Nice wine list too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of my regular haunts in Dublin. Had a mixed plate of starters and two main courses. The ribs are amazing! The lamb cutlets were perfection and the Sichuan Beef was outstanding. Great food, great service - what more do you need. Nice wine list too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Was lucky enough to be taken here in a large group during the rugby. A good trek outside the city but definitely worth it. We ordered family style and had the good fortune that our host knew the restaurant and food well. All the food was good, but the wasabi prawns and the sweet and sour eggplant were amazing. A... More 

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Londonderry northern ireland
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32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Four boys went tonight and we started with Aromatic duck which was really special. We then had 4 different main courses and everyone agreed, hard to beat. Lovely staff , service was good. Many thanks to Kevan who welcomed us and thanked us for coming.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great food Try a selection of starters and great duck Great selection of wines and the option of good beer. Kevin is the perfect host and all of the staff are excellent

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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been here for some time and was a bit surprised by the changes, not for the best. This restaurant used to make the best sweet and sour sauce ANYWHERE Now it isn't on the menu. Why? The early bird /pre theatre menu now finishes at 6.30 . Why? Trade is not that booming. also it hasn't changed for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I'm not a big fan of the typical Chinese takeaway style food we have become accustomed to here in Ireland. Anywhere I have eaten, both takeaway and eating in a restaurant, have all been a mixture of OK to poor. I decided to try this one evening. Completely different experience. To compare it, I was lucky enough to be in... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Poor parking! No takeaway considering no matter how high end the restaurant is, it's convenient to offer a takeaway option. Appetizer was incredible oily and tasteless (chicken lettuce wraps). Main course (beef filet in black bean sauce) was very watery, too hot and extremely spicy to cover up the poor flavored extremely disappointing compared to say Lites for example in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It's becoming ever harder to get good Chinese Food in Ireland - I don't know why. However I'm lucky to live not too far away from The China Sichuan - which has been the best Chinese Restaurant in Ireland since its days in Stillorgan and happily continues the great quality and standard in it's newer location. Consistently fab - for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

best experience on one of the best days of my life. I was over here with my partner on her birthday and you guys made our day , food was up to the mark , service fantastic thank you again will be back soon Thumbs Up Guys!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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114 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My family and I paid a long-overdue visit to this iconic Chinese restaurant recently. I found it hard to believe that it had been well over three months since I was last there and over a year since I last posted a review. This was the first time that I have ever been here for dinner and an early one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 293 5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

From Georgina Campbell's Ireland GuideThis restaurant has been Ireland’s benchmark Chinese restaurant for two generations, and is a previous recipient of this award. It should in perhaps be named The Phoenix as, not long after moving to new premises, this family-owned favourite closed last winter and appeared to be a victim of the recession. Then, to the delight of its many fans, it reopened in the summer of 2010 after a six month hiatus. And, to a collective sigh of relief, it soon transpired that its modern interpretations of classic Sichuan cuisine are better than ever: classic dishes like tea smoked duck have been tweaked and given updated presentation by the brigade of young chefs who are reinterpreting traditional Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine with modern style. A special section of "Chef's Recommendations" highlights the kitchen's authentic Sichuan dishes based on centuries old recipes – and well-versed servers explain dishes and their ingredients, offering to tone down the amounts of chilli oil, Sichuan pepper and hot oil, if requested. The layout of the modern dining room has been improved too - and, on fine days, the glass frontage opens onto an inviting outdoor terrace with umbrella tables and seating.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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