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China Sichuan Restaurant

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#254 of 2,062 Places to Eat in Dublin
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The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 1 293 5100
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Today
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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Top Class - Best Chinese in Dublin

Nearly three years since I reviewed the China Sichuan - visited last night with friends - a party of 8 of us. As always the greeting from Kevin and all the staff is warm and welcoming - I was early so sat at the bar and had a drink whilst waiting for everyone to arrive. Always a comfortable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ignore Tom Doorley / Georgina Campbell. This is not a top Dublin Chinese restaurant. Location is poor being middle of suburban industrial estate. Atmosphere and decor is like a modern contemporary Italian. Wait staff are mostly non-Chinese. Dishes are fine but not memorable. My sliced duck was hard and dry (being under re-heat lights). As expensive as any Dublin Chinese... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not as good as it used to be - cutting corners maybe? We had lunch, a combination of the value menus (2 courses for around 20) and some additions from the a la carte menu. Starters of soup were good. Ribs were painted with a readymade bbq sauce after cooking and not memorable. Mains were only ok. The prawns in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nearly three years since I reviewed the China Sichuan - visited last night with friends - a party of 8 of us. As always the greeting from Kevin and all the staff is warm and welcoming - I was early so sat at the bar and had a drink whilst waiting for everyone to arrive. Always a comfortable pre-dinner experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Having followed this restaurant through the years from the old premises to the new, one thing that has stood out is it's ability to maintain a very high standard. The food is always delicious. The kind of food that keeps you nibbling long after you've been declared too full to move. The service is gentle and attentive and always aims... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I always struggle to find a "good" restaurant thats not tacky or cheap. Sichuan is an ideal place for a rasty chinese family meal. They have a great selection of dishes and a good meal deal mon to thursday as well. You do need to book in advance especially at the weekend! Very nice selection of desserts... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Staff were friendly and helpful, for all aspects of service. Interesting menu, delicious food. Very limited parking by the restaurant, otherwise couldn't fault the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited on a Saturday evening all I can say is fantastic from the food to the service best Chinese in Dublin

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I went to this restaurant for my sisters birthday. I found the food average compared to other Chinese restaurants but that is just me. Still a lovely and friendly restaurant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have been there several times with colleagues. The dishes are different from traditional Chinese restaurants, more modern, just like the decor. Good service and ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

On a Monday evening the restaurant is full, so you know that the locals are in tune with the best place to eat in Sandyford. The meal is €20 for two courses so I had the three for €24.50. Excellent value as the food is just delicious Ribs to start were definitely the best, and the prawns in blackbean sauce... More 

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Additional Information about China Sichuan Restaurant

Address: The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 293 5100
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
Cuisine: Chinese

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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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