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China Sichuan Restaurant

The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 1 293 5100
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Ranked #70 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $17 - $35
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Been here a good few times and no doubt that I will be going back very good value tasty food. Early bird menu is wonderful. Deserts great pity that they don't deliver.

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dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We are regular visitors of this restaurant, (un)conveniently located in a failed attempted suburbia expansion of the Irish Celtic Tiger. In a location with very little "atmosphere" to it, we, though, travel regularly, on rainy winter nights, with high winds and in the dark, for a very specific reason: the food is impeccable. Fresh, crisp ingredients, light and creative hands... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Food was really great, we had 2 courses each and loved every bit. The wine was spectacular and our waiter couldn't have been friendlier or more attentive. This is an expensive restaurant but really worth it for a special occasion.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I recently went to china sichuan and definitely think its the best Chinese around! The food was fresh and tasty, and the service was very good too. I will deffinety be going back again.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Have eaten in China Sichuan many many times but have never written a review so felt it was about time I did! I have had huge family celebrations (18 people), family meals, friends meals, and meals as a couple and have always come away feeling I have had a great taste sensation! Kevin is an excellent host and will bend... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is probably one of the only few (no more than 3) Chinese restaurants in Ireland that can compare with the restaurants in China. The atmosphere, service and food are all good. As a Chinese I hope there will be more Chinese Restaurant like this in Ireland so Irish people can get the opportunity to taste real Chinese cuisine.

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Dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have lunch here with a friend about once a month, we have never been let down by either the food or service, highly recommended. My only complaint is that the only beer they serve (Fischer Helles) is a bit on the expensive side, don't see why they can't stock bottles of Tiger and/or Tsingtao.

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This has got to be one of the best Chinese restaurant's in Dublin. Just superb food. Prices are a little on the expensive side but there is an excellent value early bird menu. Wine prices and choice is also on the negative side as are the robotic staff. But everything is worth it for the wonderful tastes from any of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This restaurant moved from Kilmacud Road a good few years ago and the new one is a good deal larger and does not have the same aura or uniqueness of it's predecessor

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

In Dublin for the weekend and usually live out in the sticks and was keen to have Chinese one of our three nights in Dublin ... Checked out Tripadvisor and went for this restaurant. The starters were a little disappointing and I was worried I had dragged BF 20 mins out of Dublin on Luàs... Spring rolls seemed like they... More

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