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China Sichuan Restaurant

#172 of 1,832 Restaurants in Dublin
#186 of 2,017 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
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 2
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  • 8
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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
Soooo tasty. FIVE Star

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Alan S
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit. It was highly recommended and I had high expectations which were exceeded. I will definitely return soon and see if it is still as good.

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Dublin Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First time I'd been here in a while and I have to say it was disappointing. On previous visits it was superb but not this time. It was very average at best. Had the early bird menu for €20 which is great value if food quality matches the value. This time it didn't. Starter was fine but Kung po chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A friend recommended this place to me. I was invited to lunch with him and was very pleasantly surprised. I usually tend to avoid westernised chinese restaurants as I have never really had good experiences with them. However, after this visit I will certainly be making a return visit. I had the soft shell crab starter. This was crisp and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Always a treat to come to the China Sichuan, friendly manager, nice surroundings and very tasty food. I particularly appreciate the speedy service during the lunch time trade, as its a pet hate of mine to see slow service restaurant staff when diners are under time pressure at lunch time. Not an issue here. Only problem is parking in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is going to be interesting. Most times I can tell you exactly how good a restaurant is because it's in a foreign city and it will probably be a while before we visit again. This restaurant is in our home city however and it was a question of 3rd time lucky. Every time we ring for a reservation they're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I am a regular at this restaurant and it is quite simply my favourite ethnic restaurant in Ireland. What makes it exceptional is its consistency. The original restaurant was on Kilmacud road, when I first went there it was competing locally with Pings / Furama and Kites for best local Chinese restaurant.....and it won.... Since moving to Sandyford it has... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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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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