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China Sichuan Restaurant

#306 of 1,894 Restaurants in Dublin
#336 of 2,094 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 1 293 5100
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food , brilliant service

Best restaurant I've been to in Dublin , superb food , great atmosphere and excellent service from friendly and very helpful staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best restaurant I've been to in Dublin , superb food , great atmosphere and excellent service from friendly and very helpful staff

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been going to the China Szechuan for the past three years and never wrote a review. It has to be the tastiest Chinese I have eaten outside of going to China. You must go if you like Asian cuisine done at its highest standard!!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I brought a customer for lunch to the China Sichuan and was impressed with the quick service, good food and atmosphere here. Parking fills up fast so get there early.Good selection of beer and wine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We found the restaurant very busy and noisy with wooden floors. Food was average. We ordered the peking duck pancakes which were ok. However, the 'crispy' seafood wasn't crispy and was covered in uncooked bread crumbs or something. Not very inviting. As I said, it was very busy. Maybe we just ordered the wrong food ?

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Hello. I have eaten in the China Sichuan a couple of times and found it quite good. The last time I was there however I was very disappointed. The starters tasted no better then I would get from a fast food style take away. The mains were both v poor. One was extremely vinegary (sweet and sour) to the point... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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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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