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“Superb Chinese cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Opium

Opium
191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
+44 141 332 6668
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Ranked #28 of 1,838 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese, Vegetarian, Asian fusion, Dim Sum
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine, offering a mix of traditional Dim Sum and fusion dishes. We're open everyday and look forward to welcoming you here at 191 Hope Street. Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Opium is great for a working lunch or to catch up with friends. As night falls our interior transforms, it's perfect for an intimate dinner or a celebration with family and friends.
Vancouver, Canada
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“Superb Chinese cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I come from a city that has not less than 2,000 Chinese restaurants. While I can not say that I have tried them all, I certainly have made a point of researching and frequenting the best of recommendations from my Chinese friends.
Opium compares with the best of Chinese restaurants, and not because it looks like a palace. It is a modern and very attractively designed place that has a clean, fresh aesthetic and was very pleasant to sit in.
Now to the food. Skilled and excellent dishes that kept leaving me asking why Opium can't be in Vancouver or San Francisco. Simply said, we loved it! Perhaps pricier than what one expects to pay in North America for Chinese cuisine, but the high quality of the ingredients made it worth every penny. Tender, juicy medium rare steak that cuts like butter, in a beautiful pepper and Shiraz sauce, is just one of the superb offerings. Started with some dim sum items. Amongst the finest dumplings I have ever had---perfect pasta!!! Opium, please move to North America.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Good Asian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Food:balanced, well cooked, fair choice
Service: quick, friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming
Ambiance: modern, tasteful
Return Visit: definitely

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“An amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The best Asian restaurant I have experienced in Glasgow. Delicious food, excellent service, nice music, and I have to mention the creative cocktails are really amazing. Obviously, I had a enjoyable time there. Recomendation to friends is a must!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A stand out restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have been working in Glasgow for the last 6 months and so have sampled many of the city's restaurants, I really felt that Opium stands our. Superb oriental cuisine in a convenient location. Strongly recommend duck & also kung pao chicken.

Had a slight hiccup on one occasion where my booking was misinterpreted and made for the wrong time; thankfully in this case was resolved by the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Glasgow in the summer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant just a short walk away from theatres and railway station. Food was good and service very good reasonably priced.

Visited July 2013
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