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China Sichuan Restaurant

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The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Sandyford 18, Ireland
+353 1 293 5100
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a few times and food has varied from tasty to terrible. Wasn't looking forward to last visit on this basis. Spring rolls were tasteless, but steamed fish was faultless. Wine mediocre and service was patchy (delays and drinked ordered but never arrived). May be in the top 3 restaurants in Sandyford, but only because its competitors are... More 

Thank Sheila K
County Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot recommend this place high enough. We had the a la carte which is still not madly expensive. The service is of a very high standard , prompt without being rushed and the food is really first class. my wife had the calamari starter one of the best she ever tasted my my mixed starter was also great. the... More 

Thank RestaurantHobbyist
Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just about the very best Chinese in Dublin. Service is always brilliant and very attentive. The flavours of the food is a complete delight. With highly recommend whether for a business lunch or somewhere nice for a couples evening meal.

Thank MAL307
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this class little restaurant. From start to finish we enjoyed every last second of our visit. She had spring rolls to start, I had the soft shell crab. Both delicious but definitely the soft shell crab was a stand out dish blending delicious flavours and crunch with the almonds. Unfortunately they had sold out of the pork... More 

Thank A B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with a friend and we both loved it. It has avery calming atmosphere. The staff are very efficient and friendly. The food was stunning. I had the duck salad to start & I would happily eat it for the rest of my life. Presentation was lovely too. I now need an excuse to travel to Sandford again... More 

Thank Cheekie_cat
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here as a family for about 12 years now, it is and always has been our favourite restaurant in the country and would put some money on it for being the best chinese food in ireland! Everything from the food, customer service and even the atmosphere in general really does set the standard of the highest quality... More 

Thank Donal H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm generally not a fan of Chinese food but this place is special! Food is always delish! I work beside it so it's our spot for group lunches when we have something to celebrate! Definitely recommend!

1 Thank Dub-SS
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This isn't a place for the half wits that think everything should come with batter and sweet and sour(see the 1 star reviews for it) It's real sichuanese food, dripping with scarlet oil and salty bean paste, soft slippery wontons and braised beef that's tender but has that slight rubbery texture that the best boiloed beef has. the luobo gao,... More 

1 Thank CC_Eile
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Traipsed from one side of Dublin to the other last Saturday on what was a really horrible day, soaked and windblown. This restaurant turned two grumpy people into two very happy people. The food was amazing. My wife said the prawns in her starter were among the best she's ever had. I'd love to know what they do with the... More 

Thank GypsyBhoy
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I know I've said it before but it is worth saying again. This really is the best Chinese food in the country. Smart yet comfortable interior and friendly staff offering great service. Visit once and you are sure to become a regular!

2 Thank Danielle100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $35
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Sandyford 18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Sandyford
  • Phone Number: +353 1 293 5100
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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