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Forbidden City Incorporated

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335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
+1 860-343-8288
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (9 reviews)
“confit” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese
$$ - $$$
335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forbidden City is a favorite restaurant for our daughter and son-in-law and a go to favorite for special occasions. We recently joined them for a dinner with an out-of-town guest They have a unique shrimp dish with citrus that my wife loves and she indulged....More

Thank justbill2015
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

A hidden gym in Middletown. Great appetizers. Great drinks. My favorite entree is the Volcano Flank Steak. Spicy and oh so good!

Thank Sean C
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Delicious dinner for four. Two of us had spicy red oil dumpling soup. If you like spice, it's great. One had spring rolls (ordinary) and the other Wonton Soup which was excellent. One had "rack of lamb" but it was only two small rib chops....More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Forbidden City offers unusual takes on food you've seen at other Asian restaurants. For example, the Peking duck confit comes with 3 bao buns that you fill with shredded duck that's tender and flavorful. Dumplings have unusual fillings. Definitely worth a try.

Thank coolya
Reviewed February 15, 2017

You'll feel like you're in NYC when you step inside this gem in our little Middletown. The food = amazing! Some highlights: bbq pork puff, szechuan dumplings, Shrimp XOXO, Short Ribs or try their general t'sos if you want more traditional asian cuisine...you can't go...More

Reviewed February 6, 2017

Over all my years, I had forgotten about Middletown. It's in the middle of the state, middle-sized, middle-aged, middling-prosperous. Not much exciting ever came from Middletown, I don't think, but nothing bad ever happened there either. Why should I go to boring, safe, slightly worn...More

Thank PilotMike2009
Reviewed January 29, 2017

I've been eating here for years, and Chinese New Year is always very special. So that is now, and there are only five more days of the special menu. Being a glutton (which sounds much better than fat pig), I ordered all four of the...More

Thank neroct
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I've eaten here over a dozen times and the food is consistently good. The service is great and the menu has good options for everyone including my Vegan friends. The menu, particularly the dinner menu, is more creative than a more traditional Chinese/Asian restaurant so...More

Thank traveler_sec_2015
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Very tasty, plentiful and different. First time I had delicious bread served in an Asian Restaurant. My Triple Delight was very flavorful.

Thank Alison717
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

One cannot go wrong here as the selection and simple atmosphere is just right. Summer allow the large window ton open to the street! Good food galore!

Thank GringoAlto2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
    (Court Street)
  • Public Transportation: MAT Station
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-343-8288
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