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Forbidden City Incorporated

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335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309 (Court Street)
+1 860-343-8288
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 not the best place for picky eaters.

Thank traveler_sec_2015
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Hartford, Connecticut
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464 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Middletown, Connecticut
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

My partner and I stopped by for a pre-dinner cocktail and we were not disappointed. I had the cucumber martini, which was strong and refreshing, and he had some sort of cocktail that was topped off with champagne. Both were excellent. The bartender was very personable and made sure we enjoyed our drinks. Even though we were not having dinner,... More 

Thank Tony114
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The first time we came to this restaurant, they did not honor our reservation and turned us away. Talk about a forbidden city, right? It took several years before we attempted a repeat visit with the same friends. This time, the restaurant was far from filled and the service was great. Our meal was satisfactory, but nothing to write home... More 

Thank Patricia D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It will cost you more but it is worth the price. I have had 6 different meals at Forbidden City. Every meal has been satisfying. They are very attentive and the food they deliver is so good! I would not go there for a family meal but if you would like a meal out with your partner, this is a... More 

Thank S M
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

What can I say? We ate here a dozen times, its phenominal. The food is ultra tasty and the waitstaff friendly and attentive the atmosphere is great, prices just right and the bathrooms are super nice. Kids love this every time we come. There is nothing bad at all

Thank Michael S
Coventry, Connecticut
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

My friends and I have been stopping here, on the bar side, for drinks and snacks for years. Every time we go, it seems the service has gotten worse. I arrived first of the group and had to assertively flag down the bartender to get a drink. When my friends arrived, it didn't get any better. The waiter was uninterested... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Excellent food, good wines, good service and nice ambiance. There is also take out. My family loves this restaurant.

Thank cybertoothtiger
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

So Erick and Mario were at it again this month putting on a sparkling wine dinner at the restaurant. My wife and I haven't missed too many of these, and when we saw that it was a sparkling wine event ??.....yea...no brainer... The reception wine was a sparkling brut from Mendoza, Argentina. It was outstanding and very dry. As soon... More 

Thank Keith S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?