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“Large portions and delicious food”
Review of The Opium Den

The Opium Den
Ranked #171 of 671 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The portions were a little too large, in fact. We could hardly finish one starter and two mains between us.
Service was quite attentive and professional. Not cheap but extremely tasty. We tried 3 dishes and they were all excellent. Good choice of reasonably priced drinks too.
Cleanliness of the restaurant area was very good, the bathroom just OK.
Good location near the centre of town, and easy to find.
We'd return given the chance.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Whilst the service here can be a bit mixed, the food is consistently very tasty. Look out for the squid with tea tree mushrooms.

Rice & something meal dishes are great value.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went there based on trip-advisor reviews. Clean and nice. We were very pleased with the decor, cleanliness overall including the bathroom. The restaurant service, attentiveness of servers, quality of food and reasonable price of 180 pounds for twelve with very good quality full meal and drinks! The staff was also very attentive to the needs of the customers. We will definitely go again on our next trip to the neighborhood. Thank you for the thoughtfulness!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you want authentic Chinese food, go to The Opium Den.
Slightly expensive, poor service but good food.

I would go to the Opium Den for a nice meal with friends, don't expect good service. Food comes out fast and hot. I wouldn't go there for a romantic meal out as you can feel rushed whilst there.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Went to the Opium Den on a Friday night at about 8pm. Place was reasonably busy, but we were seated straight away, drinks order taken quickly and drinks arrived equally as quickly. Menu is enormous and has a 'classic' and 'full' menu - classic includes dishes you'd expect to find in a British Chinese and the full menu has more authentic dishes. We ordered chicken kung po, prawn kung po and a beef dish, as well as egg fried rice, noodles, spring rolls and prawn crackers. Food arrived within 10 minutes, was tasty and very hot. Bill came to £56 for three people, including the 10% service charge they add, a beer, wine and a coke. Only downside was the house wine was not good, and was sent back and exchanged without question. Overall, a great option in Oxford for hot, tasty food.

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