Opium Restaurant

4.7
618 reviews
€30 and under
Pan-Asian
Opium is Dublin’s finest Pan Asian Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, night life destination and event space. Home to four equally different event spaces under one roof, Opium Venue incorporates a decadent lounge, Indoor Garden, Spacious main venue and a restaurant that elegantly marries influences from the East with a New York vibe throughout. Combining unrivaled Pan-Asian cuisine with an enticing array of cocktails and wines to choose from, Opium offers you the ultimate dining and late night experience. Having opened its doors in November 2013, Opium provides each of our guests with a high end, vibrant experience from beginning to end – Opium is fast becoming Dublin’s most loved dining & cocktail experience.

Please be advised customers are required to wear masks upon arrival until they are seated, when leaving their table for the purpose of using the bathroom facilities and again when vacating the premises.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 618 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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AlanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food, friendly staff and a full bar to choose from!

Opium Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the 5-star rating Alan. We really appreciate the kind words. Thank you for choosing us. From your words, it was not your first visit and we really appreciate the repeat business. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy to bring my friends here after we had a lovely experience last time. It did not disappoint, the food was so fresh and delicious. The staff are fabulous, going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy everything. Highly recommend a visit here. We will be back again 😊

Opium Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks for the great review and especially for the repeat visit. We really do appreciate the loyalty and are delighted to read that your second experience was as good as the first. We look forward to you coming back many more times!

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Pablod
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would suggest to add the option to have spicy the pad thai and include more options of bites. Thanks

Opium Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Pablo, Thanks for your comments which I will discuss with our chef. We are always open to new ideas and this could be a new idea for the menu. We always aim to meet guest requirements so on a future visit please do feel free to mention to your server if you want extra spice (or less spice, or anything really!) modified on your dish. Thank you for the visit and we hope you come back soon

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Laura
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great food and service! Highly recommend! Definitely will be back again!

Opium Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Laura, Thanks for visiting, for sharing your comments with us, and for promising to return! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Date night out.
Food was ok it has been better. The steak wasn’t great and the sides were not nice.
But we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the Cocktails were Amazing our starters were lovely.
Casio the waiter was full of passion and really knew his cocktails which was so interesting we really enjoyed that very nice young man. Out door seating area is really nice.

Opium Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Thanks for the visit and for sharing your feedback with us. I'm delighted to read the positive aspects (we agree that Cassio is a real asset to us!) but I assure you we will take the comments on board about the meal too. I will discuss with our chef and also with our suppliers. I hope that if you return you will notice an improvement to our usual high standards

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JoshM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening with my fiance in opium as we always have such amazing food and coctails and cant wait till our next visit

Opium Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Josh, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted to read that you had such a good time and we can't wait to host you again soon too!

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vipLiane
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous as always 🥰

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Danielle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment for a relaxing evening. Large variety of options in the food and drink menu. Nice service!

Opium Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Danielle, Thanks for the visit and the positive review, we really appreciate both and hope to welcome you back again in the near future

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DonnaM
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue, great service, and delicious food!

Opium Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review Donna. We really appreciate it and hope you come back soon for more of the same!

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Honest
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was really nice but everything we went to order was off the menu or sold out. Server was nice and friendly

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 19 November 2021

Hi, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and I will discuss these issues with our kitchen team as it's certainly not a regular occurence here. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will return very soon.

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LisaM
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at Opium was amazing

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 16 November 2021

HI Lisa, Thanks so much. We can't ask for better than 5-stars all around! We really appreciate the visit and the kind words too and hope you come back to us very soon.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a Wonderful experience, amazing customer service.

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BD39
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great, food and drinks superb.
The music was too loud, it was difficult to talk together at the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food but pricey enough.
Nice vibe in the restaurant and staff where lovely.

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vipMegM
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food here is amazing! Recommend the peanut satay chicken, shaking beef and the chocolate brownie for dessert was so nice. Will definitely be back.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi Meg, Thanks so much for the kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us. You chose well from the menu! We hope you come back soon

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely nice and friendly.
Food was excellent as were the cocktails.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi Caroline, Lovely words to read on a Monday morning! Thank you for sharing your comments with us and we're delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of the visit. We hope you will come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 November 2021

Hi, Thank you for visiting us and for the positive review. We really appreciate both! It's always nice to read positive comments about the food, and also about the team and their efforts. Thank you from all of us.

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edelt
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious
Can’t wait to go back again soon

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 4 November 2021

Hi Edel, Thanks for the lovely review and we can't wait for you to come back too!

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DominicP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, again!
Best Thai food I've had in Ireland or UK

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 4 November 2021

Hi Dominic, Thanks for the review and the high praise. We're very proud of our standards here and it's lovely to read praise like this.

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CatC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute fab evening with our friends, we enjoyed everything from the food, ambience and service. We definitely be back the next time we're in the city 😊

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 1 November 2021

Hi CatC, This is lovely to read on a Monday morning! Thanks for the high praise and the great review score and we look forward to welcoming you back next time.

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Melanie91
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was super kind and wonderful ♥️

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 30 October 2021

Hi Melanie, Thanks for the high praise! Always lovely to read that our team made a positive impression, and of course that the food was to your liking. Come back soon!

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DeeBee
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Firdt time sitting in the outdoor area, loved it. Food was yummy as always, staff were attentive and friendly. Love it here.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 30 October 2021

Hi DeeBee, Thanks for the great feedback. Our Botanical Garden has been a great success since we reopened in June, and it usually makes a great impression on all first-time visitors. I promise it still wows on follow-up visits too, so we hope you come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambience. Loved the Pho Bo! Has nice back garden as well.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 29 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for the visit, the detailed feedback, and of course the positive review! We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to serving you up some more Pho Bo very soon!

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vipAilishOR
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, the best Thai I have had in a long time! Service and venue were also 10/10

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 29 October 2021

Hi Ailish, Thanks for the lovely feedback. We can't ask for better than 5s across the board and lovely to read the kind words about the service too. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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TOH123
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress! Return here time and time again.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 29 October 2021

Hi TOH123, We can't ask for higher praise! Regular custom is the best type of feedback we can have and we really do appreciate people like you coming back time and again. We will always aim to deliver the best. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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LuanaU
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Price doesn’t no match the portion sizes, some cocktails were very small for them to be price the same as others. Service was superb, staff was super lovely and helpful. Food was delicious.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi LuanaU, Thanks for the visit and for sharing your comments with us, which we will definitely discuss as a team. I certainly note the comment about the cocktail pricing but assure you they are priced due to the cost of ingredients, usually alcohol, that is in each. Some of the larger drinks have more ice or juice or puree in them than others, but we do aim to offer a range of types of drinks. We will try and ensure our servers advise this each time as we certainly always want to offer value

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AvrilM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place….great food, service and atmosphere.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi Avril, Thank you for visiting us and for the positive review. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the visit. We appreciate both and we hope you come for a return visit soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food. Thank you!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 29 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for visiting us and for the positive review. We really appreciate both and we hope you come for a return visit soon

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Aaaaaaa
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good atmospher, amazing food and friendly staff

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 21 October 2021

Hi Aaaaaa, Thanks for the great review and for choosing us for your special occasion. We all realise how important these events are now after the times apart and I'm delighted we gave you a positive experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for more in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice service, but specially the food was above overall Dublin. Highly recommended.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 19 October 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the visit and the positive review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate the high praise for the food. We hope you return soon for a follow-up.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, broad food selection and great drinks menu! Everyone was impressed with their food!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hi Sarah, Thanks for the positive review and delighted to read that everyone enjoyed their meal. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Kathy
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for Asian food,have been many times and always enjoy it.Food is divine and cocktail menu is fabulous.very friendly and attentive staff.Love the Vietnamese rolls and the Green Papaya salad.
Looking forward to my next visit.
The outdoor setting in the Botanical garden is amazing,

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hi Kathy, Thanks for the detailed and positive feedback. It's clear that you're a repeat visitor! We really appreciate your custom and hope you'll continue to come back many more times. The Vietnamese rolls are always a popular choice! Hope you enjoyed choosing from the new cocktail menu too!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, would recommend and would visit again

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 15 October 2021

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for the visit and the positive review. We really appreciate both, and are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service. We really appreciate the recommendation too and look forward to welcoming you back for your return visit soon

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JohnF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 15 October 2021

Hi John, Thanks for the kind words and for visiting us. Delighted to read that you enjoyed the food as well as how our team took care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Sher
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely modern looking venue. Very noisy. Food was nice but portions were too big. Staff ask "was there a problem with the food?" when we couldn't finish the large portions which I personally find extremely annoying. Prices are what you would expect for city centre.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 9 October 2021

Hi Sher, Thanks for the visit and the feedback. I appreciate that you found this annoying and I apologise, but I assure you it was with good intentions and only with the aim of ensuring that you were happy with all. But we note all feedback and try to learn each time, so this will be no different.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and cocktails. They even surprised us with a dessert and a candle in it as we were there celebrating a birthday.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 9 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for choosing us for your special event. We have all gained an appreciation for these occasions over the past couple of years and are proud that you chose us to celebrate. We are delighted you enjoyed the food and cocktails and hope you come back for more in the future.

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vipLiane
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Love the food here it never disappoints.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 7 October 2021

HI Liane, Thanks for the lovely review. It shows that you are a regular visitor which of course is the best type of feedback we can hope for! We hope you return again soon.

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NicoleT
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing! We got spring rolls & prawn crackers to start and lemongrass chicken and claypot lamb as a main. Both were the nicest Thai dishes I've ever had! Cocktails were also amazing and the staff were even kind enough to bring out a birthday brownie for our celebration! Thank you so much!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 October 2021

hi Nicole, Thanks for your detailed and positive feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed it and of course we are very proud of the food and cocktails that we serve and the team that creates it all! I'm glad you chose us to celebrate your birthday event and hopefully you will return for lots more occasions in the future.

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Xxxxx
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are excellent and really good value for money x

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the great review. We can't ask for better than 5s across the board! We're very proud of the team working here, and of course we always aim to offer value for money so I'm delighted to read your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Steph
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & came out very quick, cocktails were great as well, would highly recommend!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 4 October 2021

Hi Steph, Thanks for the great feedback and the recommendation. We hope you will return soon for another visit.

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FAQs

Opium Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Opium Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 526 7711.

Opium Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.