Opium Restaurant

4.7
589 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 589 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good atmospher, amazing food and friendly staff

Opium Restaurant
Responded a day ago

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
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

Opium Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Opium Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Opium Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
1 review
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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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Anon
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good but we paid a lot and were rushed out by the end of the evening. We got told we could put our wine in plastic cups to leave and it wasn’t very professional. Also told there were people waiting for our table however when we were leaving there was no one waiting. For a place like Opium it seems ridiculous to have a time limit for customers, it made us feels very rushed and not relaxed.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for the feedback, although it is clearly not pleasant to read about a disappointing experience. We need to ensure we can do a good job of turning our tables for the two or three dinner sittings that we operate. I assure you that if we moved you from the table, that we genuinely were expecting a new diner for that table, and we must sanitise everything between sittings. However, no excuses & we must do a better job of planning and then executing this part of the experience.

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Everum
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All good but when we arrived we were given a high bar stool at a high table. No alternative available! I had just had a hip replacement. It was difficult to manage. The manager brought me a chair with a back to help. Food had lovely flavours.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 4 October 2021

Hi Everum, Thank you for the visit and for sharing your feedback. I apologise for the initial inconvenience but I'm glad that we were able to rectify the situation somewhat. I'm delighted you enjoyed your meal and hope you will return in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and food!!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 4 October 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the great review. We can't ask for better than 5s across the board! We hope you come back for more of the same very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner. Everything tastes great! I love the cocktails too. Definitely, recommend this place. Ambience is 💖

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 2 October 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the great review. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed all parts of your visit. We're constantly looking to improve so you'll see even more changes when you come back next time, with live music starting soon on weekends and DJs late night too! We hope the ambience and atmosphere will continue to improve even more!

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CarolineB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Place was empty service was sporadic food was ok but overall very expensive for an average curry

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 October 2021

Hi Caroline, Thanks for your visit and of course your feedback. It's disappointing to read about an experience like this, and it is certainly not in keeping with our usual performance or feedback. I can only hope that maybe you would give us another chance in the future and see a much-improved experience. I apologise that this visit was not up to standard.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I went for dinner with four friends. We sat in the outdoor covered seating area and enjoyed a really nice meal. Both the food and the service were excellent. The only issue was that it was raining and the outdoor cover was dripping down the back of my friend’s chair. Other than that it was a really pleasant experience and it was good value.

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AimeeD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Booked table online. Disappointed we were given an outdoor table. We were very cold, no heaters on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we arrived until we left everything was amazing. The service was a smooth and always so kind to us, the Food was served always on time , really quick but perfectly plated and cooked, the Vietnamese rolls were amazing among the lamb. few options of desserts however both of them really good. Lovely place to have and amazing food with family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for brunch to celebrate my mother’s birthday. The venue was beautiful the food was delicious, service was impeccable. Couldn’t fault it in any way, totally made my Mother’s day special with a rendition of happy birthday and a lovely dessert with a candle for her to blow out. Couldn’t recommend this restaurant more 😊

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Katerina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting brunch menu, delicious drinks, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing Thai restaurant in Dublin

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 25 September 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the great review and high praise! It's obviously very pleasing for the whole team to read comments like this on a Saturday morning! So thanks for the great start to our day and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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MartinaW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a lovely space, just round the back of Wexford street. It was like being in an oasis - bright, loads of plants and greenery, spacious. The staff were delightful and the food delicious and in decent-sized portions. We only had a mix of starters but we were eying up the main courses going to other tables, and they all looked (and smelled) great.

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vipSaoirseC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, really nice staff and delightful cocktails

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 24 September 2021

Hi Saoirse, Thanks for the lovely review. It sounds like a nice combination, and we are delighted you enjoyed yourself with us.

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HollieL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect venue for a long overdue catchup with friends! Chilled vibes and fabulous food. Highly recommend the brownie for dessert so leave room 😂

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 23 September 2021

Hi Hollie, Thanks so much for the great review and positive feedback. It gives us great pleasure to see people reuniting after so long apart and we're delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your time with us. We hope you all come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Fave Restaurant 😍

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi, We can't ask for higher praise than that! We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails and friendly service

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the visit and for sharing your feedback with us. Delighted you enjoyed and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food & Amazing service

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the great review. Lovely to see a 5-star rating all round and also to read nice feedback about the team and the food. We look forward to hosting you again at some point in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Every course was so tasty! Will definitely be back ASAP!!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We definitely feel the same about the food here and look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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NicoleW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were so so delightful and very helpful, will definitely be back when we get a chance! Thanks so much for a great night.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi Nicole, Thanks so much for the positive review. I always feel that the best feedback we can get is leaving someone keen to come back in the future! We look forward to welcoming back again as soon as you can!

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Farrell77
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Place was nice. Staff were pleasant and professional

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi Farrell, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and of course for visiting us in the first place. It's aloways lovely to read kind words about the staff here as we are very proud of our team. We hope that you will come back soon.

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MaevaY
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great meal

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi Maeva Y, Thank you so much for the great review. It's lovely to see such high scores! Delighted you enjoyed every aspect of the visit and we hope you come for a return visit soon

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Poor food, especially when price is taken into consideration

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Jason, Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. It is however very disappointing to read feedback like this, and as it is so out of keeping with our usual scores, I am concerned that something went drastically wrong for your particular table. I'd appreciate the opportunity to investigate further so if there's a chance that you could help me with this, please email me at johnmelia@opium.ie Thank you

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Jennyb
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and I had a lovely cocktail. I would definitely be back. Many thanks

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 13 September 2021

HI Jenny, Thanks for the great review! We can't ask for better feedback than a promise to return in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back for more of the same!

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AbigailG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beautiful outdoor seating! Service was great too!

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 13 September 2021

HI Abigail, Thanks for visiting and for the kind words too. We really appreciate the positive feedback and are glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food delicious, service excellent!! One of my favourite places to eat in Dublin

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 11 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great review and the kind words. It's exactly what we are aiming to deliver and it's great to see that we delivered for you. We hope you come back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the cocktails were delicious. My girlfriend and I were sat between two tables of loud women unfortunately so that was a bit annoying.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi, Thanks for visiting us and for also taking the time to share your feedback with us. I'm delighted you enjoyed the food and drinks so much. If you come back to us in the future, please feel free to contact me directly in advance on johnmelia@opium.ie if you have any specific table requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate any requests.

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JuanT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was amazing and so was the place.

Opium Restaurant
Responded on 6 September 2021

HI Juan, Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to share such positive feedback. Great reviews are a big help to the business so thank you from all of the team here. I'm delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of the visit and we hope you will come back again soon.

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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 589 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.