Opium Restaurant

4.6
424 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 424 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CiaraK
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opium was fantastic last night for our group of 6. The food was delicious as were the cocktails and pints.
The service was EXCELLENT, so attentive and friendly.
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable evening.

RO
RebeccaO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. Highly recommend for a fun eve out in Dublin. Ideal for outdoor eating in Irish climate

NS
NiamhS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really nice, can't wait to come back again 😊

EW
EricaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch food and drinks where absolutely fab we will be back so friendly and welcoming thanks so much xx

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The waitress was exceptional, really enjoyed our experience!

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ellenr
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and the cocktails were fab! And the service was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ken and Mario were very accommodating. We had a great time. Can't wait to come back 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever great place

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Sarah
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience here! Food and cocktails were delicious and the Service was 11/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and nice staff. Had a lovely time catching up with friends .

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AM00
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really enjoyable evening! Lovely surroundings

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff xxx

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional authentic Thai food, great service and beautiful outdoor dining space.

CN
CharlotteN
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was gorgeous, service was lovely and the atmosphere was great. The outdoor dinning area is not to be missed

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JEANK
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lovely restaurant but we were rushed from the beginning and refused a drink at the end of our meal after 92 mins - dont think we will return because of this - pity really liked the food

SF
ShaunaF
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and restaurant is decorated very nice

FE
FabianaE
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Food service was really fast and courteous. The Beef Rendang was really delicious and aromatic, and well presented. I also tried the Red curry, good choice but mild for my liking.

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GrainneS
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent Christmas Eve lunch here at Opium. The staff were so friendly and attentive, bringing us delicious cocktails and food, we will definitely be back when they reopen, a winner in my eyes.

CG
CarolG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, unbelievable flavours. Beautiful Christmas ambiance and twinkling lights everywhere. Really friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at Opium on Christmas Eve as a family of four. We've eaten here before and enjoyed it but if anything the food has improved! The menu has a fantastic selection and literally everything we ordered was top notch. We've eaten Asian food in some of the best restaurants in Dublin and this is absolutely in the top 5. The service was also exceptional, even more impressive considering it was Christmas Eve. To top off our (obviously!) very positive experience, I received a call from the restaurant that evening to say that they noticed we had been accidentally overcharged for something on the menu, and they were calling to apologise and refund us the overcharged amount. In 30+ years of eating out, I've never had a call like this. It's a massive credit to how well the restaurant is run that they would do this, particularly in terms of the difficult time they have no doubt had with Covid.

Opium will be top of our list for a return visit ASAP in 2021.

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CarmeR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was really good lunch before Christmas with a little surprise! We want to come back again!

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NiamhS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and staff were lovely, ambience was great

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Fides
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Would love to come back xxooxxooxxooxxooxxoo

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Mugglemother
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Six of us chose here for my sister's birthday party based on recommendations from friends. It didn't disappoint. I will be returning for my husband's birthday party in January with his family. Good food, service, value and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant experience. Staff were so lovely and the food was amazing

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Aislingd
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening in Opium.. everything was spot on!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at my favourite restaurant.

AF
AdamF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delish. We were both extremely happy with our choices. I had sizzling pork and my Mrs had masaman . Staff were great too and place was very Covid friendly. I will definitely return.

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ShaunH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful and the food was fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service and food was great, I’m not going to give 5 stars to service as there were waitresses/waiters only wearing a visor with no mask on.... sorry but the mask should be mandatory with the visor during the pandemic...

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MeganOB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lady who served us was lovely so helpful and kind, I got gyoza for starter was cold however my main was gorgeous, busy place but lovely atmosphere about it

LM
LorraineM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately very disappointing. We had the Christmas menu €49 per head which included Prosecco on arrival. Very overpriced for distinctly average food. Service was good. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommended. Very disappointed 😢

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vipGraceG
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great thai food, nice ambience & good service.

SR
SusanR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money and brilliant service. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very accommodating- we made some changes to our dishes due to an allergy and they were able to do this no problem. They also had very good COVID rules - all servers were wearing masks and we were told we only had the table for 2 hours which was fine with us

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Niamh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely, so tasty. I particularly enjoyed my starter and main course but dessert (chocolate brownie) was a bit dry and had a piece of paper on the bottom of it suggesting it was maybe shop bought? I’m not sure. Quality of the starter and main made up for this though.

Staff were lovely and accommodating. Only thing I will mention is that we were sat beside the bar and the male bartender started having an argument with the female bartender and one of the male servers about the amount of drinks he had to make. Not hugely pleasant to hear a member of staff raising his voice/cursing about this. Again though, the rest of the staff and the service made up for this.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service as always!!

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LizK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and service. Above all I think I'd rate the service better than any I've experienced. So patient and helpful and I can't wait to go again. Felt safe in our small group. Everyone who moved around to leave, get to their table or use the bathroom respected other people's space and all wore face coverings. Fair play to them. Thanks for a fab experience 😀

OT
OpenTable Diner
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Always so fresh and the service was excellent. Opium is a must for all occasions

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

I was really really disappointed with my experience at Opium. I was informed by phone a few days prior that there was a Christmas menu (no mention of prices etc). On arrival we were handed two glasses of Prosecco (we thought they were complimentary, I don’t drink Prosecco so I handed it back a while later). We were handed the menu (no prices on it, no mention of Prosecco). After ordering, the food was brought out speedily, nearly too quickly, we actually had to ask could we wait a few minutes before we got dessert. The food was nice but portions were small. We regularly eat in opium and could have got the starter and main for around 20euro. We were shocked to see that on the bill we were charged 47euro per person, including a 5euro charge each for the glass of Prosecco. I think it’s a really bad and sneaky way of doing business and they should have been more up front about the set up and price. It’s scandalous that you are charged for the Prosecco, without given any choice! What happens if you don’t drink alcohol or are pregnant? Needless to say, we won’t be back!

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 4.6 stars by 424 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.