Opium

4.5
358 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 358 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Noonandel
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and reasonable. The staff are excellent and very friendly. I would highly recommend Opium to anybody

Derek

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Nicky
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous lunch - the food was delicious and we had a lovely bottle of Pinot Grigio wine. Unfortunately due to Covid it was very quiet but the tables were well spaced and the staff were superb and took all the necessary Covid precautions. Thoroughly recommend.

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Sarah
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

My only criticism was that our party was seated at a small booth where a larger booth was available. This would have been better for social distancing. But over all the visit was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Donegal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Opium! Such friendly staff and all of the courses I had were delicious. The outside area upstairs would be my preferred place to dine, particularly when it’s not raining.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! My party of two was running a bit late but phoned ahead and it was no issue at all, we ended up arriving about 15 minutes after our 1 PM lunch reservation. The restaurant was super quiet and clean, we did a quick temperature check via a TV screen. We were seated and had drinks in less than 5 minutes, ordered 3 apps and a main to split and it was all so so delicious! Only wish I had more leftovers for dinner. I would highly recommend for any occasion and will be back in the near future.

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ConorB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff were lovely, food and drink was fantastic. Really enjoyed our experience. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were handed champagne and delicious cocktails. The atmosphere and music in the botanical garden was buzzing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and food was amazing!

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HannahK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Opium for dinner with a friend and we were seating in the botanical garden section on a high table. The decor is really nice with plants and glass ceiling and atmosphere was great. Food was delicious and staff were all very friendly and following covid protocols.

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PascalM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food served by friendly helpful staff!! ... fresh ingredients the duck was beautiful

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Asian food here is the best I’ve come across! Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Nice place good atmosphere

Good is precooked

It arrives within minutes of ordering

My beef starter was very tough

Main was pad Thai this was better but pre cooking food is just not good enough for a restaurant in my view

Good staff etc

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were lovely. Waiter couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Really enjoyed our night. Place was beautiful. Will definitely be back

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KellyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were fantastic and very efficient. Food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back again.

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HeidiO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the decor and the vibe. Such an amazing gem for an evening out.

GB
GraceB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff Absolutely lovely. Adequate covid 19 measures Including thermometer check on the way in.

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AlexK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was awful literally took 3 bites out of it. And so expensive. Would not recommend

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Noonandel
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and staff were very friendly. the whole experience was very enjoyable

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RebeccaO
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always top notch, staff very friendly. Food is always excellent, and their cocktails are amazing!

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kateZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing Asian food and cocktails and such lovely staff. Absolutely flawless, we had a great night here!

BZ
BrunaZ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Opium was a good surprise. The food was delicious! Unfortunately we had to sit in the garden, which isn’t much comfortable for having a simple couple’s dinner. The inside tables would have better fit my expectations, though. Also the atmosphere was vibrant and the service was excellent.

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Gary
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Portion sizes a bit small for the price. Great quality though

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Dhhhh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great overall menu for gluten free options, tasty food, portions would be a little smaller than I'd expect for prices per dish. Was quite noisy and had to shout across the table with the level of noise however the sound travels. V good for covid, staff lovely!

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AilbheM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and served super quick. Very enjoyable

BM
BridgetM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very covid compliant. Staff are great. Expensive lunch for so many other options in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was lovely
Made the mistake of booking the high top tables which wasn’t as comfortable to sit on or eat as a normal table would normally be but that was own fault and understandably the restaurant was booked out so wasn’t able to move, with the size of plates drinks etc the round tables are a little small but over all love the place and food as always was beautiful

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ElisabethW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food arrived really fast. Were flexible with making a vegan option for me. Service was great, staff was very friendly and lovely cocktails. Definitely coming back.

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rosannaC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and tasty food the atmosphere wasnt the same but to be expected with all things considered would defo reccomend

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LizA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food but portion sizes are very small.

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GregC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It’s a good place overall but it’s best part which it the terrace is not open yet, and they’re giving you 1:45 hrs to eat and drink so, I think there are better options for the time being rn

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NiamhM
Dundalk
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, quick and friendly service. All safety measures in place and we were given a little treat for our anniversary which was much appreciated. Loved it!

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LoisS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food with great service. Really enjoyed our dinner here!

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NicolaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Was in Opium on Thursday evening. Our waitress was very rude

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GillianM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Lovely cocktails. We had a fab time. Thank you!

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DarioA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

was experience, even during this critical moment.

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EveC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We understand that there are regulations in place as regards ordering a meal to the minimum value of €9. However we were told we needed to order at least two starters in order to stay in the venue (within the limited time assigned). The table next to us ordered one each with no issues. We tried to order a drink on 5 separate occasions and were overlooked. Food is really good just a shame about the poor experience.

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BrendanM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Asked one if the staff to do something for my girlfriends birthday and she came out with chocolate brownie cake which we weren't charged for. Couldn't rate high enough

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martinaw
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails, all Covid requirements met without affecting the atmosphere or dining experience. The Botanic garden is fab. I'll definitely be returning

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Walshy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere. A little on the pricey side with most mains costing approx €19.50+ but it really was amazing food if you enjoy Thai!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food has always been great - taste and presentation are amazing. Portions are decent.

FAQs

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

Opium is rated 4.5 stars by 358 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 reservations at the moment.