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Opium

#26 of 1,934 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
+44 141 332 6668
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Good food-service efficient and friendly. But Oh dear! the price of alcohol is outrageous. They take advantage of parties that are chatting and don't read the drinks menu. £7.50 for a small bottle of beer. Dick Turpin at least wore a mask.

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Thank John S
OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello John and thank you for your review. Firstly are you sure this is the correct restaurant you are referring to because we do not have any beers at £7.50, our beers are £3.40/60. Our company has done a full investigation into this and have found nothing in our records that confirm the accuracy of your review. If however what... More 

Elderslie, UK
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in Glasgow. The restaurant itself is quite small so you have to book a table in advance as it is so popular. The food is not like the usual run of the mill kind and sometimes you have to try a dish that may not sound appetizing and be pleasantly surprised by how good... More 

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Thank CTUK2013
OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello ctuk2013. Thanks for visiting us and reviewing. We're glad you took the adventurous side and explored the menu. With such a variety in the menu we always encourage everyone to eat everything and so they never miss out. Best regards, opium More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

It's a nice small Chinese restaurant. If you visit on Sat ~17:00, you'll get a good table and perfect service, although in 1 hour the waitresses will be extremely busy - place is popular. There is a plenty of choice in menu, everything tastes very good. Good wine list (especially for Chinese restaurant). Service is great, although it's a busy... More 

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Thank Linxmas
OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello linxmas. Thanks for reviewing and visiting. We believe our high quality food should match with our drinks so we're glad you enjoyed the wine menu. Thanks and best regards, opium. More 

Leeds
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

We came here on a Saturday night, the restaurant was busy and the friendly and professional staff were racing around, that didn't stop them from being great though! We had the duck steered roles and soft shelled crab to start, both very tasty. Then the Chicken pi-po with broccoli which was really vibrant and tasty, and the chilli beef. I... More 

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Thank kathy535
OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello kathy thanks for visiting. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that our menu was able to show you its versatility. Best regards and visit soon. Opium More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

I was in Glasgow with work and stumbled upon this place whilst looking for somewhere to eat. I had steamed chicken sambal dim sum followed by thai chilli beef. The food truly was outstanding and the service was excellent. A shame I live so far away!

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Thank X3716EVmarkd
OpiumRestaurant, Owner at Opium, responded to this review

Hello x3716evmarkd, thanks for your review. We're grateful that even though you live so far away you still came to visit us. Come to Glasgow soon and see us again, best regards. Opium More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere was very chilled. The pork belly was to die for as were the dumplings. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Had a family meal in Opium restaurant on Saturday night. Greeted at the door by a very confused young lady who didn't know who was to sit where. We were seated then told the table was reserved, so moved to another table (then a couple went to sit at the table we were just at and told it was reserved... More 

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

My husband and I went here for a meal before going to the theatre. There is a pre theatre menu which looked very good but we opted for the A la carte. The food was extremely tasty and beautifully presented. I think this is probably the best Chimese food I have tasted and it was definitely the best presented food.... More 

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Thank Frances D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

This place was a lovely surprise. Myself & my girlfriend wondered in here after walking past. It was Friday night & we didn't have a reservation, they found us a table & we're very quick & polite! The food was great, the wine & cocktails were lovely. But most importantly the staff were really brilliant. Nothing to fault them on.

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Thank AlexMair
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner after finding it on tripadvisor - oh my god! It is without a doubt the best Asian food I have ever eaten! Staff were friendly and attentive, food & cocktails were delicious! For anyone with a sweet tooth you must try the parma violet cocktail... Reasonably priced as well - we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 332 6668
Description
Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine, offering a mix of traditional Dim Sum and fusion dishes. We're open everyday and look forward to welcoming you here at 191 Hope Street. Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Opium is great for a working lunch or to catch up with friends. As night falls our interior transforms, it's perfect for an intimate dinner or a celebration with family and friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?