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“Very good oriental meal”
Review of Opium

Ranked #62 of 2,633 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We dropped in here pre-theatre, without a booking and it was fairly quiet so fortunately we’d no trouble getting a table. There were a few other guests so the atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant.

The restaurant has a modern, fairly minimalist style interior.

Due to time of our visit we had a choice from either their pre-theatre menu (2 or 3 course deals from a restricted list) or the full menu. We went for the latter purely on personal preferences with the dishes.

Whilst we waited for our orders to arrive we were provided with complementary prawn crackers with a sweet chilli sauce. We both had a small glass (125ml) of the house white wine which was a sauvignon blanc and very pleasant too (£3.50 per glass).

My Duck Roll starter (£6.30) consisted of four rolls, a leaf of lettuce by way of garnish and some chilli & hoi sin sauce. It was all very tasty. My wife very much enjoyed the Prawn Toast (£6.80), the coating for which was prawn flavoured with lemongrass and chilli.

We both chose the Steamed Seabass (£16.50 each) for our mains. The filet of sea bass had a nice texture and broke easily which made eating it with chopsticks perfectly manageable. It was flavoured with ginger, spring onions and soya sauce and also in the mix were shitake & enoki mushrooms all of which combined to provide a great tasting dish. We shared a bowl of jasmine rice (£2.80) to accompany the fish and this proved to be more than enough for our plates.

Service provided by the young staff was very pleasant.

Toilets were modern in keeping with the style of restaurant and were in good condition at the time of our visit.

We’ve been here before and it would be our choice of venue in Glasgow for an oriental style meal. Cost on this occasion for two courses for two people with a drink, was just under £56 which we thought reasonable value for money.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best oriental cuisine restaurants I have been.
Food was outstanding, delicious!
Service might be a bit slow when place is full, but it's attentive and good.

Thank BDN100
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I visited Opium with a large party for my birthday. The service was excellent and the staff were attentive for the duration of the evening. The restaurant has a contemporary decor and a welcoming atmosphere.

Everyone in my party commented on the quality of the food they received. The menu has a wide variety of options for dim sum and main courses, which accommodated the different dietary requirements in our group, including gluten free and vegan. We also enjoyed the large selection of cocktails. I personally enjoyed the cordycep dumplings and homemade tofu in the hotpot.

The quality of the food and service, as well as special touches such as receiving a cocktail on the house and a surprise birthday cake really added to the evening. I would thoroughly recommend Opium and hope to return soon.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Another addition to Glasgow's list of excellent restaurants. The food, service and ambience at Opium all make for a quality night out.

We had crab and chive dumplings, chicken satay for starters. Prawn and scallops chilli, pomegranate sweet and sour chicken, as our main course. Every dish was delicious.

My wife added a new cocktail to her growing repertoire.

A very enjoyable way to spend a Monday evening.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We loved our meal here, the staff were fantastic, the owner came over and met us and chatted about the restaurant. We had salt and chilli squid and soft shell crab to start then the seafood medley and chilli beef for mains all just magic! We are telling everyone about our meal and look forward to coming back, thanks to all staff

Thank Phepster
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