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The Opium Den

George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, England
+44 1865 248680
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“rice” (17 reviews)
“dim sum” (12 reviews)
“hotpot” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited following our planned restaurant having a table free longer than we wanted to wait. First impressions were good. It had a lively feel and we were shown to a good table. Beers arrived and we decided to go for the set menu with...More

1  Thank City-stepper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for 6 for a family celebration. Quite tight seating, mainly due to this place being so popular. Great food, no dreaded acidic after taste sometimes associated with this type of cuisine. We ordered a range of Dim Sum, all delivered piping hot...More

Thank WiltshireWanderer12
Reviewed 1 October 2017

George Street is full of chain restaurants offering pre-theatre dishes and although the staff in here provided friendly, prompt service, the experience was a little more individual. The set menu for 2 was excellent and we enjoyed all dishes provided.

Thank Jen7ify
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My son and I ate here while visiting Oxford from Toronto. Both our dishes (I had soup and he had some beef dish with rice) were incredibly bland. I'm not a soy sauce fan and ended up adding it to my soup just to get...More

3  Thank Christine P
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We ate out at the Opium Den as a party of 4 and for our main meal chose the hot pot option. This is definitely a meal for the hungry! You are allowed 2 hours to complete the meal - which gives you an idea...More

Thank Loraine M
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We go here most times we visit Oxford, it's absolutely superb food and a chilled atmosphere. The food is authentic and the service is good. Highly recommend.

Thank LHutton
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have lunch at this restaurant and even though we were not sure at the beginning, it was a pleasure to find out how delicious was everything we ordered! Also, most of the dishes were proper Chinese food ( in sense of...More

Thank Rosa M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the place in Oxford where I feel the Chinese food is quite original and not toned down for the British taste. The range of food is very good as well. I heard the hot pot there is good, but haven't tried...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of oriental food, especially Chinese food, give this place a try. Everything is good. I always end up with their noodle dishes which are excellent but they do hot pot which is popular with oriental tourists and locals. A high...More

Thank AlisonRyde
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this place for a while now. All dishes we have tasted have been good & the location is excellent. This is a typical Chinese restaurant so don't expect amazing service tho we never had any issue. One negative point -...More

Thank ShuHOX
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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 248680
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