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China Sichuan Restaurant

The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Sandyford 18, Ireland
+353 1 293 5100
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“aromatic duck” (8 reviews)
“rib eye beef” (4 reviews)
“dumplings” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Sandyford 18, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was really a great find for us. I never know that I would be able to find a good quality Chinese restaurant in Dublin like this. I am not Chinese so I cannot say if the food is authentic or not. However, it was...More

1  Thank Hoai L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good and so a very busy Chinese restaurant and on both occasions it was very good from beginning to end. I'm not a big Chinese cuisine fan or rather I'm picky and this met the standard very well. Service is excellent,...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

food just OK ,staff all the poker face!do not understand why so many people here!No point to come back again.no more word to say.

Thank annlM1816OV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is almost one year since I last visited this well-known and well-loved establishment. A combination of circumstances conspired to keep me away from the Sandyford Estate but earlier this week I made a determined effort to get there for lunch. In all that time...More

Thank Gretry
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This has to be our favourite restaurant as a family. We go regularly for Sunday lunch. The menus are really good, both the lunch menu and the à la carte. Staff are very welcoming and go out of their way to accommodate one of the...More

Thank cinemaparadiso57
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went for the Peking duck and expected the meat to be shredded but it was sliced however it tasted every bit as good. We also had spring rolls that were crispy and dumplings which were very tasty. For mains we had the lobster (very...More

Thank EddieOnTour
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very nice experience of the traditional szechuanese cuisine, as perfectly balanced to European levels, very good service, quick and very efficient The price slightly higher than a standard Chinese restaurant but there is nothing to compare as the food savory spicy and delicious Mellow and...More

1  Thank Jean-Francis K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Top class food service a little slow but very busy. I don't want to rabbit on I have made my comments.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is not your average Chinese, it's very different, it's a winning menu, I love this place. Staff are pleasant. The menu is pricey but the early bird or set dinner menu are good value and definitely worth a try

1  Thank Ck8813
Reviewed 21 August 2017

dropped in a few times now for lunch. Lovely authentic restaurant . nice lunch menu at very ok prices. wine a bit on the pricey side but what the heck ....overall a great sichuan restaurant.

1  Thank paulnarch
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Response from 11Yasmin | Reviewed this property |
You need to get Luas Green line to Stillorgan and it is a two minute walk .Well worth the journey.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Forum | Ballymoss Road, Sandyford 18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Sandyford
  • Phone Number: +353 1 293 5100
  • E-mail
Description
From Georgina Campbell's Ireland GuideThis restaurant has been Ireland’s benchmark Chinese restaurant for two generations, and is a previous recipient of this award. It should in perhaps be named The Phoenix as, not long after moving to new premises, this family-owned favourite closed last winter and appeared to be a victim of the recession. Then, to the delight of its many fans, it reopened in the summer of 2010 after a six month hiatus. And, to a collective sigh of relief, it soon transpired that its modern interpretations of classic Sichuan cuisine are better than ever: classic dishes like tea smoked duck have been tweaked and given updated presentation by the brigade of young chefs who are reinterpreting traditional Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine with modern style. A special section of "Chef's Recommendations" highlights the kitchen's authentic Sichuan dishes based on centuries old recipes – and well-versed servers explain dishes and their ingredients, offering to tone down the amounts of chilli oil, Sichuan pepper and hot oil, if requested. The layout of the modern dining room has been improved too - and, on fine days, the glass frontage opens onto an inviting outdoor terrace with umbrella tables and seating.
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