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Forbidden City Bistro

335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
+1 860-343-8288
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“dumpling soup” (4 reviews)
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335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly staff greeted us on arrival . We were seated and drinks order was taken straight away and we were served with iced water . The menu held a great selection of dishes but not too many to get confusing . After...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lynnel41
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We have dined here many times and Saturday night did not disappoint. The seaweed and ginger wonton soup was tasty and hit the spot. The pan seared scallop special with the argula salad and bacon fried rice was very good and different from the regular...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank J C B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have been here at least a half dozen times and have always received excellent food and very friendly service. The staff was a little strained during our last visit because of a huge crowd (parents weekend at Wesleyan) Waiters were quite literally running i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Danblinn
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Although I have frequented this restaurant since it opened being a Middletown resident my visit last night was terrible. Dinner had to be returned as it was served completely cold and came back inedible. Service at the table was terrible. Sorry that they have gone...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bill7989
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Couldn’t wait to return to enjoy dinner here after over a year’s absence. I opted to relish my favorite entree, General Tso Chicken. I’ve tried it at many other places all across the country and the General Tso Chicken here is absolutely mouth watering. As...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 434toma
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Ok so we're from Vancouver. We know good Asian food. So I was wary of eating here since the name sounds so cheesy but I just couldn't eat anymore pizza on our trip. Not sure why we kept eating pizza. Anyways we made a reso...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank globalfoodiegirl
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food! Good drinks! Friendly service! Not sure why but they're never really that crowded so getting in is usually pretty easy. Great apps, but my favorite entree is the Volcano Flank Steak. Great spice! Great flavor!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

First, the decor in this Asion fusion restaurant is beautiful and has an upscale urban feel right there in the center of Middletown. The menu is interesting and not your ho hum Chinese restaurant fare. I had the ginger seaweed wonton soup to start. It...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank nwobie
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Forbidden City is a favorite restaurant for our daughter and son-in-law and a go to favorite for special occasions. We recently joined them for a dinner with an out-of-town guest They have a unique shrimp dish with citrus that my wife loves and she indulged....More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank justbill2015
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A hidden gym in Middletown. Great appetizers. Great drinks. My favorite entree is the Volcano Flank Steak. Spicy and oh so good!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Sean C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
    (Court Street)
  • Public Transportation: MAT Station
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-343-8288
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