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Forbidden City Bistro

335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
+1 860-343-8288
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (9 reviews)
“flank steak” (5 reviews)
“confit” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Asian, Chinese
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335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3309
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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

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

Thank Tom A
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

Thank vancityfoodiegirl
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!

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

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

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!

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Delicious dinner for four. Two of us had spicy red oil dumpling soup. If you like spice, it's great. One had spring rolls (ordinary) and the other Wonton Soup which was excellent. One had "rack of lamb" but it was only two small rib chops....More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Forbidden City offers unusual takes on food you've seen at other Asian restaurants. For example, the Peking duck confit comes with 3 bao buns that you fill with shredded duck that's tender and flavorful. Dumplings have unusual fillings. Definitely worth a try.

Thank coolya
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You'll feel like you're in NYC when you step inside this gem in our little Middletown. The food = amazing! Some highlights: bbq pork puff, szechuan dumplings, Shrimp XOXO, Short Ribs or try their general t'sos if you want more traditional asian cuisine...you can't go...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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