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Imperial China London

25a Lisle St, London, WC2H 7BA +44 2081281591

((((* Chinese
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30

best chinese restaurant in soho, food was great

Jo Pasricha 17 May 2017
from London

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Recommended in the Michelin Guide, Imperial China London specialises in traditional Cantonese dishes and exquisite dim sum. Outside, a bridge sits over a carp pond surrounded by waterfalls, whilst the interior is bright and contemporary.

The Imperial China restaurant menu is led by signature seafood dishes and Chinese favourites. Sample fresh lobster with ginger and spring onion, fried squid with spicy salt and pepper, or the classic aromatic duck with pancakes. Other favourites include sweet and sour chicken, and stir-fried fillet steak cubes with mushrooms.

The Imperial China dim sum menu showcases handcrafted authentic recipes such as steamed pork dumplings and deep-fried pork pastries. From the bar, choose from a range of wines, beers and spirits.

Imperial China in Chinatown sits on the edge of Soho, just a 2-minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station. The theatres of the West End, as well as Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden are all a short walk away.

Imperial China London

25a Lisle St, London, WC2H 7BA

Contact +44 2077343388
Reservations +44 2081281591

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Customer reviews for Imperial China London

4.2 ((((* (based on 103 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (63)
  • lunch (55)
  • large parties (28)
  • value (25)
  • child friendly (23)
  • business (19)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • views (2)
  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Miriam from London

    Great food and service - very enjoyable business dinner

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Anne Bishop from London

    Very good

  • (((** 17 May 2017 by Phan Tong from London

    Satisfied our dim sum craving. Chinese broccoli too expensive, all other dim sum was reasonably priced and tasty. Favourite dishes are prawn Cheung fun and shao long bao. Oh and chicken feet in black bean sauce!
    Very quick service on a Monday, in and out in 45 minutes.

  • ((((( 17 May 2017 by Jo Pasricha from London

    best chinese restaurant in soho, food was great

  • ((((* 17 May 2017 by Marcel Nibbia from Siebnen

    The food was always excellent and the service too, unfortunately none of my wishes was received, which i made at the reservation. Seating on the balcony, it was my birthday.

    Kind regards
    Marcel Nibbia

  • ((((* 12 May 2017 by Sharon Walsh from London

    Good fresh food
    Good service
    Nice window table reserved for us

  • ((((* 12 May 2017 by Patricia Wong from London

    Great atmosphere...relaxed and traditional. Staff were very professional and the food was high quality. A bit pricey but good service and not being rushed out is a good balance.

  • (**** 10 May 2017 by Dismayed from London

    Resting on its laurels, the food was substandard. Good service, cramped dining room. I will never return.

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Andrew Brooks from Croydon


  • ((((* 21 April 2017 by Anita Wall from Southampton

    Lovely meal for our family of 5. Sweet and sour chicken, fried prawns in Schezwan sauce, Kung po chicken, stir fried noodles with bean sprouts and bean curd with stir fried vegeatables all excellent. Staff very friendly and polite, setting lovely away from the hussle and bussle of Chinatown. Chow Mein option with egg free noodles would have been nice as our daughter eats a vegan diet.

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