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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

Fantastic food super crispy duck and delicious lemon chicken

Joe Ward 07 March 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 88 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (52)
  • lunch (47)
  • large parties (24)
  • value (23)
  • child friendly (20)
  • business (14)
  • private dining (13)
  • romantic (6)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 23 March 2017 by David Edmonds from London

    Decent food; rather a long wait between starter and next course. Duck portions on the small side. Mains good

  • ((((( 7 March 2017 by Joe Ward from London

    Fantastic food super crispy duck and delicious lemon chicken

  • ((((* 27 February 2017 by Philippa Mackie from Purley

    Good service for pre-theatre and pleasant setting

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by D from Bristol

    We arrived early, wasn't a problem were seated promptly on what looked like an extremely busy evening and we were astonished at the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. We loved it so much we tried to go back the next day for lunch! By far the best Chinese I have ever tasted.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Malcolm Thorpe from Isle of wight

    We last dined here about 8 years ago - we won't leave it so long next tome

  • ((((* 7 February 2017 by Steve Lawrenson from London

    We arrived early - no problem - we could drink at the bar or go to our table. Went to the table, ordered drinks for the two of us who had arrived (booking was for 5 people). Service was friendly and by the time all of us had arrived it was 5 - 10 minutes after the original booking. We ordered a set meal rather than all of us spending ages deciding so placing our order was simple and quick. The starters arrived promptly and the prawn toast in particular was good. Next course - crispy duck - enough pancakes and sauce for all of us. Main course assortment was tasty and definitely enough for us all the Thai chicken was particularly tasty. At all times the service was polite and friendly and we felt neither hassled nor abandoned. We have been there more than once in the past and have never been disappointed.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Amanda Thompson from London

    Delicious Dim Sum at great value - a favourite!

  • ((((* 4 February 2017 by John B from Sheffield

    Well located for west end dining
    Friendly and efficient service, good food with a variety of choice.

  • ((*** 3 February 2017 by Adriana Nem from London


  • (**** 30 January 2017 by Jimmy Lam from London

    Ordered 5 dishes, the only acceptable one was Peking duck. All other dishes were literally horrible!!! If you consider the high prices as well, you simply will never ever dine in here again; there are loads of cheaper and better restaurants nearby. Poor services as well.

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