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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

Excellent restaurant. Top notch food.

Duncan Ayre 13 April 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 94 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (56)
  • lunch (50)
  • large parties (26)
  • value (24)
  • child friendly (22)
  • business (16)
  • private dining (15)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • views (2)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Mike Turner from Leicester

    Easy to book, busy Saturday night, went for house set meal, good selection, nice steady pace service, really enjoyed our meal

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Duncan Ayre from London

    Excellent restaurant. Top notch food.

  • ((((* 10 April 2017 by Christine Gonsalvez from London

    Good food. Slow service

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by Shui Mei from Horley

    Always have Dim Sum here, lovely and food good.

  • ((((* 25 March 2017 by Margarita Alexandrou from London

    The decor of the restaurant was amazing and the staff were really helpful. Good food for a decent price.

  • ((((* 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.

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