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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

Every course excellent, service well paced efficient and pleasant

Alison Rowley 27 November 2016
from Saint Albans

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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 62 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (32)
  • dinner (31)
  • large parties (18)
  • value (15)
  • child friendly (14)
  • business (11)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((* 4 December 2016 by Cliff Budgen from Esher

    Our third pre Christmas lunch at this restaurant. We like the food, the ambiance and the service. Its always pleasantly busy without being overcrowded.

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Jorge Toro from London

    Excellent food, nice service.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Alison Rowley from Saint Albans

    Every course excellent, service well paced efficient and pleasant

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Aaron Jennings from Camberley

    Really nice

  • (((** 22 November 2016 by Bernadette Burke from London

    Food good ::But!!!!! very small portions and very expensive for what you get
    We ordered half a crispy duck with pancakes etc only got portion size of a quarter of duck
    Also service was very slow no one came to your table you had to keep looking around for staffs attention Not good if you are in a hurry
    Avoid ordering spicy chilli squid very disappointed
    Rest of food was nice but not worth a second visit

  • (((** 21 November 2016 by Jez Darwin from London

    Great food!!poor service!!

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Yasuko Toyama from paris france

    Very nice meals and your staff service.

  • ((((( 16 November 2016 by Jeremy Smith from Coventry

    Top quality dim sum. One of the best.

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Nathan Jarvis from London

    I love this restaurant - we had scrispy aromatic duck to start and then I had sweet & sour chicken and my wife had soup and dumplings. Very busy but still served quickly and efficiently. Had a lovely table on the 1st floor on the balcony section.
    Friendly staff and excellent service!

  • ((((( 13 November 2016 by Susan H from Orpington

    This restaurant tucked away on Lisle Street near Leicester Square has a small entrance but is large and attractive inside. I love walking through the narrow entrance over the bridge to cross the koi pond. Our party of 4 arrived for dim sums. The service was quick and the food delicious and excellent value. £30 per head including wine, coffe and tea. Despite being there for 3 hours there was no pressure on us to leave. I have been there before and never had a bad meal. Service is unfailingly polite and quick. Highly recommended.

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