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Imperial China Restaurant

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

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

Lovely authentic restaurent. Good service abd excellent food. We wilk definitely go again.

Sam 19 August 2018
from Arlesey

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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 Restaurant

25a Lisle St, London, WC2H 7BA

Contact +44 2077343388
Reservations +44 2081281591

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Customer reviews for Imperial China Restaurant

4.1 ((((* (based on 146 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (93)
  • lunch (83)
  • large parties (40)
  • value (34)
  • child friendly (32)
  • business (29)
  • private dining (28)
  • romantic (10)
  • luxury (8)
  • breakfast (7)
  • entertainment (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 1 October 2018 by Patricia from London

    I've always loved the restaurant as it has a nice decor and very relaxing environment. Unfortunately I have noticed that the service is not as great as it could be, always had to catch someone's attention as they were always staring elsewhere. In terms of the food, it was not bad but think it used to be great.

  • ((((* 15 September 2018 by Robert from Chelmsford

    Nice welcome, pleasant attentive waiter, good table: not too close to others.
    New menu with higher prices and too few set meal choices

  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Sam from Arlesey

    Lovely authentic restaurent. Good service abd excellent food. We wilk definitely go again.

  • ((((* 8 August 2018 by John from London

    Everytime I come the quality of food is excellent. This time I noticed a slightly change in quality though. Especially the starter from Menu B (to share) was too fried. The beef in the main was slightly overcooked which has made lost its taste.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by John from London China Town

    Great food, nice ambience and good service. Ideal for the theatre area.

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Roz from London

    Once inside this restaurant is lovely, a beautiful koi pond and bridge greet you. My party of 4 were seated promptly and then had an absolutely delicious dinner. All of the dim sum was fantastic but i think the stand outs were the Chung Fun and fried pork dumplings. I wouldn't order the ribs again but thats only because they weren;t to my taste. Excellent value for money and actually relaxing in the heart of china town!

  • ((((( 25 July 2018 by Jane from Lincoln

    From the outside it doesn't look much but it has a lovely entrance where you walk over a bridge. The staff are very attentive. Food is excellent we had a few dishes chicken and cashew, prawn with garlic, sizzling steak and scallops with veg. Special fried rice.
    Relaxed atmosphere and no rushing.
    We have visited this place on many occasions and will do so in the future

  • ((((( 17 July 2018 by Kim from London

    Perfect restaurant food outstanding dim sum best I’ve ever had and duck off the bone to die for . Keep going back over 20 years . Staff outstanding would recommend it .

  • ((((( 9 July 2018 by Ian from Rotherham

    I have eaten here on several occasions when visiting London. Enough said.

  • ((*** 13 June 2018 by William from London

    Staff very serious.and watching the table the whole time. Starters were nice but mains only average and overpriced overall.

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