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Imperial China Restaurant

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

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

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

John 07 August 2018
from London China Town

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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 144 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (91)
  • lunch (81)
  • large parties (40)
  • value (34)
  • child friendly (32)
  • business (29)
  • private dining (27)
  • romantic (10)
  • luxury (8)
  • breakfast (7)
  • entertainment (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 12 June 2018 by Frannie from London

    The entrance is a great start to this restaurant. The maitre d is friendly and professional. The waiters are good and friendly and the food is sublime!

  • (**** 7 June 2018 by Surgebon from London

    Very disappointing! Having been to Imperial China on many occasions previously, as it is our preferred restaurant in Chinatown, they really let us down. We ordered dim sum and some main dishes and after waiting 20 mins for drinks we were rightly concerned. Whilst we had a new waitress this shouldn’t have been an issue but having waited over half an hour for the dim sum, we still hadn’t received the main course after an hour. Two tables came in after us and had finished their meal while we were still waiting for ours. I had to speak to the manager twice and explained the second time that my husband, who is severely diabetic, had to eat as he had injected his insulin. She kept saying the food was coming but it didn’t arrive so we asked for the bill. She gave us 10% off the bill but wasn’t very apologetic or bothered at all. It wasn’t about the discount for us it was the fact it ruined a lunch that we were looking forward to. Lunch in Chinatown is normally a quick but enjoyable experience but not at Imperial China so we won’t be back again. They have a captive audience but treat their customers appallingly.

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