Imperial China


In the heart of London's Chinatown, Imperial China is an authentic Cantonese restaurant serving traditional, speciality and dim sum dishes. The unique décor includes a bridged entrance over a carp pond, ambient lighting and oriental artwork. Imperial China is a large but vibrant restaurant where guests can also enjoy a wide range of drinks in the bar.

Venue Details & Map

Imperial China

25a Lisle St
Greater London
+44 20 7734 3388

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 66 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Imperial China

1.0 out of 5 20 November 2016
by Joshua J.

This place sucks ass - currently in the restaurant and needed an outlet to complain as speaking directly to the staff or my family isn't an option (apparently I'm annoying).

Shittest chinese yet....they microwaved the egg fried rice for Christ's sake. Peking duck wasn't bad tho the pancakes were dry, the ho fun was way oily and the beef was more akin to a trampoline floor than a meal.


4.0 out of 5 27 April 2016
by Keoni K.

I've actually been to imperial China twice since Christmas, and really enjoy the atmosphere...probably because the waitress is always a little snarky and of course playful. The first time I went with a massive group of friends and felt so bad that they had to put up with us (the others, not me! ;) the food comes with all your standard Chinese delights, though I wouldn't necessarily recommend...more

5.0 out of 5 17 April 2016
by Yvonne L.

Love and keep coming back to this place. The crispy duck is excellent! They are very fast and efficient and sometimes they can be quite friendly (not very often, though). It is always full with chinese locals and the dishes are just good simple home style cooking and...comfort food what can I say! Prices are very reasonable as portions are good! Char siew (bbq pork), pork fillet in salt &...more

4.0 out of 5 14 April 2016
by Meryem C.

From the outside it looks a small place and was not appealing to me at all. After a friend's recommendation i went and tried it.

There is a small pool with fish at the entrance and nice ambiance is welcoming you. We visited on a Saturday night around 7pm and luckily found a table for four. They have a constant flow but it is better to secure a table before you visit.

Ahh!!! I love dim...more

4.0 out of 5 6 December 2015
by Christian F.

This has turned into our favourite dim sum place in central London. Although the staff is a bit rude all the other aspects are top notch! The dumplings are airy and taste just like they should taste like. The price is definitely competitive as you get a lot of food for most people for about £15 before service charge. Although beware hipsters out there - this place is visited by people from a...more

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