Imperial China

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Imperial China is an authentic Cantonese restaurant serving banquet-style dishes and dim sum.

Soak up the fascinating decor, featuring a bridged entrance over a carp pond, ambient lighting and oriental artwork. And have a go at karaoke in one of the private rooms available for hire.

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Imperial China

25a Lisle Street
Greater London
+44 (0)20 7734 3388

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 71 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Imperial China

4.0 out of 5
16 November 2017
by Vrushali D.

One of the best Chinese restaurants visited! We got to the restaurant almost at closing, were sorted right away and our server made perfect super suggestions. The aromatic crispy duck is crispy and soft. The fried rice and Singapore noodles were delicious. Second time visiting this place and will visit again when next in London. more

4.0 out of 5
19 February 2018
by Giles S.

After seeing a movie in Leicester Square during Chinese New Year's celebration, we wanted some cheeky crispy duck and came across this place.

They had cheesy lanterns hung everywhere and we saw they had been Michelin rated so we popped in.

Did the family meal for two which included crispy duck, and about five other dishes to share, all of them good. The service was on point and the duck... more

5.0 out of 5
30 September 2017
by Sylvia C.

Everything hit the spot after a full day of touring London on a rainy day.

1) Dimsum platter - the crowning piece of the meal with 8 pieces of 4 different dumplings. You can tell they know good dimsum, the wrapper/skin was soft and not overly chewy, the stuffing allowed you to taste the ingredients..shrimp, chives, pork, and the spicy dipping oil complemented and boosted the flavors!

2) Fried... more

3.0 out of 5
08 October 2017
by Chantee F.

There wasn't anything wrong with this place but it didn't "wow" me either. Your standard dim sum menu but there were items you had to order from the main menu which would drive up the price. For example there were no vegetables for under £8, only vegetable dumplings.

The food was good. Crispy sesame prawn rolls, pork dumplings, prawn and chives, and fried squid were all cooked to order. The... more

3.0 out of 5
17 November 2017
by Paul A.

Quite a big place and good atmosphere, pleasant entrance with Coy Karp in the pool under the bridge as you enter. Plenty of choice food wise, huge portions. Only wanted tap water to drink so can't give a view on the drinks. The bill had three extra items we didn't ordered, which if we hadn't checked would have been an additional £30 on the bill. There was a no clear explanation of what may... more

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