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Red Opium

#28 of 1,372 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Mint House Ctge 21 G 326 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9221 8780
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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620 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been here before but now under new management we shared arancini balls and tortilla for entree both nice and the f duck curry which was nice and a beef stir fry which was ok Reasonably priced especially if you have and entertainment card Worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank RobertMPerth
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Red Opium four times now and each time have been very happy with the food and service. The excellent service starts from the confirmation of your booking with information on where to park and the nearest bottle shops as it is BYO all alcohol (a very reasonable $3 corkage). It continues with the polite and friendly welcome... More 

Thank yogasandy
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned here recently and noticed that the staff and menu have changed from about 2 years ago but it is still very good. The main change is that the food is more traditional Thai and less experimental. We had the Culinary Journey of 4 regions of Thailand with 2 dishes from each. Every dish was full of flavour and... More 

1 Thank PeterK848
Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did send this is in a message to red opium and I'm so disappointed not to have received a reply. My partner and I discovered this restaurant 3 years ago and every time we visited Perth we always made reservations. The food was always amazing as was the service and ambience and penny's presence just made the experience even... More 

Thank Jencoops
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several things about Red Opium that make it stand out. First, it has a unique opium den underground atmosphere about it, in fact it is located in a basement area. Secondly, the gourmet cuisine is consistently fantastic. I haven't found anything other than five star rated food. Thirdly, if Mick Jagger likes it then there has to be... More 

1 Thank Clinton M
Perth, Australia
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198 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We returned for dinner and again had some of the best tastiest Asian food you could possibly ask for. Every dish that came out was an absolute pleasure to eat and so many delicious choices. We really could not fault a thing - the service was friendly efficient and professional. The food was amazing and plenty of it and not... More 

1 Thank JulieH6061
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The very best food I have ever eaten. I would never recommend a restaurant because their are so many variables but this place is special. Love the duck curry, lamb cutlets and wagyu starter. Great family run business. Top effort.

3 Thank jamiemillsmayoman
Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Unfortunately if you serve up hot dishes cold, it really really detracts from the taste, flavor, experience. To me its a complete faux pas for kitchen to operate this. So yes what can I say, if you like cold food (and its not that simple to send food back to re-heat, it comes back after your partners have finished there's.

1 Thank Anthony_Perth666
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We were served very well by a young lady, must mention we were the only table and yet the kitchen managed to serve us uncooked prawns. Tom kha gai tasted so bland and lukewarm. We asked the manager in charge to ask the chef to try the soup and the response was far from acceptable, " he has tasted it... More 

Thank Jacquie C
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were handed the bill without asking for it at 9.45pm and told to leave within 15 minutes as the restaurant was closing. What happened to hospitality? Overpriced tapas, the mains were better (the massaman curry was to die for) but the experience soured at the end by being asked to leave

Thank ColinM312

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mint House Ctge 21 G 326 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9221 8780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?