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Forbidden City Bistro

335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
+1 860-343-8288
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (9 reviews)
“flank steak” (5 reviews)
“confit” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese
££ - £££
335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so we're from Vancouver. We know good Asian food. So I was wary of eating here since the name sounds so cheesy but I just couldn't eat anymore pizza on our trip. Not sure why we kept eating pizza. Anyways we made a reso...More

Thank shabjessa786
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great food! Good drinks! Friendly service! Not sure why but they're never really that crowded so getting in is usually pretty easy. Great apps, but my favorite entree is the Volcano Flank Steak. Great spice! Great flavor!

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

First, the decor in this Asion fusion restaurant is beautiful and has an upscale urban feel right there in the center of Middletown. The menu is interesting and not your ho hum Chinese restaurant fare. I had the ginger seaweed wonton soup to start. It...More

Thank nwobie
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Forbidden City is a favorite restaurant for our daughter and son-in-law and a go to favorite for special occasions. We recently joined them for a dinner with an out-of-town guest They have a unique shrimp dish with citrus that my wife loves and she indulged....More

Thank justbill2015
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A hidden gym in Middletown. Great appetizers. Great drinks. My favorite entree is the Volcano Flank Steak. Spicy and oh so good!

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Delicious dinner for four. Two of us had spicy red oil dumpling soup. If you like spice, it's great. One had spring rolls (ordinary) and the other Wonton Soup which was excellent. One had "rack of lamb" but it was only two small rib chops....More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Forbidden City offers unusual takes on food you've seen at other Asian restaurants. For example, the Peking duck confit comes with 3 bao buns that you fill with shredded duck that's tender and flavorful. Dumplings have unusual fillings. Definitely worth a try.

Thank coolya
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You'll feel like you're in NYC when you step inside this gem in our little Middletown. The food = amazing! Some highlights: bbq pork puff, szechuan dumplings, Shrimp XOXO, Short Ribs or try their general t'sos if you want more traditional asian cuisine...you can't go...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Over all my years, I had forgotten about Middletown. It's in the middle of the state, middle-sized, middle-aged, middling-prosperous. Not much exciting ever came from Middletown, I don't think, but nothing bad ever happened there either. Why should I go to boring, safe, slightly worn...More

Thank PilotMike2009
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've been eating here for years, and Chinese New Year is always very special. So that is now, and there are only five more days of the special menu. Being a glutton (which sounds much better than fat pig), I ordered all four of the...More

Thank neroct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
    (Court Street)
  • Public Transportation: MAT Station
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-343-8288
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