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Forbidden City Bistro
Asian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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335 Main St Middletown, CT 06457
335 Main StreetUSConnecticutMiddletown06457
$$Asian Restaurant, Banquet Hall
Asian Restaurant
Banquet Hall
Meeting Room
Chinese Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSunday 12:00 – 9:30 pm
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For 600 years, the Imperial Palace of China, also known as the Forbidden City, remained the exclusive domain of the ruling emperor and his servants. It was strictly off-limits to the rest of the common folks. A total of 24 emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled their kingdom from the comfortable confines of the city and they were not allowed to leave unless it was absolutely necessary.

As a result, the Imperial Palace summoned the best artists, musicians and chefs from all corners of the country to the palace for the emperor's enjoyment. Borrowing from the tradition and namesake, we strive to bring you the best of regional Chinese cuisines. Welcome to the Forbidden City Bistro!

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Upscale Chinese fare, plus other Asian cuisines & an extensive wine list in a formal setting.- Google
"And you should definitely try the spicy salmon."
"I love forbidden city, have been coming there for years."
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a month ago
Always great, always consistent, that's why I love it there.
A Google User
4 years ago
I love forbidden city, have been coming there for years. They keeps the menu fresh and always delicious, while it is a little expensive we always ending up coming home with leftovers due to the portions. Ive read some bad reviews, most of them coming from people that seem have come when it was unusually busy, what do you expect when the place is packed? I visit at least twice a month on varying days and the food is always great and service knowledgable and friendly. It seems to me that people that have a bad review must not like their dining partners very much, why the rush, its a nice place, enjoy yourself. On a side note The Southeast Margatini is amazing! and you should definitely try the spicy salmon.
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A Google User
4 years ago
Best Asian restaurant in CT
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Edward Mastoloni
2 months ago
Best Asian in CT
A Google User
5 years ago
real Chinese food but expensive
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Rainbow Prawn
Asparagus, jalapeño, onion, ginger and Thai basil in spicy chili paste.
21
Paired with La Meridiana “LE GAGIE” Barbera D’Asti DOC Piemonte, Italy
10.00/gls 38.00/btl

Pan-roasted Duck Breast
Sautéed brown stick rice with Chinese sausage and bak-choy.
25
Paired with Anton Bauer “Rosenberg” Grüner Veltliner Österreich, Austria
10.00/gls 38.00/btl
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Sesame Baked Cod Filet
With fettuccine and chopped clams.
20
Paired with Anton Bauer “Berg” Riesling Wagram, Austria
9/gls 35/btl

Three Cup Chicken in Sticky Brown Rice
Chicken, ginger, rice wine, Thai basil and soy sauce with rice.
18
Paired with Albert Bichot Macon-Villages Burgundy, France
10/gls 38/btl
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Grilled Berkshire Pork Loin and Hawaiian Fried Rice
With passion fruit glaze and pineapple fried rice.
22
Paired with Züm Riesling Mosel, Germany
9.00/gls 35.00/btl 

Gulf Shrimp and Quinoa 
Serve with soy beans, shiitake mushrooms and asparagus in a seafood broth.
22
Paired with Albert Bichot Mâcon-Villages Burgundy, France
10.00/gls 38.00/btl
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Singapore Chili Shrimp
Gulf shrimp in sweet chili sauce with angel hair noodles.
22 
Paired with Charles Krug Chardonnay Peter Mondavi Family Caneros, Napa Valley
11.00/gls 40.00/btl

Malaysian Lamb Kebob
Leg of lamb medallions with Malay spices, marinated on a skewer with Biryani rice.
22
Paired with Marchesi Biscardo “Corvina” Verona, Italy
11.00/gls 40.00/btl
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Miracle Chicken
Wok-seared chicken tenderloin with asparagus, onion, Thai basil, ginger and chili.
18
Paired with Castellargo Grave Del Friuli Albus, Italy
8.00/gls        32.00/btl

Oven Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin
With nasi goreng(Indonesian fried rice)and pickled cucumber.
22
Paired with Troublemaker (Blend 6) by Liberty School Central Coast, California
10.00/gls 38.00/btl 
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Seared Grass Fed Beef and Lobster Mushrooms with Noodles
Hot and spicy.
18
Paired with Roaring Meg Pinot Noir Central Otago, New Zealand
11.00/gls 40.00/btl

Almond Crusted Flounder Filet
Spiced soy with bok-choy.
20
Paired with M. Chapoutier “Belleruche” Blanc Côtes Du Rhône, France
8.00/gls 30.00/btl
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Pan-seared Tuna Sashimi
with ginger hot oil purée and seasoned soy sauce.
14
Paired with Clean Slate Riesling Mosel, Germany 
$8.00/gls $30.00/btl

Rainbow Prawn
Jumbo shrimp, asparagus, onion, and pepper with ginger, chili and Thai basil.
22
Paired with Castellargo Grave Del Friuli Albus, Italy 
(Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc blend) 
$8.00/gls $30.00/btl
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Beijing Zha Jiang Mian
Slowed cooked pork ragu in Beijing bean paste, tossed with ramen noodles.
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Paired with Marchesi Biscardo “Corvina” Verona, Italy
11.00/gls 40.00/btl

Seafood in Green Curry
Shrimp, scallops,fish filet, eggplants and tofu.
21
Paired with Züm Riesling Mosel, Germany
9.00/gls 35.00/btl

Special drink
Orient Apple
Absolut Orient apple vodka, cider and five spice rim.
12
Jalapeño pineapple margatini
Jalapeños muddled with pineapple mixed with vodka and silver tequila.
12
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Crispy Chicken with Sichuan Spice
Jalapeño, red pepper, chili paste.
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Paired with Paul D. Grüner Veltliner Wagram, Austria
8.00/gls 36.00/btl(Lt)

Hongkong Seafood Chow Mein
Gulf shrimp, sea scallops, crispy angel hair and bok-choy in white wine sauce.
22
Paired with Albert Bichot Macon-villages (White Burgundy) Burgundy, France
10.00/gls 38.00/btl
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Mee Hoon Nyonya
Stir-fried lomein and pappardelle(rice noodle) and shrimp with sambal chili.
21
Paired with False Bay Chenin Blanc, South Africa
9.00/gls 35.00/btl

Orang Asli Rack of Lamb
Blended of Malaysian herbs and spices marinated rack of lamb. 
Served with vegetable fried rice
25
Paired with La Meridiana “LE GAGIE” Barbera D’Asti DOC Piemonte, Italy
10.00/gls 38.00/btl
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