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Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant

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1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Excellent dim sum

Great variety and quality of Dim Sum Vegies and pot stickers cooked tableside. Great Service and Very busy Floor is dirty with food and bits

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Long Beach, CA
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I are not Dim Sum experts and no one welcomed us or explained that it was Dim Sum. Cart ladies who couldn't describe what they were offering just descended on us like salesmen at a car lot and pushed pans at us like we were just going to take anything and everything. The items we did get... More 

Thank LGB-Local
Burbank, California
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673 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This might be the best Chinese restaurant in Gardena. Not like those fast food Panda Express type. Fresh seafood and more authentic Chinese dishes. The Service: Service is fast & attentive. The manager is on the floor all the time, making sure every table is taken care. The Food: Food is served very quickly. Everything is made to order. Hot... More 

Thank ilovefoodcoma
Torrance, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fast and great service, maybe because it was not busy. Peking duck is great! If you are not familiar on how this dish is served, they cut slices and serve on your table right away, and then bring later the rest of the duck served with their special gravy. The yeung chow fried rice is not the best I have... More 

Thank sittingduck1
Gardena, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I love the Dim Sum. I love the variety of Dim Sum. I love the fast service and the fast moving carts of Dim Sum. I love the Dim Sum ladies. The food is so delicious and so fresh. The atmosphere is cool and authentic. The restaurant looks clean. I could eat there every day! Unfortunately, they open the restaurant... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday while visiting in southern CA. There were lots of choices, plenty of food, and reasonable prices.

Thank Jane V
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399 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great variety and quality of Dim Sum Vegies and pot stickers cooked tableside. Great Service and Very busy Floor is dirty with food and bits

Thank C H L
Southern California
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223 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Consistently good Cantonese food. On our recent visit, we had Sauteed prawns with honey glazed walnuts. Scallops with vegetables. Steamed chicken with ginger chili and green onions, pork chops, chow mein, fried string beans, and sautéed Chinese greens. All the dishes were tasty and we could not find any fault with any of the dishes. We've also been here for... More 

Thank LindaRoo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been here several times over the years and have always enjoyed it. It has been helpful to go with a friend who knows what to order, but I think you will do fine just picking from the servers who come around.

Thank EvieLa
Ban Patong, Phuket, Thailand
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135 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My family and I went here to eat dim sum. Good selection. Fresh. Average price. Average service. Service via carts, so no wait time.

Thank Tim K
Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has great dim sum every day of the week. You can order a variety with two people or 20. There is plenty of room for large groups and the food comes fast.

Thank Mardy M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-538-6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, American, Seafood


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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