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Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant

1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
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Ranked #21 of 268 Restaurants in Gardena
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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- May 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Gardena, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have had Dim Sum many times here. It is usually very good with many familiar choices and sometimes novel ones. Crowded on the weekends, but usually the wait is not long. Very popular with Asian customers so I'm assuming that the Dim Sum is acceptably authentic although I haven't been to Hong Kong yet.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love Dim Sum...I'll go anywhere to have it. Usually it is only served on the weekend but Sea Empress serves it daily. All of the dishes are seasoned perfectly. You can eat-in or take-out - I have done both numerous times. As with all Dim Sum places, go with friends so you can order more dishes. They also have... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Good Bekjing duck, good and fast service. We got there early not many customers yet. Steam whole fish in soya sauce is another must try.

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Los Angeles, California
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231 reviews 231 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A group of us went here for DIM SUM. It was push cart services but several times; I and another person had to go to the cart to get what we wanted. When we first got there, we got several carts pushed at us at 115PM but after 145 the carts stop coming. Good choices but not enough shrimp, scallops,... More

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I went to Sea Empress with my cousin and his wife a few days ago for dim sum on a Saturday morning. (They live a town over and I was visiting for the weekend.) The parking lot was enormous. Of note is that the restaurant has a B grade, which my cousin called "B for best." Jokes aside, the dim... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We like to stay at the Miyako Hotel when using LAX as our multi-day layover, and one thing we look forward to is good food, and good dim sum. Did the Elite Restaurant in Monterey Park last year. Great food, BIG crowd (1.5 hour wait, a new record for me by a long shot), and a bit of a drive... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you enjoy hustling, bustling dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong, which have perfected the art of combining food which is beyond good with service that gives new meaning to bordering on rude, then Sea Empress is a good choice. I go back again and again because I really do enjoy dim sum, and Sea Empress is not only really,... More

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Torrance, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My wife and I went to Sea Empress chinese restaurant recently. Normally you would expect prompt service with hot tea coming to your table when you were seated. Having arrived shortly before 6 PM, the lady seated us without saying anything, no welcome hello. There were about 6-7 other tables occupied. We observed only 1 waiter trying to take care... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Go for the dim sum. Like many Chinese restaurants, this one has a B rating; still the foof is good. It gets very crowded un weekends because it is a popular place for dim sum.

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