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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great dim sum

They have great dim sum, very economical. Sometimes it is hard to to get them to understand what you want.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have great dim sum, very economical. Sometimes it is hard to to get them to understand what you want.

Thank eyemlucky
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past 15 years and every time we are satisfied and full. Good prices, tasty food with so many different selections. A good standard in which to measure against other restaurants. I look forward to retuning soon!

Thank Mrurabe
Gardena, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Good Chinese food in a sit down restaurant. While I wouldn't call it "friendly", they do take care of business and give you privacy. I went last month for a weekday lunch. I had been a few times over the years, and once many years ago played a musical gig there for a private party (no bands regularly play there),... More 

Thank FO19
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Yum Cha is really yummy Price is more or less the same as in Chinatown New York Once you sit down, you will definitely got attention from the staffs Plenty of parking spaces I believe the lady who sit in at front desk is the owner, however, she hardly smile to greet the guest

Thank Snoopy F
Long Beach, CA
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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

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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, Asian, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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