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Empress Harbor

$$$
Chinese, Dim Sum
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111 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1582
(626) 300-8833
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent Dim Sum, clean, good service and reasonable price

This is a big restaurant. They serve dim Sum during lunch and you can order dishes from menu at night. The price is about average, There are a lot of competitions in the area. Quite a few restaurants charge a fixed price of $1.95 for small, medium and large dishes. If you are looking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Tom Y
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Families with children
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a big restaurant. They serve dim Sum during lunch and you can order dishes from menu at night. The price is about average, There are a lot of competitions in the area. Quite a few restaurants charge a fixed price of $1.95 for small, medium and large dishes. If you are looking for bargains, this is not the... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was my first dim sum experience in the LA area. I see a number of so-so comments here from those who have done this here much more than me, so they may be right, but compared to several dim sum meals in Chicago's Chinatown, we liked Empress a lot. Less dumpling-oriented (still some, but less). The roast pork and... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is your regular "run of the mill" dim sum restaurant. The prices are AVERAGE and so is the dim sum. They try to make the dim sum tasty with tons of MSG. Headache city! Parking on the weekends is horrible.

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Ashland, Oregon
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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We, a group of 12, were seated at a large corner table on a midweek day for dim sum. Cart ladies came by at a pretty good clip with treats. Tea. Our hostess said "Yes" to many good things, including duck, baby bok choy, har gow, shu mai, chau shu bao, all the hits plus more. We loved crispy savory... More 

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LA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Dim sum was excellent. Almond drink very good. Shrimp hargows were very good. Decor authentic chinese. Service very good. We realy enjoyed ourself

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Of all the possible dim sum restaurants in the area, we didn't know where to begin. We chose Empress Harbor from a top-ten list we'd seen, and are very glad we did. We were the only non-locals there, which is always a good sign. The food was as good as anywhere else we've been for dim sum, including San Francisco... More 

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LOS ANGELES
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

On June 7, 10 AM we meet at Empress Harbor to have Diem Sum with Chinese & "local" Chinese Dignataries. If you've had Diem Sum (Chinese Tea Cakes) before, you'll want to include this restaurant on your list.

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So Cal
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340 reviews 340 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

came for another wedding banquet, which seems like once every year or two, more or less. This time, I was a little disappointed with the food. Obviously, wasn't the one paying, but you come here for friends and family. If you're eating Dim Sum, it would be worth it, but regular dinner, go to a cafe for better pricing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Expected much better given the lunchtime crowd,and the fact that it's in San Gabriel with lots of competition around. Very limited choice, horrible tea, none of the offerings were outstanding, very middle of the road. Definitely too much $$ for quality and offerings. Skip it for many more offerings in the area.

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Richmond, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

To be honest, we were about to give up to search for the restaurant before locating where it is. As recommended by our hotel staff, we paid a visit to them to look for dim sum which was not available during our cruise. Located in upper floor of a very quiet mall, it is not easy to find. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1582
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Park
  • Phone Number: (626) 300-8833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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