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425 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250-1607
812-273-6868
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Madison is Lucky to have this Jewel

We took a drive to beautiful, picturesque Madison one pretty afternoon. We felt like good Chinese, not the fast food kind. I had looked up Chinese restaurants in Madison before we left Louisville and this one sounded good. Good!?? It was great!! We are very picky and pretty knowledgeable about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
MrsFoodieLouisville
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took a drive to beautiful, picturesque Madison one pretty afternoon. We felt like good Chinese, not the fast food kind. I had looked up Chinese restaurants in Madison before we left Louisville and this one sounded good. Good!?? It was great!! We are very picky and pretty knowledgeable about Chinese food and sadly this is one area that Louisville... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The lunch specials are very good and well priced. The hot and sour soup is the best I've ever had. I would recommend the General Tao chicken with hot and sour soup. This is probably the best restaurant in Madison.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I grew up in the area and Empress was our go-to for special occasions. I've since moved to the Indy area, and it has been very difficult to find a nice sit-down Chinese restaurant of the same caliber of Empress. The only food that I've had which has come close to surpassing Empress was prepared from a Chinese classmate of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Sometimes you don't always appreciate what you have until it is gone. We just moved from Madison,IN to New Albany, IN. Here in New Albany, good Chinese food is a myth. It could be because we have eaten at Empress for so long that we expect all Chinese to taste this way, but I can't express how much we miss... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Empress Of China is by far the best Chinese restaurant in Madison! Everything is good, but I especially like the Mo Shoo Chicken.

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Madison, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this place. My husband and I eat here often and have never been anything close to disappointed. Their food is fresh, delicious and served very fast! The owner and staff are very courteous and polite. I just moved here from Louisville, KY last year and worried I wouldn't be able to find a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My first and last time at this place.This lady needs some education on customer service.Ordered Twice cooked pork got Twice missing pork.No in there at dinner time should have told me not to enter.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I eat here several times a month for lunch and dinner. It's the best Chinese food I've ever had. The owners are extra friendly and go out of their way to make you happy. I love the chicken with garlic sauce. But no one I've taken there has ever said anything but positive comments. And the prices are more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the best Chinese food that I've had in years. Very friendly staff. Just a wonderful experience.

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Montezuma, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

this place is very consistent and very authentic. the food is very good, especially the blazing appetizer sampler. We have eaten here each trip to Madison and always have a very good experience. Will was a great server

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 812-273-6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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