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2648 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062
(972) 252-7677
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome classic Chinese dining experience!

This restaurant has been there since 1982! So it is well-established and much more authentic than those buffet-style restaurants. We went there for dinner on a Saturday evening and the atmosphere is very nice for a quiet meal with your family and friends. I would say it is better suited for adult... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
jadore748
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dined here last night and it was great! I had the orange beef which was excellent! And my husband had the kung pow chicken also great. Great freshly made food and great service very friendly... We will definatly be back.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This restaurant has been there since 1982! So it is well-established and much more authentic than those buffet-style restaurants. We went there for dinner on a Saturday evening and the atmosphere is very nice for a quiet meal with your family and friends. I would say it is better suited for adult dining as the customers there tend to be... More 

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Empress of China is an Irving landmark. There are several in town and I think this is the best one. It is conveniently located near Irving Mall. The menu has a wide variety of dishes. My favorite is shrimp in ginger sauce. They have good lo mein, kung pao chicken, eggrolls and crab rangoon.

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Thank MLWTex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I found this little diamond in the rough nearly a year ago. They are the most consistent and flavorful when it comes to the food. It's never differentiated every time we are here. The service is top notch as well. My family and friends have all fallen in love with Empress. Keep up the good work guys !!! Food -... More 

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1 Thank Kbryson1976
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I are do not eat large amounts of food thus the buffets that seem to be so popular do not appeal to us. We prefer a smaller amount of freshly prepared food which is piping hot! We get this here and order from the lunch specials which are all reasonably priced. He likes Chicken Chow Mein and... More 

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Bellville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

About every 5 or 6 weeks I must travel for work-related purposes that route me through Irving, Texas, where my cousin has lived for several years. While together and catching up with each other we always enjoy Chinese cuisine and the Empress of China is most convenient. Friendly, fast and agreeable the service is always good and no reservations ever... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent Chinese food. Avoid the King Buffet opposite, this is the real deal. Only complaint is that my prawns were over cooked, but that aside the food is delicious. And I would advise any expats in the area from Britain, to try the Canton Curry - just like your take-out after a few too many. Wish it was in my... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is one of the few restaurants that will deliver Chinese food to my office, so we order from here every few months. The food is just okay. I like the hot and sour soup, and think the Hunan chicken and jalapeno chicken are decent; my colleague likes the fried rice. The Mongolian beef, which I adore at another chain... More 

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Thank momuvami
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

That place has been there since forever. It caught my eyes one day. I was really surprised by the the quality of the food.

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WICHITA FALLS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I found this restaurant last visit via a Google search (I live out of the area) for Chinese restaurants near my hotel, and was very impressed. This was my second visit to the restaurant, and was again very impressed with the food, atmosphere, and excellent service. I tried their Schezuan style stir fried scallops with sliced beans and carrots with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2648 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: (972) 252-7677

Price and Cuisine

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

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