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1140 North Grand Avenue, Pullman, WA 99163
509.334.5427
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Speedy service & good food

We always enjoy dining at The Emerald. The food arrives quickly, piping hot, and can be customized to your tastes. Portions are generous. The menu is primarily Asian food, but other items are also available. Diners usually include both Asian and non-Asian customers. We especially like their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Pullman, Washington
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Pullman, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always enjoy dining at The Emerald. The food arrives quickly, piping hot, and can be customized to your tastes. Portions are generous. The menu is primarily Asian food, but other items are also available. Diners usually include both Asian and non-Asian customers. We especially like their sweet and sour items.

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants I have been to in all of my travels. Very friendly staff and very clean, quiet establishment. Food is perfect. Our wedding party dined here with excellent reviews from everyone in attendance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

When I crave Chinese food it is their food that I crave. Their prices are extremely reasonable, the service is good, the decor is a bit dated yet clean and pleasant, very open and bright. The food is excellent. They make the very best hot and sour soup I have had anywhere.

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Denton, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I grew up in Pullman and am 30 now. I have yet to find a restaurant that even compares to The Emerald. I live in Texas now and often joke to my sister who lives in Pullman that I will pay her to send me some Emerald with some dry ice in exchange for the awesome fajita meat we have... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011 via mobile

We had Kung Pao Vegetables, Hot and Sour Soup and Green Bean Chicken. The veges were not overcooked and sauces were tasty. Serving sizes are huge --- we fed four people and still boxed some take-home. Atmosphere is utilitarian. I've been eating here for six years, and expect to return. Nothing fancy --- just good food.

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Pullman, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

I've had a lot of generic chinese food, but this was the worst. We ordered two combination plates with fried prawns and some sort of chicken dish. Both came drenched in some sauce that looked like gravy. The fried rice had what appeared chopped deli meat on top. Not good and especially disappointing for the price. Service wasn't fantastic either.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

My recent trip to the Emerald was less than relaxing. We were greeted? by a sour and unsmiling woman who vacuumed all through the restaurant during our meal, even by our feet. Two other women were having a very loud and heated discussion for our first ten minutes there and the radio was playing rap music. Not my idea of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Great little restaurant. Always super fast service, but don't expect the service to speak very good English. Decent prices for a college budget. Great for takeout, too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

Just the neighbourhood Chinese restarant. Good food, as take outs. Loved the sweet and sour prawns and black pepper beef.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

Love the food and the service staff - Green bean chicken or beef is just great - Never everhad a bad meal here

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 North Grand Avenue, Pullman, WA 99163
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Pullman
  • Phone Number: 509.334.5427
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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