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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
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing Dining

We used to love coming and gorging ourselves, because they used to have the BEST Almond Chicken with a light creamy sauce and mile high Chow Mein. But since Tony is no longer owner, the food and portions are very disappointing! We will have to try another Chinese Restaurant, because we won't be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Paula N
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KIrkland, United States
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Pullman, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've been eating at the Emerald for years and years and years. There are a number of Chinese restaurants in Pullman - all are good, but the Emerald is our favorite. Great food - especially take-out. Good service. Friendly staff. Yes, the decor is dated, but who cares? Their "Special" chow mein is to die for, as is the Beef... More 

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Manila
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First, service was average. But the food, yuck. Cream cheese wontons tasted spoiled. Had almond chicken and sweet and sour pork, both covered in thick black sauces. Chow mien had NO flavor at all, their version of fried rice was just white rice with a bit of egg cooked in it. Seriously the food here was not in the least... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

First of all, I'm not Chinese, but I love Chinese food and we often try Chinese restaurants, but this restaurant was the worst ever. Here's why. The food was just ok, nothing special, nothing that would prompt us to go back there. If it was only for food, I would've gave it a 3 star. But here's my worst experience... More 

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KIrkland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We used to love coming and gorging ourselves, because they used to have the BEST Almond Chicken with a light creamy sauce and mile high Chow Mein. But since Tony is no longer owner, the food and portions are very disappointing! We will have to try another Chinese Restaurant, because we won't be back any time soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What i missed. The restaurant was very busy and the service was very good. But the combo plate I ordered was not enjoyable. Both entrees used the same breaded, overcooked, tough, deep fried chicken covered in non inspiring sauces. I noticed others in the restaraunt ordered entrees which looked much more appealing. The service was prompt and staff very friendly.

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Pullman, Washington
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

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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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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