We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Emperor Palace

$
The Richmond
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-0170
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Good food at great prices

This place is in my neighborhood. All the dishes are tasty and delicious. The prices are reasonable and the portions are pretty good size. Their seafood and fried tofu are very good. Their set menu are a super bargain so be sure to check those out. The service can be spotty and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2014
milton919
,
San Francisco, California
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I have been there a few times with my family. We like the seafood chow fun, deep fried founder, fried clams, fried lotus and veg. Some dishes are not in the English menu, they are posted on the wall in Chinese - a plus if you can read Chinese. Authentic Cantonese cuisine.

Helpful?
Thank KC7100
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is in my neighborhood. All the dishes are tasty and delicious. The prices are reasonable and the portions are pretty good size. Their seafood and fried tofu are very good. Their set menu are a super bargain so be sure to check those out. The service can be spotty and the restaurant is kinda dirty.

Helpful?
Thank milton919
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Ate 2 dinners. Like the black pepper ribs (beef), sauteed fish, deep fried whole flounder, salted fish and chicken in clay pot. Waiter was friendly.

Helpful?
Thank KC7100
Santa Clarita, California, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Staff is great but the place is REALLY old and out dated. Food was no better or worse than any chinese restaurant, manage your expectations. If your visiting china town in SF and want a place to eat and just take your time, it is a plae to rest and get a bite. But it is far from a palace.

Helpful?
Thank Kelli S
So Calif
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is your typical neighborhood small Chinese family style restaurant in the Richmond district of SF. We had a table of 10 and they had a set menu of about 7 dishes and soup for less than $40. THose dishes include a fried flounder, Chinese fried chicken, shitake mushrooms with greens, spicy salt pork chops, broccoli and beef, fried shrimp... More 

Helpful?
Thank highloyo
San Francisco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2006

Very generous potions, lots of chinese families eat here which is a good sign.

Helpful?
Thank Calvus

Travelers who viewed Emperor Palace also viewed

 

Been to Emperor Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 750-0170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Emperor Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?