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530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118 (The Richmond)
(415) 750-0170
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El Paso, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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.

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San Francisco, California
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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.

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El Paso, Texas
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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.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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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.

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So Calif
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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 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2006

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

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Additional Information about Emperor Palace

Address: 530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: (415) 750-0170
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: Chinese

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