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Empress Chinese Restaurant

301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-4304
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Kotzebue
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Juneau, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had green curry. The food was great, with large portions (probably too much because I didn't want to waste it and ended up eating the whole thing). Food was spicy, which was what I was hoping for. The building itself (as in much of Kotzebue) looks pretty run down from the outside, but cozy on the inside. It also... More

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Banbridge, Co Down
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Chinese food so far north, what a treat. Not exactly what I had been expecting during my first walk around after flying in from Anchorage. And the food was excellent, spicy and all the better for being so unexpected.

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Seward, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I currently live out in one of the villages in the NWAB, so whenever I'm flying to or from it, I stop in Kotzebue. And when I stop in Kotzebue, my mouth is watering for spicy pepper chicken! The Empress restaurant is cute inside, however a little small when the place is jumpin' (not a great deal of seating). However,... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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241 reviews 241 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We did not expect much in this town that is way out nowhere. However, the food and service is really pretty good. It seemed popular with the locals.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I had the chicken sate. It was good, nothing special. I did find the fried rice to be a little greasy. A local recommended the hospital cafeteria and I would agree. Best prices, better quality and they have an excellent display of carving, etchings, clothing, etc.

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Kotzebue, Alaska, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

American, Chinese, Korean and Thai. Good black pepper chicken, pad Thai, BBQ burger. Food quality and taste really fluctuates. I've had bad luck with delivery, food arriving cold and inedible, or incorrect order, or missing items.

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198 reviews 198 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Empress has great food and average, (for Kotzebue) prices. They are open for lunch and dinner. Seating can be a problem at times, because of the size of the building. There is a very good selection of American and Korean dishes.

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Laurel, DE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Of all the restaurants that I have eaten in here, this has been my least favorite. The sit-down service is okay and the view of the water is nice (except for the dumpster in front of the restaurant). I had Mongolian Beef which had an odd texture...flavor was ok but meat was tough and coarse. Steamed rice comes as a... More

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Kotzebue, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The breaded pepper chicken alone deserves this rating but their other food is just as good. Owner is very friendly.

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Great White North
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is the Plan B for Kotzebue dining...they'll deliver anywhere, anytime. Especially good if you're waiting for that Bering Air or Alaska Airlines flight and the planes are delayed for weather. They'll also deliver to the Nullagvik later at night, which is a nice in-room option.

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Additional Information about Empress Chinese Restaurant

Address: 301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Phone Number: (907) 442-4304
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Kotzebue
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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