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“Good value Chinese” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Empress of China

Empress of China
120-122 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #1,365 of 3,915 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bath, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good value Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Came here at an odd time (3 PM) on the Queen's Birthday Holiday for a late lunch with work colleagues. In spite of the holiday we were working, and took a break for lunch late. The combination of the holiday and the hour meant many places were closed; but the Empress of China was open so that is where we went. We were pleasantly surprised - the food was of good quality, and was good value.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food, really busy...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

We loved the food. Portions, taste, selection & price were all great. However, after initially taking our order, we found it difficult to get anyone's attention because it was so busy.

The food came out one dish at a time which meant one of our party waited way too long for his meal.

I found it too noisy but my companions didn't seem to mind!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“We loved this friendly family restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

This restaurant is quite superb. Extremely busy and popular but they always found us a table quickly. Service is very quick, the food is excellent (though beware the huge portions) and there is lots of choice. BYO wine is accepted.

Visited February 2012
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Auckland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great for good, cheap, fast Chinese food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Went for the beef and oyster sauce with rice at $9 so I assumed it would be fairly small. It was huge! Chicken satays were great too. Cheap n cheerful!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“OK”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2007

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