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“Great Dinner Choice for Families” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emperor's Palace Chinese Restaurant

Emperor's Palace Chinese Restaurant
2136 Rockwell Avenue, Cleveland, OH
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Ranked #19 of 1,670 Restaurants in Cleveland
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Dinner Choice for Families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a quiet Wednesday afternoon. The staff was friendly and helpful. They offered cups of hot tea and cold water upon arriving, giving a very welcoming feeling. The best dish among our group was the chow fun. The lovely lady who served us was happy to report how they made the noodles fresh every morning. It was obvious, they were soft and delicious. The rest of the food was consistently good as well. Service was attentive. Parking was easy and plentiful. Although we didn't have a large party, I noticed a few very large tables. At the end of our meal, the ladies brought us a pineapple "pastry". They said it was "on the house", a very nice touch.

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  • English first
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best local Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a great experience. They put major dollars into the build-out and it works. Makes me feel like I'm in an old style San Francisco Chinatown restaurant. Attentive service. But the real draw is the fresh and creative flavors. No more overkill sweet and MSG. I've had 5 or 6 entrees, including pork, chicken and vegetarian. All home runs. The online ordering is effective and makes for an easy pickup after work. On the merits, the Palace should thrive. But I do worry about suvival with such a large space.

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Walking distance from the DoubleTree after a day at the RNR Hall of Fame. Atmosphere was elegant and the food and service was excellent. You get a lot of food for the money and we were completely stuffed! Thank you to the prior reviewers for tipping us off to just what we were looking for as out of towners.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“WOW! Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were visiting family in Cleveland, and decided to have Chinese for dinner. Sister-in-law mentioned this restaurant, but had never been there. We decided to give it a try.

What a surprise. Restaurant is in the middle of an industrial area, Is about a half block long, and the façade is gorgeous. Inside, the restaurant is divided into smaller seating sections, and decorated to the nines. It truly resembles the Emperor’s Palace! The atmosphere is amazing. Service is good. No liquor available, but you can bring your own. The large Dim Sum selection is not available for dinner, but there are plenty of dinner options available. The food item menu (or book) is plentiful. Portions are large, and the price is very reasonable.

This was a very pleasurable, casual experience, and I am sure that we will return the next time we visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Parma Heights, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant in the Cleveland area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My parents and I visit a new Chinese restaurant every year on Christmas Day. Emperor's Palace was the best Chinese restaurant I have ever been to in the Cleveland area. The building and interior itself is reason enough to check this place out, very beautiful! It's also very well maintained and very clean inside. The food was amazing. I love hot and sour soup and always base my opinion of a Chinese restaurant around their soup, hot and sour soup here was delicious! We tried lots of different items and enjoyed everything. I will definitely come back to this restaurant and would recommend this place to everyone. It's definitely a gem in the downtown Cleveland China Town area. Also a plus for the restaurant, this was the cheapest of all the Chinese restaurants we've visited in downtown Cleveland.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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