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“Great Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Empress Chinese Restaurant

Empress Chinese Restaurant
301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-4304
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Kotzebue
Cuisines: Chinese
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Alaska
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Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“Great Food”
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.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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Laurel, DE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It's Kotzebue”
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 side, but fried rice is $5 more. Sorry, but I was not impressed here.

Visited May 2012
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Kotzebue, Alaska
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“Great food, great service”
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.

Visited March 2012
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Great White North
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Quick, good, and they deliver.”
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.

Visited January 2012
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barrow
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“Full of M.S.G.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

I liked the first bite of the food.. but then second and 3rd bite, I knew that the dish was "FULL OF MSG". I called watress and asked her if the dish contained MSG, she confirmed it. If you are reading this, please find out what is M.S.G.(monosodium glutamate) All the restaurants in big cities don't use it anymore because it is harmful to human body. I hope people in Kotzebue realize what they are eating!!!! The MSG will bring out the savory taste from the dishes... but definitely NOT Healthy at ALL!!!!!
Service was ok~~ though~

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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