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“Exquisite food, amazing service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Empress

East Empress
263A Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley, Monash, Victoria 3150, Australia
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Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Exquisite food, amazing service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is the best 'Asian' cuisine restaurant we have ever visited. We have visited many times as a couple, with friends and with our family. Everybody we have taken there has said it is the best meal of this type they have ever had. Apart from the amazingly talented chefs, the customer service is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble, even preparing things that are not on the menu, but have been in the past, always to satisfy the needs of their customers.

  • Visited September 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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Might just be the best Chinese restaurant in Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We live in the northern suburbs of Melbourne so need to travel a long distance to eat here, but it is well worth it. Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. From the moment you enter the restaurant you are made to feel you're the most important customer they have. The tables are nicely spaced and décor is quiet modern. The wine list is massive and the waiters are so skilled in their job it's almost as if they can read your mind! As for the food ... it's equally as exceptional as the staff. So delicious and made with only the best, freshest ingredients. This is not a cheap restaurant but well worth the prices charged. Best to book ahead as they are very popular.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Possibly the best Chinese restaurant in Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was my first visit to the East Empress and it certainly wont be my last. We were warmly welcomed and seated at perfectly set table. The wine list was wide ranging with some excellent wines, however, as I prefer an aged Riesling with a good Chinese meal, I had brought my own wine. The menu contained some very tempting banquets and other dishes but I settled on the delightful chilli plum king prawns stuffed with prawn and crab meat for entree. We shared several mains and all were nicely presented and delicious. The quiet ambience contributed to a wonderful dining experience.

I will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 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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Melbourne, Victoria
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great business lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We ate here in May and i cant fault it - One of my colleagues comes here often and I can see why - We just asked them to provide a banquet - they worked out what food - and every dish was perfect. Spaced well, service was excellent (the place fairly quiet on a Wed for lunch though) Highly recommend. Not cheap, but not expensive either and i am sure it would be a nice night out for dinner. Peking duck pancakes not as good as Supper inn in the city but no-ones are!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is my favourite Chinese restaurant and we always look forward to eating here. The food is always excellent, and the staff make you feel so welcome. We often go for special occasions and enjoy their banquet- the staff bring the dish to your table and tell you what it is before moving to a smaller table near by to serve it for you.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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