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Empire Chinese Restaurant

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51 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AR, Scotland
+44 (0)1856 872300
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doesn't look fantastic from the out side but the food is great it was very busy so you might be better booking although we were at the weekend, reasonably priced as well.

Thank Donna22402
Dundee, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived without booking on a rainy Sunday evening which was no problem as there was only another three diners. Both the outside and inside of this restaurant look pretty outdated but if you pass by you will miss good Chinese food. We decided to have the set meal for two at £16.00 per head which was very good value indeed.... More 

Thank Ken P
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both had steak served on a sizzling plate, it was delicious. My husband then had banana split which was so thick we couldn't see the banana lol but it was great for him as he loves cream & ice-cream, I had pineapple fritter with cream & ice-cream I know I shouldn't finished it but it was so good I... More 

Thank Agnes M
Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside this looks like a fairly neglected bland concrete industrial unit. Inside it does improve but I can rate it as no better than average as far as its cuisine goes. Service was OK but nothing special, and nothing about the place makes me want to return in a hurry.

Thank Alasdair M
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for a Chinese as we were needing variety we went to this 1 because we were told it was good and yes it was I am a fussy eater and could pick fault with my meal especially the hot dog sausage not my liking no banana either but chicken good fries good left full kids love it too... More 

Thank tartanlady13
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Large order for a hungry party of 6. Food cooked very promptly despite all their telephone problems that day. Food was lush! Prawn crackers the best I've tasted!

Thank Vdoug01
Maplewood, Minnesota
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered takeout of pancake rolls, one chicken dish fried rice and 2 drinks and it ended up about the same as we have been paying in this area for full meals. The rolls were quite good while the chicken dish was average at best. If you need takeout Chinese I Kirkwall it is OK, just don't... More 

Thank Michael W
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

A rather run of the mill restaurant. Furniture and decor very drab. Food was ok, but you got a large serving. Staff seemed a bit disinterested and hurried. Won't be rushing back there.

Thank CFCfan01
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Are here last name night. It was very quiet. Welcomed in by the staff who were extremely nice. Chicken satay to start. Very nice flavour. Chicken and beansprouts for main. It was nice but tbh it was bland. 2 cans of Diet Coke and bill came to £23. I thought that was expensive.

Thank findals
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105 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Excellent choice & variety of chinese food - friendly & efficient staff, always welcoming. Good value for money

Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1856 872300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?