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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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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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310 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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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74 reviews
33 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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101 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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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

During our week long stay in Kirkwall we visited this place few times for the evening meal. Overall we had a nice experience dining here. Friendly and welcoming staff, good, if not great, food. With limited family dining options in Kirkwall and with the only Chinese restaurant to choose from we were not at all disappointed. From the second visit... More 

Thank LondonSB
Stromness, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Smallish restaurant in Kirkwall, have dined here many times both at lunchtime and in the evening. An extensive menu in the evening and special lunches during the day, good food, good value, pleasant enough surroundings not luxurious but clean and adequate. The staff have always been polite and efficient

Thank Karen M
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

What can you expect of a Chinese restaurant on a Scottish island? It was exactly what we expected. Decent food, cold Tsingtaos and nice, unintelligibly waiters and waitresses :-)

Thank MensoNL
Wick, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Plenty food arrived with our carry out. fast & efficient. never need to complain about food here always the same quality & taste. Phone order in for a quick service usually 10 mins.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?