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Imperial Gourmet Chinese Restaurant

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785 N Main Street, Bishop, CA
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San Diego, CA
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Imperial Gourmet has been in Bishop since the early 1980's, at one point being the only store in an otherwise empty mall. When I visited Bishop I used to wonder how they stayed in business. I was finally able to try them out and now I know-the food is wonderful and the service is very special, like you are an... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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490 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This restaurant served standard Chinese food in a nice atmosphere. We had Kung Pao Chicken and Honey Walnut Shrimp. Both were well prepared and tasted good. Their food was much better than you usually get in a small-town Chinese restaurant. I ordered jasmine tea and was served black tea. Service was pretty good.

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San Clemente, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

What more can I say? The food is delicious. The portions are just enough so you don't feel overly full. The service is on point. This is one of a handful of places we eat when we come into town.

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Cambridge, UK
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We had a very pleasant and authentic Chinese dinner here, having been recommended by our B&B hosts. We have lived in China and eaten Chinese food in a range of other countries across the world, and in our view this is as authentic as you're ever going to find in the USA outside the major Chinatowns. A couple of other... More 

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Fremont, California
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This place was recommended to me by the locals. The decor is somewhat of your typical Chinese restaurant, but not overdone. They have plenty of room inside for seating. Service was good and polite. The menu is reasonably extensive, especially given the location of the restaurant. I ordered Chinese ribs, their special shrimp dish, in a red sauce. This is... More 

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Visalia, California
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The food is good here. War won ton soup is good on a cold day. It is not priced too expensive. They have a full bar inside We usually end up with left overs.

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Thank Linehand11
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I eat here every time I'm in town. That's once a year for 30 years. Always good, always clean, always nice employees. Even moving across the street had no effect. It's also usually busy. I have never had a bad or even mediocre meal. I wish it wasn't 6 hours away.

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Bishop, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here quite a few times, and am glad that I gave them a second chance after my first visit. The first time I went here, I had one of the lunch specials. In fact, I found nothing special about it except the price. On every subsequent visit, however, regardless the time of day, I've ordered off the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We had take-away from this place. The food was nice with generous portion (in fact, my elderly dad considered the food here among the best throughout our whole journey!). The people here were friendly as well.

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Thank Pingoo
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Whilst having a one night stop over in bishop, we decided to eat here to have a break from burgers, steak etc. We were a little apprehensive after reading a few not so good reviews but there really was no need, the restaurant was clean, the staff welcoming, the food was delicious and served hot. It was very humid during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 785 N Main Street, Bishop, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop

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