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Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are immediately impressed when you approach their front door and there is a small moat containing many large goldfish. Once you enter, directly in front of you, you are then even more impressed by their many large tanks of live seafood waiting for you to order and their chefs to prepare - that's fresh! On my visit there were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sea Empress was crowded with Chinese diners. We were the only Caucasians. That is the best recommendation one could give to a Chinese Restaurant. At $20 (a Special), the Peking Duck was excellent. The Walnut Shrimp was better than excellent, done absolutely perfectly, The Baby Bok Choy with Garlic was also wonderful. Watching all the dishes come out for... More 

Thank AtlantaTraveller1836
Kingman, Arizona
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time ever to eat this sort of food. It was a little overwhelming if you don't know the drill. They sit you down and the carts start rolling a round you with a bunch of ladies asking you what you want off their cart. I didn't have too much time to read the menu card. But I grabbed a... More 

Thank Rubyduey
Prescott, Arizona
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my family for Dim Sum. This is a place I have been to many times, just not recently. The level of service seems to have slipped down to "just OK". The heater in the cart with the steamed dishes wasn't working. The Server complained, but nobody did anything. The result was cold food. We finished up and left. In... More 

Thank GoesBoom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great hearty meal consists of fresh live jumbo prawns, steamed live rock cod, fresh geoduck and clams. With a group of people, going in knowing not to be intimated by the upscale market price ( and you can always replenish your wallet ) would be helpful. Just enjoy the fresh seafood and reward yourself. We recommend the mustard green,... More 

Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food is delicious , always fresh. The waiters and everyone is very friendly. I have been coming here for years.

Thank Reginald65
Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband brought me here after the movies for brunch yesterday. Until then I thought I had to wait till we went on our yearly trip to San Francisco for the holidays for good dim sum. Not only was it delish, but the service was friendly and we didn't have to pay SF prices. Great assortment too. Looking forward to... More 

Thank Happy California Traveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This place was okay. The food was cold. During lunch hour it is busy. I did enjoy the shumai. Although the duck was cold. I will return.

Thank Sandra V
Redondo Beach, California
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Eleven of us went for lunch and had their wonderful Dim Sum. The food is wonderful and the service off the carts is great, however, the wait staff service is a bit lacking. We needed to as for a menu and water more than once. Then we were served water in plastic cups! Everyone enjoyed their experience. We had too... More 

Thank Beachredondo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a great family style meal here. The honey walnut shrimp was delicious! Everything here was great. The hot and sour soup was the best I've ever had.

Thank Krissyroo03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-538-6868

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