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Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Went with a group of friends - we all ordered something different and shared. Each dish was very good. Service was very good. I recommend eating here.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Joined adult children at Imperial Palace tonight and shared a great dinner of spicy Princess Beef, Coconut Shrimp, and Peanut Butter Chicken. The staff were attentive, even though there was a full house. We took our server's advice and had starters of Crab Rangoon, Egg...Drop Soup (for two), and Pot Stickers. The hot, fragrant tea was a perfect drink. We enjoyed the meal so much that we requested take-out dinners for our other adult kids, and surprised them with a hot meal on our way home. We will be visiting this great restaurant again the next time we are in Lincoln!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, service, and decent prices. Black pepper beef and brown mushroom pork is delicious. One of our favorite restaurants.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We try to go here a couple time per year, I last night was the best meal yet. The food and the service just keep getting better and better. We were seated right away; were greeted by our server within minutes, ordered the food and...had it on the table in less than five minutes. The dining area was full of people but the service and attention from the staff was top of the line.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The Imperial Palace in Lincoln is a great place to dine . . . . the food is fantastic, the service is outstanding and they know how to take care of a larger group of 50 plus.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We arrived near 5 PM and the place was already busy. I had the Sweet & Sour Pork but as is our custom in a Chinese restaurant we all shared. The staff was attentive and took care of our special needs. This was a family...occasion with little ones. To me it seemed like the standard I have come to expect at a Chinese restaurant which is more than I can eat and another meal at home.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I am skeptical when it comes to Chinese food as I have eaten some things that are gross. I am spoiled by my local Chinese restaurant. The food was good. Very flavorful. I didn't like the egg rolls but like I said I am spoiled...by the local Chinese restaurant. Delivery person was nice. LOTS of food for what we got. They were also spot on for the amount of time it would take to get our food. What definitely go again when in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed October 24, 2016

While on a cross-country trek, we found ourselves spending the night in Lincoln, NE. Having not had a good Chinese meal since leaving Portland, we looked in a local directory, found Imperial Palace and thought we'd give it a try. The place was only open...until 9:30pm that night and we wandered in around 9pm. What we found was a nicely-decorated, enormous restaurant that, at least at that hour, was nearly empty, so we started to think "what have we gotten ourselves in to?". Well, what we got ourselves in to was a GREAT Chinese restaurant. Service was very friendly and helpful, but we thought it wise to "stick with the basics". We ordered hot & sour soup, shrimp egg foo yung, braised string beans and a spicy chicken dish, served with brown rice - nothing fancy - but what we received were "best of" versions of everything we ordered! The EFY looked like a small volcano (big!), but was light, fluffy (like a great omelette) and packed with flavor. The string beans were amazing crunchy and flavorful - even the rice was fantastic - nutty, chewy and delicious on its own!. We were sad to leave and even sadder knowing that we wouldn't have access to this place any longer (as we live over 500 miles away). We're not ready to move to Lincoln, but we're very jealous of people who can go to Imperial Palace whenever they'd like.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I have had a variety of Chinese food in many different places and the Imperial Palace is consistently the best. The food has excellent flavor, is very large portions, and always hot and fresh. The prices are very reasonable. Always love to visit here.

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a great authentic Chinese restaurant. My roommate from China took me there some time ago and returning alone I was able to order the same dishes, which are quite different than American Chinese food, but infinitely better tasting. I got the co shway...gee and braised green beans. Both were good, but the co shway gee, a cold chicken dish, was incredible. This is easily in my top 5 restaurants in Lincoln!More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is number 3 on my favorite Lincoln Chinese type restaurant list. Prices are reasonable, and food is consistently good. The atmosphere is a little more upscale than most Chinese restaurants. This is a good place to take a family or group to eat and...talk over lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2013
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I think we all know what kind of Chinese food I'm referencing in my title. Anyway, the food is usually underwhelming. I've had both vegetarian and chicken dishes here and the flavors are usually on the bland side--or it's just one flavor rather than a...balance which is a real let down. However, I do love the rice and tea that are seemingly unlimited (not sure). The service is great and the bathrooms are usually clean.More

Date of visit: February 2013
Reviewed January 13, 2013

this place was OK. they used to be very good. the last time I was there, they did not have as good of food as usual. it was OK, though. I already eat at another Chinese place that has very good food.

Date of visit: July 2012
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Prices more than most places. Seafood dish was so fishy, I thought it came out of salt creek. Another example of places not being able to withstand the chain prices. Not the crowd it used to get, and service not the same

Reviewed January 27, 2012

The food is poor, the owner a grump, the interior has seen better days. Avoid!

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Imperial Palace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4