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Reviewed August 27, 2021

Ordered shredded pork and broccoli in garlic sauce... it was not served in garlic sauce, it was standard brown sauce they throw on everything, I verified it by tasting the sauce on my wife's sliced chicken and mixed veggies... same sauce!!! Both plates were lacking...in meat... Beef roll tasted of old oil and there was no beef, it was a spring roll. Below average and over salted food, not as expected, and lacking key ingredients. Go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021

Took my son out for dinner and he is very picky. He had 2 California rolls and shrimp lo mien. He LOVED it! The restaurant made me scallop fried rice (which is not on the menu) and it was delicious. The server was very friendly...and flexible. We added a person after we ordered (my husband). It was not busy. We got our food quickly and our tea was replaced promptly when we needed it. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 24, 2021

i ordered Wonton Soup, Sweet & Sour Shrimp, and Four Seasons. First the WonTon soup had a watered down beef broth, the vegetable were very hard, the Wontons were ok. The Sweet & Sour shrimp, the sweet and sour sauce had only four tidbit pineapple...pieces and nothing else, the sauce did not taste that good. The shrimp were large but seemed they were dipped in pancake batter, tasteless. The Four Seasons, the vegetables were hard and I found two pieces of pork and chicken, the brown sauce tasted old. How can people sell this stuff and call it Chinese. Try another place the food should be better than this. I would have rather had a hamburger.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

I frequent Emerald Gardens enjoying Healthy Diet and Vegetarian Dishes. It is my experience, the Chefs dishes are made with the freshest quality ingredients. Most importantly, the waiter comes to the table to make sure you are enjoying your meal. Shortly afterwards, at times, the...Chef comes to your table and asks if you're enjoying your meal. They are willing to prepare a substitute if you are unhappy. For this I gave Emerald Gardens five stars.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

We were disappointed in the quality of the taste of the food here! It was blah. Not sure what has changed here over the years but the food used to have a better flavor. The male server we had needs some people skills. He was...not friendly at all and my friend and I were afraid to ask for anything as he would just grunt. He just needs help with working with people especially in the restaurant business. Not sure that we would meet here again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

My wife and I have been going to Emerald garden for years, mostly because there are no other sushi places nearby. The last time was the worst. I ordered some rolls, nigiri, soup and seaweed salad. The salmon nigiri was a tiny strip of fish...that only covered the top of the rice. The rolls were also mainly filler, very little fish. Management is reducing the amount of shrimp, salmon and tuna in all the sushi dishes. I am always amazed when I go to another sushi restaurant and get double the amount fish. Service was middle of the road, but the food was not worth the price...not at all. Don't go here for sushi.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Our first time at Emerald. While the service wasn't that friendly, it was efficient. The food very good. Sushi- The Philadelphia roll and the Hollywood roll. Both really good. We ordered Lo-Mein with beef, 4 Seasons, and Sesame Chicken. Nice large servings and hot. The...Sesame chicken is crispy which is unusual, but still tasty. Left overs with the microwave made it softer which is how I'm used to it.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Very good Chinese food, server was helpful to find something specific we wanted.Small but very personal staff. Accepted our coupon with out any attitude :)

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Food here is wonderful regardless of the entree you select. Great prices and friendly wait staff. Large portions I always have to take some home.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I tried the lunch specials of Chicken and Mixed vegetables, MooGooGaiPan and Shrimp Lo Mein. The portions were huge and very tasty. My food was ready for pick-up when I arrived.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Called in an order here for carryout as we used to eat here all the time. Stopped as we felt the food has slipped. Still disappointed this time. The General Tsao's chicken was mostly fried breading - little meat and not much broccoli either. The...Pork Lo Mein was so so- just not super flavorful. We will drive a little further to get good Chinese. Dining room looked empty compared to how it used to be under the other owners.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Probably the best Chinese food in York County. We have tried a lot of Chinese restaurants in the area, and we keep coming back here.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Truthfully the last time I was in this restaurant was close to three years ago. At that time the meal was bad. Food was overcooked and the oil used was too old and the entire meal tasted of that heavy, old flavor. For this reason,...I have not revisited this place.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

My wife and I travel this road quite often between ny and baltimore and usually stop here on the way home for lunch. The food is always good but what has pushed this restaurant over the top is that my wife left her wallet on...the counter when she left. The manager, Denson called us in a timely manner but since we were driving we didn't get the message until we were 100 miles away. Denson was nice enough to take the time and go to the post office and express mail it back to us at home. My wife had a nice chunk of cash in the wallet and all was returned except the amount used for postage. My wife offered a reward and Denson refused. I cannot say enough about the honesty and courtesy that Denson showed us. We will always return when we pass through. And again, the food is good.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Only Chinese Restaurant we go to as it is the best in the area. However, it was better when it was under previous ownership. Don't get me wrong, the food is still good but not what it was a few years ago. Recommend if you...want a decent Chinese dinner in Shrewsbury.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Emerald Garden Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4