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Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

Looks like a generic Chinese strip-center restaurant. In some ways it is. The decor is fairly standard, but extremely well maintained. The restaurant is far cleaner than normal. The quality of the menus, dishes, everything was a step above normal. My fried rice wasn’t great...but all of our entrees were excellent. The food was colorful and not cooked to mush. It was some of the best Mu Shu I’ve had in memory. Our waiter wasn’t cheerful, but he was attentive. We’ll be back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

The entire menu has been changed from what was 'excellent' to now just 'meh'. Our typical fare of dinner usually consisted of Iced Tea, Egg Drop Soup, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Pork Lo Mein, and/or Vegetable Egg Foo Yung. Tonight we replaced Egg Foo Yung...for the BBQ Spare Ribs. The Egg Drop Soup has changed to be very oily an a bit sweet, with a lot less egg, so it gets a 2. The Moo Goo Gai Pan has changed a bit for the better (larger portion, same sauce, better quality veggies), so it gets a 5. The Pork Lo Mein noodles have changed; my wife thinks they taste better whereas I do not. The pork in the dish was pretty good, and again the serving seemed to be a bit larger, so it gets a 5. The spare ribs were dry and not any hint of Chinese influence, so they get a 3. The service, as I stated, was not very attentive and seemed to be have no real interest in being there. The previous owners and staff were all dressed in black and white uniforms; the new service attire seems to be just street clothes. Also doubling as daycare where the new owner's children are running around like it is there house (based on the previous visit). We were done with our meal by the time we got a refill on our tea, so we ended up putting it all in a to-go cup. The walls are being updated with wallpaper, but the music has changed from Chinese to American urban. Not much about the place says "Imperial" any longer.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 10 years. I have to say that it needs some upkeep though. No music and after I said something they played classic rock instead of asian music. The menus were old and dirty and falling apart....My whole table got food except my son until everyone else was halfway done eating. Service was not friendly. Restrooms were filthy and smelly. Everyone in my party enjoyed the food. This place has potential. I feel like they are not trying as hard because it's an established restaurant close to Hamilton Place Mall. With the proper management this restaurant could really be great again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

The food was a little on the sweet side, which is alright if you like sweet food. There were not many there on a Saturday evening at dinner considering restaurants around were all packed. They had great egg rolls and we were served plenty, which...is not always the case with Chinese food. We did like the fact that it wasn't a buffet and it looked very clean. We did have a little trouble getting refills on water and our check when we were ready to leave. It was good enough to return but not often.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

This is the real thing. I love going to Chinese restaurant's that do not have a buffet. This is truly a gem and a must stop for authentic Chinese food. Everything is cooked to order and it is nothing short of delicious.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Quiet atmosphere. Great spicy honey chicken! Good egg rolls. Decent sesame chicken. Great service. Good lunch prices!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for years. The food is the best around and the service is always great. I never go to any other Chinese food restaurants in Chattanooga because the food here, the atmosphere here and the service has always been the...best.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Delicious food! Lots of vegetarian choices. Good size portions. Quite, clean and well decorated. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

We always visit Imperial garden whenever we are at Hamilton Place, the food is always good and we never have a bad meal at this place. Service is a little impersonal and when they get busy the speed of service slows right down. This doesn't...put us off going there regularly.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

A fun time was had by all! The ribs appetizer was good. I ordered hot and sour soup, it was more sweet than hot, I was disappointed. The Chinese noodles we're really great and fresh. I ordered the steak and peppers and really enjoyed it....The Mongolian beef my wife had was okay. The fried rice was good!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

We took my parents here who were visiting from Wisconsin and they ordered something, and it had maraschino cherries in it. They hated it. We ordered Sesame Tofu and it was soggy and didn't have a good flavor. This was our third time to go,...but we won't be back.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Sucks. Hot and sour soup was cold and gelatinous. Hunan beef had no flavor. Cashew chicken. ditto. Waiter and person at register were informed of our disappointment. They seem as if they couldn't care less. Sorry lunch at a high price. Skip this place and...go to the nearby Panda Express.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Ate here for the first time today at lunch. I had the spicy honey chicken...it was good but not spicy! Lots of food. When I say it's a little over priced there are several buffets I go to in Chattanooga and you get a lot...of food items for the money at them. Here you get one choice, soup and egg roll...but it is a large portion!. My meal with tax, I drank water so no drink, was $9.01. Not sure if I'll go back but it was not bad! Following up on some others comments at 12:30 there were only 7 of us eating lunch there.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my family at Imperial Garden on a Saturday evening... the food, service, ambience and prices were all pretty good. Fairly standard old school Chinese food - nothing offensive about it. It was a little weird though... we were the ONLY people in...the restaurant at about 6:30 PM. Totally deserted. Could have been because of the Tennessee football game... I will say I forgot my iPhone and returned about an hour later to retrieve it. The owner produced it, safe and sound. I was quite pleased...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

We had very pleasant service. I ordered a vegetable plate with brown sauce, it contained a lot of broccoli and I enjoyed it. My husband had a shrimp dish and said it was very good.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Imperial Garden Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5