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Emperor Garden Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
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620 W Calton Rd, Ste B, Laredo, TX 78041-3835
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best Chinese food in Laredo. Mike, the owner is there to greet you and ensure staff is waiting on you hand and foot. Must try, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Ave R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Serves lunch buffet and a la carte dinner. The buffet is a variety of tasty Chinese and Japanese food. They have fish, shrimp, crab, chicken, pork, and beef dishes. Very good food for the price.

Thank carol i
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Went one time for lunch with some coworkers. When we went to pay my debit was not working properly. Turned out my bank's system was temporarily down. I asked them to run my card again. We had just been paid that day so I knew it wasn't due to funds. The owner came and yelled at me "you do not... More 

1 Thank Juan G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

All good are cooked like Mexico good. If I want to eat Mexican food, I would have visited a Chinese restaurant.

Thank KC L
San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I had the lunch buffet. It was decent ... much better than the other Chinese buffet in Laredo. General's chicken was much hotter than everywhere else I've had it. It was actually TOO spicy for my tastes. I don't think there was a lot on the bar that wasn't hot; with either the little red Chinese peppers, or jalapeños. There... More 

Thank David T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Several years ago we loved the Emperor Garden but things have changed. We still stop there when in Laredo but not sure why we go back. Service is very good, but clean up of the buffet is lacking, kids with their hands in the ice cream tubs, etc.

Thank JustmeManzanillo
Laredo, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

If this is Chinese food I'm Chinese then. No all means this food is as far of Chinese food as anybody can get. They just don't use ginger, a fundamental ingredient in this food is missing in most of their dishes, if not all. It was the only choice for a while, but now with the emergence of some Asian... More 

1 Thank Jorge L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The buffet is okay, some entrees are kept fresh but others are not on the buffet line. They do offer alacarte menu but it is pricey. Overall for the prices and service I wouldn't recommend eating here again. Not overly impressed.

Thank Ruben H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

If you like Chinese food, this is the only place you can actually get a nice variety of Chinese dishes in one place. They have a buffet, but you are better off ordering a la cart. Warning: never order something on the buffet a la cart or they will just grab it off the buffet and plate it. Order something... More 

Thank Diana L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The best chinese food you can find in Texas, the service is exellent and the restaurant it self is very nice and calm to have an exellent meal .

Thank julio t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 W Calton Rd, Ste B, Laredo, TX 78041-3835
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Laredo
  • Phone Number: 956-791-4848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?