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Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant

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2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562-3494 (University Avenue)
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a very relaxing dinner tonight at Imperial Garden. The setting is very nice. The service is good. The menu has good selections and is not so large as to be cumbersome. The prices are very good especially considering the white linen tablecloths and attentive service. The food is good and servings are generous

Thank Dawn G
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I suggest you consider a drink at the bar and carryout. Atmosphere is great here. Quiet and peaceful. I live nearby and usually take home to watch news or sports. The owner is on site. Delightful staff.

Thank SDHolz
Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The chines food here is bland. There is nothing authentic about it. It is not even good American Chinese food. I expected alot since their wall is covered in awards but was sadly disappointed. You're better off at Magic Wok off Atwood.

Thank Raquel512
Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

A very classic Chinese restaurant with fairly typical Chinese cuisine. Slightly overpriced compared to Chinese 'fast food', which the food is pretty similar, but very good none the less.

Thank Travis L
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I live in Milwaukee, but eat at the Imperial Garden frequently when I come to Madison to visit family and friends. My family has dined there for years. We all love it! The food is absolutely excellent and we've never been disappointed. Very, very fresh ingredients. Vegetables are always perfectly cooked, never overcooked and SO fresh. Love the flavor of... More 

Thank SusieMilwaukee
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Middleton prior to a meeting, and we were hungry for Asian/Chinese cuisine. Imperial Garden held the highest rating among other restaurants of this cuisine, and wasn't far from where we were staying, so we were eager to try it. As we entered, we passed through a doorway covered with "Best" of Madison, from floor to ceiling. This caused... More 

Thank KathleenNuccio
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

After reading oodles of reviews, I took my boys to have a nice Chinese meal. We ordered a duck dish, an appetizer platter, a shrimp dish, and a noodle dish. The pork tasted old on the appetizer dish, but the egg rolls were excellent. The duck tasted old and unpleasant. The shrimp dish was good. The noodles two way dish... More 

Thank Yashicaman
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

We went here on a visit to Middleton with friends. The menu was large and the food was really good. We especially liked the 3 Delicacies Sizzling Rice soup. I expected a broth but was pleasantly surprised with a tomato base soup. It was enough for all 4 of us before the main meal and was delicious.

Thank Sparky333
Fort Bragg, California
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is our family's "go to" Chinese restaurant. Whenever we're in Madison, it's a "tradition" to get together for a dinner at Imperial. The food is uniformly good, always tasty and freshly prepared. The wine list is modest, but the cocktails are decent (and the bartender is generous with the olives in the martinis!). The servers are friendly and helpful... More 

Thank Gangamar
Aurora, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

I've eaten at Imperial Garden about once a year for more than 20 years when I'm in Madison visiting family. We had dinner there recently on a Sunday night, and we walked in about a half hour before closing time. Despite the late hour, we got excellent service--never felt rushed at all. All six of us enjoyed our meals, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562-3494
    (University Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Madison to Middleton bus stops at front driveway. Transit offered by local hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 16082386445

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