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Imperial Palace Restaurant

818 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1206
+1 415-956-9888
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
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Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
818 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1206
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We were there for dinner after 8:30PM on a Saturday, the place was definitely not packed at the time. We were seated fairly quickly and the waitress started asking questions for food recommendation. But quickly another head(?) waitress came and started pushing lobster and sea...More

Thank WheelingTraveler
Reviewed August 16, 2018

It was lunch time when we walked around China Town in San Fransisco. The Imperial Palace restaurant caught our attention because it occupies a three floor building, painted in yellow and red with indoor decoration like a palace. A big throne of a king is...More

Thank Johann K
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I found it quite horrible. We went for lunch. The food was average. The staff was quite nasty. Some of the waitresses went round the restaurant with trolleys with food which looked far from being tasty. I don’t recommend it.

Thank SueBuenosAires
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The yum cha place our hotel recommended was closed, so we wandered around Chinatown looking for somewhere with trolleys, and somewhere crowded, cause that's usually a good sign. Popped my head in here and saw it was full of locals. Service was a bit slack,...More

Thank Mel1Sydney
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for Dim Sum at lunch time after checking out several other places. Very busy, lot of locals eating there and families (good signs). Waitresses wheel round trolleys full of freshly made Dim Sum options and if your choice isn’t there they put in...More

Thank trinitylouise
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This was our second time eating here as we were here exactly 3 years ago. After wandering around Chinatown and looking at all our eating options, we eventually decided on coming back here for lunch. On this sunny Monday we were able to get a...More

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a business dinner. The food was ok, atmosphere seemed unclean. There was a large dead fish floating in the tank, which was a bit of a turnoff. I had the chicken and broccoli, low mein, and a shrimp appetizer. The prices were...More

Thank jeffreyurke1967
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

First time in San Francisco Chinatown and found this place by chance. It was packed for brunch! The staff spoke very little English, but they were patient and nice. They offer a good variety of dishes, but make sure you are not in a hurry...More

Thank Lilirogz
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Walked in off the street for lunch, restaurant was packed but found us a shared table, pot of hot tea delivered straight away, was a bit rushed but order came through quickly, meal was good meat tender and fried rice was the best we have...More

Thank Tassie14
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch on Sunday and was a little surprised that restaurant didn't have a queue waiting for table. Our table was being cleared and cleaned at the time we arrived. The trolley's have minimal selection but you order off a menu and they bring...More

Thank 930waynel5
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Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-956-9888
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