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“Good food, reasonably priced”

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Imperial Banquet Restaurant
Ranked #369 of 618 Restaurants in Kelowna
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Rutland
Kelowna, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonably priced”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

After two bad meals from the local Chinese restaurant we had been patronizing, we decided to try this one based on the good reviews it has received on trip advisor.

We ordered: deep fried spring rolls, lemon chicken, mixed vegetables in black bean sauce and chicken fried rice. The coating on the lemon chicken was crisp, not soggy, maybe because they gave us the lemon sauce on the side. The vegetables were also crisp and fresh-tasting, not soggy, and the black bean sauce was not too salty. The rice and spring rolls also were good.

As other reviewers have noted, the restaurant isn't much to look at. But the woman who took our order was friendly, our food (we ordered pickup) was ready when we came to get it, it tasted good and the cost was less than the restaurant we had been patronizing previously. We will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Close to authentic Chinese food and good value”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The food is fairly authentic and good value with friendly service. We are from Vancouver so are spoiled by good Chinese food - this place is considered pretty good for Kelowna. Chinese food is a good option for gluten, beef, chicken and wheat free diet.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank TimbitnMuffin
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Kelowna, Canada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Below Average”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is not good Canadian Chinese food. If you ever had 'good' Chinese don't go here. It use to be good then they got way to busy or they lost their cook, something has definately changed. The two meat dishes we had were so lathered in salty sauces you couldn't even enjoy the meat. Oooey Gooey Yuk.

Hate to be so negative but am being real! Don't waste your money.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Comfort Food for Prairie Folk”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

It was like going back into a time warp entering this restaurant. We decided to try and find it based on some of the online reviews we read on the internet. Since moving to Kelowna, we've been desperate to find some good Chinese food. What we found here was pretty decent, but it wasn't what I expected. Instead, I was immediately taken back to my upbringing on the Canadian prairies. The menu was circa 1979 central Alberta Chinese food. My parents would have loved the almond chicken and the cantonese chow mein. It even comes complete with a knife and fork (no chopsticks were seen or offered). While not comparable to Vancouver's choices today, the nostalgia felt good, and I left satisfied and happy. It's not the kind of restaurant you go to for the decor, but the prices are good and the food is tasty. Parking is in the back of the restaurant. The clientele seemed to be a mix of senior citizens, students, and harried parents looking for take out.

  • Visited September 2012
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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent Chinese food”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Living in the lower mainland we have become spoiled when it come to Asain cuisine, and up until this weekend every time we have had Chinese food in the Okanagan it has been fairly terrible. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was fresh, hot and the flavours were good. A few of the dishes were a bit soupy for my tastes but none the less decent. I would eat here again

  • Visited September 2012
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