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“Dim Sum”

Empire Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #91 of 1,065 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Established in 2004, Empire Seafood Restaurant was originally located at 200-7997 Westminster highway in Richmond. The success of the original restaurant brought another 7000 sq ft Empire Chinese Cuisine in 2006. In 2012, the Empire Seafood Restaurant was relocated to a new, lavishly decorated location where 300+ guests can enjoy the extravagant dishes that Empire is known for. This new location is not only grand, but centrally located in bustling central Richmond , nearby Richmond Centre Skytrain station.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Empire Seafood Restaurant is a wonderful Cantonese style restaurant in the Golden Village area of Richmond. It is located near Landsdowne station. There dim sum is amazing and they have a huge variety, a must try is their Wu Gok!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 28, 2019

Park just below the shopping center; it's free.
This place just jumped to number two or three on our dimsum establishment list (and it's already a pretty long list) for British Columbia.
We were driving down Number 3 Road, the main drag in Richmond, and anxious to try something new. I suggested my friend in the back-seat look-up the "top 10 dimsums" in Richmond and see what turned up, "and don't worry about finding it, there are only two main roads in Richmond -- ". I don't know what list she was consulting, but "Empire" jumped out, and we passed it almost immediately on our right.
After finding parking, we joined about 30 people waiting to get in for lunch. After being seated, as we got down to business: the shrimp dumplings (ha gao) and short ribs (pai gwat) were fine. The turnip cakes were served in cubes, and not as oily as one usually finds -- thanks for that. Gailam (Chinese broccoli): bouncy and good. A cold dish, chicken and truffles, was tasty and different. Not even one dish was disappointing. Fish collar was also very tasty.
We're coming back here to try the dinner menu and see how they do with that.
Even my wife (from Hong Kong), who usually finds many things "wrong", was pleased.
Good work Empire crew!
Bon appetit and happy Thanksgiving for any U.S.-side readers.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Thank Kenpasha
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

We make a reservation for 9am Dim Sum. The reservation online was very easy and convenient. There is a small discount for 9-11am booking.
The place is easy to find, with free parking at London Plaza. The ambient is bright and spacious. The service was below average, they missed out a lot of our orders and when we noticed and asked for it we had to wait quite a while. Perhaps it was a busy day... The selection was quite a lot but most were not available till after 10am, unfortunately we were rushing for a morning ferry from Tsawwassen so wasn’t able to order those dishes that will only become available after 10am. Among those that we ordered the preserved egg porridge was very good, so was the egg yolk bun. The rest of them were just average: prawn dumpling, scallops dumpling, sui mai etc. The xiao long pao was way below average so don’t order that as it is a northern chinese dish and this is a hong kong/ cantonese restaurant.

By vancouver standard I would rate this as average.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

I've had dim sum all over the world. Empire is my favorite. The quality, variety, uniqueness, are all unbeatable. We make it a regular point to dine everytime we are in B.C. Lucky for us, our daughter attends UBC!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Beth K
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Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

I took my family of 6 here for dim sum at 10:30 am. We ordered 11 or 12 dishes and we loved the following the best; baked bbq pork buns, the Chinese donut with shredded pork and the rice rolls and the sticky rice.
The service was very good as was our meal! The prices are reasonable and if you order before 11 you get 20 percent off. The bill was less than $15.00 CAD per person including 20 percent tip. I think it was very value for money and the food is very good!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for dim sum!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Derrick1230
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