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“Very Different Wonderful Menu!”
Review of Empire East NY

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Empire East NY
Ranked #364 of 875 Restaurants in Staten Island
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have visited this NEW restaurant located in the Stop n Stop center on Richmond Avenue several times. ThIs is a take out/eat in restaurant, however the owner spared no expense in the decor. It looks like a modern Las Vegas type eatery. Crisp and Clean, a pleasure. Order at the counter and enjoy once your order is prepared. I tried the scallion pancakes which were outstanding, a super generous portion for $3.50! The Shrimp Mango salad was also exceptional. Big juicy fresh shrimp sitting on a salad of mango, lettuce, topped with pecans and crispy noodles. My only question is why not table service when the owners obviously created such a beautiful restaurant and I m eating on plastic plates? Go figure. Anyway, great different food, You will not be disappointed. .

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Thank moongirl
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

There are hundreds of Chinese restaurants on Staten Island with exactly the same menu that taste exactly the same. Empire East just is different. It is definitely more expensive for the "same" menu items but the difference in quality is obvious. The meat (beef, chicken, pork etc) is better and fresher and the vegetables and noodles seems fresher. If you like spice the Jian Mein noodles is a great starter. Even a dish as mainstream as Chicken and Broccoli taste better than the dish you have been eating for 30 years. Empire East also offers Thai dishes for those looking to mix it up and their Noodle Soup Specialties are a meal in itself. Empire East may not be the place for every take out experience but definitely when you want something a little better. Empire East also has eat in tables in an extremely clean environment. You don't always get that with a take out place.

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Thank Lenny K
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