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Empire Seafood Restaurant

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5951 No. 3 Rd Unit 200, Richmond, British Columbia V6X 2E3, Canada
+1 604-249-0080
09:00 - 22:00
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my boyfriend and we had a great time! The food was tasty and well seasoned. Not too oily and the food had a well balanced flavour profile. The presentation of the food was elegant. Ther portions of food were a smaller than we are used to but we still left feeling full. The service was stellar! They... More 

Thank talktovince
Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fish, crab, lobster! A bit pricey, particularly the gigantic king crab at $60 per pound (ours is 16lbs). With wine and good company, it was a great evening .

Thank Emma H
Richmond, Canada
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179 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The second chance we gave to Empire was so much better than the first experience, it's as if it wasn't the same place! I can say that this visit resulted in a great food experience. The products were so much better and well presented than earlier. Lo buk gao, foong jow, noow mai gai, wu gok, cha siu baos and... More 

1 Thank tony c
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited this week while doing a tour of the Dumpling Trail and I was blown away by the food. The dim sum is incredible. On a clear day you can see all the way down to the mountains from the wide windows lining the restaurant. The service is good but the food is exceptional. Try the iron buddha tea... More 

Thank paula s
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised how modern and new the place looked. The service was quick and efficient. We ordered 5 dishes from the menu that I highly recommend: Steamed shrimp dumplings Steamed scallop dumplings Shrimp spring rolls Woo Gok (which is a dip fried ball stuffed with duck meat and mashed potatoes) Steamed mushrooms dumplings I was happy with all... More 

Thank VancityGirl604
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of the better dim sum lunch in greater Vancouver. We had ten dishes for five people and our host from Hong Kong commented how large the dishes were as we had plenty leftover to take away. Some dishes I would recommend are: Deep Fried Tofu, Pan Fried Rice Rolls in Soy Sauce with Dry Scallops, Chicken Steamed... More 

Thank Sandra C
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Busy, staff forgetting orders, wait times, mediocare tasting dim sum. With so many other choices if this is out of your way don't bother, go somewhere else.

Thank Reginalady
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

First time to this restaurant for dim sum lunch. The pan fried rice rolls with XO sauce, woo kok & deep fried tofu were excellently done & tasty. Their specialty baked BBQ pork bun looked anaemic & had an aftertaste; chicken feet was slightly underdone as well as the pork knuckle & egg in sweeten vinegar which was delicious but... More 

Thank Guts88
Hong Kong, China
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392 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times, always for Dim Sum and they have good dim sum. We love the baked tapioca pudding. The dim sum always seems fresh and decent portions. The only thing, even with reservations you never get to sit at the reservation time!! You always have to wait! I would recommend this restaurant for dim sum!

Thank Derrick1230
United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We traveled in mid August and on our first night in Richmond, we were looking for a nice seafood meal. We came upon this restaurant as we were walking around the area and decided to try it out. We decided to order the set menu for 6 even though it was just 5 of us. The meal included a live... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5951 No. 3 Rd Unit 200, Richmond, British Columbia V6X 2E3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 604-249-0080
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.

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