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Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant

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1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
+1 310-538-6868
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had to go here when a family member picked this place for a get together. The first thing I noticed was the B grade in the window. The restaurant was not busy and yet the service was poor. Requests were forgotten or delayed. Food is just average for a Chinese restaurant. Needs to get their Grade up to an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You are immediately impressed when you approach their front door and there is a small moat containing many large goldfish. Once you enter, directly in front of you, you are then even more impressed by their many large tanks of live seafood waiting for you to order and their chefs to prepare - that's fresh! On my visit there were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Sea Empress was crowded with Chinese diners. We were the only Caucasians. That is the best recommendation one could give to a Chinese Restaurant. At $20 (a Special), the Peking Duck was excellent. The Walnut Shrimp was better than excellent, done absolutely perfectly, The Baby Bok Choy with Garlic was also wonderful. Watching all the dishes come out for... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

First time ever to eat this sort of food. It was a little overwhelming if you don't know the drill. They sit you down and the carts start rolling a round you with a bunch of ladies asking you what you want off their cart. I didn't have too much time to read the menu card. But I grabbed a... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Took my family for Dim Sum. This is a place I have been to many times, just not recently. The level of service seems to have slipped down to "just OK". The heater in the cart with the steamed dishes wasn't working. The Server complained, but nobody did anything. The result was cold food. We finished up and left. In... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A great hearty meal consists of fresh live jumbo prawns, steamed live rock cod, fresh geoduck and clams. With a group of people, going in knowing not to be intimated by the upscale market price ( and you can always replenish your wallet ) would be helpful. Just enjoy the fresh seafood and reward yourself. We recommend the mustard green,... More 

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Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food is delicious , always fresh. The waiters and everyone is very friendly. I have been coming here for years.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My husband brought me here after the movies for brunch yesterday. Until then I thought I had to wait till we went on our yearly trip to San Francisco for the holidays for good dim sum. Not only was it delish, but the service was friendly and we didn't have to pay SF prices. Great assortment too. Looking forward to... More 

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Thank Happy California Traveller
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place was okay. The food was cold. During lunch hour it is busy. I did enjoy the shumai. Although the duck was cold. I will return.

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Eleven of us went for lunch and had their wonderful Dim Sum. The food is wonderful and the service off the carts is great, however, the wait staff service is a bit lacking. We needed to as for a menu and water more than once. Then we were served water in plastic cups! Everyone enjoyed their experience. We had too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-538-6868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?