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Empress Palace

2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
+1 805-898-2238
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible4%
12 May 2017
“Nice Decor, Soda Can, and Fried Rice Failed!”
30 Apr 2017
“Lots to choose from but very slow service”
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Asian, Chinese
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people working at the Empress Palace are friendly and helpful. The menu is large and include both Cantonese and Szechuwan cuisine. They are also introducing Sushi. The portions are generous and good for sharing so many choices can be tried.

Thank CAYCE000
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were craving for Chinese food and decided to try Empress Palace Restaurant. Chinese food is our favorite food so we are always wanting to try different places. The decor in the restaurant is very nice. They have newspaper articles displayed at the entrance/waiting area...More

1  Thank TryNew
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Went mid week for dinner and restaurant was about 1/2 full. Once we were seated at a table it took 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us. We had to ask for water which took another 5 minutes for someone to come back with the...More

Thank Lynette51
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Choose this restaurants from those mentioned on the Trip Advisor web site. It was a lovely place with excellent food and we enjoyed eating here.

1  Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Lots of choices. Almost too many. The restaurant is nicely set up and the people are very helpful. We have gone every year during the holidays and have not been disappointed Best for Chinese food. Although they are attempting to offer sushi and other non...More

Thank sb-cre8art
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This locals Gem of a fusion restaurant is hidden off of Las Positas and 101. You will not be disappointed.

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 18 September 2016

First the upside: The location is convenient, there is ample parking, and servings are large. The downside: I didn't feel welcome when we walked in. We went at lunchtime and it was very quiet. We stood around for a while before staff offered us a...More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Very good food, helpful waiters and family ambience! Cantonese cuisine plus Sushi Bar! We had Seafood Seaweed Soup, Braised Green Beans and a Saporro Roll! All excellent!

Thank Haig A
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I have no idea why this place would have bad reviews. We came here with 6 people and a toddler. The waitstaff was friendly and quick service. The lazy susan in the middle of the table was perfect for our group, as we all ordered...More

Thank StevieG350
Reviewed 17 August 2015

very helpful service with a smile....try the sole hong kong style for a real treat, wtih the ginger and green onions on top

Thank truefoodie_9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-898-2238
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