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Empress of China

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425 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250-1607
+1 812-273-6868
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in the area, food is always amazing. The staff are friendly and give great recommendations. Always clean, and the food is always fresh. The Jasmine tea is always a highlight to our visit.

Thank Lee C
Madison, Indiana
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

As a Madison resident, this is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is always outstanding. The owners are friendly and remember and greet return customers. We have never been disappointed at the Empress of China and have dined there many many times.

Thank 2disland
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Best place for sweet and sour chicken with fried rice. We eat here often. Service is generally slower but still good. Food has always been good. We do take out a lot and it is always good.

Thank JASON8502
Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

They have different options than I have typically seen on a Chinese menu. Food is very good. Staff is nice. Service was a little slow. The amount of food you get is ridiculous. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Angela G
Mountains of Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This sits back and is easily missed except for the sign. The staff are friendly and work hard making sure you are satisfied. The food was great. I recommend the Imperial Chicken!!!

Thank Robleym68
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

A nice place, with good service and good food that wasn't expensive. Portions were very generous and they offered take away boxes when we finished.

Thank Chilidog_13
Scottsburg, Indiana
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203 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We were promptly greeted and led to our seats. Our waiter took great care of us and our food arrive rather quickly. Everything was prepared properly and service was good.

Thank Scott R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

After reading the review we went the experience was totally opposite and the food was pathetic the restaurant needs to learn how to treat a customer before even doing business. Will never go there again.

Thank Vadiv E
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I use to travel a lot, and would stop in at Chinese restaurants while on the road since Chinese isn't a favorite of my wife's. I've been looking for a good Chinese place to eat and I've found it here in Madison. The sign outside advertises "Gourmet Chinese Food". That might be stretching it a little, but I found the... More 

Thank MrOzz
Hanover, Indiana
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The place for those of us who don't like the popular Chinese buffet. This place serves the best Chinese food in Madison, period.

Thank blichlyter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 812-273-6868

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