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Emperor of China Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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2210 Holiday Manor Ctr, Louisville, KY 40222-6431
+1 502-426-1717
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Really great takeout Chinese food. Not many to choose from in Louisville. Need to be patient with the lady taking the order. She's a bit like the Seinfeld soup chef (the soup nazi). Under her gruff, she's really quite nice. She loves to see the kids when you pick up your food. The food is very good - not oily... More 

Thank SunshineLouisville
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place always concerns us because no one is ever there. However the food has always been good. Well - never again!! As our server was placing our dinner on the table a roach ran across it! She said oh and tried to kill it. I said oh hell no and we grabbed our things and left. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

Thank inmom3
Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We used to think this was best place in town 15 years ago. Now just another sad Chinese eatery. The place was dingy and dirty and food was so so. Will not be back

Thank Al B
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The restaurant needs help in the décor department. The owner is eccentric and could use some help with people skills. The place is never crowded so you can pretty much pick where you want to sit. English is not the first language of the servers. The owner The food is average and menu not only includes Chinese, but also sushi.

Thank Kathy B
Louisville, Kentucky
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Very dark and gloomy interior. We were greeted by the hostess, who told us to pick where we wanted to sit. First thing we noticed was the lack of patrons ... we had the whole dining room to ourselves, which was large and could seat many. This was on Sunday, early afternoon, when most restaurants in Louisville are quite busy... More 

Thank Gail M
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Service is terrible. The owner was very rude, servers are not very attentive. The whole restaurant is very gloomy which isn't my style because who likes to eat in a dark setting? You can tell the place is worn down the minute you walk in. It took 30 minutes for the food to come out and honestly was not worth... More 

Thank Yumi P
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

everything is custom made to order, fresh ad delicious. Service is just as top notch and it's wonderful to be able to have a table next to the huge fish tank.

Thank ritzput
Kuttawa, Kentucky
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190 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Okay, the decor is very nice and it is very roomy. I can't think of anything else good to say. Dirty water glasses with lipstick on them. Things floating in the water. Yuck. Very slow and it was not at all busy. Hot tea took an hour. Seriously. Hot sour soup was neither but was very salty. Main courses were... More 

Thank LarryW2
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

I can remember when this place opened. I was upset cause before it was a movie theater Alpha 4 Cinema.I lived off here lane by Wilder Elem. growing up then Northfield in my 20's. This is the best Chinese in town.I live in Shelby Co. And still come back for more. Excellent food, service & menu. Love it.

Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

When you walk in you will be impressed by the decor. Classic Chinese decor in an old theater. The issue comes in with service and timeliness in orders. Also, they used to have decent sushi. also, the owner is pretty eccentric and can be a little over powering.

Thank MazelTov_Travel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2210 Holiday Manor Ctr, Louisville, KY 40222-6431
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-426-1717

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