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Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant

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1104 Thorpe Ln Ste L, San Marcos, TX 78666-7126
+1 512-353-3355
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But had a gas taste to them. Unsure what that was about. My wife did not notice this though. She loved them. The food was good and well priced. We would go back.

Thank kamikaz75
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a quiet, mom and pop type restaurant. There are locals who love this place and told me about it. I came in for the buffet which was well priced (under $10) and is offered only on Sunday. The food was super fresh and well prepared. The egg rolls were light and flaky, hot and super fresh. I've never... More 

Thank TheSouthernBelle
San Marcos, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Good soups and service. We eat there often both lunch and dinner and get take-out as well. Much better than the buffet on the highway. Sunday buffet is nice but has a lot of fried items. I pass on the fried choices. Family chefs work in the kitchen and take pride in their food.

Thank Sharri B
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The food is great. Go once or twice a month. The service is great keep your tea or water. The place is keep clean.

Thank Curtis T
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We often dine there after church and love the buffet. The food is authunic, fresh and with a good varity choices.

Thank Don H
San Marcos, Texas
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food was awesome, many teas, very quiet, clean, good service. You get a lot of food on plate. The prices re reasonable.

Thank Roberta H
Marble Falls, Texas
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307 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday at lunch time. Leaving the Sacred Springs Pow Wow I saw this place and decided to try it. There were only four occupied tables in the whole place, including me. It took several minutes before a wait person appeared. I ordered beef and brocalli from the lunch menu. It was good. The sauce was almost a black bean sauce.... More 

Thank OWL78654
San Marcos, Texas
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This restaurant has been in San Marcos for as long as I can remember. This restaurant does a lot of take-out, especially by Texas State University students. The dining room is small and can get busy during weekday lunch time. Prices were recently increased due to the rise in ingredients. On Sundays, they have a small buffet so the ingredients... More 

Thank Cathy A
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love Chinese food and they are a pretty good place. We have several people form our work who frequent there on Fridays for a weekly lunch meet. The are fast and courteous.

Thank 621terenas
San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for their Sunday after church buffet, not very big, but the food is all Fresh and tasty. You can eat all the egg rolls you want too! Usually has rice and noodles, and pepper beef, spicy chicken, a veggie mix, shrimp toast, egg rolls and two other dishes. Always delicious!

Thank DEAP45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Thorpe Ln Ste L, San Marcos, TX 78666-7126
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-353-3355

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