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Emperor of China

$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1010 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1515
+1 414-271-8889
11:30 - 21:00
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a typical Bland Chinese food restaurant found across the US. Atmosphere was muted, kind of dark, the service ladies were sprightly and smiled a lot. Food was lacking in taste and seemed hurriedly put together. It was clear they did not give much attention there. The ladies later on were more keen on whether we are leaving a... More 

Thank LalaAcharya
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in Milwaukee! All of the vegetarian options that I've tried have been fantastic, and they are huge servings to you get to take a lot of leftovers home for another meal. The décor in the restaurant is beautiful too, a very nice atmosphere to enjoy dinner.

Thank Nyki E
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Some friends and I went here recently and were pleased with our lunches. We go to a lot of Chinese restaurants, both in our area and when we are on trips including Chinatown in Chicago. While this wasn't as authentic as what we get in Chinatown, the food was very fresh and tasty. I would definitely go back.

Thank Karen N
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I ordered take out in the store and went to the bar to wait, looked at the drink menu waiting to place a drink order. The staff saw me there and even came in to make drinks for a table, but didn't acknowledge me until my order was ready.

Thank Elaine_aldea
Milwaukee, Wi
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Had a visitor who wanted Chinese food. We remembered our last meal at this restaurant as being good so went again. Ambience is good. We ordered a meal that included appetizers, soup, ice cream and tea for an extra $5 per person. Hot and sour soup was good, won ton soup had tasty broth but the won ton was too... More 

Thank rc5
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A standard Americanized Chinese eatery, there are no surprises her. Ambiance was less than pleasant, and service was irregular. The food was average at best. Nothing special here.

Thank Doc A
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

There are a lot of chinese food options in Milwaukee and I would put this fairly high on the list of places to go. The thing is though, there isn't anything that makes it stand out at the top of the list. If you want to eat chinese food that is good, go here. If you want something that is... More 

1 Thank tri2tro
Watertown, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have been to Emperor of China many times. We usually come here at least twice during the Theater season each year. It would be more if we didn't live so far away! The owner and staff are so friendly and accommodating. We always say we could split one meal, but we like so many of the items on the... More 

Thank LadyDiH2otwn
Paris, France
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The restaurant is very cute, the decoration is not cheap or anything. The dishes are big, cheap (about 10/14$) and delicious. The service is also great. Really a good surprise !

Thank Matilde M
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Ah, where to begin ... the restaurant itself feels like it's someone's house -- so, you don't feel as though you're entering a legitimate restaurant. It's very dark and smells stale and musty. We were there for lunch, and it wasn't very busy at all. I think there were only two other tables ... maybe it was just one other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-8889

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