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Empire Szechuan

193 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5103
+1 212-496-8778
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good25%
  • Average39%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“chinese food” (3 reviews)
“delivery” (3 reviews)
“neighborhood” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Japanese
193 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5103
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

In all my life it has never happened until now. At a sit down restaurant I had to walk out because of the food. The menu outside looked great---Chinese and Japanese food. There are always people here and it's in a great location. After we...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I went here with family. They said that they came here many years ago, and the food was great. We came here, started with the soup. It could've been better. Than the main dish came. Incredibly small portions and nothing was special. Same for the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 February 2017

These are the rudest people I've ever encountered in a restaurant. Will never ever go back. Hot and sour soup watery and tasteless. Main dish just acceptable.

Thank 4177anig
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I'm an American Born Chinese (ABC) who has relatives who have owned and operated Chinese restaurants, and who has eaten authentic Chinese food - home cooked, food cooked in restaurants in two different countries; good Chinese food, bad Chinese food, and in between. We ordered...More

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I eat here about twice a year. I have never been disappointed with the meal. I will keep coming back.

Thank SwamiAsokananda
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Yes 1982 - I and my wife were regulars - and the food is very good by DC standards - Washington does not have any memorable Chinese restaurants - but mundane for NYC. I am addicted to sesame noodles, these lacked scaklions and had too...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I come here 2 times a year for the duck and a few other things I always enjoy it. Have been coming here for 21 years. The same family seems to own or manage it. They are collectively the most u pleasant people in the...More

Thank Irvinggetthecar
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I formerly lived in the neighborhood and I dined in and took out lots of meals. I brought family in when we couldn't decide between Chinese & Japanese food. Obviously I liked the place. Recently back in the neighborhood we tried it again. The faces...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan of Chinese food but wow was this delicious! The miso soup is very flavorful and the sweet and sour chicken was amazing. The oranges for dessert were sweet and juicy. Definitely recommend this place. The service was quick as well.

Thank AJCC1
Reviewed 21 February 2016

1.0 star rating 2/20/2016 We had dinner here with our family including 2 elderly grandparents and 2 babies. Although, we had reservations the waiters gave us a hard time about the 2 high chairs needed and insisted on sitting our group of 10 at a...More

Thank ajrbjr615
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5103
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-496-8778
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