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Empire Asian Bistro

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3819 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109-5920
+1 717-558-9988
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Harrisburg, PA
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at this restaurant. I was there with a group of about 10 ladies for lunch I had no complaints whatsoever. There were not many other people there at that time. Atmosphere and decor were very nice. It was clean and the service was great! My food was awesome!! It takes a lot for me to... More 

Thank Patti D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Food quality was very good, and service was satisfactory. The restaurant ambiance was inviting, but it wasn't very busy during dinner. Would visit again, but nothing stood out as a WOW! factor.

Thank we4singalto
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The food is very good and my family and I love going here. The only downside is my daughter cut her tongue on a slither of china that was in the food. It was brought to the attention of the server as well as how cracked most of the dinnerware was. We were asked if we wanted another rice dish... More 

Thank Dee1trip
Karmiel, Israel
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went with my Mom as a treat, as she loves the lobster in scallion and ginger sauce, and she wasn't disappointed! She said it was great like the other times. I got a stir fry with chicken and beef and asked for it spicy. It was nice and hot and a good choice, as were the spring rolls. The warm... More 

Thank Trumpets
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and family came here for our traditional Christmas Day celebration. Our family is Jewish and this is something I have embraced. This was not my mother In-laws first choice and that one was an hour wait and none of us had any desire to wait rhat long. This was option B. The service for a buffet has great... More 

Thank 91timothym
York PA
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332 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Husband and I went to a birthday celebration for a family member. Wine was excellent and reasonably priced. I ordered the salmon Miso and it was excellent. However, my husband ordered chicken fried rice and he could find hardly any chicken and it was dry and tasteless. We all had wonton soup and it was delicious. Other members of the... More 

Thank Burm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ordered a drink and it arrived with a bug in it!! When I showed the waitress she started laughing!! Even charged me for it!!

Thank trinigirl18
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times. Food has always been good and is clean, and the waiters/waitresses are polite. Service is usually slow but I prefer that if the food is worth the wait, which I think it is to some degree. To me it seems classier than many of the Asian restaurants in the area. It is not a... More 

Thank Cinjebar
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I hate to write bad restaurant reviews. And the place looks nice, so I wanted to like it..but just couldn't. We like Thai & since it's on the menu, & we live about 5 miles from this restaurant, decided to give it a try. First, the service is bad. That seems to be a common theme in the negative reviews.... More 

Thank Mungo Jerry
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

At 6pm we had the place almost all to ourselves. Ordered the coconut shrimp (in creamy sauce over vegetables) with wonton soup. Soup was very good, with three delicious wontons. The shrimp arrived looking great, 8 large butterflied shrimp golden brown sitting atop an array of vegetables. A side bowl of creamy sauce and bowl of steamed rice came with.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sushi, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3819 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109-5920
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-558-9988

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