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Empress of China - CLOSED

838 Grant Ave, Fl 6, San Francisco, CA 94108-1738
+1 415-434-1345
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
10 Feb 2016
“True, it is closed”
19 Dec 2014
“What were we thinking?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
838 Grant Ave, Fl 6, San Francisco, CA 94108-1738
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2016

I loved this place, it was wonderful. Now, unfortunately it has closed its door. Called to get a reservation but only got a voice mail that said "thank you your patronage, but have closed the doors forever." It had a great bar with a wonderful...More

1  Thank Ibizan_Yankee
Reviewed 19 December 2014

My boss selected this place to have a dinner for a large group. From virtually the first interaction, the staff was unresponsive and difficult to communicate with. Once we arrived, they did not take anyone's drink orders and barely refilled anyone's drinks throughout the entire...More

1  Thank MAW54321
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I could see charging for the view but this was crazy. I hate feeling ripped off when I go out to eat. Sweet and sour pork, prawns chow mien and a side of white rice and a coke, fifty bucks. I see this place is...More

Thank artistpaul
Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

So sad to see it go. We've been going to the Empress for the past few years. The food is good but pricey. The serving sizes are large and never disappoint. The views are beautiful. Their devoted staff make you feel comfortable and at home....More

Reviewed 13 November 2014

We understand this restaurant will be closing at the end of December 2014. So if you're nostalgic or romantic, try to get there before it's too late. The view towards Coit Tower is fabulous and the Chinese food will not disappoint even thought it's a...More

1  Thank The_Ex_Alabamian
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

This place is all about the view. One can sit, if table seating allows, and drink in the view. The food is mediocre. Lots of celebrity pictures news articles of days gone by. At one time must have been quite the place. Now not so...More

Thank Journeyman644
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Very nice food and service, did get a window seat overlooking the main Chinatown street. Would go again.

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 October 2014

The many celebrity photographs and dining awards from the 1980's and earlier that line the entrance bespeak much better times for this grand old restaurant. I am dismayed, however, by any review that could honestly rate the food here as even "mediocre". I have eaten...More

Thank Phillip D
Reviewed 15 October 2014

The place is kind of old but somewhat elegant if you compare it with other places in the area. The food was good and the rice was outstanding, best one I've ever had. The service was very good and fast. If you get a table...More

Thank Jose Luis G
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Just happened upon this place going through Chinatown. Had a couple drinks and an appetizer. We had the boneless barbecue ribs (or it's something like that)....it was absolutely delicious!! We were on like the 7th or 8th floor and sat by a window overlooking Chinatown,...More

Thank KElizabethD
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Grant Ave, Fl 6, San Francisco, CA 94108-1738
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-1345
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