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Empress Chinese Restaurant

301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
+1 907-442-4304
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“american food” (3 reviews)
“located right” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the General T’s Chicken. It was very good and had just the right amount of spice/heat. The Empress adds a few peanuts to their General T’s Chicken, something different for me - but fine. Additionally, the sticky rice that accompanied the meal was...More

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the restaurants in Kotzebue are owned by Asians, and most (except one) make pretty good food. Empress is my second favorite place to eat in town, after the Nullagvik Restaurant. Empress is located right along the sea wall of the Kotzebue Sound. Sadly,...More

Thank Jake G
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I really like the food at the Empress. Chinese and Thai are really good, and they have some Korean and American food. Did I mention shakes for the kids. I like spicy food and they always make it right. Easy 3 minute walking distance from...More

1  Thank BrooksHaines
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Menu wasn't bad and the food was ample and pretty good. The one issue I had was the crispy noodles in the food. They did not add to the meal and seemed stale. I would recommend asking them to leave the crispy pits out.

Thank WanderBob
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I ordered from Empress when I arrived in Kotzebue, I really wanted to eat Chinese food, and was a bit skeptical of Asian food in the arctic. I found that Empress was an awesome place to order food. I would recommend the chicken Pad Thai....More

1  Thank Holly S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Empress has a large menu, serving Thai, Korean, Chinese, and general American food. It is located right on the ocean boulevard and has a beautiful view of the water and sunset. The Empress is centrally located to Kotzebue's main drag and can easily be...More

1  Thank Lyssah V
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Empress still exists. I went the for dinner just tonight. Excellent food and perfect service. It's a very small restaurant on the waterfront next to Bayside and the hotel. I like their Asian food better than anywhere else in Kotzebue. They have 1 TV...More

1  Thank BrooksHaines
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I drove around Kotzebue for 45 minutes looking for this place, no luck. If anyone knows Kotzebue, it takes 10 minutes to drive completely around town.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food has to be imported. Limited menu and high prices, but no different from the rest of rural Alaska. Nice Asian menu.

Thank trevans625
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Kotzebue is not a place for a cheap meal. The portions were big and it lasted for 2 meals but cost was high. Nice view of water from our table.

Thank SueMC_56
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Kotzebue
  • Phone Number: +1 907-442-4304
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