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Empress Garden Incorporated

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City Center East
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108 N 10TH St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2301
+1 215-592-0739
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by for business lunch after wandering into Chinatown and asking a passerby where to go.... we were not disappointed! Service was friendly with fresh tea brought promptly, we ordered and then excellent dish after dish kept coming. Tastes were really fresh with excellent balance of herbs and spices, not at all heavy with very interesting flavours. Portions were huge... More 

Thank Debra B
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

There are two good dim sum places here in Chinatown Philly in my opinion. For the more modern and hip setting go to Dim Sum Garden. For the authentic traditional golden tables and carts go around and hustle bustle of Hong Kong, come here. The prices here aren't bad. Most of the ones you see int he cart will go... More 

Thank Sandy J
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We were seated quickly. We ordered Hot and Sour soup and Egg Drop soup. Both tasted very good. They were thicker than we are used to. We ordered General Tso's chicken and Shrimp in Lobster Sauce. Both were very good. There is no ambiance. Service was good.

Thank Lori I
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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261 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I was in Philadelphia last week on business, and staying near the edge of Chinatown, which is also near where I work when I am in town. It was a gorgeous day - sunny, around 72 degree, and not humid, so I decided to wander about a bit and enjoy the sights. I stopped in here for dinner. The restaurant... More 

Thank Jay W
Melbourne, Kentucky
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here today. Clean place, good food. The hot and spicy dish was not spicy at all. The service was good. Everyone's meals came out at a different time - I assume as they were prepared. I would go back

Thank Michael D
Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I came here on 3/19/2016 with a girlfriend who enjoys this little spot. She recommended the three cup chicken and I decided on the beef with vegetables. The place is intimate and somewhat small but it didn't seem to be a factor to me in space. Our food came out in a timely manner. I received the order I placed... More 

Thank scandalb613
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was one of only 2 people in the restaurant, but the young man who waited on me was more interested in sitting in his own booth and playing on his phone. The spring rolls were good, the soup, and fried dumplings were not. I would not return

Thank elizabethf1221
New Mexico
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

First time to visit this unpretentious, unassuming restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia's Chinatown. Small, compact place, maybe 9-tables, we were greeted and seated promptly, very attentive and friendly wait staff. Extensive menu, we ordered two different combo plates, both were prepared fresh, quickly, and served hot. The soups were very good. Plenty of food, seasoned well, not too salty,... More 

Thank HausSitter
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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350 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 791 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Just beyond the marvelous gated entrance to Chinatown, Empress Garden, while small & starkly decorated, is aptly named because this is seriously good Asian cuisine, including perhaps the best egg drop soup anywhere. The menu is expansive with combo lunches that are nicely priced. Portions are beyond generous (plenty to take home) & without asking, steamy hot green tea was... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I went early on a Sunday (10:30 opening) for dim sum. The selection was fairly simple, but all items were tasty! Don't shy away from the sauces, too.

Thank See_me_in_TN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 N 10TH St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-0739

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