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“Good lunch”
Review of Empress Harbor

Empress Harbor
Ranked #11 of 197 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Child-friendly
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Yesterday, we celebrated a relative’s 90th birthday at this restaurant. We had ‘dim sum’, or portions of dumplings of various shapes and ingredients. Everything was quite delicious and well prepared. One has to be careful of the servers who roll the ‘dim sum’ carts about, as the aisles get crowded. There is a parking lot next door, which makes it convenient for diners. I can’t speak as to the costs, as our host picked up the tab. The establishment is clean and we enjoyed the experience greatly. Can be crowded.

Thank Bgoodtoall
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This place does not have prominent frontage, hence not easy to find (go with regular customers).

Menu has decent range of Chinese food but food too salty. Chicken is good as they use free range chicken. Noodles was too pasty.

Service staff quite grumpy and not sensitive to needs of young children.

Overall decent restaurant and price is reasonable, but many better places around Los Angeles.

Thank matthewteng
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We came for lunch on weekday and is not crowded at all. Parking was also plentiful in the basement garage which was free parking. All the dim sums tasted authentic, warm and yummy, very comparable to what we had in Hong Kong. On the day we visited, it was one price for all dishes regardless of the type of dim sum. It was great savings as some dishes could be twice to three times more expensive than others.

Thank Chun-Wai C
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of 13. No reservations! We're easily accommodated. Service was very good. Food was very good. Hot dishes hot and cold dishes cold. Everything we had was fresh and delicious. We would all go back again!

Thank Meg T
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We have been here many times in the past for dim-sum or banquet. After a mid morning meeting in downtown on a Wednesday morning, we decided to call up a couple of friends to meet here for lunch. Plenty of tables available at 12:00 and service was decent. The problem that I found was that the food was cold, even when they appeared to be steaming hot on the cart. Very strange! Cold food changes the taste and we just did not enjoy the dishes we had. Dim sum prices not cheap but they did have some specials listed. Like their won-ton noodle for $3.99 but we did not order that. There are many other restaurants in the area that serve up better dim-sum. Doubt that we will come back for lunch. Good underground free parking but the whole building seemed to be vacant with most stores closed down and moved out except the three or four restaurants left inside.

Thank ROCruiser
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