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Empire Garden Restaurant

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01/12/2010
You can find better

Empire Garden was the first dim sum restaurant I went to in Boston, and many of my friends can say the same. You go there, you get a dim sum experience with neat-o ambiance, and you peace out, like with all dim sum restaurants. However, a lot of the dim sum fare is just plain... okay. It'll fill you up and the prices are comparable, but the variety is less likely to wow you unless you bring along a token Cantones... view more

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04/25/2009
Great Dim Sum!

I went to Emperor's Garden (or Empire Garden - depending on which sign you read) this afternoon for my first ever Dim Sum experience. After reading some of the reviews on here beforehand I was a little nervous about what to expect. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The actual restaurant was giant and beautiful in that old 50's extravagant sort of way. We were seated right away and the carts started going... view more

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04/11/2008
one of the best

one of the ONLY two dim sum spots i would frequent in boston c-town area. decent dim sum, good rice/noodle dishes for sharing, large enough area to ensure seating in most cases. one can also take the time to reminisce the old days when this place was still a theater--they kept most of the interior decor.\r :)

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12/06/2007
dim sum

this chinese food restaurant is large and serves dim sum on the weekends.

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12/01/2007
Don't mind the smell...

So, I know what the other reviewer means. Walking up the stairs, I commented to my friends that it smelled like a mixture of basil and garbage, Nonetheless, when we walked into the theater, we were blown away. We were not expecting that. . . Anyway, once we got upstairs, we couldn't smell anything unpleasant anymore. The drinks were good and reasonably priced, and the food was your average, tasty Chinese fare. I... view more

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04/26/2006
Don't bother

The first thing you realize as you walk up the stairs to the old theatre to the restaurant is that the whole building stinks. Fish in garbage. That was almost enough to turn me and my friends away. However, I wanted to see the theatre design and figured we'd get use to the stench. We did manage to forget the stench a little, but overall the food was just not good enough to help us forget. While it's definitely a... view more

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01/29/2006
Yum Yum Dim Sum

I have been to a few of the places around Chinatown for various types of meals. Honestly, the best places tend to be the hole in the wall types. That said, so far, Emperor Garden is my favorite of the Dim Sum category. This is no hole in the wall. It is a beautifully ornate building with a bustling crowd that is a great mix of people. In my experience, the staff speaks English well enough to understand what you'... view more

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02/24/2005
Dim sum in the old pagoda

Since dim sum is my religion on Sunday when it's not football season, I'm pleased that Boston offers a few good options. Emperor's Garden is one of them. Chau Chau City probably has the best food overall, but Emperor's Garden is in a converted old theater and is a really neat space. I'd probably avoid anything seafood based here, with the exception of shrimp dumplings, but everything else is safe. One odd thing i... view more

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11/29/2004
Great Dim Sum

Just moved up here from NY, and were surprised to find an improved Dim Sum scene here in Boston which has proven itself to be a wasteland of gastronomy in every other cuisine beyond baked beans. Everything at Emperer Garden was bigger, tastier and less grisly than NY. Actual meat- no tendons and fat in the dumplings! Also, mandarin-speaking servers helps.

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05/12/2004
Good place for dim sum

I went there after I saw citysearch's review. I wrote down what the editor recommended in English and ask them for those dim sum. We did have difficulties to translate those English names to Chinese, but the waitor, waitress and managers there tried their best to find out what exactly I wanted. The food is good and cheap. I order five different kinds of dim sum for 12 bucks, and I warped what I left as next week's b... view more

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