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570 Clock Tower Way, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
+1 859-341-8009
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11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fresh seafood. Sushi better than average buffet fare. Looked very clean. Only problem waiter trying to charge for fountain drinks not ordered.

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Thank Richard S
Erlanger
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant buffet for years! It used to be terrific but the last 6 months have shown a big slip in the food! The last time I was there It was a Sunday at 5 pm. It was dinner time so the price was higher but they didn't put out the dinner cost items. After... More 

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1 Thank kenneths894
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Typical Chinese buffet set up , but also with hibachi option. They have several different dishes available to choose from and everything I had was pretty decent.

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Thank cincyfoodsnob
Evansville, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

While travelling for business, one of the members wanted a Chinese buffet. We gambled and lost with Empire Buffet. Food was cold, didn't taste fresh, we all agreed it was worst meal of trip by far. Glasses (1 only) and some silverware dirty. If it wasn't for the spicy chicken with jalapenos, I'd have given it 1 start. While we... More 

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1 Thank LovestoHike
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I walked in and was treated very nice. I went to the grill and picked out my fresh meats and vegetables and gave them to the cook behind the grill. They put it on the grill and created a masterpiece ready to eat. I then preceded to the other parts of the buffet area. I love chicken..they have a lot... More 

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Thank claw1234
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The orange and sesame chicken were great. I ordered fried rice and got white. My fiancé ordered chicken fried rice which was right but the chicken in it was rubbery and undercooked. I work in a restaurant so I don't ever complain to the employee. I want this to reach the owners. Go to sweet basil great food and service.

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Thank Josh M
Union, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Lots of sugar covered dishes like Gen Tso's & Honey shrimp. Lots of fried food. I saw some people with crablegs but I never saw any in the pan. I went back 3 times, so that's a joke. The only thing I loved was the custard cups for desert. No dumplings that I saw and no pot stickers.

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1 Thank MarkInKY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

I haven't been in probably a year but i used to love it was my favorite chinese buffet in northern ky.

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Thank Aubrey M
Elizabethtown, Ky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

We were in the Cincinatti area to take our kids and grandkids to visit the Creation Museum last week--another extremely good place to visit. We decided to visit Empire and we were all very pleased with the food and service. We will be back when in the area. Thanks Empire!

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Thank G A
Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

We stopped at the Empire Buffet for supper on our way down to Florida. We arrived at about 4:30pm, so the food for us was fresh and hot. It was a welcome reprieve after a day of driving. They had the standard fare, plus some extras like fresh baked salmon. What we ate was quite good for a Chinese buffet.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Clock Tower Way, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Fort Mitchell
  • Phone Number: +1 859-341-8009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?