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Empress Chinese Restaurant

301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
+1 907-442-4304
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“chicken” (2 reviews)
“tv” (2 reviews)
“crispy” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
301 Front Street, Kotzebue, AK 99752
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Reviewed 10 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

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

Thank Lyssah V
Reviewed 15 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

Thank BrooksHaines
Reviewed 8 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 23 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 15 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
Reviewed 6 March 2016

It was surprising to get above the arctic circle and find authentic - and good oriental food - along with a great selection of other entrees as well. Good customer service and was not as high priced as one might expect in the far north....More

Thank AKTraveler2012
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

The Asian food here is excellent, always fresh ingredients. Service is fast and very friendly. Definitely the best in Kotzebue. And there's a TV just in case you might want to catch a game.

Thank BrooksHaines
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My vegetarian son ate very well here. He enjoyed a hearty grilled cheese sandwich with french fries for lunch and happily ate the green curry with tofu at dinner. Portions were good and prices were appropriate.

1  Thank Craig M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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