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Golden Empress Garden

Bella Vista / Queen Village
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610 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2201
+1 215-627-7666
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is okay - not great but okay chinese. It did move to new location in 600 Block of South Street in 2015

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Thank SteveinPhilly
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered Chinese takeout from here, it was very good. The only problem is that they use MSG, and it caused a migraine the next day when I woke up. It lasted the whole day. I wouldn't recommend this place if MSG effects you. It's a cheap toxic additive, will not order again. No thank you.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Among the array of ethnic choices on funky lower South Street, cozy Golden Empress is a great find. From thick, gooey & (unusually) flavorful egg drop soup to the pile (more than enough to take home) of shrimp lo mein, served nice & hot, the extensive menu includes plenty of vegan choices as well. Although the recorded music was a... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stopped in for take-out after a show at the TLA. We got the sesame chicken and pork fried rice. The rice was excellent, though I wouldn't have minded a little more pork in it. The chicken was good, but the sauce, while tasty, was very watery. Overall, a very good Chinese take-out meal. We'll definitely stop in again when... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

I have been going here for years and I am never disappointed. Very high quality food at a great price. The quality of ingredients is consistently stellar and the owner, Sam, is awesome. This is a great place to take a date without spending a fortune. They have everything you would expect plus a vegan menu. All of the food... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2008

Fav. chinese resto, otw home from the gym, yay!

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Reviewed 11 February 2008

tasty chinese

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 January 2008

During a recent five-day visit to Philadelphia, I ate at Golden Empress Garden twice - once for lunch and once for dinner. The food was very tasty, the portions were generous and the service was very good! Highly recommended for an inexpensive and quick meal!

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Reviewed 17 January 2008

My favorite local Chinese place.

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Reviewed 11 January 2008

SUPER SUPER tasty vegetarian chinese food!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Delivery
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-7666

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