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“Average food, poor service”
Review of Empress of China

Empress of China
Ranked #17 of 74 Restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Food was typical Chinese American takeout and our server was untrained and seemed as if he just started that evening. With three other servers and the hostess in place and only two table in the restaurant taken it would seem that they would have had him shadowing someone instead of actually attending to guests. I would consider them for take out if on the Hill but otherwise I would probably pass.

1  Thank culinairian1964
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The food was delicious, waitress was excellent, atmosphere was inviting. We have eaten at a lot of Chinese restaurants and this is one of the best. The people in the restaurant were friendly and made us feel welcome, and we had the best waitress ever....and, of course, the food was the BEST.

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1  Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in the area, food is always amazing. The staff are friendly and give great recommendations. Always clean, and the food is always fresh. The Jasmine tea is always a highlight to our visit.

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1  Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

As a Madison resident, this is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is always outstanding. The owners are friendly and remember and greet return customers. We have never been disappointed at the Empress of China and have dined there many many times.

1  Thank 2disland
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Best place for sweet and sour chicken with fried rice. We eat here often. Service is generally slower but still good. Food has always been good. We do take out a lot and it is always good.

1  Thank JASON8502
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