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Empire Garden

Dim Sum Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown - Leather District, Boston
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  • Chris J.
    "Dumplings are delicious, cocktails are non descript..."(4 Tips)
    Kaiti C.
    "Delicious rice and crap rangoons!"(2 Tips)
    Ashish D.
    "The exotic cocktails are amazing."(2 Tips)
    Claudia L.
    "And try the Peking duck (y)"(2 Tips)
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  • Pierrick T.
    Ok dim sum but I preferred Hai La Moon.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SJune 28, 2015
    Delicious brunch with many different small plates. Very well priced and nice location. Better go there with a Chinese friend.
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DelanoJanuary 1, 2015
    Dim sum dim sum and more dim sum. Go whenever, there is hardly ever a line.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 17, 2014
    A classic Boston spot for dim sum in a former theater which was converted into a dining room
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesAugust 10, 2014
    Dumplings are delicious, cocktails are non descript but tasty, and tons of Crab Rangoon
  • Kaiti C.
    Kaiti CassidyJuly 19, 2014
    Loved it! Beautiful surroundings of an old fashion theater make dinner extra enjoyable. Delicious rice and crap rangoons! Drinks are strong and cheap. Blue Hawaii!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LyJuly 12, 2014
    If any staff member asks about a tip don't give one. That's rude.
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingJune 10, 2014
    You have to be selective or you'll be too full to roll out of here!
  • Claudia L.
    Claudia LeónJune 6, 2014
    If you can talk in Cantonese, it will be better. And try the Peking duck (y)
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin RamoranApril 13, 2013
    Shrimp encrusted with crispy taro root had a delicious flavor & presents some textural fun.
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin RamoranApril 13, 2013
    Jellyfish is good.
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin RamoranApril 13, 2013
    A must do. The decor is fierce.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminNovember 8, 2012
    Great dim sum!
  • Colin B.
    Colin B.October 3, 2012
    $6 scorpion bowls. Need I say more?
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMay 28, 2012
    Best place for dim sum! Come on Sundays with a large group for an amazing brunch alternative.
  • carlos a.
    carlos aguilarMay 20, 2012
    Scallion shrimp dumplings!
  • Dave W.
    Dave WienekeJanuary 29, 2012
    $10 validated parking next door at Archstone Apts.
  • Jade N.
    Jade NgNovember 26, 2011
    My parents come here every week. That's proof enough for me that this is as good as authentic dim sum gets.
  • Ranee C.
    Ranee COctober 21, 2011
    Great deco!
  • M_Alexa
    M_AlexaAugust 13, 2011
    Get the xiao long baos, the no miy guy, low buk oh, and hawr gao. You won't be sorry! I go to school in nyc and their chinatown dim sum doesn't compare to ours ;)
  • Pretty P.
    Pretty PoshAugust 1, 2011
    Dim Sum; Dumplings With The Spicy Seed Sauce :-)
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MartinJune 22, 2011
    Search the tiki drink menu until you "find what you're looking for" then get exactly that ;)
  • joseph q.
    joseph quirkApril 18, 2011
    I watched the manager put the entire bill in his pocket. Makes me think the waitresses barely get paid. I was so unbelievably sick after eating here I would NOT recommend it.
  • Chandra
    ChandraMarch 6, 2011
    DIM SUM! So good.
  • Freddie V.
    Freddie VillaluzJanuary 1, 2011
    Do not come here if...it's new year's eve because it'll take you an hour+ to get a drink let alone order your dinner.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    This gigantic ballroom is surrounded with huge back-lit photographs of Hong Kong! Bizarre and yet a great place for dim sum. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Ashish D.
    Ashish DattaSeptember 9, 2010
    The exotic cocktails are amazing. Try the Zombie.
  • Karina L.
    Karina LinardyAugust 24, 2010
    I ordered a pu-pu plate for two (or whatever that thing's called). Yuck. The food was oily and didn't taste good. Will not come back.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HughesJune 19, 2010
    Ordered duck, got turkey. Ordered mixed vegetables and never got it.
  • Colin R.
    Colin RyanJune 14, 2010
    Actually called "Empire Garden." Enormous dim sum joint in a converted theater. High ceilings, language barriers greasy food, low prices, and a shitload of Chinese people. I endorse.
  • Joanna B.
    Joanna BMarch 24, 2010
    Fantastic dim sum! 1st time: bring someone who has had dim sum before!
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