Empire Garden

Dim Sum Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant
690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–2:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–1:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
6.4/10

Based on 50 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

Total Visitors
1,674
Total Visits
2,387
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  • What you need to know
    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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  • dim sum
  • dumplings
  • great value
  • cocktails
  • crab rangoons
  • Peking duck
  • good for groups
  • shrimp
  • theaters
  • taro
  • dinner
  • exotic
  • small plates
  • crispy food
  • lunch
  • good for special occasions
  • Enrico S.

    Delicious brunch with many different small plates. Very well priced and nice location. Better go there with a Chinese friend.

    Enrico S · June 28
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  • Maggie D.

    Dim sum dim sum and more dim sum. Go whenever, there is hardly ever a line.

    Maggie Delano · January 1
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  • Jeremy K.

    A classic Boston spot for dim sum in a former theater which was converted into a dining room

    Jeremy Krantz · October 17, 2014
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  • Chris J.

    Dumplings are delicious, cocktails are non descript but tasty, and tons of Crab Rangoon

    Chris Jones · August 10, 2014
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  • Kaiti C.

    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!

    Kaiti Cassidy · July 19, 2014
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  • Jonathan L.

    If any staff member asks about a tip don't give one. That's rude.

    Jonathan Ly · July 12, 2014
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  • Susan K.

    You have to be selective or you'll be too full to roll out of here!

    Susan King · June 10, 2014
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  • Claudia L.

    If you can talk in Cantonese, it will be better. And try the Peking duck (y)

    Claudia León · June 6, 2014
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  • Edwin R.

    Shrimp encrusted with crispy taro root had a delicious flavor & presents some textural fun.

    Edwin Ramoran · April 13, 2013
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  • Edwin R.

    Jellyfish is good.

    Edwin Ramoran · April 13, 2013
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  • Edwin R.

    A must do. The decor is fierce.

    Edwin Ramoran · April 13, 2013
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  • Yasemin

    Great dim sum!

    Yasemin · November 8, 2012
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  • Colin B.

    $6 scorpion bowls. Need I say more?

    Colin B. · October 3, 2012
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  • Rachel M.

    Best place for dim sum! Come on Sundays with a large group for an amazing brunch alternative.

    Rachel Mercer · May 28, 2012
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  • carlos a.

    Scallion shrimp dumplings!

    carlos aguilar · May 20, 2012
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  • Dave W.

    $10 validated parking next door at Archstone Apts.

    Dave Wieneke · January 29, 2012
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  • Jade N.

    My parents come here every week. That's proof enough for me that this is as good as authentic dim sum gets.

    Jade Ng · November 26, 2011
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  • Ranee C.

    Great deco!

    Ranee C · October 21, 2011
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  • M_Alexa

    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 ;)

    M_Alexa · August 13, 2011
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  • Pretty P.

    Dim Sum; Dumplings With The Spicy Seed Sauce :-)

    Pretty Posh · August 1, 2011
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  • Thomas M.

    Search the tiki drink menu until you "find what you're looking for" then get exactly that ;)

    Thomas Martin · June 22, 2011
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  • joseph q.

    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.

    joseph quirk · April 18, 2011
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  • Chandra

    DIM SUM! So good.

    Chandra · March 6, 2011
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  • Freddie V.

    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.

    Freddie Villaluz · January 1, 2011
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  • Bravo

    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

    Bravo · November 12, 2010
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  • Ashish D.

    The exotic cocktails are amazing. Try the Zombie.

    Ashish Datta · September 9, 2010
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  • Karina L.

    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.

    Karina Linardy · August 24, 2010
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  • Ben H.

    Ordered duck, got turkey. Ordered mixed vegetables and never got it.

    Ben Hughes · June 19, 2010
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  • Colin R.

    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.

    Colin Ryan · June 14, 2010
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  • Joanna B.

    Fantastic dim sum! 1st time: bring someone who has had dim sum before!

    Joanna B · March 24, 2010
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