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Empress Pavilion Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Chinese Restaurant, Dim Sum Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Los Angeles
37 Tips and reviews
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  • Ted H.
    Ted HavillJuly 8, 2013
    Forever closed!!!!!!!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PierceJune 4, 2013
    Owners were evicted June 2 2013. Been eating here since I was a kid. RIP
  • Maki R.
    Maki ReyesFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They Validate parking!! Bring your ticket with you
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LaiFebruary 17, 2013
    Enter the Bamboo Plaza parking structure from Broadway
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GeorgopoulosFebruary 10, 2013
    Gung Hay Fat Choy!
  • Liz P.
    Liz PedrozaJanuary 24, 2013
    Next time order for next door. Same Restuarant, but take out. Might be wrong, but it price seems lower. Ask for "what's new?" They have seasonal non menu items
  • Jim C.
    Jim CrichtonNovember 18, 2012
    So far… best Dim Sum in Chinatown.
  • Derek F.
    Derek FromsonSeptember 18, 2012
    Good selection of standard dim sum favorites, including char siu bao (pork buns) and shu mai (shrimp dumplings). Get there early and get everything on the table to minimize disruptions while eating.
  • Mochi P.
    Mochi PopstarAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Congee is a must.
  • Caitlin H.
    Caitlin HaskinsJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Show up early on weekends to avoid a wait!
  • Paul David V.
    Sweet tofu is really good.
  • Caren S.
    Caren SpitlerJanuary 1, 2012
    The sticky rice thing wrapped in leaf is amazing.
  • Dennis P.
    Dennis PascualDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If buying to go dim sum, go to their to-go shop open 10-2:30 to the right of the main entrance. Noodles and main kitchen opens at 11am
  • Krys J.
    Krys JaneSeptember 24, 2011
    Go early to avoid waiting.
  • Leslie G.
    Leslie GrecoSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tofu pudding with sweet ginger sauce. If you can find the cart you're in for a treat.
  • Brittney S.
    Brittney SassSeptember 11, 2011
    There is nothing touristy about ordering a dim sum dessert...
  • Beverly R.
    Beverly ReyesJuly 24, 2011
    Ask for the chrysanthemum tea.
  • Laarnee
    LaarneeJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ginormous room. Awesome food. Good service. Chinatown's best kept secret! :)
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 5, 2011
    i typically don't order dessert at dim sum, because that's just a tourist thing to do. but i have to admit, i was converted when someone ordered the mango pudding for me. dessert is for everyone!
    Been here 10+ times
    I havent been to a lot of dim some places but the important thing is I think its delicious.
  • Stephane B.
    Stephane BombetFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try to tripes. Tender, juicy...really good
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 17, 2011
    It has a gigantic, very loud dining room that seats maybe 500. The waiters are rude & service is nonexistent, but the carts are great & guarantee to serve you something different every time you go. Read more
  • Nik A.
    Nik AlvarezJanuary 17, 2011
    Try to sit near the most asians for faster service.
  • Dannie
    DannieDecember 31, 2010
    Stay away from the bathrooms guys. Nasty mess.
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadNovember 9, 2010
    Wish Adrienne a happy 21st
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadNovember 9, 2010
    Happy birthday A hole !
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadNovember 9, 2010
    If Adrienne gets the stick out of her butt she might have a good birthday.
  • Darrell R.
    Darrell ReyesOctober 31, 2010
    Everything is fantastic!
  • Lilli B.
    Lilli BalikOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't want to get up early go on Saturday and avoid the crowds of Sunday
  • Sean L.
    Sean LakeAugust 22, 2010
    We just had some of the best Dim Sum. So fresh and hot, not greasy at all.
  • DMSR 3.
    DMSR 3121August 9, 2010
    Dim sum is yummy here...
  • Miss A.
    Miss AfaJuly 24, 2010
    I love their shrimp pork shu mai & their sesame seed balls. I usually spend $20 for the 3 of us (2 adults+1kid). If you like spicy, don't forget to ask chili oil to eat w/ the shu mai. It's delicious
  • Miss A.
    Miss AfaJuly 24, 2010
    This is aslo my favorite dim sum palace in downtown. Some say that there are other places that are better, but to me this place is good enough and not that crazy far from where I live.
  • An X.
    An XiaoApril 4, 2010
    My favorite dim sum experience in Los Angeles - great for friends.
  • Irma E.
    Irma E.March 27, 2010
    Dim sum: Great times to go 9-11am.
  • Joseph J.
    Joseph JavienJanuary 23, 2010
    Try to get a table near the kitchen for faster service.
  • Stu M.
    Stu McLellanAugust 1, 2009
    have a dim sum brunch
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