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Empress Palace

2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
+1 805-898-2238
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible4%
12 May 2017
“Nice Decor, Soda Can, and Fried Rice Failed!”
30 Apr 2017
“Lots to choose from but very slow service”
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Chinese
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
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Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were craving for Chinese food and decided to try Empress Palace Restaurant. Chinese food is our favorite food so we are always wanting to try different places. The decor in the restaurant is very nice. They have newspaper articles displayed at the entrance/waiting area...More

1  Thank TryNew
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Went mid week for dinner and restaurant was about 1/2 full. Once we were seated at a table it took 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us. We had to ask for water which took another 5 minutes for someone to come back with the...More

Thank Lynette51
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Choose this restaurants from those mentioned on the Trip Advisor web site. It was a lovely place with excellent food and we enjoyed eating here.

1  Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Lots of choices. Almost too many. The restaurant is nicely set up and the people are very helpful. We have gone every year during the holidays and have not been disappointed Best for Chinese food. Although they are attempting to offer sushi and other non...More

Thank sb-cre8art
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This locals Gem of a fusion restaurant is hidden off of Las Positas and 101. You will not be disappointed.

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 18 September 2016

First the upside: The location is convenient, there is ample parking, and servings are large. The downside: I didn't feel welcome when we walked in. We went at lunchtime and it was very quiet. We stood around for a while before staff offered us a...More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Very good food, helpful waiters and family ambience! Cantonese cuisine plus Sushi Bar! We had Seafood Seaweed Soup, Braised Green Beans and a Saporro Roll! All excellent!

Thank Haig A
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I have no idea why this place would have bad reviews. We came here with 6 people and a toddler. The waitstaff was friendly and quick service. The lazy susan in the middle of the table was perfect for our group, as we all ordered...More

Thank StevieG350
Reviewed 16 August 2015

very helpful service with a smile....try the sole hong kong style for a real treat, wtih the ginger and green onions on top

Thank truefoodie_9
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This was a very disappointing experience. We were basically ignored the whole time we were there. The staff paid attention to customers who spoke their own language. The food was unappetizing. We ordered duck and it was overcooked and way too fatty. Don't waste your...More

1  Thank Kim B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-898-2238
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