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Empire Chinese Restaurant

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1700 N Monroe St Ste 12, Tallahassee, FL 32303-0501
+1 850-222-5550
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nothing but great things to say about this place. Family operated and food is so tasty. They are always polite and food is prepared promptly,

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Thank winelover128
Tallahassee, Florida
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had almost stopped eating Chinese food because my go-to places were losing ground. I was in this area of town and stopped in. Very pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the place and friendly staff. When I got to my destination and we opened up the large bag of wontons, egg rolls, shrimp fried rice, Gen Tso's Chicken and... More 

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Thank 293peggyw
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

First time trying this Chinese take out restaurant near the Publix at Lake Ella. It was surprisingly open on Christmas Day and the food was above average for take out. Definitely found a new Chinese takeout joint and worth the travel from our neighborhood north of Lake Jackson

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Thank Aquaman70
Thomasville, Georgia
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572 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This typically small Chinese restaurant on Monroe is near Lake Ella, next to Publix. The service is extremely friendly and they are willing to make any changes/additions/deletions to whatever entree you order. Most people order takeout but there are a few tables and the seating area was very clean. My food has always been consistently good, always hot, but nothing... More 

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Thank Smiles4miles
Tallahassee, Florida
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

For cheap, americanized cantonese food this is pretty good. The price is high and meat dishes come with virtually no meat, but the msg and salt keep everything tasting good. This is a small, family owned place and if you insist on cheap takeout it isn't the worst place you could go. All around oh-kay but certainly not great.

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Thank LiveLifeAbroad
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

This is the second time I ordered take-out from this restaurant. And each time I ordered 2 shrimp rolls with our meal. But, they only gave me one shrimp roll with my first order and I didn't bother complaining about it. But, they did it again! I'm beginning to think that they do this deliberately. Terrible service negates anything good... More 

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Thank Mary Lynn M
Tallahassee, Florida
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

I saw a neighbor walking up to his front door with a bag of Empire food and asked about it. He said, " I just love Chinese- but I only get egg drop soup there." HHHMM. I live near the Empire Chinese Restaurant and was excited to try it. They had left a brochure on our door a couple of... More 

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Thank noworreez
Tallahassee, Fl
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Two and a half stars would be best... I can't imagine anyone actually eating in this storefront restaurant as the bare tables and open kitchen are as uninviting as possible. But for take-out, the selection is large, the staff barely speaks English, leading you to believe the food may be authentic, and the service is fast and pleasant. I ordered... More 

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Thank foodieintally
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you have never had good Chinese food, then you may like this place. Otherwise keep looking. Everything was below average.

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Pine Valley, California
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

...or a relative. If there were no other Chinese restaurants in Tallahassee, I would return the next time I had a craving for Chinese, But of course there are many options in Tallahassee for Chinese and Asian, and I will try most or all of them before I return to Empire Chinese. The FOOD is AT BEST AVERAGE, maybe a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 N Monroe St Ste 12, Tallahassee, FL 32303-0501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-222-5550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?