Menu wasn't bad and the food was ample and pretty good. The one issue I had was the crispy noodles in the food. They did not add to the meal and seemed stale. I would recommend asking them to leave the crispy pits out.
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
I ordered from Empress when I arrived in Kotzebue, I really wanted to eat Chinese food, and was a bit skeptical of Asian food in the arctic. I found that Empress was an awesome place to order food. I would recommend the chicken Pad Thai....More
The Empress has a large menu, serving Thai, Korean, Chinese, and general American food. It is located right on the ocean boulevard and has a beautiful view of the water and sunset. The Empress is centrally located to Kotzebue's main drag and can easily be...More
The Empress still exists. I went the for dinner just tonight. Excellent food and perfect service. It's a very small restaurant on the waterfront next to Bayside and the hotel. I like their Asian food better than anywhere else in Kotzebue. They have 1 TV...More
I drove around Kotzebue for 45 minutes looking for this place, no luck. If anyone knows Kotzebue, it takes 10 minutes to drive completely around town.
Food has to be imported. Limited menu and high prices, but no different from the rest of rural Alaska. Nice Asian menu.
It was surprising to get above the arctic circle and find authentic - and good oriental food - along with a great selection of other entrees as well. Good customer service and was not as high priced as one might expect in the far north....More
My vegetarian son ate very well here. He enjoyed a hearty grilled cheese sandwich with french fries for lunch and happily ate the green curry with tofu at dinner. Portions were good and prices were appropriate.