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69600 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2868
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came here in December for the first time and were surprised how great a place this is. We came again in March, still terrific. Lots of choices for all from fish/seafood to meats and veggies. They even have a stir fry chef who makes them to order, We stopped in twice while in town as very reasonable place to... More 

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Cathedral City
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of town family invited themselves for a visit so they could scope out the Coachella Valley as a new home possibility. As they are part of the Asian American branch of my family, I asked the meal preferences of everyone. Everyone liked typical American food, but I also found out that one of them is a Vegetarian. The Emperor... More 

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226 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews were okay and I really would give them a 3.5 if allowed. Lots of sushi selections which is fine if you like sushi. Mongolian stir fry which my husband had and loved. Good selection of normal Chinese buffet options. Attentive refills of drinks and clearing of our empty plates.

Thank Barbara S
Palm Springs
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374 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off Hwy 111 just before Rancho Mirage boundary at Frank Sinatra Blvd, there is a large orangie colored building which is the Emperor Buffet…there is plenty of parking around the building ---entering this huge restaurant is a small lobby area and the hostess podium. You are seated in the large dining room area, and then you go on a hunt... More 

Thank Neal S
Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad selection have a lot of verity and everything is fresh and was very clean also very busy if you don't mind noise lots of family's with kids.

Thank TallyMaui
Victoria, Canada
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187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first glance it is overwhelming. A huge space with buffet offerings to match. There is the Sushi buffet, a Hibachi selection, generous piles of crab legs and shellfish in abundance. The selection is too much to describe, all of it fresh, the containers are changed constantly and the result is a lot of choices with most of it good.... More 

Thank Pamela J
Chandler, Arizona
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362 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It is a buffet with plenty of selections. They also had sushi to choose from. The food was good but not special. Ate our fill and met our expectations. Prices were good too.

Thank Dan R
Palm Springs, California
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137 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

One problem with buffet restaurants is that they often run out of items or what is there looks like is was dragged through the restaurant before it was placed on the buffet. This place is not like that. Even at odd times, all of the food items (which are plentiful) are fully stocked and look and taste great. In addition... More 

Thank Paul G
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Omg. What a wonderful surprise. I love Chinese food. The meat is well cooked seasoned very well and very tasty. The best fried rice and noodles in the area. Although this is a "buffet" the food tastes like a higher end Chinese Restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised. The young waiters were very nice and tge customer servicr was superb. I... More 

Thank Anita P
Seattle, Washington
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202 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stopped for dinner as my husband wanted to give Emperor Buffet a try. We were seated quickly and opted for their $13.99 dinner buffet. Our waitress cleaned plates from the table as we went back for more food. Good selection of items plus you could also enjoy sushi or their hibachi grill.

Thank Cathy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69600 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2868
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: 7603289200
Tel. 760-328-9200

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