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Empress Palace

2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
+1 805-898-2238
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor24%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Asian, Chinese
$$ - $$$
2251 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4116
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

I placed an order via grubhub. Paid for the order, got a confirmed 1 hour delivery. 1 hour and 45 minutes later no delivery and the restaurant did not answer their phones. Very disappointing, dont waste your time with a place that has such poor...More

1  Thank Carla H
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We tried to make reservations for 6pm for Christmas supper, knowing that any Chinese restaurant is generally going to be packed that evening. We were told that reservations were not taken for so few people, but that we shouldn't have any trouble getting a seat...More

1  Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed December 1, 2017

The people working at the Empress Palace are friendly and helpful. The menu is large and include both Cantonese and Szechuwan cuisine. They are also introducing Sushi. The portions are generous and good for sharing so many choices can be tried.

Thank CAYCE000
Reviewed May 12, 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 April 30, 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 April 17, 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 March 29, 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 October 12, 2016

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

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed September 17, 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 January 1, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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