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Empire Chinese Kitchen

575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
+1 207-747-5063
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (71 reviews)
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Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch everything was spot on, we tried the bacon fried rice which was amazing, also the empire roll with pastrami delightful and also the bok choy plate was amazing...must try if in portland

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 219sheilad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up to Empire from Old Port - a nice bracing route uphill to the warm and lively restaurant. We were early, 5:30-ish, and the restaurant was already jamming. We got our name on the waiting list and squeezed in with all of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this venue because all of the great reviews - was somewhat disappointed. Maybe we were there on an off day. The bacon fried rice was good but the rest was really so-so. From a price perspective, the value is below par. Would give other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AAleR
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Sometimes you get great food... other times phenomenal service, we were lucky enough to get both! My husband would eat Chinese food everyday... I however, think it’s rare to find a place that is genuinely good Chinese food. Empire Chinese Kitchen is a winner! The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Becky K
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

All of the food was delicious. Quick service. Great drink menu includes local craft beers. Can’t miss.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mack3333
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I've been here several times, but it had been a couple years. The food has been delicious each time! This time, we ended up here because the first three places we tried were closed. My friend was hesitant. BUT, I KNEW she'd love it! The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LauraR_LauraR
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

What does Wow 😮 mean? It’s like... A Grand Slam Homerun .... Jim Foodie from Bawlmer here. Three Major Criteria - SERVICE. FOOD. & FUN. 1. Our SERVICE was both Effective & Efficient. The Hostess ELIANA was Welcoming & Very Organized. Our Server TRISH was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jimdessert
Reviewed November 17, 2018

I describe this as Chinese tapas. The Chinese part is mostly accurate but some of the plates truly do not seem Chinese but everything we had (4 of us) was tasty and worth trying. Garlic green beans are out of this world. Orange beef and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Destination809529
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I’m learning that being a vegan is now a “thing.” At least that seems to be the case when I pick up a magazine about food or cooking. And in a lot of the U.S., restaurants are taking notice and revamping their menus to add...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JimBaumer
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Everything was perfect. I would go back again. Get the bacon fried rice. Good service despite being very busy.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Hwelchrdh
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January 24, 2015|
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Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
The above are the closests, hovever there are. several more in the Old Port, only a 5-10 minute walk away: the Portland harbor Hotel, The Hyatt Place, courtyard on Commercial Street, the Regency.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-747-5063
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