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Bistro Empress

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193 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley, Monash, Victoria 3150, Australia (Formerly East Empress Chinese Restaurant)
+61 3 9562 5393
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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Glen Waverley, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Aalways a pleasurable experience I have been visiting this restaurant for over 15 years never had a bad meal. Its a bit on the expensive side but the quality is good. it is a fusion cuisine a mix of east meets west. Try the duck meat roll for entreee.

Thank John L
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

2nd time here, just as great as our 1st visit. food portions are not large but the flavour is big . this restaurant is by far the best on offer in Glen Waverley for quality of food. yes a few $$$ more than the also rans on offer in the area but you wont be disappointed. do yourself a flavour... More 

Thank Lee C
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

For many years this has been my most favorite Chinese Restaurant, great service, great food quality, good portion sizes and the manager Jason always makes you feel welcome!

Thank Darrell_V71
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went to their previous location over many years and never had a bad experience. Recently we returned to the new premises but we left quite disappointed. The service is great and the staff are excellent, can't fault their customer service, but the menu has changed quite a bit, the dishes we went to experience again were no longer being... More 

1 Thank Lutana
Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

East Empress is a suburban chinese restaurant. I believe they are at a temporary site (East Empress Bistro) whilst the main site is being renovated. Whilst the food ranges from OK to good, nothing was great. The main problem however is the pricing and serving sizes. This is the exact definition of chinese food made for white people at 'white... More 

Thank theboutiquetraveller
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

OMG this was my favourite restuarant for ever!! l went there on Mothers Day and was really looking forward to it. Words cannot explain how bad my dinner was!! We had completely finished our meal and were still missing two dishes. After numerous complaints to the staff...nobody told us anything..their attitude was, we are very busy so badluck basically. Waiter... More 

Thank bankesfay
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

An unplanned visit and wasn't sure what to expect - as menu wavered between Chinese and Japanese. We went for some of the Chinese style dishes and were blown away by the grilled scallops with chilli oil (not hot) - so good we had to order another serve. Food was good quality and very reasonably priced for what it was

Thank BalenaTassa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

1st time I tried this place. Did not let down - as good as the reviews. Tasty, excellent and friendly service. I'll be back!

Thank X7317EVdavidc
Glen Waverley, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

East empress is a regular dining spot for our family. The food is wonderful and the service is also very impressive. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank mad979
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Undoubtedly, the best Chinese restaurant in the eastern suburbs. Excellent service, food and wine list. Staff are very efficient & unobtrusive, but when you want anything, they are at your elbow in a flash and nothing is too much trouble. One of the nicest things is their version of what I like to call "Chinese Tappas", it's brilliant. Jason will... More 

Thank rexjaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley, Monash, Victoria 3150, Australia (Formerly East Empress Chinese Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Monash  >  Glen Waverley
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9562 5393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?