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Empire Seafood Restaurant

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Unit 200, 5951 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-249-0080
09:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised how modern and new the place looked. The service was quick and efficient. We ordered 5 dishes from the menu that I highly recommend: Steamed shrimp dumplings Steamed scallop dumplings Shrimp spring rolls Woo Gok (which is a dip fried ball stuffed with duck meat and mashed potatoes) Steamed mushrooms dumplings I was happy with all... More 

Thank VancityGirl604
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the better dim sum lunch in greater Vancouver. We had ten dishes for five people and our host from Hong Kong commented how large the dishes were as we had plenty leftover to take away. Some dishes I would recommend are: Deep Fried Tofu, Pan Fried Rice Rolls in Soy Sauce with Dry Scallops, Chicken Steamed... More 

Thank Sandra C
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Busy, staff forgetting orders, wait times, mediocare tasting dim sum. With so many other choices if this is out of your way don't bother, go somewhere else.

Thank Reginalady
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

First time to this restaurant for dim sum lunch. The pan fried rice rolls with XO sauce, woo kok & deep fried tofu were excellently done & tasty. Their specialty baked BBQ pork bun looked anaemic & had an aftertaste; chicken feet was slightly underdone as well as the pork knuckle & egg in sweeten vinegar which was delicious but... More 

Thank Guts88
Hong Kong, China
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362 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times, always for Dim Sum and they have good dim sum. We love the baked tapioca pudding. The dim sum always seems fresh and decent portions. The only thing, even with reservations you never get to sit at the reservation time!! You always have to wait! I would recommend this restaurant for dim sum!

Thank Derrick1230
United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We traveled in mid August and on our first night in Richmond, we were looking for a nice seafood meal. We came upon this restaurant as we were walking around the area and decided to try it out. We decided to order the set menu for 6 even though it was just 5 of us. The meal included a live... More 

2 Thank Jackjack706
Sarnia, Canada
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127 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

There are many Chinese restaurants in Richmond. B.C. that serves dim sum. The Empire Seafood Restaurant is one of the larger, banquet size Chinese restaurant that serves dim sum as well as lunch and dinner. If you come to this venue for dim sum especially on weekends, make sure you come before 10:00 AM. Otherwise, the wait can be quite... More 

Thank Rey M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

If your planning to have a banquet here PLEASE READ THIS FIRST This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I believe the food quality is good and the place looks real nice. We decided to have our wedding banquet here in june. I am Very disappointed with having it here. The reason for the 0star they cheated us... More 

1 Thank gary p
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

It was at least a 30 minute drive over to Richmond from downtown Vancouver but the drive was well worth it. We were recommended by friends to have the Alaskan King Crab meal of which the crab was served in 4 different ways: - crab legs were steamed with garlic - crab in soft shell stir fried with salt and... More 

Thank consultantck
Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We came here as a group of 20+ people for a pre-ordered Chinese Banquet dinner to celebrate a special birthday. These dinners are not cheap but you get what you pay for. The dinner included about 10 dishes plus a few additional vegetarian and non-seafood dishes ordered on the spot. The beauty of these banquet style dinners is that they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 200, 5951 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 604-249-0080
Established in 2004, Empire Seafood Restaurant was originally located at 200-7997 Westminster highway in Richmond. The success of the original restaurant brought another 7000 sq ft Empire Chinese Cuisine in 2006. In 2012, the Empire Seafood Restaurant was relocated to a new, lavishly decorated location where 300+ guests can enjoy the extravagant dishes that Empire is known for. This new location is not only grand, but centrally located in bustling central Richmond , nearby Richmond Centre Skytrain station.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?