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Golden Emperor

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2A Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, England
+44 23 9229 7777
12:00 - 22:30
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Colleagues and I frequent this restaurant on a regular basis for their lunchtime buffet. We have not been disappointed yet. There are the usual dishes with a few unusual ones on offer for the more adventurous. The owner is friendly and always pops over for a quick chat.

3 Thank Hugh J
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I recently visited The Golden Emperor with 20 other people as part of my Hen night celebrations. The staff all ensured that I had an amazing time and the food was fantastic. There were so many different starters and main courses for the set price of about £14 and so much food. The place was spotless and the Chinese Karaoke... More 

4 Thank Liz T
East Sussex, UK
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106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Whilst shopping in Portsmouth city centre one Monday afternoon recently my wife said that she fancied a chinese meal so looking around we stumbled upon the 'Golden Emperor' restaurant which is centrally located in the city centre near Portsmouth's lovely Guildhall building late one Monday afternoon recently taking advantage of the fact that this restaurant remains open all day from... More 

4 Thank Roger-from-Sussex
Melksham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We did leave it a bit late to find something to eat before the 'Specials' concert at the Guildhall but wrongly thought that there would be more restaurants in the area. A doorman of a local pub directed us to this Chinese. The decor was very dated and weird Chinese Karaoke was playing on a TV in the corner. It's... More 

2 Thank StryW
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

found the food was not as good as my local chinese. however, it tasted ok but could have been a bit more plentiful.

Thank Davethedogg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Having read the terrible reviews, we risked it and it wasn't awful! The food was yummy but poor quality for the price- the Chinese karaoke on tv kept us amused but the service was appalling... Would go back there as its so close to the station and it's fun watching trains go by :)

2 Thank Chevka2005
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Tell the guy here you want to try authentic Chinese food and this gets interesting. He loves letting non Chinese customers try something new and you will get some lovely food. It's not the most posh place but the people are nice and the food is great but get away from the set menus and try his menu for Chinese... More 

2 Thank NickJMereel
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2011

having seen the previous reviews we went because it had been organised by a work colleague. The food was perfectly edible in fact we were surprised it was so nice. They staff waited on us very diligently and nothing was too much trouble. We had a great evening out and would recommend you try it for yourselves.

1 Thank devils18
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Myself and 3 colleagues attended the lunch time buffet at 12:15pm. The food was not hot and the diet coke was luke warm, flat and with a couple of pieces of ice thrown in (bill £8.40 - not value for money!) Plus by 6:00pm I was being violently sick which continued all evening.

1 Thank sara_dene
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2011

A group of us went for the buffet lunch. The starters where cold and full of grease, the curry dipping sauce stone cold. We thought we would try the mains but these were just as bad everything was lukewarm and quite greasy. The price wasnt so good either glasses of warm flat diet coke came to £9.60. We will not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9229 7777

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