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L'Empire Celeste

#5,232 of 14,216 Restaurants in Paris
££ - £££
Quartier Latin
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5 rue Royer Collard, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 80 49
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Helsinki, Finland
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's an old and a bit worn out chinese restaurant. Full of locals and loud chatter, the atmosphere is quite nice, and the service is good. The dumplings and spring rolls were very good but main courses (chicken w/ almonds and beef chop suey) were quite bland. There were a lot of vegetables and the portions were big.

Thank Petri H
Syracuse, New York
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The food is fresh and very well prepared. I have never had a bad meal herem whether lunch or dinner. Sunday lunch is packed with people who have come for the dumplings. One of my favorite plates is crevettes aux graines noires. Try it ... A friendly family run restaurant with a menu that's friendly to vegetarians and vegans.

Thank Foodieforreal
Paris, France
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254 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Well located close to the Jardins du Luxembourg and the Pantheon, this restaurant is a classic for the locals in the area. Not trendy, but well known for its good food and nice owners. You will not be disappointed.

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York, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2014

An excellent, real Chinese restaurant (as opposed to the uniquitous chains where everything is microwaved before your very eyes) near the Jardin du Luxembourg. There is a range of regional cuisines on offer and everything they serve is delicious. Like other reviewers I have a thing for the shrimp in black bean sauce, but in truth you can't go wrong:... More 

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Now in 3rd generation of family ownership, this consistently good performer has been turning out tasty classic dishes from all regions of China from Cantonese to Hunan spice. Sunday is the day they serve their steamed dumplings and worth a try. Two favorite dishes are shrimp with black bean sauce and beef with onions and the portions are generous. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Royer Collard, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 80 49

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

Staying in Quartier Latin

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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