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Empress Pavilion - CLOSED

988 N Hill St, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1749
+1 213-617-9898
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
23 Aug 2016
“Dimsum anyone?”
4 Dec 2015
“Nice yum cha”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
988 N Hill St, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1749
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you love dim sum then this is the place to be! My family and relatives went to China town and ate lunch at this beautiful restaurant located inside Bamboo Plaza. We ate so much, we stayed almost 2 hours. Most of the food we...More

Thank Wilma B
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We lunched here twice. Great value yum cha in the shadows of Dodger stadium. The usual go with carts coming around and you pick whats catches the eye.Very large venue so likely always can get in.

Thank James F
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Under new ownership and remodeled Empress is an excellent place for Dim Sum. Carts contain a wide variety of selections and the waiters are very helpful (unusual!!). Lots of space between tables and you don't feel cramped. I am not sure why this doesn't get...More

Thank Jacob K
Reviewed 28 October 2015

With all the hype this place has been getting, I was excited to try it out. Man was it a failure. All of the food was bland, not much flavor in the food. I was so disappointed. I like the idea that they cooked fresh...More

Thank Fruitfanatic
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great place for dim sum in Chinatown. The dim sum selection is not as vast as the ones in San Gabriel County next door (mecca of dim sum right now) but they have have a good solid selection. Carts aren't overcrowded like other places so...More

Thank travelinh1
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I had heard that Empress Pavilion had reopened but just never had the chance to go by since I live in the Valley. Final we had an excuse...... to celebrate our eldest daughter's birthday. The place was completely remodeled and looked larger and modern. The...More

Thank 100PENANG
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a Chinese Dim Sum restaurant! They wheel around carts with various food choices. The food was excellent. Too difficult to say which ones to order just pick what you like the looks of! Service is exceptional!

Thank fheagle
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Ever since my favorite dim sum place in San Diego closed down, I have been heartbroken and unable to try any of the other well-known places. On my last trip to LA, I finally convinced myself to try Empress Pavilion. My longing for good dim...More

Thank McLaina O
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I understand this restaurant remodeled and reopened -- I was never there before. It's a huge restaurant, and was fairly empty the evening we were there - but I'm still glad we had a reservation. I understand they get a big crowd at lunch, for...More

Thank Cando
Reviewed 22 April 2015

After reading that the Empress had reopened after a 2 yr exodus, I decided to visit it and try it out. Went on a Sunday afternoon and walked in to an empty restaurant. The place is huge and the decor and interior is impossing. Unfortunately...More

Thank Louis R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 988 N Hill St, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-617-9898
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