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Empire Restaurant and Lounge

#190 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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1 Marina Park Dr, Use 55 Nothern Ave for Gps Purposes, Boston, MA 02210-1832 (Northern Ave)
+1 617-295-0001
16:30 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:30 - 01:00
Tue - Wed 16:30 - 00:00
Thu 16:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Boston, United States
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great sushi, interesting combinations. Cool atmosphere. Fun with large groups. Great location on the water.

Thank Lisa G
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our company business meeting here in a very nice private room. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service wine list was one of the better ones I have seen I am giving it an 8 out of 10. Our food was passed around hor d'oeuvres everything tasted great. The Bar area... More 

Thank firemarshalbill1
Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner with business friends and really enjoyed the Hawaiian style poke, Alaskan black cod, warm steamed bun. I enjoyed the poke and black cod the most as they were really fresh.

Thank MaryGoh
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to Empire for Asian food. Some of us like sushi, others Korean, others will eat anything. All of the food here is fresh and delicious. The kitchen is open and you can watch the chefs preparing your order. The atmosphere is very cool. On the restaurant side, you have a sort of classic dark, ornate wood structure... More 

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Bennington, Vermont
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friend and I stopped in and greeted by upbeat, very knowledgable staff. Mandie is amazing and she picked our courses and wine. Let her. If you are a foodie you will not be disappointed. We started w Spicy Salmon Rice bites (omg) and Hamachi Tartar (fresh and tasty). Match w a Willamette Pinot. Thank you Mandie!!! Could not resist pastry... More 

Thank suer52
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Empire" is more than just a name it has style, and class but most of all great Asian cuisine ! It's a must to stop there while you're in Boston. However by the time you travel there the surrounding areas will be very different because Boston is up-and-coming-with new buildings and attractions but you would definitely enjoy the view as... More 

Thank 343calvinb
Tampa, Florida
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We decided to try this place for our one night couples stay in the city. Wow! We ordered an assortment of food from the lobster cupcakes, the land and sea sushi (the meat was amazing!), Empire House Maki, barbecue rib sticky rolls and the Singapore Street Noodles. Everything came out of the kitchen, fast, fresh and hot. Was impressed with... More 

Thank floridaminnie
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Truly a lucky pick. Great Asian fusion restaurant. Solid sushi alternatives, great main courses, good drinks and a unique environment. Will come back!

Thank psalen
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice place, excellent service and drinks, my only observation is that main courses are most part spicy, but if you don't like it I highly recommend the makis and nigiris, they are excellent!

Thank Vitoria G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner here! Excellent beef skewers and dumplings, yummy entrees and fantastic desserts!

Thank pks2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Park Dr, Use 55 Nothern Ave for Gps Purposes, Boston, MA 02210-1832
    (Northern Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line: Courthouse Station Red Line: South Station
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-295-0001
Operated by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group, Empire is a 14,000-square-foot boutique Asian restaurant and lounge located in the Seaport area of Boston, just steps from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Empire offers a tantalizing menu from executive Chef Kevin Long (Tosca, Shrine, Red Lantern, GEM, Scorpion Bar), stylized interior and ethereal atmosphere that will transport guests to another world. With a capacity of 600 guests and three 40-seat private dining rooms that open up to one large private event space, Empire can accommodate groups of all sizes for receptions and seated dinners.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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