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Imperial House Steakhouse and Lounge

#3,065 of 3,865 Restaurants in San Diego}
££ - £££American
505 Kalmia St, San Diego, CA 92101-1629
+1 619-234-3525
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“flambe” (4 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
“prime rib” (2 reviews)
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505 Kalmia St, San Diego, CA 92101-1629
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Today, me and 20 friends visited this place of HELL! The manager Dave, after 3 hours of waiting for our food came out from hiding in the kitchen and told us after complaining about our food not being ready after waiting 3 hours!!! He said...More

Thank Chio K
Reviewed 17 June 2017

For years my husband and I have walked past The Imperial House across from Balboa Park. We thought it was a Chinese food restaurant just because of the name. We decided to try it out as an early Father’s Day celebration on Wednesday evening. It...More

Thank Mytravelbucket
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This time we went to the Imperial House for a full dinner. The new executive chef was very eager to please and engaged often (maybe too often?) with our table. He's made the decision to focus on what his existing customers like, which is primarily...More

Thank diinslc
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We have found our go to restaurant when we want a special dining experience. We brought our friends there last night and they were impressed by the ambience, the food, the impeccable service. The tables are elegantly set with beautiful red high back chairs creating...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Felt fished in and disrespected at this place. It's unfortunate, really since the food was pretty good but my experience was ruined because of two events. First, I called in first to see if they'd honor my coupons before choosing to dine there. Lady stated...More

Thank Anna_Jo0712
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The worse bartender ever!! This ghastly excuse for a bartender should not work with the general public in a service capacity. My fiance and I went out with a group of friends on Saturday night. We have heard great reviews regarding the ambiance at this...More

1  Thank jclopez0108
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Imperial House is best described as an old school supper club right down to the tux-dressed waiters and red booths. We dropped by twice, once for cherries jubilee (flambe) and once for a drink while walking out of Balboa Park. Both times the experience was...More

Thank diinslc
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Close to Balboa Park. Formal dining but casual dress if you like. dishes prepared at you table such as Steak Diane. Most items are from years ago that today's new place don't serve. A great treat to find some of the old school dishes. Waiters...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This Restaurant had a good reputation two decades ago. Today it is shocking old fashioned in the Menu set up, non qualified service and tasteless food. Wasted my evening with date.More

Thank JRodolphe L
Daniel C, Manager at Imperial House Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015

Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for having chosen to dine at the Imperial House Restaurant , and also for sharing your impressions. I was sorry to hear that you did not find our staff to be as friendly and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2014

First time dining here and sadly we were disappointed. The owners should go to Palm Springs and dine at Mister Parker's and take notes. First off, the service could be more attentive, polished and friendly (waiters seem to be going through the motions). Secondly, have...More

1  Thank LoveTheLuxeLife
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$50
After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Kalmia St, San Diego, CA 92101-1629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-3525
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