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“Ignore the moaning reviews”
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The Emperor
Price range: US$38 - US$189
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Been here a few times and always received good service and excellent food.

We always go for the £18 "buffet" menu. Its not a buffet in the traditional sense (you dont have to leave your seat!!). You can choose anything off the menu, as many times as you like.

We started with oysters in black bean sauce, satay chicken, squid, smoked chicken and ribs. We loved the oysters and squid so much, we ordered another portion!!

Next to follow was the crispy duck. The only complaint we had was that the pancakes werent terribly hot but it didnt stop us wolfing it all down!

This was followed by szcheuan prawns with chili and rice and then nicely rounded off with some toffee and apple banana fritters.

We tried the house red and the house white and both were lovely.

We literally rolled out of the restaurant that night!

Never saw any rude waiters/waitresses and the place was packed. Some people seem to want to moan about anything.

All in all, a great place, with great staff, nice atmosphere and the tastiest food I've had in a long time.

Would definitely recommend and will no doubt be returning soon.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This Chinese restaurant is excellent value for money. The quality of the cuisine is second to none. I would recommend it to anyone likes quality Chinese food. We look forward to our next visit.

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2  Thank Robin P
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend Chinese Neh Year weekend, than with wonderful friends and equally tasty food!!! Already planning the next visit!!!

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1  Thank Val H
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Loved the food, staff were super friendly along with an excellent service. Will be recommending to all our friends and cant wait to go back!!

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2  Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I first went to this establishment in 2006. Price was cheaper per head, food was in bigger portions, service was friendly and inviting, service charge was optional and at customer discretion. Forward a few years - rude, unfriendly staff, food was in tiny portions thrown at the table. They push for drinks constantly, they increased their prices (which you wouldn't mind had they not decreased portion size, and hired rude unfriendly staff). They now automatically add their service charge on your bill which is a cheek considering the lack of any good service. I gave it one more chance today before I diverted my custom elsewhere. I would rather pay double in Esher then give them my money.

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2  Thank pickledstar1
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