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Empire

4.4
4.4
1474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Asian
Currently offering Dine-In, Takeout and Delivery 7 days a week. For Takeout, please give us a call at 617-295-0001 or visit empireboston.com to place an order for self pick up. For Delivery please find us on Doordash or Caviar.

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, 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 295-0001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Scott

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Cross street

    Sleeper St./Northern Ave

  • Parking details

    Garages and Street parking within walking distance. We do not offer Valet or discounted parking.

  • Public transit

    Silver Line: Courthouse StationRed Line: South Station (15 minute walk or transfer to Silver Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The drinks left a lot to be desired and I was a bit disappointed on the service given it was a slow time of day.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our waitress Angela was very rude and snippy.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We had to wait 30 mins to be seated. But it was a Saturday night and we were acknowledged. We ordered the Rangoon and the house rice. Everything was delicious and the drinks were good!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant hands down!!! I would dine here very day if I could.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING!!!! We had a great experience and the service was great!! Highly recommend
  6. JD

    JamesonD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for Sushi! The service is always outstanding.
  7. N

    Newportr

    Orange County

    190 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food wad delicious and very creative,. The service in the bar was non-existent during the 30 minute wait for our table. Otherwise, this was an excellent dinner.
  8. KM

    KimberlyMarino

    New England

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good to be back at Empire after Covid hell (one of our Boston favorite restaurants)! The new menu didn’t disappoint. The food impeccable as always and our service David, was absolutely over-the-top! Try the chicken dumplings the spicy Korean chicken and the blue fin sashimi. For drinks try the apricot martini or the mai tai… They truly are not to be missed.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Dinner date with the wife was decent. Ambience and feel was great, but food & drinks were very average. Hype is all in the name. Can see us going back for drinks & snacks, but not dinner.
  10. EL

    ErikaL

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sushi was pretty good and we got a decent amount for the price. The martinis we got were both excellent and service was great! Our waitress was very attentive and always made sure we had what we needed. We got the Buffalo cauliflower special to start and I got the red dragon roll which was a little too spicy for me but still good!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Made a reservation for 9:15 on OpenTable and arrived on time. The hostesses didn’t seat us immediately, rather they canceled or gave away our reservation and we had to wait to get a new one. I got the email from OpenTable letting me know I had a new reservation for 9:30. They didn’t tell us why they did this or that they even did it in the first place. I only know that we waited 20 minutes past our reservation for a table, and that I got the email about the new later reservation. When we asked what the hold up was they told us they were cleaning our table. Cleaning a 4-top does not take 20 minutes and that was a blatant lie. They gave away our reservation even though we arrived punctually.
  12. N

    Naplesdiner

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was just OK, it was under seasoned and a little bland. The service was lacking, we could not even get soy sauce and our food was almost cold by the time someone passed by the table (not our waiter) and brought us some. We were not offered coffee or dessert, the check was just dropped at our table. There are many other restaurants in the area that have better food and much better service. Definitely not worth the price.
  13. MB

    MBMB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    There was a mouse running around the dining room. Service was terrible - never even got our waters refilled. Too expensive for all that.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fun time with friends
  15. RM

    ReillyM

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! All was great! Jack was best server!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for a pre St Pattys dinner and really enjoyed the quality and taste of all the different appetizers and sushi. The ambiance and vibe was great too. The wait staff was a bit on the inexperienced side, but everyone was pleasant.
  17. m

    michaelm

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food, a bit pricey but a nice experience
  18. HM

    HuskyMom

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience both in food and service. Very happy with everything. Glad to see this place keeping up great quality service and food given Boston Restaurants taking such a hit during covid. First time back in years. We took our two college age kids and it was a fun vibe for them. Will go again.
  19. MG

    MGilly617

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and fun atmosphere, without being too loud.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and vibes!
  21. NZ

    NatZ

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall experience was very good. Always love the vibe/ambiance of Empire. However, the food is a bit overpriced for what it is, but it always tastes very good. Food- Potstickers 10/10 Spicy Edamame 7/10 Spicy Salmon Bites 8/10 Red Dragon Roll 7/10 Tik Tok Chicken 6/10 Drinks- Royal Akuma 8/10
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I took my 20 something nieces and my partner there for a Monday evening dinner. Everyone loved it. The ambiance and service were top notch. The pork dumplings were fantastic too.
  23. m

    mare

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The food was good but it just felt like overpriced take out. The drinks were not good, I appreciate a heavy pour of liquor but it was just soo strong that we couldn’t even enjoy it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place, amazing food, delicious drinks, lovely staff, overall we had a 10/10 experience and will be back!
  25. RE

    RobE

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and atmosphere!! Would definitely recommend
  26. K

    Kristen

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience here at Empire. Got the mango salmon, which was delicious, and I will definitely be returning. Music choice was on point. Service was spectacular.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice table tucked away a bit from the hustle, food was fantastic and generous portions. Drinks same!
  28. b

    bebliss

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. All good food and drinks!
  29. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Definitely will go back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great! Our waitress was personable and helpful with any questions we had. A wonderful experience overall!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Love the ambience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came to empire for my birthday dinner. The food was delicious. Service was outstanding. I just love it here. I always have a great experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Will not recommend this place and don’t plan to go back. Waitress was not helpful and very unfriendly.
  34. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The atmosphere was very energetic. The food and drinks were very good. However, our server was missing most of the time. Just to order additional food we had to ask someone else.
  35. RO

    ROCO

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    We live two blocks away and come here a lot. Tonight was a mess. We had a reservation but waited a half hour to be seated while others who arrived after us got their tables. Once seated, our service was beyond slow and spotty at best. Our server was barely present and we only ended up ordering a couple of appetizers because she never came back to ask if we wanted anything else. When we asked for a dessert menu, we were told there wasn’t any dessert. Kind of felt like they didn’t want us to be there. Very unusual as our previous experience has been great. We will wait for a while before going back, if at all.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and music!!
  37. MK

    MarcK

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Crazy. We ordered and our entrees came in 10 minutes. We told them we wanted the apps first. So they brought the apps immediately followed by the cold entrees. Had to send them back again. Got it right at the end but ???????
  38. H

    Harry61

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a show at the Opera House
  39. GA

    GeorgeA

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    We've been overcharged for almost $100. Not sure why they think this is normal.... Very disappointed. Not coming back again.
  40. FR

    FoodRUs

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Came back a week later cause we craved it so much.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Empire offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 295-0001.

Empire is rated 4.4 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sleeper St./Northern Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Garages and Street parking within walking distance. We do not offer Valet or discounted parking.

  • Public transit

    Silver Line: Courthouse StationRed Line: South Station (15 minute walk or transfer to Silver Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Scott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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