With a capacity of 600, our space is divided into aesthetically distinct rooms including our Bar and Lounge, Salon, Imperial Dining Room, Persimmon Room, three private dining rooms served by a private bar, and an Asian awe-inspiring open kitchen at the heart.View Private Dining Details
Worst experience ever!! Was treated horribly by their management, wrongfully accused of being an ‘irate’ and drunken customer. My date and I were seated at the kitchen counter, only to wait about 20 minutes before we finally flagged down a server. They said we weren’t assign a server but they’d get someone over right away. As we waited we saw one of the special table cocktails, a half watermelon which typically serves 4ppl. When our server finally came around we asked her if we could get one. She said she’d check. When she came back she said no, since there was only two of us. The drink was $72! We wanted to splurge for a special evening and get the fancy cocktail, even if they only filled it halfway. I asked if there was anyone else we could speak to so she sent over a manager. We mentioned we had been waiting a while for a server only now to be told we can’t order the beverage of choice. He then replied that we actually cannot be served any alcohol! That we were being irate and were clearly drunk. In no shape or form were we ever irate or showing any signs of being drunk. Our jaws dropped! We gathered our items and headed to the exit. We stopped another supervisor and he confirmed we were neither irate nor drunk, but he couldn’t overturn his managers decision. Stopped at another manager at the door who also refused to make it right! I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone who’s looking for a great experience, as ours was definitely ruined! I’ve never been treated so poorly at a restaurant!
Awesome sushi and amazing music. Later on at night, this place really heats up and becomes a party. Love coming here every single time!
Food and service was great. This was our first time at Empire and we enjoyed it.
Outstanding Asian cuisine in a beautiful setting. The restaurant itself is beautiful in design and architecture. They have rooms for private group events, and this is a wonderful option for business or larger gatherings. Sushi, Pad Thai, and traditional Chinese dishes served with top notch ingredients, and a different flair. A fabulous drink menu...the Painkiller, Mai Tai, and martinis were all tried with our group, and all delicious. Highly recommend!
Great food, great atmosphere. Will be back for sure.
We went for the sushi unlimited on a Monday, but unfortunately for us, this was the first week that it has been moved to Wednesdays. We ordered anyway, and the food was wonderful. The waitress was knowledgeable about the rest of the menu and very nice --but where was she hiding all night? The bus staff cleared our table efficiently, but when we wanted to add to our order and later get our check, we had to ask the bus staff to please find her. As it wasn't a busy night, I'm not sure where she was. The bar staff was the same. I'll keep coming back for the food (on Wednesdays now), but I wish the service was better.
Love empire always my go to spot. Food, drinks and ambience is amazing
It was an amazing unlimited sushi day
This was my first time at EMPIRE. We went for the Monday night special of unlimited Sushi for $29 per person. This is fantastic deal. The selection of Sushi offered on this special was quite extensive, and it was some of the best Sushi that I’ve had in a long time. The atmosphere and the service were also of the highest quality. We will definitely be back!
Birthday surprise didn’t happen which was disappointing for the kids
Great service, amazing food!!!
Great atmosphere. Variety of food from different regions in Asia. Maki rolls flavorful. Very good service. Loved the open kitchen design.
My reservation was for 9pm and they could not fulfill the reservation. I had called to confirm 9pm would work and showed up early. I waited over an hour past my reservation time until I decided to go elsewhere. The staff was overwhelmed and completely overbooked. Several customers were waiting and wanted answers. Terrible experience.
Out standing from beginning to end. Delicious foo, great service, energetic vibe.
Our server couldn’t have been nicer and the feel of the restaurant was exactly what we were looking for but the food was not great. We ordered off of the Valentine’s Day specials menu. I ordered lobster fried rice and my boyfriend ordered the sea bass. Both meals were $30+. My rice was over cooked and flavorless and there was maybe 8 tiny pieces of lobster meat in it. Certainly not worth $32. The sea bass was tasty but it was a very small portion with no side for $35. I mean a very small portion to the point that he ordered a roll of sushi after our meal to eat more food. The best thing I had was my cocktail. I’m wondering if maybe the normal menu is where this restaurant succeeds but after tonight I probably won’t be back to find out.
Overall experience was great, loved the ambiance 😊
I was really looking forward to having dinner here considering it was a special occasion (close friends birthday). It is an overpriced menu for food you can simply get in Chinatown. However, the restaurant is beautiful and it is is seaport so I guess you pay for the ambiance. The cool thing is that some dishes have different sizes in case you want to share the food and do family style. Unfortunately the service was horrible. Our server took almost 20 minutes to come greet us from the time we were seated. Then when we had our food, she never checked on us or came to ask if there was anything we needed. She paid no attention to us and it really bothered me.
We loved the atmosphere. Food a little pricey, but great quality. Staff was very attentive and nice. Our waiter was awesome!!
It was an experience and I am glad that I tried it. Nothing we ordered was bad but none of it was outstanding. Some of the chair placements were a bit cramped.
Our server jack was awesome! Thanks for taking care of us!
Great dinner and drink. Sushi roll we had as appetizer was to die for
Outstanding! Food was delicious, outstanding service and ambiance. Highly recommend.
Decor was good, but music was too loud to hear each other around the table. One does not hear such high decibels in restaurants in HK; sounds are usually from "silverware" hitting the dishes or people talking.
A stunning place! The beautiful decor and large open kitchen set the stage for this dining experience. We enjoyed a shared appetizer of delicious potstickers. He enjoyed the duck entree and I took advantage of General gau chicken that was a special. We shared sautéed veggies as a side. It was all very good. The chicken dish was so generous that it made me two lunches. The broccoli was amazingly fresh and cooked just right. We shared the desert special and it was good.
This was one of the best restaurants I have been too. The food was amazing and the ambiance was even better.
the food was excellent, loved the presentation and it was delicious.
the lounge part was crowded, but it was ok.
We will defiantly come back.
Empire is more of a scene than a restaurant, intentionally so, probably. It is large but nicely decorated, very dark, with thumping background of pop music and a club vibe. If you are looking for good Asian food, however, this is not the place to come. Dishes were pretty expensive and not very authentic or even well prepared. I would come back to go to the bar, but not for dinner.
We had a great experience. The cocktails were excellent. We even had a scorpion bowl and it was enormous :)
The duck dish and lo mein were excellent. The chicken Bao was outstanding.
Our server did great keeping up with us.
Looking forward to our next visit!
Food and service was outstanding!
Great food and ambiance but indifferent service.
After a friend referred us and reading the menu, we were looking forward to our meal. We ordered the Empire roll - which was amazing- but everything after that was just fair. We ordered two cocktails, two apps and two entrees and the bill with tip was $180. For $180, I'd like to be "wow-ed", and we just weren't. We ordered the steamed short rib buns which we oversauced and meh, the black cod which had more baby bok choy than anyone could reasonably eat, plus a bone in the fish, and the short rib entree which, while flavorful, was just okay. The meat was more like sliced steak than tender short rib. Our server and cocktails were great, and the ambiance was fun and upbeat. The food just didn't knock our socks off for what we spent.
It was my birthday dinner. Everything was really great
Excellent food and just ok service. Slow night and had to flag staff down for refill on water and to order additional food.
Food was very good. Appetizers were the best and impacted our appreciation for dinner. We should have just had more appetizers. Portions were ample and all the food was tasty. Music was a bit loud, and it was difficult to have a conversation with a group of 6.
Always excellent service and excellent food no matter what day of the week you go.
The food was really good but our hostess? Not so much. There was a confusion in our table and they made us move (and put drinks on the house for that, so I guess that’s nice) and got really edgy for us to leave once we ordered the entree.
Always great! Food is terrific. My party all raved and can’t wait to get back there.
Delicious! Great service.
I had arranged a surprise birthday dinner for my wife and her friends. It turned out to be more than expected. The drinks, food and music were awesome. The staff was so courteous and attentive ins spite of restaurant being packed. They raved about it for a long time after they were done. I would recommend this as "the place" for a good time.
Food, cocktails and table service were very good for dinner. The ambience is very nice and the space is quite large. However, the manager on the lounge side was unaccommodating. There is $50 per person minimum to sit down in the lounge and despite having just had a $500 dinner for 8 on the other side of the restaurant we were told a new minimum would apply. The tables in the lounge remained unoccupied right up until we left at midnight, so no benefit to either party.