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.
House Fried Rice
Classic Wok Fried Rice, Pork, Chicken, Shrimp, Sesame, Fried Egg
Mustard, Miso, & Champagne Dressing, Crispy Wonton Chips, Soy Pickled Cucumbers
Must make a reservation; this restaurant is always super busy. I haven't been here for dinner for a few years but it was still exactly what I remembered- fair to large portions, good drinks, and tasty. The House fried rice is my favorite.
Overall the venue and food were amazing. It was not clear when we made reservations for the bar/lounge that we would not be at a table, and we had planned to go with a group for dinner. We were able to resolve this but the staff was not super helpful in that. Once seated the foot and drinks were wonderful. I would go bac
Food and service good, music too loud
As always, everything about Empire was excellent. I asked for a quiet table since I was there with family and we were seated in one of the private rooms with very little noise, even after 10 on a Friday. All of the benefits of Empire without the energetic lounge atmosphere of the main room.
Enjoyed counter seating where we enjoyed watching the chefs prepare many courses. We inhaled multiple appetizers and chilled sake! Absolutely delicious!
This place is simply fantastic. Food is great and the atmosphere is incredible. Try the noodle with shrimp. Also the fried shumai.
I got an email saying I did not show up for my reservation when in fact I was there. Could this please be fixed. Thx
Great food poor service ..went there Saturday night with a friend great ambience but very poor service my food got lost took forever to come my second sushi ,told my waitress I was going to the bathroom on my way back to the table my food and drink was gone ..even got charged for it ..VERY POOR MANAGEMENT
While the Maki roll we ordered was fantastic, ordering any of the main dishes was like ordering the same Chinese food I get locally except paying ten times more for it.
Great food and atmosphere, service was slow
If you love sushi, this is the place for you. The sushi tastes really fresh. Our appetizers came out relatability quick (less than ten minutes) even though the place was crowded. Drinks were delicious. Service was great for a Valentine’s Day weekend.
Really cool restaurant. We ordered several food items.. Most of the food was a hit.. a few of the items were a bit chewy (i.e. salt pepper calamari, steak frites). But all in all, we enjoy the place.
The restaurant was beautiful and clean. The food was delicious. I definitely will come back.
SO LOUD , couldn’t hear anything. We had to FaceTime each other across the table just to talk
Empire is one of my favorite places in Boston. The food is always amazing and I love bringing people here who haven’t tried it (my friends think I’m a restaurant connoisseur, becuase i always bring them to the best places!) and i never have a problem recommending Empire to anyone.
Amazing sushi!!! Amazing drinks!!! And amazing vibe!!! VERY pricey.
Great place to hit on a Saturday night!! We both had the salmon which was excellent and a accompanied with a wide selection of drinks!! As I said, it was a Saturday night and the atmosphere was quite energetic so be forewarned
Amazing service from all employees. Chic and cultural-feeling space. Great location to bring friends for birthdays or anytime! Lounge was great
Incredible food and service! We can’t wait to return.
The Corn Rangoon are worth their weight in golden deliciousness!
We sat at the counter for the first time. I’m not sure if we had a new (green) waiter but ALL of our food came out at the same time. We had no space for it all and some of it was hot. We also had difficulty getting our waiter’s attention. The sushi was delivered without any soy sauce and we had to ask our neighbor to share his. We ordered saki and were almost done eating by the time it arrived. The waiter tried to pour the saki into my husband’s glass and spilled it all over the counter. He just walked away without even apologizing or trying to clean up the mess. We love Empire but I don’t think I would sit at the counter again.
Empire has a great menu. Everything is fresh and delicious but I always look forward to the specials. The spicy tuna, and the Wagyu beef sliders are amazing! We also friend the calamari, a tuna sashimi and garlic green beans. Everything comes when ready. Cocktails are a perfect addition. Get a reservation early because it gets crowded in an instant. They also turn into a lounge/nightclub.
Basically a glorified cafeteria... you order and they have it ready to go out back and arrives at your table within minutes.
Nice ambiance. Service that rushed us with no need. Food was good if pricey.
Sushi Cupcakes were incredible
If you book
This was delicious and chic! We got the Singapore noodles and they were soo good and there was so much we ate for the whole evening off of one plate for my husband and me!
Nice decor, attentive service. The food need a bit attention, it's very good but 2 dishes were cold.
Everything was great but it was a surprise that our Opentable reservation defaulted to lounge seating. We had appetizers in the lounge and luckily moved to a table after something opened up in about an hour. If we knew we were sitting in the lounge we would have looked at alternate restaurants.
Annie is awesome lady
I always come to Empire on Wednesday nights because they have the best unlimited sushi in Boston! The staff always treats you like royalty and are always checking in to make sure you are all set.
Said it was for daughters birthday, they didn’t acknowledge that. Hostess was unfriendly. All around just didn’t care to make our night special .
AMAZING SUSHI & service!!!!!!!!! A little pricey but worth it.
Food was delicious and wait staff was helpful and friendly
Service and atmosphere was amazing...go to empire u will love the food and the music
I wish I could’ve paid for something. Also I wanted coconut serbet
New Year’s Eve
Food was amazing, server was attentive and the music was great!! Overall, service was top notch!
Food was excellent, innovative and flavorful. There was some euro trash music playing rather loudly in the background the whole time. The kitchen being open is a cool thing to watch.
Always a fun time at Empire. Great food, fun drinks and atmosphere. Right by Snowport too!
Great time. Decor is terrific. Staff was attentive. Atmosphere was alive but not too loud. Food was great. Drinks were generous. Can’t miss.
Empire offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 295-0001.
Empire is rated 4.5 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.
Empire does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bignight.com/giftcard.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.