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About Imperial Garden

Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant welcomes you! Regional Chinese specialties are prepared to order with fresh meats, seafood and vegetables. Dine in a cozy booth or enjoy a banquet with friends. Awarded Best of Madison for 29 consecutive years, we take pride in our great food and attentive service. Dietary preferences, such as gluten free or low sodium, are carefully prepared by our chefs on request. A wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes are available.

2039 Allen Blvd
Middleton, WI 53562
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
University Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 238-6445

Website:
http://www.imperialgarden.com/

Catering:
We offer catering for business and private parties. Lunches, Appetizer Platters and Dinner Banquets are available. A minimum $50.00 order is required.

Parking Details:
Large private lot with easy access and handicap space.

Public Transit:
Madison to Middleton bus stops at front driveway. Transit offered by local hotels.

Executive Chef:
Ken Yan

Private Party Facilities:
Imperial Garden is famous for hosting business meetings, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and club gatherings. Banquets and cocktail parties are popular in our private rooms seating 20 to 100.

Private Party Contact:
Karen Meyer: (866) 944-4154

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Imperial Garden Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (1)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We feel this is the best Chinese Restaurant in Madison

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good food. We come here each time we are in Madison. The service was great. Our waitress was very attentive. We had a big group. Try the Imperial Dinner. Fantastic!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was a first visit to IG and we were both impressed with the food and the service. Nothing too over the top fancy; just good quality Chinese food at reasonable prices. We will absolutely return in the future

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

When our son and his family from the Spooner, WI area come to visit us at least one meal here is a requirement by our son who grew up in Madison. The 11 and 13 year old grandchildren like the menu choices and the nice round table with the lazy susan in the middle-that is really handy for the extra pitcher of ice water and sharing/tasting others foods.

Over the many years we had friends who actually introduced us to your food over 40 (?) years ago and the quality of the food remains high-especially the shrimp sizzling rice, a personal favorite. Thank you for being there and being consistent.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 9, 2018

As always was not disappointing. Absolutely delicious!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s eve dinner. Overall very good. We ended up waiting 10 minutes past our reservation time. My first choice menu item was not available due to the kitchen being to busy. I’m willing to try Imperial Garden again in the future.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there on New Year's Eve. They were quite busy. But it took 1 1/4 hours to get our food. Had to go get our own drinks, which were made but were left waiting for someone to serve them. We weren't hungry by the time our entrees came and took them home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They were overbooked and we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time. Fortunately, we did not mind the wait. I'm sure other customers were upset about the long wait.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Since it was Christmas Eve it was incredibly busy and we were impressed with how calm and efficient our waitress was throughout the meal. The noise level in the bar (where we were seated) was excessivley loud and I wish I'd made a reservation earlier. Food was very slow in coming but understandable given the huge crowd in attendance. Most of our party were very happy with their meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Understandably busy on Christmas Eve, but had 6 pm reservations, seated on time...drinks soonish after then ordered by 6:20...appetizers arrived at 7:30, entrees by 8:30...some dishes of group of 11 cold. The waitress apologized profusely but still policy for 18% tip...gave no compensation. Kids starving...some dishes missed, sauces on sweet and sour chicken that specifically asked to be on the side got poured over the top and rendered unedible by the picky eaters. We have had this tradition for past 4 years...each time waiting forever to be seated with and without reservation...but this time several tables seated after and served before us with too may downsides of food presentation we will be finding new place to dine.

Tags: Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food is always delicious. The atmosphere is casual and inviting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very courteous staff, very nice decor, wonderful place to eat

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Karen Meyer consistently delivers an excellent dining experience. Food is always delicious. Service is always efficient and friendly. Simply wonderful place to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely great food! Friendly staff great servers

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Reliably delicious food, reasonable prices in a well-decorated setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Imperial Garden has won so many well deserved "Best Restaurant" awards in Madison for so many years! Great food, great service and great owner, Karen Meyer, who runs a top notch operation!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Vegan, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner just for the two of us. Have a long history with this wonderful restaurant, its great food, and hospitality. It's an oasis away from our nutty day-to-day world. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food always good here. But service was and is a problem. I visit this restaurant a lot. I love the soup and the calamari. But the service is "not so bad" at most. This time the service was very bad

Tags: Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We swung by here as we passed it after a road trip and didnt regret it. Great food, excellent service and value for money

the gardens outside have some lovely flowers too!

Parking is easy and we had tonnes left over

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Nice place - good food and good service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good food, seemed healthier than typical Chinese food (less greasy)

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Family visit

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great Chineese food, always tasty and such a variety to choose from.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We were celebrating a family visit and the table was the perfect size for six. We enjoyed the sampler for six appetizer and it was just right. It had a good helping of each item and it was easy to share.

The food we all got was delish! Again easy to pass around and share. I always enjoy my time here.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

always good food always good service and a great ambience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have dined at Imperial Gardens in Middleton often. The food, service are excellent. The management is very accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good drinks, food & service (all the employees seemed interested in giving customers what they needed even if it wasn't their job).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very impressed with early seating for our reservation! Drinks and appetizers came right away. No wait for dinner. We did have to wait longer for the guest check but that did not take away from the excellent meal and service. Recommend this restaurant? Yes!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The service is always exactly right at Imperial Gardens, never imposing, and there is always a full glass of water in front of you. Prices are reasonable, food is delicious and served hot and at the same time. In a party of ten, there was simultaneous service so we could all begin to eat at the same time. The owner always recognizes me and is very warm. Reservations are easy to make. Not too noisy, but a vibe of everyone having a good time. Egg rolls are delicious and not greasy. Special orders are welcome.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Have been going here for over 20 years. Food and service are always consistent. Relatively quiet - enough so that one can really have a conversation with others at the table! Friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food had no taste what so ever. Dishes that were ordered spicy came a with a dried pepper on top. No attempt to season the food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We sat at a table in the bar area. Good service, quiet ambience, and good food. Would return!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Food and service was great. It took a long time to get our food once we ordered it. Made it hard since we were 2 families with little kids.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Terrible experience. Made a reservation- 6 adults and 4 kids for 6:15. Waited at least 45 minutes for someone to take our order, she forgot drinks for two people and had to be flagged down. Waited a long time for the food and a long time for the bill. Ended up having to take kids outside while adults waited to pay. Food was terrible. Threw leftovers out. In the end we were there for dinner for two hours and 45 minutes only because of poor service. No apology for any of the wait.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The quality of food has worsened over time. The attention to quality ingredients and the quantity of food has also diminished. The service is mediocre- I often find myself having to place specific requests rather than the server recognizing what the customer may need.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 24, 2017

the food always good; especially the soup.
the rest is "no surprise": nothing change [for good or bad] in the last 10 years

however - the service is always the weak side and during the last visit it was totally unaccepted

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Mostly full of elderly clientele, Imperial Garden is something of a Madison establishment. While their Peking Duck needs to be ordered a day ahead, we found it to be quite authentic. The service on the night we went was extremely lacking: it took almost an hour and a half for our entire party to get their food. Once at the table it was tasty, but we hadn't counted on a meal taking nearly so long and as a result missed our other engagement that evening. Of the 4 drinks ordered, one was completely forgotten and when we reminded the waitress, it took another 20 minutes to arrive. There was no apology for the delays or explanation offered for the slowness of the meal.

I would go back again because the food was reasonably tasty, but will not order their cocktails (which were quite poorly balanced). Overall, it's decent Chinese food, reasonably authentic, but not remarkable in any sense, and certainly not worth the wait that we had there. The staff was friendly enough (when we saw them), and the atmosphere fairly pleasant (if a bit cliché).

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Surprised we didn't receive chopsticks and all the fortune cookies had the same fortune:(

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