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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.
Middleton, WI 53562
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer catering for business and private parties. Lunches, Appetizer Platters and Dinner Banquets are available. A minimum $50.00 order is required.
Large private lot with easy access and handicap space.
Madison to Middleton bus stops at front driveway. Transit offered by local hotels.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Imperial Garden Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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