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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
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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 17, 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 14, 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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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 31, 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 19, 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 12, 2017

Nice place - good food and good service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 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 6, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We have been coming for over 25 years to the same great tasting food! If we have a diet restriction in our group, whether vegetarianism, low salt, no MSG- its always no problem. Dressy or casual with comfortable surrounding. Ask for chop sticks though and will usually make off menu items too.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We visited on New Years Eve, likely one of the busiest nights of the year. Despite that, our table was ready upon arrival. Glad we made reservations because the place was packed. Despite that, the noise level was comfortable. We've visited on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed with the quality of any dish we ordered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Imperial Garden always satisfies! They offer amazing food, an extensive menu, and wonderful service. This is my first time at their new location, and I loved it. We were seated at our reservation time in a small, quiet section of the dining area. Our server was amazing. The food was outstanding. What can I say, if you don't try it, your really missing out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Waited an hour past our reservation, bad service

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Kudos to the restaurant with putting up with the late arrival of one of our dinner party. We were all taken care of very efficiently and attentively. We all ordered different appetizers in order to share and did the same thing for the entrees. Of course, even though we ordered one less entree than the number that was in our group, we still had leftovers. The staff was kind enough to box it all up for us and included extra rice because there wasn't that much left from our meal--how nice. Love going to this restaurant. Nice, varied menu with good prices. Decent service. What's not to like?

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Very nice experience.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great server. Food was tasty, but the hors d'oeuvres were cold and a pot sticker contained a very large piece of bone. One person's dinner was delivered long after the other five. The tofu pieces in two of the dinners were cold in the centers. Staff were courteous and prompt to re-fill water glasses. We appreciated being given clean plates and forks for a birthday cake we brought to the restaurant. Overall good, although the food was not up to quality levels of previous visits. May likely return at some point, but will definitely not order the pot stickers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 18, 2016

We celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary at Imperial Gardens. We have enjoyed this restaurant for many, many years. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lovely and relaxing. We'll be dining again here soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Healthy, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Imperial Garden is our go to ethnic restaurant in Madison. Great food and personable good service. Nice big drinks at the bar for a fair price. We go one a month

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 26, 2016

Excellent menu excellent food excellent service. Who can ask for anything more?!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 3, 2016

The food was excellent, and the 4-person banquet option was a great value with soup, a generous assortment of appetizers, and a choice of 5 entree` items. However, our server seemed to disappear after our food was served, and had to wait a long time for our check. Fortunately we were not in a rush...

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 13, 2016

I have been dining here for over 30 years. It has great food and good service. It is a great place to have a party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Consistently the best Chinese in Madison. You will not be dissapointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Imperial Gardens is our go to place for couples night, family gatherings and large group gatherings. Food and service is consistently delightful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Always great ..after many years and many visits - yet to have a bad experience or bad food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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