Although the name of this restaurant is ambiguous (it reads Empire on one sign and Emperor on the other), there is one thing that is certain about this hidden treasure of a Chinese restaurant: grandeur and extravagance. Built under the ornate, high ceilings of an abandoned, old-fashioned movie theater, visitors can enjoy an extensive menu of Chinese and Dim Sum delicacies, including treats such as chicken foot.
Located in Boston’s Chinatown on Washington Street, Empire Garden Dim Sum is served from 8:30am to 3pm daily. There is usually a wait between the hours of 11am to 2pm, therefore it is suggested to get there at exactly 2, where you will be seated immediately, with carts of food ready to fill your table in less than 30 seconds.
Know Before You Go
Take the Green Line to Boylston Station. From there, head east on Boylston St toward Tremont St. Turn right at Tremont St, then make a left at Lagrange St. Lagrange St ends at Washington St, and you should see Empire/Emperor's Garden on your right.