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Empire Chinese Kitchen

575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
+1 207-747-5063
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I ate lunch here on a Saturday in June during our annual visit to Portland. We've seen this restaurant each of the previous 4 visits but never thought to eat there. We were wrong. Not only is the interior appealing, the food...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere both hectic and hip lures one into a relaxed state anticipation toped only by food that is part Cantonese part Sea to Table. Go immediately if you have not yet been.

Thank marynelen1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate here after reading the reviews and definitely wasn’t disappointed. We got there just after 6pm on a Monday evening and told it was a 40 minute wait and they would call us once the table was free. Got the call and we headed back...More

Thank Jacinta B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is AMAZING. I like the nuance of Thai food over the heaviness of Chinese food. Empire has changed my mind. You really need to go with a group so you can sample lots of things on the expansive menu. As everyone told us,...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique dishes like Walnut honey shrimp, Duck lo mein, Lobster Rangoon, and the dim sum dishes on the menu makes this place an outstanding find. No secrets among Portlanders who wait an hour or more for a table at dinnertime. All the more reason to...More

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 1 week ago

So prior to going to Empire, had lost my appetite for Chinese food. Wish I had gone there sooner. Best I have ever had. We order family style and shared some entree and dim sum. So excellent.

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews we were prepared for how fantastic the food was but we hadn't anticipated how family friendly and welcoming the staff world be. We will be back (again)!

Thank smcuv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my wife here after a long day of sightseeing. The restaurant was busy, but they turn tables quickly and we were seated in 10 minutes. Food is excellent, many great choices. If you are looking for a drawn out evening, then only...More

1  Thank rodstrickland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Empire Chicken while visiting Portland and are so glad we did! Our waitress was phenomenal and friendly. She offered great tips for ordering small plates and a sharing plate and it was a perfect amount of food. We started with the Pork...More

1  Thank Chuck K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get the best Chinese food in town at Empire. Everything here is delicious, fresh, and inexpensive. I recommend the green beans and all the dumplings! They have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

1  Thank Tracey M
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25 January 2015|
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Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
The above are the closests, hovever there are. several more in the Old Port, only a 5-10 minute walk away: the Portland harbor Hotel, The Hyatt Place, courtyard on Commercial Street, the Regency.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-747-5063
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