Golden Empress Garden

★★★★★
  • 610 S 5th St

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

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  • 215-627-7666

About Golden Empress Garden

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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Ate there with my wife for the first time today and we really enjoyed their vegetarian dishes. I started with the vegetarian wonton soup, which was followed by Moo Shu Vegetables with Tofu and brown rice, This was served with hot tea and

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★★★★★

Ate there with my wife for the first time today and we really enjoyed their vegetarian dishes. I started with the vegetarian wonton soup, which was followed by Moo Shu Vegetables with Tofu and brown rice, This was served with hot tea and

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You people are nuts - this place STINKS!!! Nasty, greasy, filthy food. In a city with a great Chinatown, how anyone can consider this good Chinese is beyond me. CANNED mushrooms? Are you kidding me? Absolutely NASTY!

0
★☆☆☆☆

You people are nuts - this place STINKS!!! Nasty, greasy, filthy food. In a city with a great Chinatown, how anyone can consider this good Chinese is beyond me. CANNED mushrooms? Are you kidding me? Absolutely NASTY!

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To the below message on June 15, 2008. Sam is back, and has been back for sometime. He was in China for about 8 months he told us.

I guess you werent checking hard enough.

2
★★★★★

To the below message on June 15, 2008. Sam is back, and has been back for sometime. He was in China for about 8 months he told us.

I guess you werent checking hard enough.

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I agree with the last comment. The food's great and Sam is a wonderful host. He was gone for awhile on vacation or something but he's back now. I just went in last week and saw him there even friendlier than ever.

2
★★★★★

I agree with the last comment. The food's great and Sam is a wonderful host. He was gone for awhile on vacation or something but he's back now. I just went in last week and saw him there even friendlier than ever.

Pros: full vegetarian menu of all your favorite chinese dishes

Cons: parking near south street is a problem

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about 2 years ago, my bf and i faithfully started coming to this place every weekend for delicious chinese food. we also had no car so we were going by train, bus, boat you name it!! but after we got our car we came up there one night and some greasy teenage girl was standing behind the counter, and the tables had been moved around, only enough for us to know that it was a difference. the food was not only disgusting but our beloved sam (the front end guy we love, who even knew our orders by heart) was not there. they gave us some junk about how he went on vacation. that was almost 6 months ago. evey so often, when we are on south we drop in, and he still is not there. without any notice, a letter or anything posted in the wonderful wall-o-entertainment, he and his staff were gone. what happened? we stopped eating there. hopefully everythingis okay with sam.(we miss you buddy) ps....that chick at the counter got our order completely wrong, it were things flying around, and we were over charged, twice. if sam aint there i doubt we will eat there evey again.

2
★★★★★

about 2 years ago, my bf and i faithfully started coming to this place every weekend for delicious chinese food. we also had no car so we were going by train, bus, boat you name it!! but after we got our car we came up there one night and some greasy teenage girl was standing behind the counter, and the tables had been moved around, only enough for us to know that it was a difference. the food was not only disgusting but our beloved sam (the front end guy we love, who even knew our orders by heart) was not there. they gave us some junk about how he went on vacation. that was almost 6 months ago. evey so often, when we are on south we drop in, and he still is not there. without any notice, a letter or anything posted in the wonderful wall-o-entertainment, he and his staff were gone. what happened? we stopped eating there. hopefully everythingis okay with sam.(we miss you buddy) ps....that chick at the counter got our order completely wrong, it were things flying around, and we were over charged, twice. if sam aint there i doubt we will eat there evey again.

Pros: WAS some of the best vegan vegetarian and chinese food i had ever had

Cons: the guy who was the primary owner of the place is gone. i wont eat there again without him

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I COME TO THIS RESTURANT OFTEN, THE PRICES ARE GREAT , THE SERVICE IS WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD IS THE BEST. IN CASE UR NOT DINING ALONE THEY HAVE A NON VEGATARIAN MENU AS WELL AS THE VEGATARIAN, SO THERE ARE OPTIONS... I NORMALLY GET THE SWEET N SOUR CHICKEN,(VEGATARIAN) WITH THE SEAFOOD SALAD APPETIZER... THEY GIVE U A SIDE OF DRY NOODLES WITH THIS INCREDIBLE SAUCE. AND MY FAVORITE CHINESE SALAD,,, YUMMY!!!! U ALSO GET HOT TEA,,,,,, NO NEED FOR A DRINK UNLESS UR THIRSTY, THEY GIVE U ENUFF TO HAVE SUM FOR LATER.... I LOVE THIS PLACE .... ITS A SOUTH STREET EVENT. AND PLEASE BRING A SMILE.........

2
★★★★★

I COME TO THIS RESTURANT OFTEN, THE PRICES ARE GREAT , THE SERVICE IS WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD IS THE BEST. IN CASE UR NOT DINING ALONE THEY HAVE A NON VEGATARIAN MENU AS WELL AS THE VEGATARIAN, SO THERE ARE OPTIONS... I NORMALLY GET THE SWEET N SOUR CHICKEN,(VEGATARIAN) WITH THE SEAFOOD SALAD APPETIZER... THEY GIVE U A SIDE OF DRY NOODLES WITH THIS INCREDIBLE SAUCE. AND MY FAVORITE CHINESE SALAD,,, YUMMY!!!! U ALSO GET HOT TEA,,,,,, NO NEED FOR A DRINK UNLESS UR THIRSTY, THEY GIVE U ENUFF TO HAVE SUM FOR LATER.... I LOVE THIS PLACE .... ITS A SOUTH STREET EVENT. AND PLEASE BRING A SMILE.........

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I love this place very much,the food is fresh and delicious.The service is top-notch excellent.The staff is very friendly .I recommend this place to anybody.I think Golden Empress Garden is the best chinese restaurant in the city.

2
★★★★★

I love this place very much,the food is fresh and delicious.The service is top-notch excellent.The staff is very friendly .I recommend this place to anybody.I think Golden Empress Garden is the best chinese restaurant in the city.

Pros: Menu, Food, Service,inexpensive

Cons: GOOD place

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i would not recommend this place...at least not for anything w/ meat in it.
i had to throw out the general tso's chicken because the "chicken" looked disgusting. i also threw out to throw out the dumplings...i'm not sure what kind of "meat" they put in them but again, it just did not look right. stick to the vegetarian menu.

0
★☆☆☆☆

i would not recommend this place...at least not for anything w/ meat in it.
i had to throw out the general tso's chicken because the "chicken" looked disgusting. i also threw out to throw out the dumplings...i'm not sure what kind of "meat" they put in them but again, it just did not look right. stick to the vegetarian menu.

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My husband and I LOVE this place. After moving to Philly we tried every Chinese restaurant we came across. I was dissatisfied with the vegetarian options and general taste of each one. Then a friend recommended Golden Empress Garden and we've never gone anywhere since. Their food is amazing. The vegetarian options are to die for, especially if you want a change of pace from steamed veggies. (try the orange "chicken.") My husband isn't a huge fan of chinese food, but now we order it every week. The staff are very friendly and the service is pretty quick (we always get take out). Even though we live in South Philly we've never waited more than 30 minutes for our dinner.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I LOVE this place. After moving to Philly we tried every Chinese restaurant we came across. I was dissatisfied with the vegetarian options and general taste of each one. Then a friend recommended Golden Empress Garden and we've never gone anywhere since. Their food is amazing. The vegetarian options are to die for, especially if you want a change of pace from steamed veggies. (try the orange "chicken.") My husband isn't a huge fan of chinese food, but now we order it every week. The staff are very friendly and the service is pretty quick (we always get take out). Even though we live in South Philly we've never waited more than 30 minutes for our dinner.

Pros: Delicious food and huge variety.

Cons: None. Really.

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No matter if you're vegetarian or a meat lover, the menu at Golden Empress has more than enough tantalizing options to keep you second guessing your choices. If I had to recommend one dish it would be the vegetarian duck with mixed vegetables, which is simply to die for. They make a great chow hofun as well as any of the other staple Chinese dishes you would expect. The service is great, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable.. I've been frequenting Golden Empress for about 8 years and it never disappoints. I feel confident when I say they are the one restaurant in the city that rivals the best (reasonably priced) offerings in China Town.

2
★★★★★

No matter if you're vegetarian or a meat lover, the menu at Golden Empress has more than enough tantalizing options to keep you second guessing your choices. If I had to recommend one dish it would be the vegetarian duck with mixed vegetables, which is simply to die for. They make a great chow hofun as well as any of the other staple Chinese dishes you would expect. The service is great, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable.. I've been frequenting Golden Empress for about 8 years and it never disappoints. I feel confident when I say they are the one restaurant in the city that rivals the best (reasonably priced) offerings in China Town.

Pros: All the food

Cons: Parking on the weekends isn't the easiest

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I love this place. The staff is so friendly and accomodating. Anything on the menu can be made into a vegetarian entree. It's cheap and the delivery and pick up are both fast. By far the best Chinese food in Philadelphia.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. The staff is so friendly and accomodating. Anything on the menu can be made into a vegetarian entree. It's cheap and the delivery and pick up are both fast. By far the best Chinese food in Philadelphia.

Pros: Amazing food, great vegetarian options, cheap, nice staff

Cons: none

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GREAT CRISPY NOODLES.......
GREAT MOCK MEATBALL SOUP.........
GREAT VEGETARIAN MENU...............
GREAT GENERAL TSO (VEGETARIAN) CHICKEN............
GO HERE AND ENJOY..........................................

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★★★★★

GREAT CRISPY NOODLES.......
GREAT MOCK MEATBALL SOUP.........
GREAT VEGETARIAN MENU...............
GREAT GENERAL TSO (VEGETARIAN) CHICKEN............
GO HERE AND ENJOY..........................................

Pros: GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE (SAM IS THE MAN) FULL VEG MENU AVAILABLE

Cons: TOUGH TO FIND A STREET SPOT TO PARK

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This is always my first choice when I'm eating on South Street. It's small and cozy, the service is excellent, the food is amazing and the prices are great. I really appreciate the dual vegetarian/meat menu because I can always talk my non-vegetarian friends into eating there. Try the vegetarian Sesame Chicken! Yum.

2
★★★★★

This is always my first choice when I'm eating on South Street. It's small and cozy, the service is excellent, the food is amazing and the prices are great. I really appreciate the dual vegetarian/meat menu because I can always talk my non-vegetarian friends into eating there. Try the vegetarian Sesame Chicken! Yum.

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I love this place! The service is top-notch excellent, and the food is amazing. I highly recommend this place to any vegetarian. I especially enjoy the way the water is served ice cold (you'll see). Sam is awesome and he even remembered me after a year away! The place is small, so large groups should plan to dine around peak hours. However, the small setting is intimate and the service is extremely pleasant. They have an extensive vegetarian menu, and the sweet & sour "lobster" is to die for.

Golden Empress Garden is affordable, delicious, and nutritious. Three thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

I love this place! The service is top-notch excellent, and the food is amazing. I highly recommend this place to any vegetarian. I especially enjoy the way the water is served ice cold (you'll see). Sam is awesome and he even remembered me after a year away! The place is small, so large groups should plan to dine around peak hours. However, the small setting is intimate and the service is extremely pleasant. They have an extensive vegetarian menu, and the sweet & sour "lobster" is to die for.

Golden Empress Garden is affordable, delicious, and nutritious. Three thumbs up!

Pros: Vegetarian, Delicious, Excellent Service

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This is one of the best, if not the best Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia. Great food and service.

2
★★★★★

This is one of the best, if not the best Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia. Great food and service.

Pros: Menu, Food, Service

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Right off of the popular South Street shopping section of town, this very friendly restaurant is a 'faux meat' vegetarian's dream. I was very pleased with my old favorite sweet and sour "chicken," my meat eating friend liked his wonton soup (which there is also a veggie version). Prices were average, which is a treat in a big city, and the waiter Sam was well known by the regulars. Remember this restaurant if you're hungry while shopping on South street!

2
★★★★★

Right off of the popular South Street shopping section of town, this very friendly restaurant is a 'faux meat' vegetarian's dream. I was very pleased with my old favorite sweet and sour "chicken," my meat eating friend liked his wonton soup (which there is also a veggie version). Prices were average, which is a treat in a big city, and the waiter Sam was well known by the regulars. Remember this restaurant if you're hungry while shopping on South street!

Pros: inexpensive, vegetarian, faux meat

Cons: busy

 

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