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Empire Szechuan Kyoto

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    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
  • 193 Columbus Ave, New York NY10023 40.775211 -73.980215
  • (Btwn 68th & 69th St)
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  • (212) 496-8778
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User Ratings (Based on 30 reviews)

Food 3.3 Value 3.1
Service 2.6 Atmosphere 2.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 496-8778
Place Order:
Order From Empire Szechuan Kyoto for delivery & takeout
Free Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Corporate Accounts Amex, Visa, MC
Wed-Sat: 10:30am-2am Sun-Tue: 10:30am-1am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Late Night, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Delivery Area:
CPW to Hudson River; 57th to 86th St

User Reviews

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by LongTime Customer on 05/07/2014

    Always pleased!

    I've been going to Empire for decades. It has always been my go-to Chinese food restaurant. The price is always right and the portions are always more than enough. The food is flavorful and not junk. I would recommend this place 100times over. The staff is always friendly and welcoming and they accommodate your every need.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Rob on 04/12/2012


    Got delivery of a variety of Chinese appetizers and entries. Chicken was tough. The chicken and shrimp toast and moo shoo pork was tasteless and everything smelled. Please stop ordering from this place so it can be replaced by a decent restaurant.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/17/2012

    Where's the sauce?

    Ordered soups, dumplings, sesame chicken and the 'make your own dish' (chicken+4 veggies+sauce). The soup & dumplings were decent. The sesame chicken is good, but a bit on the sweet side. For the build your own dish, however, they forgot to add the white sauce. Who gets sauteed chicken without sauce? The order shows the sauce placed in the order, and it's not as if they don't have your contact info to confirm the strange order! Otherwise, the dish was quite good - they do a good job with the eggplants. On the other hand, they used canned mushrooms (!!). That is seriously not cool.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Mel on 06/10/2010

    Not recommended

    When we first moved to this neighborhood, my husband brought me to this place; full of nostalgia for how great it was. The food is disappointing, service is surly. We tried it twice more thinking maybe it was just a one-off, but no.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by A87 on 04/20/2010

    Good food

    Had recent meal - first rate - a credit to the "old time" Empire chain.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Peter on 01/11/2010

    poor quality

    Food is not good in this place specially if you compare it to the other Empire Szechuan restaurants scattered around the city. The first time I ordered an orange beef it was burnt, the second time it was orangee at all. Stay away from this place!

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by regular on 09/09/2009

    despite the poor service, i still come back.

    I agree, whenever I go here, the waiters are brusque and not too attentive, but... I love their japanese food...I consistently order the same thing: lobster salad and tako su which are both always quite good and fresh...their sushi is above average and decently priced. I'm hesitant to order their "chinese" food because it's so steeply priced, but it always tastes good. Above all, I go for the japanese. I really don't like their service, so I've started ordering for delivery...I live almost 30 blocks away, yet they are always happy to deliver even though I could technically order from the other Empire..I'm surprised with the rating of their food, but not at all surprised by the complaints on service.

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