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Empire Szechuan Kyoto

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  • Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
  • 193 Columbus Ave, New York NY10023 40.7752577 -73.9803444
  • (Btwn 68th & 69th St)
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  • (212) 496-8778
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User Ratings (Based on 30 reviews)

2.805
Food 3.3 Value 3.1
Service 2.6 Atmosphere 2.1

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 496-8778
Website:
www.empiretogo.com
Place Order:
Order From Empire Szechuan Kyoto for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Free Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Corporate Accounts Amex, Visa, MC
Hours:
Wed-Sat: 10:30am-2am Sun-Tue: 10:30am-1am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Delivery, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Delivery Area:
CPW to Hudson River; 57th to 86th St

User Reviews

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by anonymous on 02/26/2009

    Decent food, fast delivery

    I've never eaten at their restaurant so I can't vouch for their service. But whenever I order them online, it's usually a fast delivery and the food is usually hot and good and a good deal too. So I have no complaints and people should probably just order online b/c it sounds like they specialize in that grab and go environment with minimal interaction with the customer. So if you want a good experience with them, i'd suggest you order online and expect a quick delivery as a result of it.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Amatmutte on 01/22/2009

    Shocking service

    I live in the neighborhood and have given this place several chances, both at the restaurant and for delivery. I cannot believe such poor service still exists in NYC and they have not run out of business yet. The food is classic and cheap, and the sushis are rather good, though overpriced. But the service is so poor, with people barely speaking english and having rude attitude....you just can't believe to be "treated" with so little care. Only go if you are starving and cannot find anything around.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Don't Bother on 01/03/2009

    Okay food, poor attitude

    You would think in a service business they'd be friendlier....but no. The food is average. Service is extrememly rude...

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by hungry in NY on 10/09/2008

    Astonished by the service

    I saw all the reivews saying how rude this place was, but I ignored them cause it was the only place I could charge my lunch over the phone and get chinese food in the area. When I called the women yelled at me because I asked nicely if I could get mix of white and fried rice. Then when she had all my info and I was asking how much it would cost, how long it would be, etc etc, she hung up on me! But pretty decent food. P.S. The delivery boy was rude as well and had super long fingernails... and there was schrimp in my egg roll which i've never seen in all my years of egg role eatting, but theyre easy to spot so pick them out!

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by veggie on 04/19/2008

    Food iz good

    I travel alot from upstate ny and go there everytime I am leaving to take food home with me so that I would not have to cook, for a couple of days. The vegetarian beef and brocc is really good even my daughter loves it and she does eat meat. The service is ok, but the thing I don't like is that they don't have any space for people to sit for take out and it seems like everything and even everyone is smooched together so I usually never eat in. The casheir is kind of rude but like I said I am only visiting and so she does not bother me that much.

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Anon on 04/03/2008

    yes, rude

    the cool thing about this place is that they're open late. the delivery is usually quick, but the people taking the orders are not usually nice people. but hey, that doesn't bother me too much. the food is good,

  • Empire Szechuan Kyoto

    Posted by Tarah on 03/27/2008

    Extremely rude

    I have been to this restaurant several times because they serve tapioca smoothies, which are hard to find in New York. Every time I have been the owner and the woman running the cash register have been incredibly rude and unprofessional. They are not consistent with their payment policies and treat me with no respect when I cannot guess what it will be that day. I would hugely suggest taking your business elsewhere to a place that has better food, prices and customer service.

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