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Delivery estimate is 60 - 75 min (more info)
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Free wonton, fried wonton, cold sesame noodles, California maki or cucumber maki when you place an order of $20 or more before taxes (excludes Lunch S
Price is 1/2 off of the original price (for a limited time only). Not valid with any other promotion.
Sliced fish over rice. Price is 1/2 off of the original price (for a limited time only). Not valid with any other promotion.
Price is 1/2 off of the original price (for a limited time only).
Served with rice.
Spice cannot be altered.
100% natural vegetarian cooking. Served with brown or steamed white rice.
Catch of the day. Served with rice.
Spice cannot be altered. Served with rice.
Served without salt, sugar, or corn starch. Served with rice.
All dishes are free of fat, sugar, corn starch, and MSG. Sauce served on the side. Served with rice.
Feeding and delighting diners in the New York area for more than ten years, Empire Szechuan has learned how to operate in a consistent, creative and just plain good value-for-the-money fashion. They are fully committed to exceeding diners’ expectations by providing great food and spectacular service in a sparkling clean restaurant!
The company of family and friends is the one ingredient that really makes a meal special. At Empire Szechuan, you are provided with delicious food and top notch service within a friendly atmosphere. Visit the restaurant or order online today and get the fantastic food you deserve from people you can trust.
They have amazing roast fire duck and roast fire duck soup. I also really like the pepper salt calamari and the vegetable mee fun noodles as well.
Posted 9 months ago by Brittany J.
The best thing here is the cold sesame noodles.
Don't get the pad Thai because it doesn't even taste like pad Thai, and don't get the dumplings because the wrappers are so ridiculously thick.
The sesame noodles make it all worth it.
Posted 10 months ago by Jana D.
Delicious, large-portioned meals delivered in a timely manner. Top notch, will always come back!
Posted 11 months ago by Jeff H.
The dumplings are the best I've had in the city.
Posted 11 months ago by Tyler O.
Their customer service is very poor. Food is consistently good and tasty. I particularly like the fried rice and beef/chicken broccoli.
Posted a year ago by Sebastian F.
sushi rolls are good, the rest is junk. stay away from the soups. 4 stars is for the sushi
Posted a year ago by ben s.
Food is mediocre, but delivery is ridiculously late and they are very rude about it. Won't be ordering from here again.
Posted a year ago by Rudy S.
The food quality has gone down hill.
Posted a year ago by Rebecca H.
I love the food.
Posted a year ago by Claudio P.
Awful customer service. The pad thai came with shrimp, which I am allergic to, so I couldn't eat it. We waited about twice the amount of time that was estimated, and upon the delivery man's tardy arrival, he nickel and dimed us out of 50 cents. That being said, the food was tasty.
Posted a year ago by Jenn B.
Waited more than an hour and a half for the delivery. When called the restaurant, they insisted that it's "on its way".
Posted a year ago by Eynat A.
Terrible costumer service. After receiving email confirmation, I waited for 1.5hours for the food to come. When I called the restaurant, they didnt even offer to give me a refund. So difficult communicating with receptionist and could not speak to a manager. Would not order from this place again.
Posted a year ago by Pamela E.
The sesame tofu is to die for. The cold noodles are all so good.
Posted a year ago by Ariel T.
This place was a god send. Only decent Chinese food up here. Haven't tried the Japanese and other cuisines they offer though, Reliable. Once in a while a long wait. Food consistently good.
Posted a year ago by Jason B.
Nasty. Vegetable dumplings are made with green undercooked dough. The seaweed salad was slimy and inedible, my husband lucked out and had a decent pad thai. For a hour wait not worth ordering from them ever again.
Posted a year ago by Alicia T.
Delicious. Always hits the spot. I go for the classics like General Tso's Chicken, Roast Pork Fried Rice, Wonton Soup, Egg Rolls... and only once, was the General Tso's not up to par. The best wonton soup around and freaking great egg rolls. I've had their sushi too, and it's pretty good. I don't go near any imitation crab, but everything else tastes pretty fresh - sometimes the avocado can be spotty. But overall, quality. And they usually deliver so quickly!!
Posted a year ago by Kathryn L.
On one hand, I love Empire for making me gluten free Chinese food and taking great care to attend to my allergy. That's why I keep going back. But sometimes the food is really, really not good. Oily, bland, and often weirdly sour. Could be that it's cause they have to make alterations to accommodate my allergy, sure. But the food is often just shockingly bad. Sometimes Empire comes through and is delicious -- I ordered shrimp chow fun with white sauce (not really on the menu but they'll do it) and it was INCREDIBLE. But that's like, one time out of 10 or so funky fried rices and weird stir-fries. Yet I'll still order from there, because it's the only place in my neighborhood with GF Chinese food...
Posted a year ago by Rachel B.
Food was ok, but freezing cold by the time I got it almost 2 hours later
Posted a year ago by David F.
Food was good for the price. I don't live that far, but delivery took slightly over one hour. Still, I was happy with the food. Just something to bear in mind when ordering.
Posted a year ago by Jennifer M.
The best "authentic" Chinese food in the area. I fluctuate between being really happy with this place (4.5 stars) and being satisfied (3 stars) - it really depends on the day, but you will always wind up with something tasty. I commend their use and variety of vegetables in all of their dishes as well as their actual variety of sauces (unlike the other Chinese places in the neighborhood that drown everything in 1 of their 3 house sauces).
Posted a year ago by Nina Y.
I've ordered several times, delivery had been consistently fast (25-30 mins tops)--order correct and delicious, prices are very reasonable. The menu is also pretty extensive, its nice to have all the extra choices on Seamless.
Posted a year ago by Matthew P.
Food is okay, but overpriced, and I always feel like crap an hour after I eat it...
Posted a year ago by Joseph T.
I was nervous ordering from here based on very hostile reviews, but I couldn't find a single Chinese place that delivered to me that had good reviews so I gave it a try. And honestly? I don't get the complaints.
Pupu: Pupu platters are uniformly disgusting, but I always get them the first time I order from a new restaurant because I'm a sucker and think it's a good way to gauge general quality. This was hand's down one of the least disgusting ones I've had. The beef stick was kind of "preserved" and vinegary- not great, but not much different from others I've had. The ribs were BIG- and not bad. Same goes for the chicken wings. And the fried wontons ACTUALLY HAD MEAT IN THEM. I had forgotten they were supposed to! The revelation was the shrimp toast, which is always the most disgusting part of the platter. Rather than a square, greasy thing with a shrimp tail sticking out, it was a triangular, greasy thing with no tail and other ingredients, like scallions. I'll never love shrimp toast, but this actually was made rather than extruded. A solid B.
Roast duck appetizer: Not bad. Yes, it is oily. Duck always is. It could have been crisper. But it is a solid deal and has more meat than fat. B+
Hot and sour soup: The most disappointing item. After the long delivery time (see below) I didn't expect hot, but I did expect spicy and sour. It had no "bite" at all, and there was literally no sourness. It wasn't BAD- it just wasn't good. A better name would be "Bland and Salty Soup." C.
Double sauteed sliced pork: Easily comparable to any other cheap Chinese restaurant. Veggies seemed fresh and the sauce was neither too thick nor overly sweet. B+
Delivery time: Well, it's bad. I expected it to be based on the reviews and in fairness the place is about 30 blocks away. But I was told to expect 45 minutes to an hour and it was more like an hour and a half. Plan ahead.
Overall, this isn't great but it doesn't deserve wrath. I'll re-order from them. C+/B-
Posted a year ago by Christopher S.
Posted a year ago by Christine P.
Will nickel and dime you, and will call you after you order to painstakingly go through every single item ordered. Do NOT order the brown rice for sushi. It's a mess. The rest of the sushi was decent.
Posted a year ago by Erin G.
Cheap, healthy, fast, supper yummy Chinese food in Washington Heights. Love this place!!!
Posted a year ago by Uyen N.
The driver called me from the street and explained that he was double-parked and that I should come outside to get the food that I tipped $4 to have delivered to me.
The chicken in the "Sweet & Sour Chicken" was soggy to the point of wetness and the breading fell right off of most of it.
The "Half Fried Chicken" that I ordered from their specialty menu was VERY VERY dry and mostly inedible.
Also, the "Fried Rice" was bland and full of egg :(
Posted a year ago by Dustin C.
I always order food from them. Decent Chinese food and delivery is quite fast, so nothing to complain there. Except one time I asked for vegetarian wonton instead of the normal meat wonton in my soup - they ignored my request.
Posted a year ago by Jessica H.
I ordered the Pad Thai and I got a lot more than I was expecting--I couldn't finish it! I also got dumplings and there were a lot.
Posted a year ago by Walter M.
It took an hour and 10 minutes to deliver my food. The veg steamed dumplings are thick dough, green food dye version. The eggplant dish was an oil saturated disaster. I enjoyed the veg udon soup. It was not worth the hour long wait.
Posted a year ago by Deidre H.
As usual, this place does not disappoint! Great food, great service!
Posted a year ago by Nancy K.
A little bit more expensive that your average Chinese delivery, but the food looks and taste much better. We also like to dine in, as they have quite a few tables, and we like the variety they offer (Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Malaysian). It is our favorite dining place in this neighborhood: reasonably priced and always tasty.
Posted a year ago by Remi C.
I actually really enjoy their sushi. It's very cheap ("50% off" .... all the time), but it's pretty tasty. They do take their time delivering, but the guy who brings it is always pretty pleasant. The side of rice is also light and fluffy, which I did not expect at all. The only downside to this place is the edamame - it's pretty good for the most part, but there are some that are brown and there's usually a few stray rice noodles in them, but they're alright.
Posted a year ago by Katherine W.
Excellent service, fast delivery and have always had a friendly delivery guy, THANKS
Posted a year ago by Robert J.
The meat they sent me was old. Tasting digesting and I was about to throw up. Do not order from here!
Posted a year ago by Adrienne H.
food is average (what else would one expect in this area though, right?) and the delivery is perpetually late and every time that you call to find out where it is----surprisingly it has "already left" (that should be read with a lot of sarcasm)
Posted 2 years ago by Curtis G.
I'm from the west coast where we had several outstanding vegetarian options in chinese quisine. Of all the places we've tried, the Empire Szechuan Noodle House is the only one that serves anything palatable, and some of their dishes (lo mein, sesame, garlic sauce) dishes are excellent. Delivery does take a while, but they say that up front.
Posted 2 years ago by Forest W.
Shrimp was undercooked. Brocolli was hard as a rock. Worst delivery service.
Posted 2 years ago by Clarissa V.
Enjoyed the diverse veg dishes. Food came in about an hour, hot and decent quality. I'll order from Empire Szechuan Noodle House again.
Posted 2 years ago by Andrew L.
The egg rolls were excellent, everything else was good.
Posted 2 years ago by Lynn C.
I wish I could give this place negative stars. The delivery took over an hour. I had to call numerous times. The first time they claimed my food was on its way. The next time they claimed they never even received my order, and in the same sentence said my order was for pick-up, not delivery and that I should know the difference! The woman had the nerve to start an argument with me insisting it was my fault. This was the absolute worst customer service I've ever experienced. Not worth the hassle. Never ever ever giving them my business again!
Posted 2 years ago by Sara V.
worst delivery guy in the world
Posted 2 years ago by Brandon F.
Yuck. Really I mean yuck.
Posted 2 years ago by Dirk M.
Open late with great variety. Big fan of their fish filet w/ ginger. Also, the deliver guys are usually very pleasant.
Posted 2 years ago by Carlos R.
Really rude. I ordered using their promotion that you get a free side on orders over $15, and it didn't say before tax. They called me and told me that since my order wasn't over $15 before tax (it was something like $14.75), they weren't giving me my side. I asked if I could pay for extra rice or a drink or something and get the side I ordered and they screamed 'NO!' and hung up on me.
Posted 2 years ago by Eryn Y.
This is some of the worst food I've ever had.
Posted 2 years ago by Andrew M.
Cold Sesame Noodles!! Roast Fire duck is also amazing - speedy delivery too. This is my new GOTO Chinese spot for the heights :)
Posted 2 years ago by Catherine B.
Best Chinese I've ever lived near. I've been a loyal customer for 13 years.
Posted 3 years ago by christopher m.
Not bad. I order here when im to tired to cook. Scallion pankes, sub gum and beef with peking sauce is great. I like their pad thai too, not to peanuty like other places. Generally good food, but still not my only favorite chinese spot in Wash heights. Also you need to remind them about the free items you get when your order is over $10. One lady is quick about it, the others will not give it to you unless you ask.
Posted 3 years ago by Christina D.
Awful. I've tried this a few times in hopes that the terrible food was a fluke. ((The ease of seamless web is just so tempting)) The ingredients are of poor (and often unrecognizable) quality. "Chicken" is chewy and uneatable, egg rolls POUR grease to the point where they are uneatable as well. And to top it all off, I had VERY little of it, and got food poisoning!!! DO NOT EAT HERE! There are MUCH better Chinese places in the heights.
Posted 3 years ago by Katelin P.
The food is really mediocre. The chicken is often not hot. The delivery service was very poor. Took almost an hour to get our two entrees. They were not hot. The order did not come with the advertised 'free' items and they delivery man demanded a tip.
Posted 4 years ago by Jesse G.
Order did not come with napkins or plastic flatware. I ordered the pu pu plater. The fried items were OVERCOOKED and inedible. Will not order from this restaurant again.
Posted 4 years ago by joseph s.
Food was good but delivery guy was rude. Didnt have print out of order so he yelled at me about not having apartment number. huffed and puffed. Not ordering from here again when there are plenty of good chiniese places around!
Posted 4 years ago by Chad H.
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