Empress Pavilion (Chinese): "..." Empress Pavilion Tip by Phalaenopsis03
Empress Pavilion, Los Angeles: 4 reviews and 3 photos
To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn't at all impressed by this restaurant, which has apparently become a Chinatown institution. It's highly commercialized and the food itself lacked the quality and freshness I've been accustomed to elsewhere. Consequently, I'd suggest heading over to the newer suburban Chinatowns of San Gabriel Vallery, i.e., San Gabriel, Monterey Park, and Rosemead where you're sure to experience authentic Cantonese cooking / dim sum the way it should be. See tip on Sea Harbor Seafood below.
DIm sum is a great Chinese culinary tradition that even foreigners can appreciate. At dim sum, the guest has the opportunity to point and choose from a metal cart a whole assortment of finger foods (or in this case chopsticks foods) from steamed bbq pork buns (bao) to shrimp dumplings to custard tarts and even chicken feet (fung jeow). I personally think it's an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday midmorning.
Address: 988 North Hill St., Los Angeles
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: At the Bamboo Plaza Center on the second floor.
Phone: (213) 617-9898
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum
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