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Empress Pavilion

988 North Hill St.
Bamboo Plaza, Number 201
Los Angeles, CA, 90012, United States
TEL: (213) 617-9898

This "Grande Dame" of Chinatown is the go-to spot for Angelinos craving dim sum in the downtown area. With sliding walls that open to accommodate 800 guests, the cavernous dining hall is located on the second floor of a shopping mall and is largely unadorned save for plush red carpet, classic white table cloths, and a few Chinese screen prints. The highlight is inarguably the dim sum which is served daily until 3 p.m. and attracts devotees city-wide with its selection of 200-plus dishes, including traditional staples such as barbecue pork buns, shrimp toast, and mango pudding.

Insider Tip:

Don’t let the dim sum prevent you from sampling the more exotic specialties, such as shark’s fin and bird's nest soup.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Large Groups
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Prix Fixe
  • Private Room Available
  • Tasting Menu

Cuisine Type:: Chinese


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