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Empire Szechuan

15 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.734399 -73.999837
nr. 10th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-691-1535 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Juice/Smoothie, Chinese, Health Food, Japanese/Sushi, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan
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Official Website

empiretogo.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Prices

$8.95-$22.50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Chambers St. to 34th St., Ave. A to West Side Hwy.

Profile

This venue is closed.

This keep-it-simple chain bridges much of Asia—its five branches churn out enough Chinese, Japanese, Thai, "Revolution Diet" (health conscious), and vegetarian food to fill a 10-page menu. The 97th St. flagship opened in 1976 and doesn't appear to have been remodeled since. Garish violet and aqua neon illuminate the sprawling space, and a massive, poorly reproduced Japanese mural covers the back wall. The seating is austere: marbleized formica tables and a sushi bar adorned by wood and paper lanterns. Of the overwhelming and largely mediocre offerings the best eats are Szechuan specialties. The Paradise Chicken douses shredded meat, slightly sweet red bell peppers, and earthy Portobello mushrooms in a spicy red chili sauce typical of the region. The more adventurous jumbo shrimp are glazed with a house-made honey walnut sauce and served with candied walnuts. The dim sum, sadly, doesn't live up to its hype.

Recommended Dishes

Paradise chicken, $10.50; honey crispy walnut shrimp, $12.50

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