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Empire Kitchen

218 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.67609 -73.98068
nr. President St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-858-1975 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Bergen St. to 1st St., Nevins St. to Propect Park West


This venue is closed.

With just a handful of tables, a few red sconces, and some is-there-table-service-or-not confusion, Empire Kitchen is actually a takeout spot that's made a concession to those who wish to stay. Any who do should flag the waitress to learn how each dish is prepared: The kitchen has the habit of deep frying dishes into oblivion so that hot chili pepper chicken might taste like popcorn chicken with hot sauce. Which isn't to say the fryer delivers only culinary curios: Basil pancakes are pleasantly light and flaky, and fried vegetable dumplings have a hearty (if suspiciously meaty) flavor. The real draw here, oddly enough, is the special diet and health menu. This option lets you concoct your own dish with meat, seafood or tofu and a bevy of fresh vegetables, accompanied by your choice of sauce on the side.

Recommended Dishes

Basil pancake, $3.50; moo shu shrimp, $7.50