Empress Pavilion - Closed

Bamboo Plaza, 988 N. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


  • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 5-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Business Dining, Family Style, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Validation
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
There isn't a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday than meeting friends here for dim sum. Pace it out, so you won't risk missing the little short ribs in a glorious black-bean sauce or any of the exquisite and varied steamed dumplings, so transparent you can easily read the contents: shrimp and greens, chicken and mushrooms. The dumpling in the bird's nest soup is the size of a small bowl; break into it with your spoon, and you'll find a broth so concentrated it tastes as if 10 chickens have been boiled down to get one cupful of soup. But dinners are pretty fine too: If you're lucky, the Dungeness crab steamed with noodles and about half a ton of fresh garlic will be on the menu.

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