Restaurants & Bars Los Angeles Area

Empress Pavilion

toitoi | | Feb 22, 2008 06:55 PM

Over the years I've had Dim Sum at the Empress Pavilion, usually weekdays. Last Sunday, we went knowing full well there'd be up to an hour wait. Got there at Noon, seated about 1.

Noticed in the window, a change of ownership liquor license application, but didn't think about it. When we sat down, we noticed that there were only two carts circulating the enitre room, and a few waiters were carrying trays of eats.

Asked for duck, bbq pork, chicken, and suckling pig - sorry all gone was the answer, and that was at about 1:15. There wasn't even a cart of cooked to order, gai-lan. No shrimp toast, but we got five battered deep fried shrimp. Fortunately, there were chicken feet (not many folks appreciate them).

When we left people were still waiting to be seated, unaware that they'd have to order from the menu to be fed - Dim Sum done.

Guess a change of ownership is in the works, but to run out of food on a Sunday when they know hordes of people will be coming is inexcusable. And, it's New Year's !!!

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