I go here alot. Mostly because the lunch buffet is a very good price and is most convinient to me.
It is really nothing special. I cannot point out anything that is off the charts delicious.
It is a decent, quick meal to grab for lunch.
I will say that the eggrolls are absolutely horrid. Dry, dry, dry with a strange flavor I cannot put my finger on quite yet.
I was here for lunch about two weeks ago. The food was OK. Some choices were better than others, but I think that is what people expect when there is a buffet with 100 things to choose from. Nothing was remarkable except for the bill, which was $13 for two people. Good place to eat lots for very little $$$.
We passed several restaurants on our way to Empire China mainly because of all the positive reviews on their food and service. My wife loved crab legs and we couldn't wait. However, when we got there, several items on the buffet were getting dried out and were even mislabeled. The crab legs were almost gone except for a few pieces. Figuring more would be fast on their way out to the buffet, I waited. I ended up having to ask a waitress to get some more out. Except for 4 items on the buffet, the selections were, at best, sub-par. The men's restroom was dirty and smelly. We left very disappointed and will never go back. Thanks to all the people who place false reviews up...you really made our night a loss!
The children and I visited Empire for dinner since I have three of four that love crab legs. I must say that all of the food and even the sushi and raw oysters were great along with the service. I highly recommend Empire to any familes and/or groups plus just couples when you are looking at your budget but still want excellent/fresh food!
Best Chinese Crab Legs Buffet in Panama City Flori
By A Yahoo Contributor, 8/1/07
The crab legs are great, the coconut shrimp and mongolian beef is fantastic. Dirty dicks charges $30 for a few crab legs, this place its all you can eat crab legs for $8.99! And the saki(chinese liquor, actually its rice wine) is good. It gets a little crowded, get there early or get there at 9pm.