The best part about eating Chinese food is the confidence that comes when more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. Dine assured with today's Groupon to Imperial Palace Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a dim sum combination plate for two (a $25.90 value).
- For $22, you get a dim sum combination plate for four (a $51.80 value).
Each combination plate includes:
- One vegetarian egg roll
- Two pork siu mai
- Two potstickers
- Two steamed barbecue pork buns
- Two shrimp dumplings
The Imperial Palace Restaurant's servers travel from table to table ferrying pushcarts laden with more than 100 varieties of dim sum. The combination plate enrolls taste buds in a survey course of bite-sized eats, covering dim sum classics such as vegetarian egg rolls and pork siu mai. Meals conclude with shrimp dumplings and barbecue pork buns served in traditional steamer baskets, modeled after the Ming dynasty's renowned stackable saunas.
Imperial Palace Restaurant
A consummate Chinatown experience unfolds behind Imperial Palace's splashy red and yellow marquee. In a dim-lit dining room lined with mirrors and flocked white curtains, more than 100 varieties of dim sum parade past on pushcarts, which also deliver platters bearing whole Peking ducks. Chefs disrupt the bird's perfectly lacquered surface with quick strokes of the knife at tableside, where diners gently swaddle the roasted morsels in thin pancakes along with fresh vegetables. Late each week, the handsome banquet room welcomes dinner theater shows that probe the existential angst of moo shu pork.