About Imperial Garden
Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant welcomes you! Regional Chinese specialties are prepared to order with fresh meats, seafood and vegetables. Dine in a cozy booth or enjoy a banquet with friends. Awarded Best of Madison for 29 consecutive years, we take pride in our great food and attentive service. Dietary preferences, such as gluten free or low sodium, are carefully prepared by our chefs on request. A wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes are available.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer catering for business and private parties. Lunches, Appetizer Platters and Dinner Banquets are available. A minimum $50.00 order is required.
Large private lot with easy access and handicap space.
Madison to Middleton bus stops at front driveway. Transit offered by local hotels.
Private Party Facilities:
Imperial Garden is famous for hosting business meetings, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and club gatherings. Banquets and cocktail parties are popular in our private rooms seating 20 to 100.
Private Party Contact:
Karen Meyer: 8669444154
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Imperial Garden Ratings and Reviews
Lunch for four
I have been going to Imperial Gardens for years and have never been disappointed. The food and service have always been excellent. This is one of my favorite places for special occasions and especially nice since it is usually quiet and the folks at the table can talk without shouting.
Very nice, but service was lacking this time...
Dined with my mother after performing in 2 grueling concerts, hence I was overly hungry. Wolfed down the pot stickers that we shared, which were transformed from the ordinary by the orangey garlic teriyaki sauce that accompanied them. Really enjoyed my Shrimp and Snow Peas/Imperial Beef combination--very tasty. My mother ordered the almond chicken and it appeared that peanuts had been substituted. She didn't complain and ate a fair bit of it. Our server wasn't attentive enough to ask about it. The one thing that detracted from the meal was her slow service. When we asked for a few more minutes to peruse the extensive menu, it was more like 15 before she returned (an eternity when one is hungry). When it came time to pay, she delivered the check, but never returned for it. I saw other staff taking the bills up to the cashier, but not wanting to wait around any more, I took it myself. In consequence, I was less generous with my tip than I would have otherwise been. That aside, it is a terrific place for Chinese food. I will return in future with the expectation that a different member of the wait staff will provide more attentive service :-)
Great service and meals for sizable grou ...
Great service and meals for sizable group at late hour
Excellent. App sampler was fantastic! ...
Excellent. App sampler was fantastic! Service was refreshingly attentive and friendly.
was much better the last time we visited, food was pricey but blah in taste. Took home leftovers but threw them out!
Wonderful for birthday dinner!
Had a birthday dinner there. Enjoyed the chicken spinach soup, and father had the three delicacies sizzling rice. Fun!
Often go here. Food consistently good, however food comes out on large open platters and gets cold very quickly. I seem to remember food being served in covered serving pans, which kept it much hotter throughout the meal. They should resume that serving practice.
Not like I remember
I was a little disappointed by my recent visit. My husband, I and three adult children ate there for a holiday get together. The check-in process seemed disorganized and chaotic. Even though I made reservations, we still had to wait twenty minutes past our scheduled time to sit down. Our waitresses seemed harried and overwhelmed. The first waitress asked to take our food order, but we hadn't even ordered drinks yet. So she took our drink order, appetizer order and dinner order all at once. I was worried it would all arrive at once, but thankfully the delivery was spaced out nicely. Unfortunately the appetizers were not warm; seemed they might have been prepared and just sat a bit before being picked up. Still tasty though. The main entrees arrived and they were just ok. I can't put my finger on it, but it certainly was not up to the standard of the last time we ate there. It was just ok.
Great dining experience!
So glad we chose this restaurant for our surprise bday party! Staff was great, very friendly & helpful!
Great place to dine
One of the "Best" Restaurant to go to. Love the food here. Best of Madison.
Our family has dined at Imperial Gardens ...
Our family has dined at Imperial Gardens since their doors first opened and will continue to do so. The staff are stellar, the food consistently delicious. On this recent visit and a few others this year we've had to wait up to 45 minutes from placing our order to food service. I hope they correct this for future visits. Our favorites include Orange Beef, Sesame Chicken over Spinach, Mongolian Beef and Garlic Pork with Green Beans.
Great Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I went to IG last night for an Anniversary celebration. The food and service are here are always first class. We have never have had a marginal meal. Too bad we never seem to get past our menu favorites as the menu is really worth exploring. The bar has an extensive drink and wine list and they pour a nice big cocktail. The evening was extra special when the 3 some at a near by table bought our dinner having heard it was our anniversary. HOW SPECIAL We go there 2 times a month but it never gets ho hum. Good times, great staff
Great Chinese food experience in Madison
Wonderful ambience , tasty,delicious food, beautifully decorated environment where one can eat and talk.
It was ok
My husband and I had been talking about Peking Duck for a while and decided to order ahead and finally go. While the restaurant is very nice and the device was also good, the duck was nothing special. There was no crispy skin like I expected and the duck tasted exactly as if I roasted on with no seasoning. Not sure what made it "Peking". We ate it and we will eat the leftovers, but it was just alright.
I fell in love
I fell in love for this place when I moved to Madison. Food is consistent. Never a bad meal and the staff is spot on. Th went is amazing and I will continue eating here forever
Great Place to dine in.
Imperial Garden is one of the best Chinese Restaurant in Madison, WI Hands down. Food is great, servers are very kind and are very professional when it comes to serving people. I enjoy the food. I also like how the servers check in with their customers to see how they are doing and how the food is. A+ on my book.
As usual, best Chinese in Denver.
As usual, best Chinese in Denver.
Best Chinese food in Madison
Fresh, delicious, beautiful food and great, friendly service.
Haven't been to Imperial Garden in a while. The Hot and Sour soup is still great. I tried the lettuce leaf dinner and it was wonderful. Will be back.
Excellent food. Great staff.
Excellent food. Great staff.
nice atmosphere,, very good Chinese food.
Reliably good Chinese restaurant. Food is always very good. Atmosphere pleasant and inviting. Not too loud.
Good place to be, if you're hungry
We've been to Imperial Garden many times, to sit and dine or just carry out. The food and service are always a great experience. My wife and I decided we wanted to go out for Valentines Day 2015, so we went to Imperial Garden. We got there checked in and were seated, the crowd was already energetic, and we were loving the family atmosphere. We were being served by Peter, seemed to be new, but being a former waiter, I understand the jitters. Peter couldn't hear too well or it appeared so. I asked for Oolong Tea, he heard Green Tea, I asked for honey, he heard Lemon...However after making sure we understood eachother things got better. We ordered 4 orders of eggrolls, our food took soooo long to arrive. It was nice and hot though, so we appreciated that. The hostess, noticed and apologized for service taking so long. Overall it was a wonderful experience as can always be expected, we tipped Peter well, and we will return.
Good food, but long wait
My family & I usually dine at the east side Imperial Gardens, but once a year we meet another family at this location. We love the large table and roominess, but continue to be disappointed at the time it takes the entrees to come out after our appetizers. We watched 2-3 tables order, eat, and pay before our main entrees were delivered to our table. (They were piping hot, so there's no question they were fresh.) We have had more guests at the east location on numerous occasions. We never have the wait time like we experience on the west side.
We have been eating here for years. Family favorite Chinese cuisine spot. Fragrant chicken is especially good. Haven't found anything quite like it anywhere else.
Great place to be
Imperial Garden is one of the best Chinese Restaurant in Madison. Foods are great and a great atmosphere to be in. I always go here on special occasions and would highly recommend it. I know some people don't like it but at least give it a try.
We do come here fairly regularly with my parents. The more formal atmosphere is very much appreciated. The waitstaff is always friendly and very accommodating. The only things I would like to see added are regarding food choices. We tend to frequent spots that offer organic, minimal chemicals ( No MSG!) and source locally (crediting the vendors on menu). Please put lower sodium, soy sauce alternative on the table, or offer it upon request in the bottle. I always request lower sodium soy sauce and it is presented in a small dish. Never sure what I'm getting. This past week we dined and were seated in the front dining room, with our coats on. It was so cold our noses were cold. We did ask to have the heat up, nothing was done.
The food was great. The waitress was wonderful. They even brought a piece of cheesecake and sang Happy Birthday to my husband. All six of us really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.
Back dining room is cold and dreary. We ...
Back dining room is cold and dreary. We asked to be moved to the front dining room which is warm and has a more welcoming, bright decor. Food was great and a very attentive, pleasant server.
Reliably good food
Try the flounder! It's fresh, perfectly prepared, and a break from the usual.
I heard a lot of great things about Imperial Gardens but I was disappointed. I thought the appetizers were good but the main course was below average. The chicken tasted like old bubble gum and the Spicy Chicken wasn't very spicy at all. The server was friendly but obviously was stretched out too thin having to many tables to provide great service.
Brown Rice Available!
Happy brown rice is available on request! Healthier options would be appreciated, like no MSG.
atmosphere, food , conversation
Reliably delicious food at a reasonable price in a wonderful atmosphere. Busy place, always good. You can have a reasonable conversation with the noise level here.
Great first time experience
We'd go back in a heartbeat. Excellent menu, food, service and atmosphere. We couldn't have been more pleased.
In the 30 years we have been going there, Imperial Garden never fails.
food and service
Quality of food is excellent!!!!! I have never been disappoited at this facility. Additionally, Karen (the manager) is on top of everything.....
Wonderful Experience Overall
Excellent Server. She was very helpful with our choices. Fun banquet family style program for four people. Excellent food. Best calamari I've ever had. Excellent peppered steak. All the food was wonderful!!
We have enjoyed Imperial Garden many tim ...
We have enjoyed Imperial Garden many times before and have loved the food. We went for Mother's Day and the service was horrible. I don't know if they weren't properly staffed but our dinner took over two and a half hours. It was a challenge to get drink refills or anything else. I'm sure we'll go back at some point but not anytime soon.
Service was awful and food was cold and tasteless
Great place, best food.
One of the best place to eat at a Chinese Restaurant. Food is great.
Great Chinese food in Wisconsin
We had a variety if dishes (pork, tofu, sea bass), some spicy and some not. All were flavorful and distinct. I would have liked the option for brown rice, but it was not offered. We would certainly come again.
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