Chinese food on two plates on a table

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Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Authentic. Made from Scratch. Celebrated.

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Our Story

Since 1985, Imperial Chinese Restaurant has been a cornerstone of Denver's dining scene, renowned for introducing sesame chicken to the city. Our made-from-scratch dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients, offer an unparalleled culinary experience.

Popular Dishes

Sesame chicken on a plate

Sesame Chicken

Chicken lo mein on a plate

Chicken Lo Mein

Wonton Soup in a bowl

Wonton Soup

Orange chicken on a plate

Orange Chicken

Hot and sour soup in a bowl

Hot & Sour Soup

Fried rice on a plate

Fried Rice

Mongolian Beef on a plate

Mongolian Beef

Kung Pao chicken on a plate

Kung Pao Chicken

Dining room with set tables

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431 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 11AM - 9:30PM
Friday: 11AM - 10PM
Saturday: 12PM - 10PM
Sunday: 4PM - 9:30PM

Happy Hour

Tuesday - Saturday: 3PM - 5PM

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Retro Vibes

poster of westword best of denver 1984 to 2024

Award Winning

  • Westword’s Best Americanized Chinese Winner in 2003 
  • Westword’s Best American Chinese Restaurant Winner in 2005 
  • Westword’s Best Chinese Winner in 2013 
  • Westword’s Best Chinese Restaurant Winner in 2014 
  • Westword’s Best Chinese Restaurant Winner in 2017 
  • Westword’s Best Chinese Restaurant Winner in 2024 


Don't just take our word for it, see what the foodies have to say

Matt M.

I’d probably eat there everyday.

If I lived closer, I’d probably eat there everyday. The food is fantastic! My kids can’t get enough of it. Definitely love all the newly added fresh flowers through the restaurant. They’re so beautifully done. The new host, Logan, is a fresh of breath air to a place we’ve been going to for years. Wish hosts and hostesses at other restaurants could learn from this guy.

DeMario W.

EXCELLENT!!! 10/10

This is easily my favorite Chinese food spot in Denver. The Restaurant is really clean, everyone is so nice, and their fried rice is EXCELLENT!!! 10/10

Ryan L.

It's very solid

I have lived in the Denver metro for more than 6 years, yet I had never been to this place until recently. It’s very solid - probably among the best American Chinese restaurants in the south metro. Lots of longtime Denverites say that and I can now understand why. Food is definitely fresher and of higher quality.

Dave M.

Beautiful presentation & amazing food.

Had the cold noodles and chicken dumplings. Amazing, table side service was impressive! We also had sesame chicken and chicken chow meín. Beautiful presentation amazing food. I don't know why this place has a 4 for overall rating. The sérvice staff go above and beyond. I would kill for food this good in salt lake city. Our Chinese restaurants are not great. This place is great. Old eclectic decor. I will be back for a whole fish and more cold noodles won tons and dumplings.