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A Fine Chinese Restaurant



Since the Imperial Chinese Restaurant made its debut in 1985, it has become, quite simply, the standard by which all other Denver Chinese cuisine is judged. Owner Johnny Hsu, who has created a tradition of large scale, fine Asian establishments and owns the exquiste Palace Chinese Restaurant in south Denver. And while diners have remained loyal over the past two decades, so have the restaurant critics.

The Imperial Chinese Restaurant is famous for it’s spicy Szechwan dishes. It was first to introduce the sesame chicken to Denver and it’s flavorful version is still the best. The melt in your mouth Chilean sea bass in black bean sauce, stir fired Dungeness crab, steamed whole striped bass and continuous addition of new Chinese dishes keep loyal diners coming back.

Daily Lunch Specials

Available for lunch Tuesday – Friday from Open-4PM.
Served with soup (Hot and Sour or Onion Egg Drop),
Vegetable Roll, and rice (white rice, brown rice, or pork fried rice +$1.50).


Shanghai Fire Cracker Prawns


Grilled Steak Stir-Fried with Pickled Ginger


Beijing Sesame Scallops


Kyoto Teriyaki Salmon Filet

Signature Items


Sesame Chicken

Lightly battered chicken tossed in our original sesame sauce - a perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy.

Sesame "Chicken"

A replica of our infamous Sesame Chicken with all the original flavors minus the meat!

Filet of Beef Tenderloin Hong Kong Style

Tender cut of filet mignon grilled, sliced, and stir fried in a Burgundy sauce with snap peas.

Chilean Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce

Slices of Chilean sea bass stir-fried in a rich, savory black bean sauce with onions & bell peppers.
Gluten Free