Emperor's Garden

Las Vegas, Nevada
4215 Spring Mountain Road
Suite B203,
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 889-6777


The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been hosted in the Rio All Suites: Las Vegas Hotel and Casino since 2004. Always on the lookout for good food options, I quickly realized that Chinatown was only a few (long) blocks away from the hotel. When I’m in the mood for Chinese food in the morning, Emperor’s Garden is my go-to breakfast spot.

I always make sure to get an order of their Shanghai steamed dumplings. The Shanghai dumplings are a form of Xiaolongbao, a “soup dumpling” that has a flavorable soup inside of the dumplings after steaming. I’ve had Xiaolongbao several times at Din Tai Fung, an Asian dumpling chain famous for these dumplings. The dumplings at Emperor’s Garden are not at the same level as Din Tai Fung, but I’m shocked at how good they compare.

Most often I will also get an order of their pan friend dumplings. I find the dough on these to be a little thick, but I still enjoy them.


01 July 2010