We headed into the city on Monday to check out the new exhibits at the Powerhouse Museum so while we were out and about we decided to try Emperor's Gardens Soya Chicken. The restaurant is small and unassuming from the outside and could be any Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Inside the decor is reminiscent of a 1970s Chinese restaurant but the food is absolutely delicious.
The soya chicken is beautifully cooked and almost melts in the mouth. The only minor downfall is the chicken is carved with the bones left in so you have to eat around them which is a little tricky unless you're very adept at using chopsticks but this really is a minor fault. Also the dish with rice or noodles was a little big for just one person if you wanted to sit in the restaurant and eat alone. You could order the chicken with noodles from the takeaway window for just $11.50 but this wasn't an option if you were sitting down to eat.
As for service was fairly efficient but the restaurant was fairly quiet when we went in so it is hard to tell what the service would be like in a packed restaurant. I would also say that the table were a little packed in so if the restaurant was full I think you may struggle to get in and out but again this is a minor point.
Unfortunately the food was so good we tucked in before I got to take a photo so the photo on here is not mine.