Have you ever paid $17 for Singaporean noodle, or $18 for Cashew Chicken? Well, that's the price you should expect for this high end Chinese restaurant in SF. I don't think I've ever paid that much for Chinese food in my whole life! Granted, they did have a nice view and all their waiters were dressed up in green suits, but the food itself was not worth the price. The portions were small and the taste was way too greasy! Our hot and sour soup cost us $8 for two little bowls. I'm used to paying $7 for a big bowl of hot and sour soup that feeds 6 in Seattle. I guess this is what happens when you choose a restaurant where George Bush dined at? My advice for those who are looking for authentic and affordable Chinese food? Don't go to Empress China. The food is just ok.