There isn't much of a selection for chinese food in Winthrop, but when I have to choose, I choose China Empress. The food is more authentic, and better flavored then the other choice. The front end service people speak english, while I can't say the same for the alternative. The prices are reasonable and the service is quick. There is a small dinning room, similar to a fast-food resturant; but I prefer to get take-out!