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Chef Ho is pleased to give back to the community by offering one table each night to Bay Area healthcare workers to enjoy a complimentary prix fixe dinner for two from Monday through Saturday at the restaurant's bar or tea lounge.

Available by reservation only and proof of a medical ID, dinner can be booked by emailing


Michelin-starred Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon leads the stellar culinary staff at his namesake restaurant, Empress by Boon, serving an elegant yet approachable seasonal menu of modern Cantonese gastronomy. Applying traditional culinary techniques to fresh, often unexpected ingredients, Chef Ho offers distinctive, elevated dishes that create a memorable epicurean experience.


Empress by Boon boasts an extensive wine list of top international producers, each hand selected to ideally pair with Chef Ho's Cantonese cuisine. The eclectic list features a range of well-known to more obscure labels and varietals allowing for both the novice and seasoned connoisseur to select a wine to enjoy with ease. A well curated beer selection that complements Chef Ho's cuisine is also featured, including authentic Chinese brews.


The expertly curated cocktail menu reflects the intention to create unique offerings that show an appreciation for the time-honored classics while also introducing creative and unexpected ingredients for an added spin. Each cocktail complements the Cantonese flavors and cooking techniques for a cohesive experience.


Empress by Boon sources their exceptional coffee and tea offerings from artisanal operations in their own community. The restaurant supports businesses that practice fair trade and are eco-conscious to produce top of the line goods that are also environmentally and socially responsible.


Empress by Boon's stunning interior design features modern elements alongside restored features from the location's predecessor - the iconic Chinatown landmark Empress of China. The restaurant boasts striking views of the district and city skyline from three vantage points, with each space designed to showcase the unique aspects of each perspective. Every design detail has been carefully chosen including fine tableware by RUYI, contemporary Chinese designs from French heritage brand LEGLE, that was designed exclusively for Empress by Boon.