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Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming interest in Chef Ho’s complimentary dinner for two each evening for our Bay Area Healthcare workers, currently we are no longer able to accept any new inquiries. The waitlist is extensive, and we want to ensure that those that have reached out already have the opportunity to dine with us.

Thank you for everything that our front-line workers have done to help us. We are grateful for your commitment to caring for our community!


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.