Empire State (Cafe)

Empire State (Cafe)

201 Victoria Street
#04-03 Iluma

1 Woodlands Square
#02-10/K10 Causeway Point

1 Seletar Road
#02-04 Greenwich V


Huge Serving Sizes
(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Spent about $15 per person.


I've passed Empire State (Cafe) numerous times, but never really got around to dining here till recently. 
The best thing about Empire State (Cafe) is that for the same price you'll pay for a meal at other cafes, you get nearly double the amount of food in 1 serving. Great value for money.

Empire State (Cafe) has pretty decent western style food, just that it comes super-sized. The table next to mine had 3 guys sharing 1 huge burger and fries!

I liked the BBQ Ribs, reminds me of the St. Louis style BBQ ribs, tender and comes off the bone easily, while the tangy BBQ sauce gives a savory kick. 

The Herb Roasted Maple Glazed Chicken was bathed in an addictive brown sauce. The maple syrup in the sauce had just that hint of sweetness. The chicken meat was still juicy within. Delicious!

Looking forward to try some of their other dishes next time!

BBQ Ribs

Herb Roasted Maple Glazed Chicken


Update (Aug-2012): I had a good experience dining at the former Empire State (Cafe) outlet at Iluma, and this new outlet carries the torch well.

Ambience is still styled after American road side diners, with large comfortable seats, and quirkey decor.

Service is friendly and attentive, and food is served quickly.

Food portions are as large as ever, and still taste pretty good.

I had a craving for Root Beer Float, and the Empire State (Cafe) version didn't disappoint... Large mug of root beer, topped with a generous helping of quality vanilla ice cream... Extremely satisfying!

The Empire State Hot Dog comes with generous toppings of cheese, chili sauce, mustard, chili beef sauce, and onions. The sausage was quite long, at 12 inches (!), but is factory made, which resulted in a lower overall taste. The 10 inch bun would have been better if it was toasted slightly.

Root Beer Float 01

Root Beer Float 02

Empire State Hot Dog 01

Empire State Hot Dog 02

Bacon Chili Cheese Dog 01

Bacon Chili Cheese Dog 02

Bacon Chili Cheese Dog 03

Corn Dog 01

Corn Dog 02