Glad to see another blogger making the case for Emperor's Palace, the first Chinese restaurant to demonstrate for me that when my colleagues asserted that there was no Chinese food in Albany better than P.F. Chang's that they were very, very wrong. Both Emperor's and Ala Shanghai are in fact terrific.
And you don't have to take our word for it -- it's also cited in this Times article about Albany attractions. It's not a very good restaurant graded on a curve; it's very good by New York City standards.