We investigate dense coding by imposing various locality restrictions to our decoder by employing the resource theory of asymmetry framework. In this task, the sender Alice and the receiver Bob share an entangled state. She encodes the classical information into it using a symmetric preserving encoder and sends the encoded state to Bob through a noiseless quantum channel. The decoder is limited to a measurement to satisfy a certain locality condition on the bipartite system composed of the receiving system and the preshared entanglement half. Our contributions are summarized as follows: First, we derive an achievable transmission rate for this task dependently of conditions of encoder and decoder. Surprisingly, we show that the obtained rate cannot be improved even when the decoder is relaxed to local measurements, two-way LOCCs, separable measurements, or partial transpose positive (PPT) measurements for the bipartite system. Moreover, depending on the class of allowed measurements with a locality condition, we relax the class of encoding operations to super-quantum encoders in the framework of general probability theory (GPT). That is, when our decoder is restricted to a separable measurement, theoretically, a positive operation is allowed as an encoding operation. Surprisingly, even under this type of super-quantum relaxation, the transmission rate cannot be improved. This fact highlights the universal validity of our analysis beyond quantum theory.