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Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

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597 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06053-3965
860-827-8988
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant inside, don't let the exterior scare you away!

Invited for the first time, I was greatly impressed by the decore and fine paintings and art. The propietors greeted and welcomed us graciously. The menu was a bit higher that your typical oriental diner, but I found the quality higher as well. Beyond all, the table servers were extra attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
GringoAlto2000
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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214 reviews 214 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Invited for the first time, I was greatly impressed by the decore and fine paintings and art. The propietors greeted and welcomed us graciously. The menu was a bit higher that your typical oriental diner, but I found the quality higher as well. Beyond all, the table servers were extra attentive and very personalble and professional, especially Miss Happy !

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Farmington, Connecticut
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161 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We really like this restaurant for lunch. They serve on table clothes with cloth napkins and their fried noodles are fresh and tasty. The wait staff are dressed formally and the amount of food always requires us to come out with a doggy bag. The only problem I have is their soups. The wontons are much too thick and doughy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great Taste is really GREAT. The best China restaurant in this area. Great atmosphere, everything is really freesh and tasty. My favorite Peking Duck is Awesome. The best for you ➡ take 📞 call and make reservation.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First experience was our last ! We thought we'd treat ourselves to a PooPoo platter. WHAT A MISTAKE ! Shrimp toast was not prepared properly, too thick breading.Ribs had barely any meat on them. Egg rolls tough and chewy. chicken fingers overly battered. A chicken / vegetable stir fry was so dry it didn't moisten rice.Our waiter was a picklepuss.... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great Taste is the only place to get Chinese food. We went elsewhere in the past, but nothing else comes close.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I have been going to this Chinese restaurant for over 25 years and the food is always great. A little pricey, but it's worth it. It's conveniently accessible from major highways near New Britain, with ample secure parking. The place is classy, clean, service is prompt, and the staff very courteous and friendly. They start you up... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great Taste in New Britain, CT is, by far, the best Chinese food restaurant in the Greater Hartford area. Stopped in around noon on a Saturday and the place was already busy. We were seated next to a family with kids who were jumping around so we asked if we could move - not sure if that upset our waiter... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited for Chinese New Year. In addition to the regular menu, they had a special four course menu for the week (through 2/25/15). Dinner includes glass of wine or champagne. The ribeye off the special menu was fabulous! The entire meal was great but the ribeye was especially good.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always very good food and just amazing friendly prompt service, I eat there quite often and the prices are excellent. One of the best places in New Britain to enjoy great dining.

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Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

lets start with greetings smiles and attentive staff. Then you are seated at a crisp clean table setting. followed by warm moist towelletts. Ice water, hot tea, and excellent food. finalized by a treat. Ecellent value for such great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 597 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06053-3965
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: 860-827-8988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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