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China Light Fast Foods

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571 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401-3337
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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good deal, but not the best Chinese restaurant

This restaurant is located in the town long time. They are quick and professional. You can find the good deal here. You are very full after finishing the meal here absolutely with a good price. Probably, cheapest in the town. However, it is not the best Chinese place in the town. I wouldn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A wonderful surprise - incredibly fresh tasting ingredients, prepared perfectly, and very inexpensive. We ordered two combination plates to go - chicken lo mein was particularly good, with huge chunks of tender chicken! Lots of great food for a great price. We'll go whenever we are in town!

Thank Yomama2013
Bangor, Maine
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family eats here at least twice each month. One of the meals we ordered was the House Special Fried Rice. There was an entire egg shell mixed up in there. Perhaps when they cracked it they were going too fast and accidentally tossed it in the food instead of the trash. We tried to over-look the first piece, until... More 

Thank MaineTravelFan
Nova Scotia, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

They don't really have combination plates consisting of 4 items, which we are used to ordering. They have 2 item plates, but managed to get what we wanted. We had enough food to eat twice! For the amount and quality of the food we paid $16 there but in nova Scotia we would have paid around $40! The food was... More 

Thank tracyromeril
Bangor, Maine
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For over 30 years, China Light has provided fast, inexpensive Cantonese food for the Bangor area. The wonton soup is as good as it gets and the subgum chicken chow mein remains a standout. Where they attempt different schools of Chinese cooking, they are not as high quality, but their Tofu Family Style is a great bargain.

Thank Metsfan123
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant is located in the town long time. They are quick and professional. You can find the good deal here. You are very full after finishing the meal here absolutely with a good price. Probably, cheapest in the town. However, it is not the best Chinese place in the town. I wouldn't recommend for fried rice and teriyaki beef.... More 

Thank popo_kuki
Bangor, Maine
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is Chinese Fast Food- lots of the standards they just get them ready quick. Only a few seats to sit in, they make bank on take out. Though I am not a vegetarian I really like the Szechuan Spicy Tofu. I have never left here hungry- serving sizes are always good. They have added delivery. Prices are excellent. If... More 

Thank TommyC65_Bangor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I have tried Chinese takeout from every place in Bangor and China Light is by far the best in the area. The reviews i have read here are absolutly ridiculous and my advice to anybody reading them is to try this place and form your own opinion. I order takeout/delivery once a week for the past 20+ years and i... More 

Thank jmiletich
Bangor, Maine, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We have always gotten our Chinese takeout at China Light. Lately it has been dry and tasteless, it use to be so good! Last night we thought we would try it one last time and it was awful, dried out pork, chicken overdone and dry, even the rice was terrible and tasteless. The dog couldn't even chew it! You lost... More 

Thank Roxane- E
Dover Foxcroft, Maine
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47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I will never forget the experience I had with China Light. My family brought home takeout and shortly after I ate, my heart raced and raced to the point where I had to go to bed. I thought I would die. I highly recommend if you have an intolerance to MSG, you clearly ask for no MSG. This is not... More 

Thank Eating2012
Orono, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We like China Light for the convenience and because the food isn't bad... not very authentic, typically prepared expected dishes, but we like it. There is a huge variety of combo meals, which means it's quick and easy to get what everyone likes. I can also feed a family of three for under $20, which is a good deal anytime.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 571 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401-3337
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 207-947-6750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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