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Jan Mee Chinese Restaurant

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280 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
207-761-4335
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
not bad, not great

we arrived from out of town on the Greyhound and found ourselves here, HUNGRY. we were seated with cups of ice water and left to explore the buffet. overall, some of the stuff good, some not. the classic chinese chicken fingers were WAAYY too greasy, bad sign, that's deep frying 101... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2012
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farmington, maine
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

A friend of mine has been a loyal customer at this sub par buffet for years for reasons unknown to me. That is until today. Those years of patronage where paid of quite cruelly. My friend is partially blind and recently received a service dog. The manager here refused to seat him instead offering him a seat in a back... More 

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FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Food was mediocre. It was delivered to my hotel. However, I found something that looked like a fairly large piece of glass in my sesame bean curd (see picture). I called the restaurant to speak with the manager to find out that the manager wasn't there and the woman on the phone said I could speak with her. After questioning... More 

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Today, I visited Jan Mee for the first and last time. My boyfriend and I arrived at Jan Mee shortly after 6:30 and were greeted promptly, albeit in a tired and cheerless manner, by a woman behind the bar to our left as we entered. We were quickly seated in the quiet and clean restaurant. There were TVs playing to... More 

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farmington, maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

we arrived from out of town on the Greyhound and found ourselves here, HUNGRY. we were seated with cups of ice water and left to explore the buffet. overall, some of the stuff good, some not. the classic chinese chicken fingers were WAAYY too greasy, bad sign, that's deep frying 101. some of the stuff was cold (egg foo yung,... More 

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Saint Pierre, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had diner there and food was very good. Prices were not expensive and we spent a good time at this place. we'll come back in a couple of days to get another meal at this place

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GA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The food had obviously been out under the buffet for a long time. An unsavory customer started making a scene, and to their credit, was promptly escorted out. The people were nice, but the food was below average and made me long for the trusted Chinese buffet near my home.

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Greater Portland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

lunch time...and they are serving yesterday's leftovers. It looks cold and old. Most of the serving pans were empty, when I questioned this they said fresh food would be "on the way" didn't bother to stay -Why not start the day with fresh food?

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

The food here has gone from mildly bad to just plain terrible . . . it's pretty much inedible - everything I've had has just been that.

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South Portland, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

I love Chinese food and have been to restaurants in several different towns and states. Jan Mee has been a favorite of my friends and I for at least 10 years. I didn't think it possible but they have improved even more this year. The food is typically Americanized Chinese but with good quality ingredients. The meat pieces in dishes... More 

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Bath
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

This restaurant is currently under the new managerment, the new owner is nice and the food is better than before, thats because they don't put any MSG anymore. I hate MSG.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 280 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-4335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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