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220 Maine Mall Rd, Ste 100, South Portland, ME 04106-2364
207-774-4292
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 13
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good tea. Good meal. Nice service

Average menu, not too adventurous. We stopped here for a quick and easy lunch. Dumplings were a bit thick and doughy. The main course Mango duo was delicious. Our waitress was most accommodating. The restaurant needs a cosmetic upgrade. It seems dingy and old, not in a good way. .

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Sue B
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addison, maine, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was decent, but not as hot as it could have been. On the plus side our waiter was very attentive.

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The problem with Chinese food in Maine is that most folks have never had REALLY GOOD Chinese food so you might think this stuff is pretty good. Let me tell you, it's nothing special. The dumplings are doughy, the soups and sauces are goopy, not light and flavorful, and there's just nothing memorable about ANY dish imparticular ... anymore. At... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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146 reviews 146 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was my 4th or 5th trip to Imperial China. I ordered take out and it was ready when I came to pick it up. At home, as I was pouring the food from the container to a plate I noticed a dime-sized bug sitting in my moo goo gai pan! I was not pleased whatsoever. We threw out the... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Average menu, not too adventurous. We stopped here for a quick and easy lunch. Dumplings were a bit thick and doughy. The main course Mango duo was delicious. Our waitress was most accommodating. The restaurant needs a cosmetic upgrade. It seems dingy and old, not in a good way. .

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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142 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've tried Imperial twice in the last few weeks. Once for take out and once dining in. The wonton soup is my favorite, it has much more flavor than many of your Chinese restaurants. The lunch combos are very reasonable ($6-$8) and come with soup. Service was quick and attentive. This is now one of my go-to Chinese restaurants in... More 

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Poland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We finally returned to Imperial China recently. My husband & I each ordered hot & sour soup & Mongolian Beef. Soup was very good. We liked the Mongolian dish except for the fact that it contained ONLY beef & onions. However beef was good quality & sauce was very good. Later we returned again & each ordered Twice Sauteed Pork.... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Seriously. Our first visit, we ordered $60 in take-out. 2 of the 4 entrees had to be put down the disposal because they were disgusting beyond anything I've ever eaten in over 30 years of Chinese take out. When I say not fit for a dog, I mean we offered our dog a piece of the jumbo "amazing" shrimp, and... More 

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Nova Scotia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food is always terrific, and the servings are enormous. We usually share a meal when we go for diner. The lunches are just the right size.

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Harpswell, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

For years, Imperial China has been serving decent Chinese food near the Maine Mall. It has all the usual choices -- hot and sour soup, chicken wings, General Tso chicken, etc. The luncheon specials are particularly good value, soup, dish, rice, and fortune cookie. Service is efficient without being brusque. So, if you don't want to eat at the food... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Luncheon specials aways large portion. I have been going here for at least 15 years. It never gets old. Highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Maine Mall Rd, Ste 100, South Portland, ME 04106-2364
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-774-4292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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