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Imperial China Chinese Restaurant

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Typical Chinese restaurant

Went for lunch, prices were reasonable. Food was served in a timely manner. However, the server wasn't exactly friendly. And here's the weird thing. They DON'T HAVE EGG ROLLS! What's up with that?

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food was NOT good. We had take out trying to satisfy a quick need and a little craving. We were sure disappointed. Never again. The food was terrible, so much so that two of the three of us didn't feel well afterwards, and really didn't eat very much. Avoid this one at all costs.

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for lunch, prices were reasonable. Food was served in a timely manner. However, the server wasn't exactly friendly. And here's the weird thing. They DON'T HAVE EGG ROLLS! What's up with that?

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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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155 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?