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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Not bad

We have eaten here many many times over the last 10 years. We do notice an inconsistency in the food sometimes. Overall decent food in a nice convenient location. Service is okay, on par with any other Chinese food restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Devin F
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Lee, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this charming restaurant many years ago. We were quite pleased to see that it is still open. It is a little difficult to find, but worth the GPS Our favorite dishes are the "crispy" anything -beef, duck, chicken, etc. The sesame sauce they use on their beef is one of the best I have ever had Prices are... More 

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Thank nikcha
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many many times over the last 10 years. We do notice an inconsistency in the food sometimes. Overall decent food in a nice convenient location. Service is okay, on par with any other Chinese food restaurant.

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Thank Devin F
Harpswell, Maine
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156 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Close to the Maine Mall, and a longtime favorite. Service is usually quick. The food is consistently good. The selections are familiar. Hot and sour soup, crispy chicken wings, cold noodles, double sautéed pork, General Tao chicken. Add a beer and you're ready to shop some more.

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Thank Peter B
maine
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Low Mein with soup & brown rice was too low in price, hence the quality of food was poor. Everything was served cold and the service was slow. We left without eating. They don't know what they are doing. Donato

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Thank fortemaine
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Many Chinese food purists might find Greater Portland lacking in good choices in Chinese food but within those choices we enjoy Imperial China by far compared to others. Last night 4 of us shared Sesame Beef, Pineapple Chicken, and Pork Lo Mein along with spring rolls, soups, and rice. All were fresh and well prepared. The service was good and... More 

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Thank TundraJayco
Lewiston, Maine
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Used to be one of my favorites when I was in the area. I had not been there in a long time, it was 2:00pm on a Sunday, my wife and I and one other couple were the only ones in the entire restaurant. We ordered the service was good and the food was very good.

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Thank Paul S
ottawa
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by the Hampton Inn because it was close to the hotel and I wanted chinese food. I arrive at 6pmapprox. 7 tables had guests when I left at 7pm only one table was occupied, The food was OK but not out of this world

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Thank caguerin2006
st Petersburg, United States
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

i have been frequenting this great restaurant for 25+ years and never had a disappointment, the soups, appetizers are always good and the General Tso's chicken is delightful, other great dishes include the shredded beef Szechuan, crispy duck, Mongolian beef. Everything is good and well priced

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Thank Mike V
Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Chinese food here is delicious and the price is very affordable. The best deal is the lunch. It came with appetizer,a bowl of soup and the main meal such as Pepper steak with white or brown rice. The price tag is below eight dollars not including tax..

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Thank cheelyum
Portland Parish, Jamaica
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Chinese restaurants come and go, but Imperial China continues to do a great job! Delicious cashew chicken and crab Rangoon,

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?