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Jin Yuan Chinese Restaurant & Lounge

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41 Temple Street, Waterville, ME 04901
207-861-4433
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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 - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Chinese and lots of it!

I went for lunch the other day with a friend who recommended it. My lunch combo for $7.95 fed me for 3 days! Delicious Mai Tai! Friendly service, comfortable dining room, extensive menu. I'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Gardiner, Maine
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Gardiner, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I went for lunch the other day with a friend who recommended it. My lunch combo for $7.95 fed me for 3 days! Delicious Mai Tai! Friendly service, comfortable dining room, extensive menu. I'll be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My fiancé and I went on a Friday night at 9:30pm. It had seemed like they had a small rush before we got in, with many tables dirty but still one party left, seemed like drunk Colby students, which is not a big deal. The man that sat us looked up at the sign and quietly said, "uh forgot to... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Love the food at Jin Yuan! The service is always friendly and we always feel welcome. We never have to wait long for deliveries and the food is consistent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I eat at Jin's once a week, it's hands down the best around!! The Mother's chicken and Lo mein is the best!! A must try!!

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I think you might have to travel to Boston to have a better Chinese meal. The atmosphere is subdued, but pleasantly so. The wait staff seems genuinely concerned for your dinning experience. The food is just short of perfection, but it is always consistent.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I frequented Jin Yuan several times when they first opened. The location they're in is tough. Historically, businesses haven't lasted there for more than a few months. I used to have a store on Main Street in 1988, and a fast-food Italian sandwich place was there then. After they folded, it became "Hunan Legends," a great little Chinese restaurant that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Waitress suggested moo goo gai pan which I never had before but I was not disappointed. Had lunch so it came with fried rice and one appetizer for a side. I cannot eat fried food and the only disappointment was that they would not substitute soup for a fried appetizer. The only appetizer that wasn't fried was the boneless spare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I love this restaurant. The food is great. The service is wonderful. I don't think there is a better Chinese food restaurant in Central Maine.

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52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This is the first time I've ordered Chinese Take out. The person who answered the phone was very nice and courteous avs repeated my order at the end. It arrived to my house very quickly also. The food was okay. I've had better buffet food then what I had ordered in this take out meal. I do like that they... More 

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Compton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Went to dinner with a friend at Jin Yuan last night. I was in town, had read the reviews and was curious to try it out. The fact that they were serving until 11:00 pm was a relief as we planned to go to a movie and then a late dinner. When we arrived, we were the only ones there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Temple Street, Waterville, ME 04901
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: 207-861-4433

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 - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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