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Jin Yuan Chinese Restaurant & Lounge

41 Temple Street, Waterville, ME 04901
207-861-4433
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Ranked #12 of 81 Restaurants in Waterville
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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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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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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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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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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Bonn, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Due to travels elsewhere, we hadn't been to Jin Yuan's in quite some time and felt we needed to return for what we had known to be great Chinese food at very reasonable prices. I'm not sure if the original owners have sold to another proprietor or if the turnover in the restaurant has resulted in some modicum of chaos,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

This place lacks in any form management... there is always a different person waiting tables... they often out of particular items... the owners clearly have never run a business. the waitresses have no training and it is obvious. this is not a place I would frequent.

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Smithfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I was never a big fan of chinese food but this place has chenged my mind. The place is clean and quiet with some nice music playing which makes for a nice atmosphere......but the food is what tells the tale. We have been there twice and it is simply delicious. I love the egg drop soup that starts the meal.... More

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