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Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant

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365 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-4924
207-873-2828
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
americanized Chinese food

The food here is decent however it is nothing like what I am used to in major cities or SF chinatown for example. I expect things like duck, but its not there. For the area the food is good. I like the pad thai and generally order out from here 3 times a week. I always have to request extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Nathan B
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food here is decent however it is nothing like what I am used to in major cities or SF chinatown for example. I expect things like duck, but its not there. For the area the food is good. I like the pad thai and generally order out from here 3 times a week. I always have to request extra... More 

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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fairly standard Americanized Chinese food. Appetizers are the best part. Stick with chicken or beef; the pork is a strange texture (dry & dense) and flavored (marinated?). The owner is often present & always charming, and her young staff are generally upbeat. There aren't many great dining choices in this area, so we do eat here occasionally, even though it... More 

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Maine
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33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We come here all the time. This is by far the best Chinese restaurant we have been to. Everything has great flavor and cooked perfect. The drinks are the best! Managment is always in the room talking to all the customers. Always great to see. A must stop!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You know what it feels like to visit a restaurant run by teenaged girls? Where was the adult manager presence?

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North Port, Florida, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I happened to be staying at the Best Western on upper Main St. in Waterville, Me. and just happened into the Ming Lee's Chinese restaurant. I live most of the year in FL but am in central Maine area for a couple of months a year. Ming Lee's was tastefully decorated, clean and the food was wonderful!! I have eaten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food is above the local average, however the young women who work the front seem to be at the whim of their emotional and personal lives. This leaves some with a bad taste in their mouths. The better choice is the Chinese restaurant in Temple St.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was great and the service was great, Pricing was reasonable. Portions were large, I recommend the egg fu yung!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I LOVE to go here... It's our "guilty pleasure". Excellent food and the drinks aren't bad either!

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Machias, Maine
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36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a nice clean place this is, first of all. The atmosphere is great, and last but certainly not least, the food is fantastic. The plate is not one of those small ones to make it look you've got a big meal...their plates are huge to start with, and then the plate is full when you get it! If anyone... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ming Lee is, by far, the most popular Chinese restaurant in Waterville. The place itself is nicely laid-out, but the entryway is usually crowded with people--either waiting for pick-up or waiting to be seated. It can get very confusing, especially for older people. Once you're seated, the waitresses are attentive, but the food itself isn't that good. The "Crab Rangoon"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 365 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-4924
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: 207-873-2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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