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365 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-4924
207-873-2828
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
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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Moncton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This has to be the place to be for a Chinese Dinner. Line up to eat in, and the take out was continously busy. A huge menu with many unique dishes. The serving are huge: we (2) took out enough food for a meal the next day, as did many patrons. Staff excellent. An easy off/on location for the I... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We waited for 20 minutes for a table which is average for this establishment the service was okay but part of my meal was cold and the steak teriyaki was very tough overall ok but not great I've eaten here before and it was much better

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Fairfield, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Simply the best Chinese in Waterville. Often busy so be prepared to wait. Have never had a bad meal here.

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San Diego, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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80 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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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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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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