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636 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 641-8788
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Buffet

This sells typical Asain food. If you want to go fill up on a buffet, go there on Sunday and eat your heart out. Prices are average. They are usuallly busy and have a good bar crowd. I have never ordered take out but I suspect it is just average as well. Unfortunately, it is the best asian we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Thomas B
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Kennebunk, Maine
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wells, Maine
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The regular off the menu food is solid by Maine standards. What makes East 'very good' is the overall experience. Service is great and the staff is wonderful. They also are open to 'off the menu' requests. Want an alteration to a dish, maybe something reminiscent of a dish you had in NYC or San Fran? No problem, they'll know... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very unimpressive and sort of a bait and switch going on here. The building and decorations scream "Authentic Asian Cuisine" but the food screams "Made in a factory & frozen". My wife and I are accustomed to some great Asian food at home, so this place was a huge let down. The buffet is a waste of time, and the... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This sells typical Asain food. If you want to go fill up on a buffet, go there on Sunday and eat your heart out. Prices are average. They are usuallly busy and have a good bar crowd. I have never ordered take out but I suspect it is just average as well. Unfortunately, it is the best asian we have... More 

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It has happened twice that part of a large order has had an item missing even tho we were charged for missing item. They staple the bag shut but if I ever get take our again I will open it and check to make sure it is all there .

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have tried the east restaurant on route1 in wells, maine 4 times now hoping each time it might get better (we live close by). Each visit has gotten worse. The food is greasy and take out is always cold. One of the times we ordered take out they gave us teriake chicken instead of crab rangoon that we ordered.... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Having had a bad experience at East 2 years ago, we decided to give it another try and were glad we did. We had dinner on Friday night, the day after Christmas and the place was filled with large parties, obviously families who were celebrating an extended holiday. We did not have a reservation but were seated quickly. The restaurant... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I always stop here on our trip to Maine for the fall foliage and we are never disappointed. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful The atmosphere with drapes and white table clothes is very upscale. This year they were having a buffet over Columbus Day Weekend for $16. What a treat. We were able... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We love the buffet, because you could choose what you wanted and was plenty of everything and all the food was fresh

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Saco, Maine
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Came with friends and we were all very happy with our meal. One of my friends only ordered fried rice the waiter asked her if she would like some vegetables in the rice and she said yes they did a great job with it it was delicious. The service was excellent our tea was not... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The atmosphere was lovely, the waiter absolutely superb....those are the best things I can say about this meal. Tempura veggies mushy & batter soggy -- inedible. Tasty enough shrimp dish, was drowned in sauce that looked and tasted like a dessert tapioca. We were in the mood for oriental food....but left nauseous and may not crave it again for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: (207) 641-8788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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