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25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 861-6030
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11:30 am - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tourist Centered Chinese Buffet

Tasty buffet for those not watching waistlines. The restaurant has occupied this location for decades and is frequented by a diverse crowd. The buffet is large, offerings are frequently refreshed and includes soup and dessert. Price is moderate at $15.95 pp. Conveniently located in the center of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Tasty buffet for those not watching waistlines. The restaurant has occupied this location for decades and is frequented by a diverse crowd. The buffet is large, offerings are frequently refreshed and includes soup and dessert. Price is moderate at $15.95 pp. Conveniently located in the center of Lexington, it's a great meeting place. My preference is their sister restaurant in... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Buffet lunch and dinner are good choices, even for people, who are not familiar with Chineese food. The location is perfect, in the center of Lexington, close to the parking lot and if you are lucky in front of the door. The restaurant is already many years in Lexington and run by the same family. The complete evening buffet dinner,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We've been to Yangtze quite a bit over the years, I just realized I haven't posted a review of this location. I have always found their food to be consistent, which I completely appreciate as I typically place the same order each time. For dinner the buffet is $15.95/person+tax and includes choice of soup as well as ice cream (which... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I found the service to be excellent although the menu is all a la carte and combining items to make a meal can be quite expensive. I ended up having a tasty udon noodle and veggies soup but the noodles seemed overcooked and were gummy. The buffet might be a better choice. In short, excellent service, expensive, pretty good food.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner buffet. Great selection in dim sum. The egg rolls were perfect as were the potstickers. Atmosphere is typical chinese, but very warm and inviting, also very clean. The staff were very accommodating.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited here with friends who have been here before. The buffet had lots of choices, both meat and vegetarian options. Unfortunately some items were cold and did not have much flavor. The server did not assist with the dim sum cart when we asked for certain items. The staff was quick clearing off plates when needed. The place was... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have eaten here twice, once at the buffet and once off the menu. Buffet was pretty good and seemed pretty fresh. There were a lot of people so the food didn't sit very long. Lots of choices. Next time we ordered off the menu and the food was even better. Huge portions and great flavor.

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Vail, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I frequent this place- it's a great atmosphere, very typical Chinese restaurant. The food is great, but the buffet lacked a little. There is a great selection and the food seemed to be refreshed frequently - It is well worth the money, but I would recommend eating a la carte. The prices are decent, and the food is always better... More 

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dobie2
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is Americanized Chinese food at its worst. Nothing in here is authentic and the selection is poor. Came here for a weekend buffet and was disappointed. You can get much better Chinese with a short drive outside of Lexington. Or even at Formosa Taipei.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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216 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been here a few times and I have always had great luck with the buffet. The food has always been very fresh and doesn't look like it's been sitting out for an hour. Once you're done eating your meal, don't forget to leave room for ice cream and their other desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (781) 861-6030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm

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