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Yangtzee River

25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 861-6030
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Ranked #28 of 68 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Chinese
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- Aug 19, 2014
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dobie2
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Los Angeles
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place was a regular haunt when I lived in Lexington. My visit this time 16 years later was with my son, his family and the in laws. We had the brunch and dim sum cart and it was a treat on all accounts. Fresh fare, many choices and not over done with oil or bland versions of Chinese food.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a great convenient spot in the middle of historic Lexington! This is a nice place to come with friends or family and there are function rooms available for a large gathering. They have nice comfortable booths and tables so you don't feel like you are in a noisy Bistro. You actually can talk with the people at your... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure of attending YR in Lexington depot square for the 1st time with friends for dinner. Buffet was plentiful with Chinese takeout staples: general gau's chicken, fried rice, and shrimp with steamed vegetables. I liked the rice noodles with vegetables the best; they had brown rice available for those who do not wanted white or fried. The teriyaki... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent buffet, good prices and very good service. I was surprised that in the middle of historic Lexington I found a pleasant Chinese restaurant that the family liked and prices were good. Buffet served during lunch and dinner. we had lunch

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This popular Chinese restaurant is convenient for Lexington neighbors. The unique weekend bruch combines a buffet and dim sum in carts with many selections. The food and service are good overall although the restaurant itself is in need of upgrading.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I'm not sure how this place stays in business with so many other good Chinese options in the area. Hot and sour soup is neither hot nor sour. Fried options are greasy and flabby. Polynesian-style drinks taste like they're made with a cheap mix. Just not good.

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New York City, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a place for just good Chinese food. I liked especially the hot and sour soup, yes this is something that every Chinese joint can make, but these guys do it best. The Sichuan mapo tofu is quite delicious, as well as the Kung Pao chicken.. They're both pretty authentic and my folks who like Sichuan cuisine like this... More

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Ciudad Juarez
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

A colleague took me and some other fellows to this place. I am not Chinese but I found the food really good; we tried the buffet so we had many options to try. I would say that if you are near by and feel like having Chinese food this is the place to go.

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