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101 S Main St, Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-3655
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Nice decor, average Asian food

I have mixed feelings about this place. I usually eat in the bar. The food is good, the portions are average, and the prices are okay. The drinks are strong, as they usually are at most Chinese restaurants. Service is friendly if slow at times. There are big windows looking out onto Main... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have mixed feelings about this place. I usually eat in the bar. The food is good, the portions are average, and the prices are okay. The drinks are strong, as they usually are at most Chinese restaurants. Service is friendly if slow at times. There are big windows looking out onto Main Street, which is nice. It's a cozy... More 

Thank NHjojo
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is definitely the BEST Chinese restaurant in the area and the best we have ever had anywhere in our travels.. Every item is made from scratch....best fried rice ever....home made wontons and rangoons....always hot and fresh....can't say enough about the quality of the food. Stella is a peach and her waitstaff is very excellent. A great place!

Thank easyriderNh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

GLASS FOUND IN FOOD & STAFF EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL! Ordered $45 worth of food tonight for dinner which my family never got to enjoy thanks to a clear 1/4" piece of glass found in the food. Was eating with my wife and 3 yr old when I got cut inside my mouth and promptly spit out a piece of broccoli along... More 

2 Thank Matt F
Hua Hin, Thailand
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This Bar/restaurant serves old school chinese food (with some japanese and thai dishes too) in a friendly setting. the owner seems genuinely friendly and is a great host.

Thank Denis B
Madeira Beach, Florida
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an old-fashioned Chinese restaurant on the first floor of a house. It is not fancy; Tiki-Chic atmosphere. You will find traditional American Chinese like lobster sauce, chop suey and Hawaiian wedding. Exotic drinks will be made right in front of you, to order, and some are served in exotic glassware, like they did in the 60s and 70s.... More 

Thank kelleyking55
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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435 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went there with a large group after a concert at the Opera House. We arrived late and stayed long after close with no complaints. Our group ordered everything from full meals to just tea and that was fine as were individual checks. The wait staff was friendly and efficient! Amazing how they got the food out so quickly and... More 

Thank jroihl
Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice atmosphere, lounge on one side, restaurant seating on the other. Large menu. Take out and delivery within 3 miles. Portions are good. Box your own leftovers.

Thank Bill A
Northwood, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We met friends for dinner Sunday night the food was ok same tired waitress it seems like the place is just tired the quality just isn't there anymore. But it is still better than the other places in town

Thank tim e
Rochester, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

First my girlfriend and I were seated by our waitress. The waitress threw my silverware right at my plate. The restaurant was very dirty. The shelves behind us had a tun of dust on them.The food was by far the worst we ever had. There was no flavor in almost all the food we tried. The beef terrioki was the... More 

1 Thank psportsfan
Rochester, NH
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Ordered Take-Out. Pork Lo Mein. Flat noodles w/veg's and very tough pork. Consistancy and taste like it had been cooked a week earlier and warmed up ... mushy consistancy. War Shel Gai...extremely tough, shoe-leather consistancy pork in a very tasty dark sauce w/veg's. Sliced breaded chicken toping...chicken was done very well and tasty. However, pork in sauce/veg's was unedible. We've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 S Main St, Rochester, NH 03867
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (603) 332-3655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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