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Jade Cricket

Chinese, Chinese Hotpot
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427 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
4018420300
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Except for the fact that parking is a problem during the summer, this is now one of our favorite restaurants. All the food we've gotten here has been really yummy. We particularly like the Mongolian Beef, Kung Pao Chicken and their whole fish dishes. It's BYOB, but there was a $5/person corkage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2013
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rhode island
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My husband and I stopped here looking for a quick lunch while we where on Thames St. We were happily surprised with the atmosphere, service, food, price, and portion size. Our lunches were easily large enough for two meals each. My husband got the general tso chicken and I had the oriental vegetables. They both came with two sides. Both... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Jade Cricket is a nicely decorated Chinese restaurant in the heart of Newport. The decor combines a lot of wood, copper covered tables, and does not have the "cafeteria" look of many Chinese restaurants. We were there with a party of 11 and pretty much sampled a whole lot of dishes. Aside from the Hot and Sour soup not being... More 

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St Thomas, USVI
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have had the good fortune of dining at Jade Cricket for dinner twice in two weeks. Wow! First off, the food. Fresh and delicious. Most of the Chinese restaurants I been to in New England are American Chinese where the flavors can be bland and the food mushy, drowned in a sticky gravy. Disappointing. Not here. All the food... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Went there with 10 friends and we had a great time. We got 3 appetizers to share and 5 main courses to share. Plenty of food for us. Everything tasted amazing and the portions were very big. They accidentally brought us a wrong dish and they let us keep it for free in addition to what we ordered

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rhode island
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Except for the fact that parking is a problem during the summer, this is now one of our favorite restaurants. All the food we've gotten here has been really yummy. We particularly like the Mongolian Beef, Kung Pao Chicken and their whole fish dishes. It's BYOB, but there was a $5/person corkage fee fyi.

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The tautog (black fish) with ginger and scallion sauce was outstanding!! Didn't like the sticky rice appetizer. It is a BYOB

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Newport, Rhode Island
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119 reviews 119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The new restaurant is beautiful. The food is tasty and plentiful for the price. We will be back to enjoy some of the best Asian cuisine in the Fifth Ward.

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Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Absolutely delicious and fresh, high quality ingredients! I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and highly recommend Jade Cricket! Pay no attention to bad reviewers who apparently were having a bad day, or simply are not foodies like us. p.s. My Husband is a chef. Perfection!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were attracted to this restaurant as we knew that they don't use MSG and that appealed to me. We ate there twice in one week and would highly recommend this. The food was wonderfully cooked, we ate the pork belly buns to start with and for mains, we had the seafood sizzler and Phonenix Cashew Nut Chicken. I would... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food and atmosphere here was great. However my boyfriend and I are in the service industry and have never had worse service. Our orders came out at different times and none of the staff could understand anything we were saying. No one checked on us. Hope they hire experienced, English speaking servers; otherwise I advise getting an order to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 427 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 4018420300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Chinese Hotpot
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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