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Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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597 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06053-3965
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Taste Chinese Restaurant in New Britain, Connecticut hands-down the best Chinese restaurant in New England! Everything from the food, exotic cocktails, waiters with white coats and ties to the hot almond-scented washcloths and extremely reasonable prices make this dining experience an oasis of elegance for all budgets! The restaurant has been around for decades and has been graced by... More 

Thank Ralph C
New Britain, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Great Taste on our first date in 1993, and we've returned more times than I can remember. The consistency over the years has been astounding. We have never once had a reason to complain regarding the service. The waitstaff is professional in every way--friendly but not overly familiar. We've never had a sub-par dining... More 

Thank Bill Z
Enfield, Connecticut
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered boneless spare ribs, chicken fingers, and General Tsao's and my only complaint is that the sauce for the General Tsao was not very good. Everything else was excellent. The egg rolls were crunchy and flavorful. The spare ribs and chicken fingers were great. Good experience overall and I will return.

Thank ericjosepht
Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Taste has been our absolute favorite Chinese Restaurant for 20 years, even though there are several other restaurants much closer to our home. The past two visits, however, have not been at the same excellent standard as in the past. The balance of flavors is missing. A change in kitchen staff, perhaps. The service remains exceptional, including how we... More 

Thank Mike C
Newington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going here for years and never have told them how good they are. The service, food, atmosphere is wonderful. I'm sure the folks that rated this lower have good reasons but I can tell you after years of many visits, it's always been consistent. I will continue to go here.

Thank tjh202
New Britain, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great Taste provides consistently great food. Whether eat in or take out, the quality is always top notch.

Thank rscalise
New Britain, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This restaurant has delicious fresh food. The menu is extensive as well as the drink selection. I love the linen table cloths and napkins at dinner. The waitstaff is attentive and efficient. Cleanliness and ambience is top notch.

Thank LadyO1123
New Britain, Connecticut
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This restaurant is consistently good quality and ingredients and also quick and efficient service. There is a good variety of dishes and a nice special on Sunday.

Thank F3398RCsharons
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We travelled, from MA, to this restaurant for a family party. Every appetizer, every soup, and every dish, they brought out was extremely salty. I thought it might be me, but people around me were also not eating. There was so much food left over. One thing I can say is the fresh,cut up pineapple and the fortune cookie were... More 

Thank Anita F
Woodbury, Connecticut
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a large party and a few people did not show up. Waiter was annoyed with us and treated us poorly. Food was typical americanized Chinese crap food. Nothing was especially tasty and I ordered mine extra spicy and was bland as could be. Great for Nursing Home Food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 597 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06053-3965
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: 860-827-8988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?