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Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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597 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06053-3965
+1 860-827-8988
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Essex, Connecticut
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've had the pleasure to dine at Great Taste many times over the past 20 years or so. I first discovered it when I worked in the city, and even when I moved more than 1/2 hour away, I would purchase take out and reheat it once I got home, as it was so much better than anything I could... More 

Thank Ellen P
New Britain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Service and Food, Easy to get to. Nice Atmosphere. Fresh hot food prepared excellently. Say hi to John

Thank 844brucep
Bristol, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't believe what you read or what you see on TV. My wife and I went there last night for dinner finally after seeing all the commercials on TV. The young waiter who served us was Ok, but he couldn't understand what my wife wanted to drink and brought the wrong wine (and later added it to the bill). He... More 

Thank cajunj0hn
Lyme, Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We went for a birthday dinner with friends this week and had a really nice time. From the time we sat down, the staff were very attentive and helpful. We all enjoyed our meals, which were presented nicely and delicious. Everyone had take home bags.

Thank Barbrox
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 13, 2016

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 September 28, 2016

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 Eric T
Hartford, Connecticut
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 September 21, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 860-827-8988

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