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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
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great food for eating in the restaurant or take out. you will notice that it is much different than many chinese restaurants in the area because it really is more like a restaurant than only a take out place. nice decor and ambiance as well

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Thank Melissa R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to great taste for years and it never disappoints me. Great dumplings and boneless spareribs. Great staff and nice atmosphere. Love it!

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Thank Mario B
Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got take-out here last night, and everything came with more green peppers than any of us wanted to eat. They seem to use green peppers to "bulk out" the dishes, but they just make everything taste bitter. This used to be our "go-to" Chinese restaurant. Not any more.

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Thank BrethynDa
New Britain, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

im old enough to remember this place was once an ihop lol.in its present incarnation it is a staple in the area for good Chinese food.Is it great no ,but it is very good .the prices are a lil high for what is offered ,and ill never get used to having to ask for soy sauce but times change i... More 

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Thank myleswoods
Essex, Connecticut
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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 

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Thank Ellen P
New Britain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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

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Thank 844brucep
Bristol, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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 

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Thank cajunj0hn
Lyme, Connecticut
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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.

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Thank Barbrox
West Hartford, Connecticut
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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 

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Thank Ralph C
New Britain, Connecticut
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?