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Jin Yuan Chinese Restaurant & Lounge

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41 Temple St, Waterville, ME 04901-6628
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Norridgewock, Maine
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is very pleasant. The is Devine and each dish is prepared separately. The tastes are true to the description. Parking is a problem. But it is so worth th trip.

1 Thank mystuffpb
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The key to having a good Chinese American restaurant experience is to savor the surreal nature of going to a Chinese restaurant that would never exist in China especially in how the food is made and prepared This is not a bad thing but rather it just is a uniquely American version of Chinese dishes! Having said all that Jin... More 

Thank InTenCities
Waterville, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I eat at Jin Yauns at least once a week as I work downtown. Their food is consistently excellent. i can say I have never had a bad meal there. The portions are huge and prices are low. They only use fresh vegetables. By far the best Chinese in central maine that I have had. Their menu selection is excellent... More 

Thank skidad2
Waterville, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

My husband and I order takeout from here whenever we're in the mood for Chinese. I've never encountered a bad meal from them, and the people I've spoken to have always been friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Rachel M
Vassalboro, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The décor and actual restaurant is rather standard Chinese type décor. What sets this place apart is the food. Really top quality. They serve much of the standard fair but always with super fresh ingredients, no MSG very nicely seasoned and cooked just right. Restaurant is always quiet - take out business is crazy.

1 Thank Dana S
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great food, have only had take out so far. Large portions and delicious food looking forward to dining in. Do not let the bad neighborhood scare you away.

Thank rukaspooka
Winslow, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The chicken with pea pods is outstanding, all white meat and loads of veggies. The crab Rangoon very good, love the scallions mixed with crab and cream cheese. Not the best part of Waterville, but their delivery is excellent and arrives when promised

Thank KerriganJames
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We frequent this restaurant often when we are in the mood for Chinese food. We find the food fresh and not greasy like other restaurants. My wife and daughter need to be gluten and egg free and Nikki always makes sure the food is cooked to order and safe to eat considering their food sensitivities. Great food, great service, great... More 

1 Thank RuClav
Gardiner, Maine
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111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I went for lunch the other day with a friend who recommended it. My lunch combo for $7.95 fed me for 3 days! Delicious Mai Tai! Friendly service, comfortable dining room, extensive menu. I'll be back!

Thank skeelovr
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My fiancé and I went on a Friday night at 9:30pm. It had seemed like they had a small rush before we got in, with many tables dirty but still one party left, seemed like drunk Colby students, which is not a big deal. The man that sat us looked up at the sign and quietly said, "uh forgot to... More 

Thank ChineseFanatic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Temple St, Waterville, ME 04901-6628
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: 207-861-4433

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