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636 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 641-8788
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Extensive menu, grand interior

I recently dined with a group at East during the holidays on a day when their extensive menu was not available, the only option was the buffet for $23.95 per person. Located on Route 1 in Wells about half way between the Wells shopping plaza where Hannaford and the Flagship Cinema is located and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Northern_Traveler701
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Portland, Maine
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Maine
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From time to time, I have stopped at this restaurant. The building is lovely. However, on my last visit the service was less than friendly and the curry ordered was positively the worst I have ever attempted to ingest. My order was for extra seafood in the curry. I counted three small shrimp. Instead of seafood, the curry was overloaded... More 

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Thank DRRIGBY
burrillville
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

delicious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the staff is friendly ,and the food fresh . we drive from RI to eat here (even get a hotel ). thanks for being there east . It is Americanized Chinese, old school style , just the way I like it .

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Thank barbaramaybe
Portland, Maine
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139 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I recently dined with a group at East during the holidays on a day when their extensive menu was not available, the only option was the buffet for $23.95 per person. Located on Route 1 in Wells about half way between the Wells shopping plaza where Hannaford and the Flagship Cinema is located and the center of Ogunquit. Entering the... More 

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Thank Northern_Traveler701
Washington, DC
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic spread. Great find on Christmas Day when most restaurants were closed. The calamari was outstanding. Most items on buffet were delicious except the sushi which wAs meh

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1 Thank hawaiishell
Waterbury Center, Vermont
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is worse than typical Asian buffet. No flavor all americanized. Big portions of bad food. We went this restaurant several years ago and it was very good which is why we went back. Ordered off the menu then. Sunday they offer a buffet and it was a little high priced, but the food was gas station quality.

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Thank BearHugVT
Wells, Maine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

There is very little good Asian-style food in Southern Maine. East is a large restaurant with an extensive menu of Chinese/Japanese/Thai offerings. I've seen reviews that are all over the place, but compared to what I have had in the past in other places I like East a lot. I have a couple of advantages over travelers that just pop... More 

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Thank Michael T
Ithaca, New York
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

this is an unusually large restaurant for this area...nice decorations including a large fish tank. the food is always good and well served....servers are attentive and professional. parking is plentiful and it's right on the main highway, route 1. the only negative is there is a lot of fried food but you can avoid that by choosing carefully from the... More 

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Thank chris k
Cowansville, Canada
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to try out the all day Sunday Chinese buffet and we're happy with our choice. No surprises here but the food was all very tasty and fresh and there was a good choice too. Nice touch: a pot of Chinese tea is served at each table, as part of the charge. The servers were very helpful and... More 

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Thank ettravelgirl
Lewiston, Maine
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97 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was our second visit to the East Restaurant. We were two couples and all had different combination entrees along with appetizers. Everyone thought their food was very good. Our server Doug was excellent. If your in the mood for Chinese would definitely recommend.

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Thank Paul S
Rhinebeck, New York
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145 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Really good would not expect such good chinese in Maine .when I need my Chinese fix we go here both good for lunch and dinner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: (207) 641-8788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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