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Yangtzee River

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25 Depot Sq, Lexington, MA 02420-6338
+1 781-861-6030
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:15 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch during one of our Saturday visits to Lexington. It was very good. I rather liked my General Gao's chicken and she her vegetable fried rice. Portion sizes are generous

Thank Orso52
Belmont, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The atmosphere is very welcoming and the service is number one. Started with a delicious cold Mai Tai followed by sweet and sour chicken and delicious fried rice. Needless to say leftovers were taken home. Even better the next day.

Thank anniemccusker
Groton, Massachusetts
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402 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We visited after Church this week and it was busy (usually a good sign). Service was ok though a special shout out to the waiter serving the dim sum as he made a real effort. All in all the place is in need of a makeover but what really disappointed was the lunch buffet. No lack of choice in fact... More 

Thank Alan P
Lexington, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is large, so you can usually get a table. That's about it. Other than that, it's just not that special. There are much better places in the area that are smaller but feel more like "fresh food". This feels like a chain restaurant, with typical food, given mediocre cooks in the kitchen..... A friend of mine who is very... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Waltham, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you like to be treated with no respect then this is the place to go. The site is in dire need of a renovation. However, the food is deplorable. Their main ingredient on all of their dishes is salt, slat, and more salt. Can still taste it two days later. They give you plenty of food off their menu.... More 

Thank Harvey G
Aurora, Colorado
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Three of us went for a late lunch (230P) on a Wed. Seat-to-eat time was about 20 min. The restaurant was relatively empty 2 -3 other tables were finishing up. The buffet was, for all intents and purposes, done. The background music was "soothing." The server was efficient, although not particularly personable. We had Spicy Sechuan Chicken, Chicken & Cashews,... More 

Thank DaCookman
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

The food was plentiful at the buffet but with little flavor. I loaded up on food but since nothing had much taste it was actually hard to distinguish what I was eating. I hope never to go here again.

Thank Jonthearchitect
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

came here for dinner and the buffet was pretty good. Sure, I could have used boneless spare ribs, but the number of choices was plentiful and while some dishes were a bit too tepid, all in all it was a good meal. Place is spacious and clean, and staff were not all up in your face when you go up... More 

Thank monal_m_patel
Sudbury, MA
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Valentine's Day dinner before a local show was straight up awful. We'd been to the restaurant a very long time ago (30 years ago) and we remembered it as being always crowded and very tasty, so we thought we'd try it now. We walked in at about 5:30 p.m. and were seated right away, as the restaurant was pretty much... More 

Thank Dmurr
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

The buffet generally has a wide variety of options, and my only complaint is that on a slow night the food will sit and get old on the buffet table. Food is fresher on a busy night! Food quality is typical Chinese, a little greasy but usually flavorful. This restaurant does excel at the weekend dim sum. This includes the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Depot Sq, Lexington, MA 02420-6338
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-6030

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