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218 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1391
+1 207-622-3465
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Maine's best Chinese restaurant. Tonight's take out was stellar. Spring rolls, spicy pork in garlic sauce and spicy green beans were fantastic! I'm from Boston and there is not a lot of good restaurant options in central Maine but this is an exception and the owners are very, very nice and welcoming.

Thank bonbec
Augusta, Maine
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My friend raves about the buffet at Lucky Garden. An all you can eat for a VERY reasonable price For $9.00 you can choose from about 15 choices. I found the sesame chicken especially good

Thank twriker
Lowell, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Rustic setting with views of the Kennebec and soft music make this a pleasant dining environment. Buffet was fairly small but all the food looked good, we ordered off the menu and ate here 3 times in 3 days, I Guess we liked it! Excellent beef chop suey! Excellent Kung Pao chicken, not the typical carrots, celery, peanuts that seem... More 

Thank mandmma
Litchfield, Maine
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to this hidden little jem in Hallowell Maine. I have always heard this was the best Chinese food around. I must agree with the rumors now that I have confirmed it with a yummie fresh lunch buffet. The atmosphere is calm and soothing with gentle music in the background. The restaurant area is very clean.... More 

Thank AMM04350
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This food here is unbelievably good and in a city where great restaurants are lacking. Nice ambiance, pleasant staff who don't bother you too much, a bit pricey, but a nice afternoon or night out. Dishes are great, nice scenic view of the river. Definitely a place to go every month at least.

Thank Gee D
Augusta, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Without question, I have never experienced such quality cuisine and service, nationally! Dr. Paul Gervais

Thank Paul G
Augusta, Maine
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is hidden inside a fairly plain and ordinary looking brick building near Hallowell's boat landing. It's easy to miss and drive right by but definitely worth the effort to find it. They serve up most of the menu items found in dozens of other chinese restaurants but it is done at a much higher quality level than any... More 

2 Thank TallPyne
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Best Chinese food in Maine and great buffet options and great drinks. This restaurant is right on the river. It has ample parking and great menu options.

Thank Evita P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Always a wonderful experience. I love the buffet. W a few teriyaki beef sticks on the side. Servers are always great. Drinks are perfect.

1 Thank Tim G
Brasilia, DF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

I will be honest chinese is not my favorite cuisine. we were invited by family to their favorite restaurant. Generous portions, excellent taste in all the plates that we traditionally associate with NA chinese restaurants. Reasonable price good service and excellent tasting food made me remember why I loved chinese food when I was young. And they packed up the... More 

Thank tom h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1391
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-3465

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