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China Empress

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101 Main St, Winthrop, ME 04364
+1 207-377-6603
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Winthrop, Maine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My children refer to China Empress as, "the good chinese place". This restaurant is great for take out. I like that they will adjust their menu items to your request, even if it is annoying, like chicken lo mein ( no vegetables). I appreciate that they always hire local staff to man the counter to assist with the language barrier.... More 

Colorado Springs
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786 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ordered carry-out one afternoon while visiting locally. Fast enough service, but the place is nothing to look at. In a strip mall and could use some TLC--but the food was decent, just not inspiring. The. Kung pao chicken was not spicy despite being advertised as such and it had a ton of celery which is kind of unusual. Moo goo... More 

Thank MaryKop
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Last two trips have confirmed for us a change to the once best/fabulous egg-rolls anywhere. Long time customers, most disappointed that both the shells and ingredients have been changed. Plan to let staff know why we will no longer be having regular date night stops and egg roll carvings stops at this establishment any longer.

Thank MrsYo
Lewiston, Maine
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My family has been going to China Empress for years and we love it. The food is always wonderful. The staff on the phone sometimes is not so friendly, but the owner and the food makes up for them.

Thank BawsMom
Madeira Beach, FL
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not a lot of choices for Chinese food here - and this one is not bad. Lots of choices. Food is prepared as you order, so always REALLY hot. Definitely the feel of a fast food restaurant. Order at the counter, soda out of the cooler, and plastic plates and utensils. HUGE portions. Give it a try.

Thank MadBeachTraveler
Monmouth, Maine
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Good food, Fair price, made fresh and hot. You can even buy one egg role, one more steak terikie, small and large orders of crab rangoon.

Thank Ken B
Monmouth, Maine
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Average Price, better take out than the other Chinese restaurant in Winthrop. It can be COLD when eating there in the winter but the owner has tried to fix the problem with portable electric heaters. GREAT FRESH FRIED Noodles served while you wait.

Thank Ken B
Winthrop, Maine
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232 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Although they offer seating, we always order ahead and pick up. I like their food and usually order the same things and it is always consistent, maybe I am lucky. I have never gotten a bad meal and have ordered food there for years. It is a quick fix for unexpected company, and they always like the food as well.

1 Thank AnnieD39
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271 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

food good as usual, I suggest oreder ahead so do not have to wait. food hot and pleasant service aand plenty of it.

1 Thank toys4dad
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Hard to tell...it's your typical takeout Chinese place. Some nights excellent, some nights horrid.

2 Thank bumblebeeMaine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Main St, Winthrop, ME 04364
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Winthrop
  • Phone Number: +1 207-377-6603

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?