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Jin Yuan Chinese Restaurant & Lounge

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41 Temple St, Waterville, ME 04901-6628
+1 207-861-4433
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Best "Egg foo young" my wife have ever enjoyed. Consistantly the best in oriental fare. Nice ambienace located in a traditional downtown setting.

Thank airehead2
Oakland, Maine
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We have ordered food for delivery about 4 times now. They will cook to my special dietary needs (cook veggies well) which is unusual for an Asian restaurant. They deliver to a wide area for a small fee. We have enjoyed a variety of appetizers and main courses. We especially like the dishes with shrimp and scallops, such as Double... More 

Thank TNinME
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Traveling. I realize it is difficult to find good Chinese take out. We have a few places at home and they deliver and it is pretty good Americanized Chinese. This was horrid. Dumplings no taste. Egg rolls are bland as well. Special shrimp dish? Don't bother. Pork fried rice was very waxy and we ordered #15 appetizer, didn't get it.... More 

Thank KelPsi
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great margaritas! We like chorizo con queso as well as other TexMex delights . Causal and family friendly.

Thank Peggy P
Norridgewock, Maine
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016

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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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 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.

2 Thank Rachel M
Vassalboro, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 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 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Temple St, Waterville, ME 04901-6628
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-861-4433

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