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Imperial China Chinese Restaurant

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220 Maine Mall Rd, Ste 100, South Portland, ME 04106-2313
+1 207-774-4292
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I stopped in today for take-out got home and hungrily opened it, the soup was ok, buth the General Tso chicken was horrible; sour and salty, and I chomped down on a bone!! never again will I go there..I've been a customer for nearly 30 years, don't know what's gone wrong!!

Thank C Judith D
Portland, Maine
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited Imperial China for lunch with my family. The traffic in the area can be hectic at times but it is worth it to stop in for lunch. The lunch menu offers many choices and the prices are very good. We had 2 orders of the shrimp with snow peas and 1 order of the shrimp with broccoli. Both were... More 

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Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

"Shrimp with walnuts" so awful it was inedible, which cost $17 with tax. Shrimp had funny (not fresh) taste, sauce was like sour ketsup. I don't mind paying for a meal I ordered, even a bad one, but I received no apology or offer to take a little off the bill (as most of it was clearly not eaten). Never... More 

Thank MCBsopo
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is tucked away in a strip mall and the food is great! We ate there last year and came back when in town this year to once again have the General Tso's Chicken, As before, it was delicious. The service is good and the place is clean. It is a good place to grab some dinner or lunch.

Thank snowpotato
New England
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

As a former NYer, I have yet to find a really good Chinese restaurant in the Portland area. This one is the best of the lot. So if you're looking for great Chinese food, try a major city. If you must have your Chinese food fix, then this is the place. Décor is just OK but all the people are... More 

Thank OnTheRoad124
Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

And the lo me in was tasty as was the dumplings. The server was extremely attentive and pleasant Louganis he isn't much on small talk which is fine. The generals tso chicken that I have loved for years came out like candied chicken jerky. The chicken was so overcooked it cracked in shards so sharp it cut my mouth before... More 

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We've been going to Imperial China since they opened back in the 80's. Lunch is a wonderful deal with a great selection of meals, including soup. They have the best hot and sour soup around. Husband loves the General Tso's Chicken. I have a number of go to dishes. Highly recommend!!

Thank Eileen H
Biddeford, Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Recently celebrated a friend's BD here. Ordered meat dumplings.Asked waitperson if we could get 1/2 steamed, 1/2 fried. (have never had a problem in other restaurants with this) He shook his head "no". When I asked why that wasn't possible he stated it was too much work for the kitchen (????!!!) One of our friend's spilled some water on the... More 

Thank lynn t
Oxford, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Just got home from picking up dinner for my family from Imperial China. I have frequented this restaurant since the day they opened in 1989. I moved 50 miles away from the South Portland area over 17 years go, and will always stop in to get what i consider the best Chinese food in Maine whenever i am in the... More 

Thank PhotographyFanatic
Yarmouth, ME
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Buyer Beware! I was looking forward to my dinner from Imperial China. I ordered take out based on the menu listed here on Yelp. When I got there to pick up the food the woman told me it would be nearly 20% more than the website said it would cost. I explained that I wasn't expecting prices so high, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Maine Mall Rd, Ste 100, South Portland, ME 04106-2313
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-4292

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