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Yangtzee River

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25 Depot Sq, Lexington, MA 02420-6338
+1 781-861-6030
11:30 - 21:15
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Sun 11:00 - 21:15
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:15
Fri 11:30 - 22:15
Sat 11:00 - 22:15
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Marrakech, Morocco
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176 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much of Lexington has changed since I grew up there in the 1960s. But not Yangtze River. We stopped by chance on a Sunday and the buffet with dim sum was as ever a great value and a cut above much Chinese cuisine. The decor is the same but is obviously maintained well. The Asian staff is numerous and... More 

Thank joyceheard
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Because we always see a lot of people eating there, we finally decided to try the buffet. The egg rolls and spare ribs were excellent, but that was the highlight. A lot of the food was just warm, not hot and it got cold in the plate fast. Scallion pancakes seemed reheated and so did the wontons. They had sweet... More 

Thank restaurantdiva
Needham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went at 1pm on Saturday New years eve for the All you can Eat Dim Sum and buffet. It was not overly crowded. If you want to go for just Dim sum this is not the place to go because they have only one cart and limited supply. This is good if you want to eat Dim Sum and other... More 

Thank BStearns
Littleton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A solid Chinese food place in town. The buffet has a big selection that is generally all good. Generals chicken, chicken teriyaki & boneless spare ribs are always terrific. Take out & you get big portions

Thank mattlapan79
Boston, Massachusetts
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693 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 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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425 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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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159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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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199 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 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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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:15
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?