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Yangtzee River

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25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-6030
11:00 - 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

came here for dinner and the buffet was pretty good. Sure, I could have used boneless spare ribs, but the number of choices was plentiful and while some dishes were a bit too tepid, all in all it was a good meal. Place is spacious and clean, and staff were not all up in your face when you go up... More 

Thank monal_m_patel
Sudbury, MA
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Valentine's Day dinner before a local show was straight up awful. We'd been to the restaurant a very long time ago (30 years ago) and we remembered it as being always crowded and very tasty, so we thought we'd try it now. We walked in at about 5:30 p.m. and were seated right away, as the restaurant was pretty much... More 

Thank Dmurr
Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The buffet generally has a wide variety of options, and my only complaint is that on a slow night the food will sit and get old on the buffet table. Food is fresher on a busy night! Food quality is typical Chinese, a little greasy but usually flavorful. This restaurant does excel at the weekend dim sum. This includes the... More 

Thank 60745Mary
Brookline, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I dined at this restaurant with a large group of people. People in the group wanted to have the buffet, so I went along with them. There were good offerings on the buffet to appeal to most Chinese food lovers. The hot and sour soup was very good. I thought the choice of the entrees on this evening where good... More 

Thank Voyager2480
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

One of my spot for quick lunch. The buffet is good, and price is reasonable. I go there for the chicken wings. I am a wing nut. The lunch buffet comes with a soup. The staff is courteous and fast. Great place if you're on a time crunch.

Thank luv2winedine
Carson City, Nevada
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163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Easy in, easy out, fast service. We had the dinner buffet with wide variety of options. The food was hit and miss. I hated the ravioli but I really liked the rice noodles and vegetables. Won Ton soup was tasty but BBQ ribs were very tough. My girl friend liked the Egg Drop soup and enjoyed the spring rolls and... More 

Thank carsonguy
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

A colleague and I meet at this Chinese restaurant probably once a month for dinner. It is convenient to our offices, and offers an extensive buffet. The service is quick and attentive, and it is so large that we can get a table in a corner where we can talk privately. The food is good, sometimes excellent; rarely, there is... More 

Thank badbacktraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I love Chinese food and I love my new community, but this place deserves a pass. I even speak a bit of Chinese and that was no good. Either way, the food is generally fried, mass-produced garbage that one could get anywhere. And that's too bad for a place that has so many proper Asians, like Lexington. Either way, avoid.... More 

Thank Taylor S
Boston, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We love the lunch buffet as well as the sit-down menu. This is delicious Chinese cuisine steps from Lexington Green and the rest of historic downtown Lexington. Very fresh, very delicious.

Thank Bill H
Carmel, Indiana
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Here's the thing -- if you and yours are hungry, craving some Chinese food, and aren't expecting haute cuisine, then this is a fun place to go, especially for the weekend buffet. Almost all of the offerings range on a spectrum that goes from "Nothing all that bad about this ...." to "Hey,that's tasty!" A few things are just a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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 Square, Lexington, MA 02420
  • 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?