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“A Chinese mainstay for decades”

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May Jen Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 156 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

For well over 30 years we have enjoyed May Jen's Chinese Restaurant. At first on Elwood Ave. and for the past 20 years on Kenmore just off Main near U.B. Their menu is good size, with many specialties of the house. We have never had an average meal here... This visit we had the Seafood Wor Bar (sizzling platter), and the Coconut Curry Shrimp - both outstanding. As you can imaging being across the street fro U.B. they have a steady stream of takeout.

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Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have been ordering from May Jen for over two years now. The food is either really amazing or just okay. For example, tonight it was just okay. The sauces on both dinners were watered down. However, the food can be amazing- flavorful, fresh, and lots of crisp veggies. I don't mind the food when it's so-so but for the price ($$$) it's not worth it.

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Reviewed March 28, 2015

Although my wife and I have passed this restaurant many times, this was our first time to eat here. Upon entering the restaurant, the first thing that we noticed is that the establishment needs to be updated. Things look relatively well maintained and clean, but the décor was very outdated. The other thing that we noticed is that the items on the menu were a little pricy. Most plates cost in the $10 to $20 range. However, we had a feeling that their portions were going to be large, so we decided to order a small appetizer (summer rolls) and also split our entrée (shrimp ho fun). The food was tasty and the service was good. Our total bill, including tip, came to about $18. We won’t be regulars here, but we had a nice experience, and I recommend it. If you are visiting the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, it is a good place within walking distance to the campus. (If you go to their website, you can print off a coupon. Our visit was spontaneous, so we didn't get any discounts.)

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Thank William S
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food was great, but got a little cold. This was fixed easily when asking for a top to cover the food. We asked for no MSG and they were great about accommodating us. Brown rice would have made the meal a bit healthier.

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Thank Terryl D
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Reviewed March 11, 2015

We ordered takeout from their online menu, and were explicit that we wanted no hot spice in our dishes. Our food was loaded with hot pepper, so one of us was unable to eat dinner. For the appetizer we ordered the appetizer combo for two, and were allowed to pick 3 choices out of 9 options. The amount of food given was very small compared to the price. The sesame noodles had virtually no sauce and no taste. With all the Chinese restaurants in this area, we will never have to go to May Jen again.

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Thank Katie K
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