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Chia Sen

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456 Payne Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074-8200
+1 207-883-7665
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Portland, Maine
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We enjoy going to Chia Sen for lunch. They offer a vast assortment of very flavorful and inexpensive lunch choices. At our last visit, we enjoyed the sesame shrimp lunch portion along with shrimp with lobster sauce. Both were served promptly and were very flavorful as to be expected at Chi Sen. The staff are always friendly and professional.

1 Thank kasbahfish
Portland, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to Chia Sen a number of times over the last few years. In 2013 it was very good, one of the few places in Maine to get some authentic Taiwanese dishes as well as Peking duck. Recently the quality has gone downhill and the menu seems to cater to "American Chinese" now. Today was the last straw. Ordered... More 

Thank CDEmerson
South Portland, Maine, United States
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite lunch spot for me. If you want great food and friendly service this is the place to come. Green bean ginger chicken is the best!! In my opinion :)

1 Thank Cassie M
Portland, Maine
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161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Family dinner of 18 people, flawlessly handled, no muss, no fuss, gracious service and excellent food. Most present have lived in China and have high standards for Chinese food-- easily met. Will certainly return!

Thank Mike C
Portland, Maine
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169 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

But still seems like everything is bottled and bagged... Allot of sauced things that are tasty but could be great. the service was very cordial and nice.nothing over the top but an overall nice experience. I would go again

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Brewer, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were lucky enough to stop here for a late bite. Had the "Amazing Beef" and a chicken curry which was not on the menu but the gentleman who helped us offered to have some made up. Both were delicious. Thanks to the person (owner?) who helped us. It was great.

1 Thank MisterNeil
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I ordered lunch for two for take out on Monday 08/01/16/ . I realize rating food on a take out basis is a little unfair but I have done this at other Oriental Restaurants and the results have generally been comparable to eat in. To summarize my findings, this has to be some of the worst Chinese Food I have... More 

Thank richannc
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very good and authentic food ! Very fast take-out service ! Maximum 10 minute wait ! I always use the take-out option go back to my RV and enjoy !

1 Thank Serge R
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Not a place I'd usually stop at, what with Panda Garden in Portland nearby. Their service is sort of absent minded, and the food rather bland.

Thank FirstLight
Gorham, Maine
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Chia Sen has delicious food that may begin with the Hot and Sour Soup. Spring rolls are tasty. The General Tau Chicken is an excellent dinner. Chia Sen's offerings are expansive. Service is friendly and responsive. The restaurant is relatively small, so I recommend a luncheon meal. Parking is spacious. Highly recommend Chia Sen for Chinese food when in the... More 

Thank tim3oleary47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
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: 456 Payne Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074-8200
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 207-883-7665

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