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“Best chinese buffet I've been to.”

Lucky Garden Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Hallowell
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

It's not the largest, but it's certainly beats all others for freshness and taste. The dining room has great views of the river and the owners and staff people are very friendly. This is always my 1st choice for lunch in Hallowell.

Thank Charles D
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

This restaurant has excellent service, and their buffet is very good! The prices are very fair for being situated in the typically over-priced Hallowell, Maine. The restaurant was clean, children friendly, and had a great view.

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Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I like most all of it. the buffett is good if your in a rush, the Moo Shoo is good for take out, (Ask for extra pancakes),

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

I share another reviewer's opinion that Lucky Garden has seen better days. I've had magnificent meals there in the past...not this time. I ordered just 3 appetizer items for take-out lunch 12/5/12; Vegetable spring rolls (2), crab rangoon, and hot & sour soup. The spring rolls were the smallest I've ever seen, barely 4" and very thin, though it was just as well, as they were cold, grease-laden, and the inside ingredients (cabbage, bean sprouts, etc.), were dark brown, significant for unfresh vegetables being used and/or that they had sat around for an undue amount of time. The rangoon filling was somewhat tasty, but again, the greasiness and temperature of the food detracted from that. The soup contained a lot of sliced mushrooms (all floating on top, a sign of age), just the regular kind you get at the grocery store, not the Chinese black mushrooms usually found in authentic versions of this soup. They were covered with brown/black spots and indentations of decay that I believe they thought cooking would mask. It didn't. They were so rotten that I would not even taste them and removed them from the soup. There were also TRACE amounts of egg, tofu and sliced bamboo shoots, but no pork and no green onion, staples for this soup. It was mostly a starchy, thick, sweet/hot broth with the occasional bit of crushed red pepper. The Pièce de résistance for the soup was a packet of dried wonton noodles to crumble into the soup, though this was impossible as they were moist and chewy, not hard and crunchy and crumbly as they ought to have been. I can only imagine how long they'd been sitting out. I will not be returning, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

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Thank BKliban
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

This is a popular lunch spot for state workers due to its good food, easy parking and great value. The lunch buffet has fewer options than many chinese buffets but the food is always fresh and not overcooked. Add the view of the Kennebec River and good service and it is an ideal choice for a quick lunch.

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2  Thank Sail2Maine
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