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“Sub-par Americanized Chinese” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yangtzee River

Yangtzee River
Ranked #46 of 66 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sub-par Americanized Chinese”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

I'm not sure how this place stays in business with so many other good Chinese options in the area. Hot and sour soup is neither hot nor sour. Fried options are greasy and flabby. Polynesian-style drinks taste like they're made with a cheap mix. Just not good.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Can't believe it hasn't been reviewed yet, great Chinese food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

This is a place for just good Chinese food. I liked especially the hot and sour soup, yes this is something that every Chinese joint can make, but these guys do it best. The Sichuan mapo tofu is quite delicious, as well as the Kung Pao chicken.. They're both pretty authentic and my folks who like Sichuan cuisine like this place.... Even though its not even a Sichuan restaurant! Service is friendly and prices are reasonable!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ciudad Juarez
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very satisfied with food taste and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

A colleague took me and some other fellows to this place. I am not Chinese but I found the food really good; we tried the buffet so we had many options to try. I would say that if you are near by and feel like having Chinese food this is the place to go.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A little tired”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

We have eaten here many times over the past 20 years. The food and service are ok, but but it all feels a little tired

Visited September 2012
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Maynard, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“BUGS!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Yep, my dinner partner pointed out a dandy multi-legged bug in the zucchini dish and traveling over her plate via transport from dish to plate. This was not my first trip to the Yangtzee. It has been ok in the past but I haven't been back since the bug parade.

Visited July 2012
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