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103 N Pleasant St Ste 2, Amherst, MA 01002-2183
+1 413-256-8923
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a classic this establishment has catered to students for decades. Typical Chinese dishes abound as do fresh bar drinks. A place to celebrate or just meet friends for good cheap eats.

Thank Luv2travel601
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This used to be the best place in town for Chinese food and even sushi, but the last few meals have been so disappointing. Chicken in the General Tso's chicken that is more dough and grease than chicken. Fish and eel in the sushi that you can't taste. The restaurant does not feel clean any more. Our server was very... More 

Thank Nancy W
Amherst, Massachusetts
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406 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We were quite disappointed in the meal. The wonton peanut sauce appetizer was doughy. The chef's Special Chicken dinner was monotonous with frequent fatty or tough chicken parts. It came only with a bowl of plain white rice. There are multiple other Asian restaurants in town.

Thank Robert L
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Or any night of the week is a decent night for Panda East. The food is pretty but the scorpion bowls are even better. The service is on point, especially with all of the college students on Thursdays and Fridays.

Thank Liam T
Amherst, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

My favorite garlic shrimp within 50 miles. Good specials, and the standing menu is as good as it was tenty-fivve years ago. Everyone's favorite chinese in Amherst.

Thank g0ldengut
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I like this restaurant for good Chinese food with great prices. We enjoy it as a family. It is sometimes difficult to communicate with waiters.

Thank Timothy R
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth going and in my opinion is the best Chinese in Amherst. The place is usually full of college kids, but it makes for a fun atmosphere. They have a combo of Japanese and Chinese. Definitely recommend

Thank bmcgilli
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We have been regulars at this restaurant for about 15 years - having tried most others in the greater Amherst area. We go, usually for lunch, about once a month. Everything we have tried there is tasty and well-prepared. Service is prompt and several of the wait staff are particularly friendly.

Thank Andrew E
Granby, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Anything on the menu is worth the price. Cold noodles with sesame sauce and Generals Chicken are my favorites. Steamed dumplings are fresh. Sweet and Sour chicken is great.

Thank George R
Amherst, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We frequent the restaurant once in a while and the food is always very good. However, the servers are usually in a hurry and makes you feel like you need to hurry up and eat. We usually have the dumplings, crab Rangoon and scallion pancakes as appetizers and they are all very favorable. The chicken amazing is very delicious and... More 

Thank Pinki2510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 N Pleasant St Ste 2, Amherst, MA 01002-2183
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-256-8923

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?