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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This Chinese restaurant had great service and delicious food. As soon as you walk in the door, a waft of mouthwatering aromas wash over you and entice you through the entrance. The authenticity of the food is perfect whereas most of the nearby Chinese restaurants cannot compare.

Thank Felicia W
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

TripAdvisor is totally wrong, this is best authentic Chinese restaurant around here. Forget about those America Chinese food , Japanese Chinese food, they are not authentic. This is taste like china town flushing.

Thank Xiaofang W
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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
Amherst, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Nancy W
Amherst, Massachusetts
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556 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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
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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184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
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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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
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?