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New Century Chinese Rest

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264 Portland St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2039
+1 802-748-2338
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is your basic Chinese restaurant. The combination lunch specials are fine, but I wish that they had a white-rice steamer. I feel chilled here in winter, especially on the glassed-in porch. The owners have three restaurants, the others being in Lyndonville, VT, and Woodsville, N.H.. The latter is the best of the three.

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Thank scottishvermonter
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This place looks cool. But they should hire the chef from New East Garden to take over the kitchen. The food is bland, no substitutions. Want crab rangoon? Sorry, you gotta order 12, minimum. Terrible food. I am from NY, and i dont know how high those other NYers that raved about this place were, but they must have been... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff that I avoid other chinese restaurant in town, I have been to this place several times after work. Most food is decent, some above average. Don't expect too much and you won't be disppointed. Really a 3.5 rating.

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Thank SanM412
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

I frequent this restaurant and when it's good, it's GOOD. It has my favorite Wonton Soup of all Chinese restaurants I've been to in my life and the Beef and Broccoli is a real treat! The inside of the restaurant is also really lovely with lots of exposed wood. The only downside to this restaurant is the customer service. It's... More 

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Thank JovaniSkye
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

I have been ordering out and eating here for a couple years... everything was always prepared perfect and portions were good.. Recently over past month, I am Seeing a problem\ I usually order the shrimp w brocolli and have been happy Shrimp are becoming smaller and over cooked and fewer last night I paid about $11 for the combo meal... More 

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Long Island, New York
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45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

We found this gem of a restaurant while traveling back from Quebec City to our hotel in White River Junction, Vt. We needed a driving break and looked in Yelp for restaurants in St. Johnsbury. We are New Yorkers, used to great Chinese food. This restaurant is on par with the best we've had. The portions were HUGE and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Hot & Sour Soup was unique and excellent. Good appetizers. Service was good. Nice stain glass window.

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Thank john D
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We have eaten there a few times since they first opened. At first the crispy eggplant was to die for, but now we can't find much eggplant in there. The last time I went for takeout, the owner was rude to me. I ordered from the menu which clearly stated that the meals came with rice. The meal I ordered,... More 

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Lyndonville
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The best Chinese I've ever had was in NYC at a place called Joe's takeout. It's tough to compare the available food found in St. Johnsbury to that of NYC so I'll try not to. Given how disgusting some Chinese food can be, New Century rates very well. The food is always good and the portions are large. The price... More 

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old bridge
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

I don't know if they're riding the wave of popularity that the dumpling lady has 80 miles away in Burlington but I can say one thing... this place has DELICIOUS dumplings. I always get an order of fried dumplings when I go there (which isn't often because St J is just a business trip destination for me) but I've never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Portland St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2039
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Saint Johnsbury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-748-2338

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