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516 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970-4239
+1 978-745-1700
11:30 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 00:30
Sat 11:30 - 12:30
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Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Recently, I went for lunch at Fantasy Island. I've always found the food to be very good, and this restaurant has a very loyal following. Recently, the restaurant was taken over by the owners of Yan's Bistro in Swampscott. The previous owners are still there during the transition. The menu has been tweaked a little, and the food was excellent.... More 

Thank Andrea L
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went there for heard good things, but was a bad experience. Service was awful and she had attitude. I asked a question about the rice and she shrugged me off with telling me "dont worry", and walked away. Food was slathered in same sauce for everything. The boneless spareribs should be renamed boneless fat ribs. Asked why orange beef did... More 

Thank Lynn A
Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We bought a house in Salem in 2013. We found several chinese food menus in the back of a cabinet. We picked Fantasy Island as the first to try. We still have not gone for a second. Luncheon specials are great prices and large portions. Everything is fresh. Staff is always friendly.

Thank Jill B
salem ma.
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love the lobster sauce..it is the best of any other Chinese restaurant and I order it with extra brown sauce.... Re spare ribs..they were kind of greasy and fatty....I have been spoiled by Christine Lee's in hallandale Beach fl ...but if u love lobster sauce this is the place

Thank steph
Randolph, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Probably my favorite Chinese Food place of all time. Almost everything is very good. The chicken fingers are literally the best I've ever had (Kowloon's is up there). Love ordering from there. Not normally my first choice because it's on the other side of Salem from where I normally am but decided recently I think I'll have to take the... More 

Thank CMOKeefe
Salem, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a local hangout with good food and fun entertainment. There is Karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays. They have their good standards, but know you have to add salt to everything.

Thank AlexanderJack
Beverly, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This is my favorite Chinese food restaurant. The food is always fresh the service friendly and the drinks are flavorful.

Thank Jim D
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The food was plentiful. The staff was prompt, friendly and courteous. The peice missing was tasty food. It was at best re warmed buffet style Americanized Chinese.

Thank Kom56
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

The restaurant has been around for at least 65 years it was called China Sails. The food is virtually the same as before but can be salty They have a kerokie bar and u can play keno The bar can be dirty and loud with college kids but never a problem The dining room is clean and service is good

Thank Foodie1776
Dallas, TX
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I have had Chinese food all over the US, from San Francisco to Dallas to Boston. This place has the BEST lo mein and spare ribs. Please visit Fantasy Island if you're in the area, it's totally worth it!

Thank TraveIinG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Loring Ave, Salem, MA 01970-4239
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-1700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?