Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sanyo Is Replacing Yangtze River in Lexington

by Marc Hurwitz

A decades-old Chinese restaurant known in part for its buffet and dim sum has shut down for good, with a new spot opening in its space.

According to a source, Yangtze River in Lexington is closed, and while checks on the place over the past few months indicated that it seemed to be closed for renovations, a page within the town's website shows that the Depot Square space is getting a new owner and a new dining spot called Sanyo is planning to open there. Yangtze River had been in business since the mid-1970s, offering a mix of Chinese-American and authentic Chinese fare and featuring a lunch and dinner buffet along with a weekend dim sum.

Very little is currently known about Sanyo; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

The address for the now-closed Yangtze River (and the new Sanyo) is 25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420.

[February 26, 2018 update: The Lexington Minuteman is reporting that Sanyo will be a Chinese and Japanese restaurant owned by the person behind Bamboo and Mandarin, two dining spots with a handful of locations in the local area. The article says that the upcoming eatery will offer dishes found on Bamboo's menu, while also offering sushi, udon noodles, tempura, and more--and the restaurant will also keep some of Yangtze River's favorites, including Chinese-American dishes, a lunch buffet, and dim sum. (Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.)]

[May 18, 2018 update: A new post from The Lexington Minuteman states that renovations are approximately 90% complete on the space in which Sanyo is moving into, and if all goes well, the new restaurant could be opening sometime in June.]

[September 12, 2018 update: A source tells us that Sanyo has apparently opened (or is in the process of opening) in Lexington.]

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Blogger Laz said...

Ugh. I liked the Yangtze River and avoid Bamboo-- so boring and expensive for what you get.

12:13 PM  

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