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Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen

#329 of 3,657 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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1038 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205
503-222-DELI
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Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty darned good for the Northwest

If you grew up in the East Coast, you will be a bit disappointed but this deli is as good as I've found in the Northwest in my 40 plus years of living here. The pastrami and corned beef is dry, but the lox is excellent. I was disappointed that, though we were seated at 1:59 pm and the lunch... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
LauraCelise_11
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you grew up in the East Coast, you will be a bit disappointed but this deli is as good as I've found in the Northwest in my 40 plus years of living here. The pastrami and corned beef is dry, but the lox is excellent. I was disappointed that, though we were seated at 1:59 pm and the lunch... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in NYC and love good kosher deli. I've also come to love Portland. Alas, it appears my two loves cannot coexist. I read about Kenny and Zuke's in Trip Advisor and was hoping for a pretty good experience there. Instead, I left thinking, "ehh . . ." I had a pastrami sandwich. It was like the old... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great place to fuel up in an ideal location in downtown and the Pearl District. It's very spendy but the Gravlax and Bagel is the BEST I've ever had.

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Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Every time we're in Portland we find ourselves returning to Kenny & Zook's for the pastrami. The pastrami omelet is my favorite breakfast anywhere.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The 5 latkes which were served looked like overcooked tennis balls. Overcooked, hard (not crispy) and dry. Could not tell what had been added to them. The "homemade applesauce" was pretty terrible, also. The cooks/chef have no clue about how tasty, crispy and flavorful latke's should be! Would never go back.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We came here for brunch because it's next to Stumptown and I am not sure why it's so crowded. I found it overpriced, the food mediocre and the service just absolutely sucked. In Portland, there is so much other better restaurants than this place fof brunch.

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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The food is definitely good and fresh. While we had a particular issue with getting the right dish, the staff was very friendly and worked to fix it right away.

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Yorktown, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great Deli food, far far from the east coast --- pastrami, knish & lentil soup were great and plate of pickled goodies were really good

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've been wanting to eat here for the past few years, but my trips to Portland never really worked for that. This time, I planned on being able to eat breakfast there before our meetings. I had the pastrami and eggs and it was great. The smoky salty pastrami was a perfect compliment for scrambled eggs and I can't wait... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As a former New Yorker raised in a neighborhood with several Synagogues, Delis, bagelries, and even a Kosher pizza place, I have a chip on my shoulder about what a "real delicatessen" is supposed to be. All New Yorkers say this, by the way. So when friends here in Portland, OR, decided we should go to yet another "NY style"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1038 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-222-DELI

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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