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Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen

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1038 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Kenny & Zukes Deli

Overpriced for a deli sandwich, but the corned beef and the pastrami sandwich was good. Pastrami was in chunks not sliced like we are used to. At the deli counter 16.00 for a lb. of pastrami was way too much. Went at lunch time and initially not too busy. Not sure we would fight the traffic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overpriced for a deli sandwich, but the corned beef and the pastrami sandwich was good. Pastrami was in chunks not sliced like we are used to. At the deli counter 16.00 for a lb. of pastrami was way too much. Went at lunch time and initially not too busy. Not sure we would fight the traffic and efforts to find... More 

Thank gracielou923
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place! Located right across the street from Powell's Books! We had the healthier option of trimmed down corned beef on sour dough rye with mustard and slaw. This was delish! Next time we will go for the bigger (non trimmed, a bit less healthy) version! Lots of meats that you can purchase by the pound too in the... More 

Thank Kathy F
Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had lunch at Kenny and Zuke and were very underwhelmed. I had the pastrami and she had the corned beef. I understand pastrami can be marbled and even fatty. In my case two thirds of the "meat" was grizzle. My wife's corned beef was satisfactory but certainly not worth the $12+ price. Portland have many great... More 

Thank Joe R
Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had a quick lunch there. I am in Portland on business. The service was fine and the sandwich was good. I got the ken special sandwich with pastrami, slaw and chopped liver. I have not been to any other delis in Portland, but compared to the best I have visited, this is average.

Thank jejsrose
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Portland and decided that we would buy some pastrami to go at the deli counter. We got there at about 9 a.m. and the place was not busy at all. The guy at the deli counter was doing some paperwork and told us that it would be a second. We stood there for about 10 minutes being... More 

Thank K S
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in a city with no great delis; however, while on a business trip to Portland this week I stumbled onto this treasure in the Pearl District. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and the pastrami on rye is wonderful. Now, I just need to find a way to get back there often.

Thank Mark M
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I don't understand how this restaurant gets such good ratings. In the past we've had good pastrami sandwiches, but after this visit, we won't be going back anytime soon. First, they are in dire need of improvement in the hospitality department. We had an inordinate wait because no one bothered to clear tables - and there were many of us... More 

Thank Muncie68
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Before I moved to Portland, I lived in NYC. I put Kenny & Zuke's pastrami on the same level as Katz's: Fantastic. It's hard to order anything else, but you should try it all. The restaurant itself is a solid Jewish deli, and even has the bagels to prove it. Hard to find a decent bagel in this town. Even... More 

Thank TwoRightGloves
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Unfortunately, Deli's are dying. It's a shame. I grew up around great Italian, Jewish and other ethnic Delis. All had their own charm and personality...... TODAY!!??? SUBWAY and other chain Deli's are everywhere! Using Lousy breads and rolls... Cheap Meats and no character. It's a Crime and I don't utilize these places... ever. Kenny and Zuke's is a trip to... More 

Thank Mike W
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had the Latkes and jelly stuffed donuts.....but it was take out. The donuts were great! I'm not a huge fan of the sweet stuff, so I was hesitant to try them, but I'm glad I did. They tasted freshly baked and had just the right amount of sugar level into them that I could probably even go for a second... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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