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Kwan Original Cuisine

835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
(503) 362-7711
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Ranked #141 of 459 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: $0 - $8
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best wor wonton I have had was at Kwan's. Mr. Kwan is very proud of his creation and says loyal customers will come in from out-of-town especially for this masterpiece! The order is big enough for up to four diners but I ordered it for myself with the thought of bringing at least half of my bowl home for... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Kwan's has been around for a long time and my friend's grandmother likes to go there everytime they are in town. I go for the company because I really don't care for their food. I have been there four times and have been disappointed each time. Even the egg flower soup was not great. On the brighter side, I've always... More 

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Keizer
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am just going to start off with suggesting that you AVOID this place completely!!! And go to Lum Yuen. The prices are ridiculous for the terrible taste and size portion. There is no tea. The egg flower soup had no egg in it. It was more like broth with raw carrots in it. The rice was gross and hard.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They will not sub anything on the menu. We wanted a differenct kind of rice. Would not budge. So we got up and left. The owner asked us what the problem was as we were leaving, and they said that was their policy. I said for maybe $.25 cents, they lost a $30 dinnner. Won't be going back. We have... More 

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Portland, OR
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207 reviews 207 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I cook Chinese food and visit Chinese restaurants wherever I travel. Kwan's was a major disappointment, especially considering that it has been a success in Salem for decades. On my recent visit with a friend, we ordered two seemingly very different dishes and hot and sour soup. The soup was interesting, I'll say that, but completely unauthentic, even tasting slightly... More 

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salem
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kwans used to be outstanding but the place has fallen on hard times. The food is bland and gummy and the service is 3rd rate...

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Canby, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went to Kwan's with friends for my husband's birthday. Our friends called ahead to ask some questions and this brought us personal service from the owners. Mr. Kwan greeted us, made suggestions and personally ordered for us. Everything he suggested from the variety of appetizers to the salad to the entrees and desserts were wonderful. He had even saved... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I ordered sweet and sour port and the pork was hard black and it was not chewable looked old and pre frozen gave me a stomach ace after one bite and haven't wanted Chinese since and there rice was dry with little pork and all their vegetable's were frozen or caned ewwwwwwww

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Tenmile, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We all had Won ton Soup or War Won Ton soup and all I can is WOW, the flavors really come out in these dishes, the restaurant is very unique in it decor, you have to see it to believe it, the chef actually came out and talked with us about the food. We will return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

To begin we did not get tea which would be like not getting chips at a Mexican restaurant. Our cashew chicken was very bland and all raw uncooked celery with a couple of cashews thrown on top. The egg foo young, although extremely overcooked, was still gooey inside. From what I understand as a novice is that the oil is... More 

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Additional Information about Kwan Original Cuisine

Address: 835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
Phone Number: (503) 362-7711
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: Chinese

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