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Kwan Original Cuisine

835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
(503) 362-7711
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Ranked #103 of 420 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: $0 - $8
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
Portland, OR
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 reviews
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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Salem, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been living in Salem for about 23 years and until recently only visited a couple times. I started going again recently and realized what I've missed. A huge selection of meals! Tasty and ample portions. I'm partial to spicy and the Mongolian Beef Chow Fun is my favorite and they season to taste. Reasonably priced. The decor is a... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The restaurant is authentic Chinese...the owners are checking on food, visiting tables to assure you are enjoying the meal. This was a restaurant I would recommend and return on my next visit to Salm.

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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My first time in this resturant. The food was very good and it was so nice to have lunch in a place filled with serenity. There were many items on the menu that are enticing me to return and I will be back.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I am reading reviews and since I've eaten at Kwan's for maybe 30 years, I guess I could weigh in. I agree that service is personal and courteous, for the most part. My sense is that the owner has not put a lot of investment into how staff relate to guests. I've witnessed interactions between him and wait-persons that I... 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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