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Kwan Original Cuisine

835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
(503) 362-7711
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Ranked #80 of 416 restaurants in Salem
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Salem, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Salem, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

To be fair, I haven't eaten here in years. We ate regularly for years, food was more and more boring and disappointing.

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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Kwan family takes great care of their customers! They offer many options for those with special diet needs. Kwan's Cuisine is our family's choice for dining out, whether it is a family dinner, or a date night treat. We love the food and service at Kwan's and highly recommend it to you!

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Salem OR
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Mr. Kwan is always so friendly but some of the waiter people are not as friendly and act like they have never seen me before even though I go in quite often. I think the food is good and reasonable. My favorite spot downtown.

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