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Kwan Original Cuisine

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835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
(503) 362-7711
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazed at the variety of offerings on the menu. All the way from your regular Chinese menu to the more exotic meats such as venison. They also have a well stocked bar to pair up with your meal.

Thank Jean H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this funky place in downtown Salem after reading some of the reviews. There is an extraordinary large menu and the place is a little dated but has history - Mr Kwan came over from Hong Kong (he was a chef mastering in French cuisine, then ran some very large restaurants, and ended up being brought to Salem by... More 

Thank mambokings
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kwan's has won the best Chinese of the mid-valley for the last 8 years. They have many vegetarian options and everything they make is fresh and the taste is something wonderful to experience

Thank Bruce W
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just moved in right down the street from Kwans. I was excited when I first saw the outside of it. It has an authentic aesthetic that would make you feel as if you had stumbled into Chinatown. Do not be fooled by this celestial charm! Having not lived here in Salem long I asked a co-worker if he had ever... More 

Thank Seth S
Salem, Oregon
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made my first-ever visit to Kwan's. Having only driven by on Commercial I never realized before that the actual main entrance to the restaurant is in back and that there is a lot of parking on that side. When I walked in, I felt transported back to the Chinese restaurants of my youth - the wood-paneled booths, the red... More 

Thank ddtfamily1971
Neotsu, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We've only been here a couple of times so far.... But, we will be back many more. The best Chinese food I've ever had. And if you're lucky you will meet Kwan himself.

Thank summerlake08
Salem, Oregon
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The best Chinese food in Salem, Oregon! Try the Strawberry Chicken! The food is hot, plentiful, faaabulous! Plenty of hot tea, good bar selections, fortune cookies, and a hot very hot towel after dinner. If time permits, Mr. Kwan will come by to bid you welcome, if he isn't cooking in the kitchen. My favorite Chinese restaurant for 3 years!... More 

Thank Theodora H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! The jalapeño poppers are insane. We try and get here at least once a month. Always good and very friendly staff

Thank Christine B
salem, or
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Chef Kwan sat us, made recommendations and personally cooked our food. We felt quite spoiled. We tried the strawberry chicken which was very good. This is a great place for very personal service and the lunch is relatively inexpensive. Will go back.

Thank raylynn
Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We visited Kwan's when I found I was sensitive to a number of foods. We tried it, found that they would make something special just for me that I could tolerate. Now that I am healthy again, we go there often just because the food is so good. The owners are always there and so friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank bluesinger2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (503) 362-7711

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