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“Busy Chinese”
Review of Shandong

Shandong
Ranked #471 of 4,364 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Following lots of positive reviews we made reservations and arrived to find a full restaurant with a line of waiting customers. Our table was not ready but we got one within 20 minutes. The noise level was over the top and it was impossible to conduct a conversation.
The menu is varied and interesting but I am suspicious when I see no Asian diners or servers in a "Chinese" eatery. We were pleasantly surprised when dinner was served. Despite a capacity crowd service was fast and the staff hustled.
Our Nori Seaweed Soup was outstanding and a nice cross between Japanese and Chinese. The rest of our courses were fairly standard renditions of Mu Shu Pork, Shitake Mushrooms with Baby Bok Choy, and shrimp in lobster sauce. Satisfying but not really outstanding.
It is a popular Portland family restaurant and they handle crowds well. Not a place for a quiet romantic date.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We read other reviews and were a little skeptical, but this restaurant exceeded our expectations. I found plenty of vegetarian choices and others found interesting dishes. I had Judy's Noodles and loved it. Prices were very reasonable and the atmosphere airy and very pleasant. Service was on going, with water glasses always full. The chef stopped by our table to check on us and spent time explaining some of the dishes.

We were impressed by the attention we received and left happy and quite full. Next time we're in Portland, we'll definitely return.

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Thank JRobock R
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We visit Portland often and have sampled many of the ubiquitous Asian restaurants. I give Shandong high ratings because of food quality and taste, service and ambiance. Often, Portland Asian means a location in a sketchy neighborhood and minimal ambiance. Not so with Shandong as the decor is contemporary and pleasant. The service was very good. Every dish we ordered was very good, such as very tasty and substantial pan fried dumplings, great dry fried asparagus, and a red curry crab noodle dish. I appreciate the use of fresh ingredients that definitely came through in the taste of the dishes we ordered.

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Thank carole l
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Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

This is an Ok place for Chinese - the flavored are good but service is decent. Love the food. The space is so small so get ready for that. Still recommend this place if you are in the hood. Cute.

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Thank DanielLogan
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Rather than eat in with 2 small children & a 4 month old baby we ordered take out. They were bringing it out of the kitchen when we walked in the door. We had a variety of items and all were excellent. It's the best Chinese food we have had in Portland. prices are very reasonable.

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Thank Levon M
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