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“Fresh vegetables!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marco Polo Global

Marco Polo Global
Ranked #74 of 531 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Salem, Oregon
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622 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Fresh vegetables!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

We often eat at Marco Polo, and we can always count on the vegetables being fresh. They have 3 menus: Chinese, European and Vegetarian. Our party of four split evenly, 2 from the European and 2 from the Chinese.

My mushroom and vegetable chicken was very good. The mushrooms, baby bok choy, broccoli, green peppers and other vegetables were crisp and flavorful. The chicken pieces were tender and velvety. This is a less spicy dish than I normally get, so I was a little disappointed, but if your taste rebels against spices, this is a flavorful choice. Carol had the ginger chicken. The ginger flavor was deliciously subtle, with just enough, but not too much ginger flavor. The vegetables were crisp and fresh.

We had both the white and brown rice. Both are perfectly cooked and tasty. We started with the always good pot stickers, and mushrooms baked with a pesto and cream cheese filling that was delicious.

The other two in our party chose from the European menu. The chicken crusted with pistachio, with raspberry sauce, was a tender breast filet. The pistachios gave a nice flavor and the raspberry sauce was a treat. This was served with a side of Fettuccine Alfredo that was not overly rich. The mixed vegetables - broccoli, carrots and zucchini were fresh and crisp. The coconut prawns were large and meaty, served over rice with cranberries in it. There was a dipping sauce that seemed like orange marmalade.

These meals were all very good, and plentiful portions. We took some of it home to enjoy again.

Having a table near the window is a treat. The park is peaceful.

  • Visited July 2012
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Stayton, Oregon
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“Lions Club Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Mill City Lions visited Salem Lions for lunch. Best buffet in town.

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Salem, Oregon
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“Great variety ..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

One of the few places in Salem where you can get great tasting, quality vegetarian dishes. Yum!

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“so many choices!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

We were overwhelmed by the choices but very pleased with the quality and and value. We both had different salmon dishes and the portions were huge! Very good value and we would definitely go back and try some of the other things on the menu

  • Visited June 2012
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“A surprise in Salem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Salem is NOT known for its dining or views for most of the restaurants in the area, but MP is an excellent choice. Their menu is diverse (you're actually given two menus to choose from) and worth exploring. We have always gotten great service and outstanding dishes. We've lived in Salem for 10+ years and only tried Marco Polo out a couple of months ago...mostly because the general "eating out" experience is SOOOOO shabby in the area. But am now totally delighted at the prospect of getting a great meal!!

  • Visited May 2012
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