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“Essence of China, mmmmk”
Review of Essence of China

Essence of China
Ranked #11 of 65 Restaurants in West Linn
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Chilean, Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I tried this place on a chance, as we felt uneducated about the Willamette restaurant offerings. Seeing a packed restaurant from the street got us across the threshold. The menu is unassuming - quite as are the prices. While the portions are nice, the rice was dry. BBQ pork with snow peas, nice. If the chef worked a little bit harder at refining the recipes, the food would be more memorable. Case in point: the Shanhai Wonton was nice but a bit under fried. Sorry but that is the truth.

The old ladies love this place so you know it's a good value. Word.

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Thank DanielLogan
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were told this was a good place so we had take out on a Friday night and loved it. It was also good heated up the next day! Sauces were excellent! Want to try more dishes soon!

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Thank GR8TRAILBLAZERFAN
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Unfortunately we don't have a very good selection of restaurants in West Linn. This place has decent tasting Chinese food with good service. The meat always tastes on the fatty side and with those heavy Asian sauces, you can never taste how taste the food really is. I would go there only if you're desperate for good Chinese food and don't want to drive to Portland.

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Thank romeopitbull
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this place. The food was very well prepared, and delicious. The service was excellent,even tho they were crowded. You get a lot for your money. The prices were moderate and we took food home. We certainly plan or going there again.

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Thank livedalot
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

I joined the family ( 6 of us in total ), for an evening meal on a busy Friday night and was very pleased with the food and service. A month later I ordered take-out food and while it was good, it was not as enjoyable as dining in at this restaurant. I look forward to returning in the near future and will update this review if there is a new experience to share, but would definately recommend this place to my friends and family in the future.

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Thank 1952Bruce
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