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Szechuan Chef

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5331 SW Macadam Ave. #115, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Shanghai Noble House Restaurant)
+1 503-227-3136
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I loved the food! We were looking for a restaurant with authentic Chinese food and we found it here. I had the Cumin Lamb, very flavorful. My wife had the Chong Qing chicken. Definitely suggest that people try this place.

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Thank BeachRPh
Portland, Oregon
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222 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bottom line -- this has become our favorite restaurant in the Portland area. Their new items (on the white supplemental menu) are particularly good. Our only complaint is that the amount of duck in the Homestyle Duck stir-fry is a bit scanty, so we will ask for a double portion next time. Also, they do not go all-out to "numbing"... More 

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Thank DeHypnotist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I loved our dinner. We started out with pot stickers and hot & sour soup and followed with curry chicken and Szechuan chicken. The service was excellent as was all of the food. The prices were very reasonable and the surroundings very pleasant. We plan on a return trip very soon.

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Thank Thomas C
Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

When I was a kid, we would go to Chinatown for dinner all the time. Since moving to Portland, we have been searching for good Chinese food. This is as good as we have found so far. Not overly salty or greasy. The decor is an odd mix of Portland industrial and cheap diner - not much to look at.... More 

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Thank thatkatcal
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited on a Friday evening around 6:30pm; the restaurant was beginning to get busy but a table for two only took a few minutes to get. The food was absolutely, to-die-for, tasty. We got honey-walnut tofu (which was crispy on the outside but the inside melted in your mouth), szechuan chicken (which was superbly seasoned), and vegetable chow mein.... More 

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Thank _jakevanwinkle
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Was looking for a Chinese restaurant to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in our daughter's new city. Went to an early dinner at the Szechuan Chef with no reservations. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately. We always start with fried dumpling but they served us steamed instead. They were okay. The green onion pancakes and the vegetable egg rolls were good.... More 

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Thank Karen W
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family and I have been eating here for several years. My wife is Chinese, and I lived in China for six years, so we do know authentic Chinese food. This is the best we've found in Portland.

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Thank Choudoufu
Beaverton, Oregon
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went to Szechuan Chef with some friends from work, one of them from Shanghai. (This is his favorite Chinese restaurant in the area, by the way). We'd talked about how much I enjoy spicy foods and Arron was certain that I'd meet my limit. But, to his surprise, even though I ordered the kung pao tofu extra spicy, I... More 

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Thank rickh57
Gonzales, LA
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had our standard sichuan dishes. Chong Qing Spicy Chicken, dry fried green beans, dumplings for the kids and the house special hand cut noodles. All of them were excellent. The filling in the dumplings was much better than most in my opinion. The noodles were the star of the show!

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Thank BGuidry
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and helpful staff. Food came pretty quickly. Food was good cant complain, but seemed to be more Americanized at least with the dishes we chose. Chicken cow mein, szechuan beef, sweat and sour chicken and the dumplings.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5331 SW Macadam Ave. #115, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Shanghai Noble House Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-3136
Description
Located in the beautiful city of Portland, our restaurant has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you. We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural food to prepare every dish. We try to cook in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious cuisine. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere.

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