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Kwan's Original Cuisine

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835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
+1 503-362-7711
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kwan's Original Cuisine has served Salem for over 30+ years. You will notice the amazing 14 foot wood carved Buddah when you walk into this friendly restaurant! Kuan makes all his sauces from scratch mainly because of the high MSG content in manufactured sauces other restaurants use. Kuan has put a lot of money in the water system he uses... More 

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1 Thank ROBERT M
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52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the other day during lunch time. Good lunch prices but a limited menu. Ordered the Szechuan chicken with pan fried noodles. The dish was good, it had a lot veggies which is good for some but I would rather have more chicken. The pan fried noodles were so good! So yummy. My husband got the Szechuan beef and... More 

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1 Thank Shannon M
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The owner never fails to welcome each guest and make them feel as if we have been invited into his home. He makes the effort to spend time with everyone. Good food and beverages

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1 Thank _suzannemegetarian
Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We drive past this place daily so the wife and I decided to try them. My wife loves the sweet & sour vegetables with tofu and the food is prepared well. I like that they serve ALL kinds of rice - red, black, wild and long grain to name some. This is the only place I have visited that is... More 

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1 Thank sunniecam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very nice restaurant. Seating was a little cramped, but very good acoustics. Lots of carpet and low acoustical ceilings. It reminds me of how restaurants used to be, when you could hear your dinner companions and carry on a conversation, before the 'modern' glass and steel abominations of today. Food was very good. Crab puff appetizers were pretty empty and... More 

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1 Thank Mike B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were seated and ordered beverages and appetizers. And immediately the server also took our food order. He returned with water, hot tea , cold soup ( which should have been hot). at that time I mentioned our drinks, he said they would be right up. 45 min later he brought our food and again I mentioned and asked about... More 

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1 Thank Vera G
Roseburg, Oregon
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97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We took my mom to this restaurant for her 89th birthday. We have been here many times as a family over the years and I decided I needed to provide a review of this family favorite. We had one of the family style dinners and it was excellent. The service was great and to top it off Mr. Kwan came... More 

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1 Thank craig t
Salem
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place has been at the same local for many years...what sets it apart from others is that it serves "the wilds"elk,venison,ect. all prepared to perfection !!

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1 Thank D1338YKann
Oregon
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a different type of Chinese food. More gourmet than your typical greasy fast food. Strawberry chicken asparagus was wonderful. The three flavors mixed together we're a treat. This restaurant is very good for people watching sugar or salt. All food prepared can be cooked with less of these two ingredients but still taste very good. Portions are average... More 

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1 Thank ChuckOregon
Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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.

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1 Thank Jean H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-362-7711

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