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Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews soup dumplings popcorn chicken bao chinese greens bok choy pork eggplant order at the counter sauce dishes salty
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seating available when we arrived after lunch crowd, but clearly this place is very popular! You order at the counter and then take your seat. Server recommended Lychee and Lime non alcoholic drink (delish) and we ordered the xiao long bao (soup dumplings), pork and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VanLaraLe
Reviewed 10 December 2018

OK, I'm probably displaying my ignorance here, but the soup dumplings at XLB are insanely good. Everything I've had is great. The beer is cold, the room is casual/active, the crowd is varied and pleasant - it is a "can't miss" in my book!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TLJ4
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the soup dumplings, the popcorn chicken, the pork buns. Thought the vegetable dish could be looked at-in our opinion it was over cooked. Service was good and we enjoyed the casual ambiance. There were other dishes we want to try next time.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank richardgG1237GW
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This fun family style Chinese comfort food restaurant has wonderful flavors and a unique style. The Xian Long Bao is my favorite dish. The Sous Chef,Tony, takes such care with each dish. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mariacY5309QF
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A friend from Az wanted to go here, needless to say it didn't disappoint! All the food was delicious! We had a variety of plates....ALL were good!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Pam B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My son lives in Portland and told us about this place. So my wife son and I went for the first time Saturday. Its nothing like I have ever had before. It comes family style. We had the soup dumplings, mushroom and chive baozi, bok...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WWC1
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were really looking forward to trying the xiao long bao dumplings at this restaurant. It is not a very commonly served item in the local Chinese restaurants. I had tried them for the first time in Malaysia and later in Hong Kong. Hence, I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank tellatraveltale
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Xiao long baos have become a popular new entree in Portland, but we have had very limited choices on where to get them. So when XLB opened, my wife wanted to try them. We finally had a chance to stop by for lunch during the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BeavertonORTraveller
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I had never heard of soup dumplings until recently. How they have escaped me for so long, I'm not sure. A colleague suggested that I try XLB and after one other failed attempt (you can't get soup dumplings to go and we were in a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Honey_and_Bunny
Reviewed 4 May 2018

It was a busy Saturday night but they definitely knew what they were doing! Ordered our food (Shrimp and Pork Noodles) at the counter, we were quickly seated and served in a timely manner!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ljhf
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