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Kwan's Original Cuisine

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835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
+1 503-362-7711
11:00 - 22:30
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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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Vintage Chinese decor from a time when men wore suits and women all looked like Jane Mansfield and the martini was king. Like a beautiful woman now aged one must overlook the wear and tear the years have brought.It has style but has a tired outdated look. The food: you can order from creative to mundane.well prepared and delicious. White... More 

Thank Sailingiregon
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside of the place looks like it's right out of China. Pretty cool. The inside looks like someone had to convert a garage into a couple bedrooms and tie it into the house because of an unexpected pregnancy - kinda ramshackle and tossed together. I suppose the food was Chinese food. Meh. The service was horrible. I felt like... More 

Thank Kelly C
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

1 Thank ROBERT M
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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 

1 Thank Shannon M
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

1 Thank _suzannemegetarian
Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank sunniecam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Mike B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Vera G
Roseburg, Oregon
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107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank craig t
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 !!

1 Thank D1338YKann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
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?