Portland >Food & Dining > Shanghai Noble House Restaurant
5331 SW Macadam Ave Ste 115, Portland, OR | Directions 9723945.484414 -122.675900
Neighborhoods: Corbet - Terwilliger - Lair Hill, Southwest Neighborhoods Incorporated
shanghi Noble House is the best – We have gone to Shanghi Noble house for years and have never been disappointed. The service is right on every time and the food is just as wonderful. I think we have ordered everything on the menu at one time or another and it is always cooked just right, tasty, and a dish we would gladly order again and again. For a group we often reserve the round table which seats 8-10 easily and find it's corner location is just right.
If you have not eaten here, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
Very Good Chinese, but I don't think Tso. – So- I've been on my quest to find a decent General Tso in Portland. I'm about twenty Chinese joints in and I've noticed that most places here are using a distributed sauce rather than making their own. But I'd heard several good things about about this place, and looked it up here to find several praising reviews of their americanized cuisine, especially of their General.
Here is the thing- If you are from the east coast and you're looking for a comparable dish out here- forget Noble House. In fact just forget it!
I'm not going to dis the place overall, because it's obvious that they at least made this sauce fresh with my meal, and the rest of the experience was quite lovely. I have to say though, it tasted like a British person cooked my main course. The sauce was more like Worcestershire than anything else- not even appetizing in it's context, really. I pity the foul. What a wasted shell of a life it turned out to have had. Not fit for anything but consumption, the modern american chicken is. And then someone dumps... what was that exactly? all over it.
And don't give me anything about authentic, please. Food is supposed to taste like food if you pay for it.
I rated 4 stars because every thing else I had there was really fantastic, and I'm figuring that this item was the anomaly. The prices were more than reasonable- great atmosphere- very clean- respectable for almost any evening except a very romantic date- and the service was exemplary. Definitely four stars for Chinese in Portland.
But no General I'm afraid.
The best customer service! – Went to Shanghai Noble house tonight, I have been there several times in the past and always had a good experience, but I felt like tonight they went above and beyond!
I called them earlier in the day to ask if they offer steamed pork buns because I love them and haven't been able to find a restaurant nearby that serves them. They told me they didn't usually offer them but asked what time we would be coming for dinner and said they would make us some anyway.
As soon as we got there we had menus, water, and a teapot of hot tea in front of us. Besides the pork buns (which were very yummy!) we ordered the paper wrapped chicken, and hot and sour soup as appetizers and the moo shu chicken & sizzling bean curd for our entrees. Everything was delicious. Our water was refilled often as well, which I really appreciate. 5 stars!
Great Americanized Chinese Food – First off quit complaining about "real" chinese food. unless your food has intestines, feet, or ears in it you are probably not eatting authentic Chinese food. What we call here in America Chinese food really doesn't exisit in China. If you want authentic go to Lucky Strike and eat some intestines- they're delicious. But if you are looking for deep fried hunks of meat covered in sweet strange sauces then Shanghai Noble House is a great place to go. Their food is not heavy and there is a lot of flavor. Even their Pork fried rice is better than anywhere I have eatten before. They use real chunks of tasty BBQ Pork. Usually the meat in fried rice is tasteless and unrecongizable. Years ago I had the honey praws here and in the 8 years since I have not had any place come even close to being as good as theirs. I haven't tried it here since then but I will in the near future. The staff is super friendly too. I'm not a huge fan of "Chinese" food, but if I ever get the craving this is the place I will go and where I will tell other to go too
Above average 'American Chinese' below average calculator. – Our family tradition to go for Mom's birthday, and the food is better than your average 'American Chinese' food - though I'm not an expert, brother in law has done extensive travel in Asia and he seems to like the food OK, especially the good old General Tso.
But - if you are in a large group remember your arithmetic. After getting an oddly high bill last year, next time we kept track of our total on a notepad. We tallied about 85 dollars - the bill came to 125. When we told our server, he came back with a new total - 90 dollars - extra oranges, and told us that their calculator didn't always work right! We'll give them the benefit of the doubt, people make mistakes, and they were very friendly and apologetic about the error.
We'll go back next year, but with notepad in hand.
Best service in town. Great food. – These guys LOVE customers. Seriously. They have always treated us like kings. The Mandarin Chicken is the best! Their food is great!
But seriously, what keeps us coming back is the smiles and the great service. They never let us down.
Good food, phenomenal service – This is a fairly large, no-nonsense Chinese spot perfect for lunch, but suitable for dinner as well. It's located in a business park and there's always ample parking (covered, even!) The restaurant is clean, and while it won't win any hipness awards, it looks ... reliable. Lunch specials are dirt-cheap ($6.50 for soup, entree with rice, noodles, and crab rangoon) and while the lunch menu is fairly short, it has all the American Chinese favorites. Your table will be set up, complete with water, soup, and a server in a matter of seconds; your order can be customized any way you like, and the plates will make it out to your table just as you're finishing your soup. Their staff is almost psychic - always right there when you need them, very fast and helpful, and you don't have to wait for... anything, really. The food is good, the ambience ok, but the service is fantstic.
Very good Chinese food, best in PDX so far ... – We have searched for a decent Chinese restaurant since moving here from Berkeley about 8 months ago. Noble House is terrific! The food is not unique but it is fresh and tasty with nice sauces and crisp veggies. We had the chicken trio, delicious, the string beans, yum, and the moo shoo pork -- the staff even made our pancake "Chinese burritos" for us! Our waiter was witty and charming, very efficient and professional but nice and friendly too. We were pleasantly surprised and will go back to try other menu items.
Very delicious, quick service, good prices, great selection – We can always count on Shanghai Noble House for an ample selection of menu items, the dishes
are always tasty and you can always request that spicy dishes be made milder if needed. Service
is extremely quick, your food comes very fast after you order it. Prices are reasonable and portions
are very generous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we've often taken out
of town guests there and they loved the food. This is the place to go for really delicious chinese
food, good prices, ample portions and quick, quick service. It's great for lunch as well as dinner.
An insult to authentic chinese cooking – My boss treated his illustrious servants to a christmas lunch and he chose this place for some reason. The food here is a travesty to authentic chinese cooking, but if you're into bastardized chinese food made for the western world then this is the place for you. I talked to the waitress about their specialties but she told me it was all westernized stuff I wouldn't like that they were just trying to cater to the neighborhood folks and most asians didn't eat there. If you want some real chinese food then go to wong's king on 87th and division. However, if you do like western chinese food you'd probably like this place a lot. It would be a crying shame if you thought this was really how Asians eat back to home.
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