Portland >Food & Dining > Legin Restaurant
8001 SE Division St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720645.505708 -122.580783
Monday To Thursday From 10:00 AM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 12:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Montavilla
Worst SERVICE and FOOD EVER! – My friends decided to take me out for chinese food as a welcoming dinner two week ago, which turned into a disaster. From an asian that eats chinese food on a somewhat regular basis the food was horrible and not worth the menu price. The waiter there hardly came back to check on our table after we got our food. We had to repeatedly get up to as for assistance. It seemed like that the waiter was preoccupied with talking on the cell phone while the cashier or manager was busy taking care of her kids the whole time so was probably too distracted to remember that they still had customers. The only times that the waiter and cashier seemed to be doing their job was when you first come in and when paying. It brought frustration to us the whole night and we all agreed to never go back!
Our last Legin dinner – We have gone to Legin for years and alway enjoyed it. Noticed it was not up to par about 3 years ago, but every once in a while we'd go back to see if things were getting better. They never have. Went last week for dinner and it was the worst yet. There were only a couple of other diners besides us in the dining room (which should have been the tip off and we should have left). I guess the server forgot that he had diners - we didn't see him for 45 minutes after he served our food - I had to go find him to get our check. The won ton soup tasted terrible (it used to be great) and the other two entrees we ordered were drowing in some kind of gummy sauce that I don't remember them ever serving.
Culinary Delight – Legin is a wonderful place for awide variety of Chinese cuisine. The flavors are unmatched in the Portland area. I have had Chinese food all over the United States and outside of China Town in San Francisco, it is tough to find a better Chinese Restaurant. The food is prepared just right! There are a few other great spots here in Portland for Chinese Food, House of Louie being one and the Pan Asian delight, Dragonfish, with it's unique blends, but Legin just has them beat by a smidgen!
it IS the best in town... – I've had dim sum at a couple places in Portland, and Legin is by far the best. Sure you have to wait during peak times for a table, but its well worth it. All the food is hot when it should be, it tastes wonderfull, and there is a huge variety. Sure the servers don't speak english very well, but after going a few times I've learned the mandarin names for the dishes. My asian friends recomended this place and I agree with them. Its the best.
Good God!!! – Legin is okay if you're getting a takeout roast duck/chicken but if you go there for the dim sum, it's too greasy for authentic dim sum, not to mention that their peking duck is a farce. However, where else are you going to find better dim sum, Wong's King!!! If you go here with low expectations you should be okay but if you've got Asian relatives and you bring them here, they will hate you for it and never trust your judgment in food ever again. However, if you take them to Wong's King you will have redeemed yourself somewhat.
If this is the best in PDX, – Then I'll have to stop eating Chinese food. It was pretty bad. Lemon chicken and Sweet & Sour Pork were indistinguishable from each other; tasteless fried puffs with gooey sauce poured on top. Moo Shoo vegetables were okay, with the pancakes and hoisin sauce, but as for the rest, let's just say we were sorry the next day.
zhousu – I have read the other reviews, and find it frustrating when a restaurant can get a 1 or 2 rating, and then get several 8's, 9's and a few 10's.
My wife is Chinese, and she thinks this is probably the best restaurant in Portland. I'm Caucasion, and I liked it OK, but I prefer an American style of Chinese food. This is clearly a Chinese place for Chinese tastes. I think it would help, if a non-Chinese, is accompanied with a Chinese here, to help with the ordering. That way, they should have a more enjoyable meal.
Yummy Chaos – If you decide to try Legin, go for thier dim sum. The carts whirl by quickly so get what you want while they come around. One word of advice - don't get a lot of noodle/rice dishes - save your appetite for some of their other dim sum dishes.
Worth the drive... – and I'm in Hillsboro. Great dim sum, fresh from the cart, and lots of variety.
BEST AUTHENTIC CHINESE FOOD IN OREGON – This is the most authentic Chinese food I have had here in Oregon. I'm from Cali. where Chinese food is very good and authentic. Oregon's China Town is not very good at all. I thought it would be, but I've tried 4 places and they all sucked. Legin is very tateful. if you like AUTHENTIC Chinese food, this is the place to go in OREGON.
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