Portland >Restaurants > Cali Sandwiches
6620 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721345.526452 -122.594870
Daily 8:00am- 7:00pm
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Center
Used To Be Sooo Good – I used to eat here all the time. It was outta the way, but I would still drive there when I got that craving. Super cheap, and super satisfying. The Last two time I went there though, I was severely disapointed (I invest alot of emotion into food). The first time, I asked for medium spicy 'cause I was a bit hungover and I normally like extremely spicy. When we started eating, it was so friggin spicy I couldn't even eat it. took of all the jalepenos and scraped the bread of any Schriacha sauce, and I still couldn't eat is. I'm not kidding you when I say I like to cry when I eat spicy food. It was unbearable. The second time, they had changed everything around, upped the prices, and the food was horrible. The veggies were raw. My Spicy Thai Bento was without sauce on it and was served with a side of sweet chili sauce totally dilutted with water. I realize that they couldn't have been making too much money the way they were before, but I always tried to throw in quite a bit extra in their tip jar. Sooooo disapointed.
Nice people, good food – Cali was recommended to me by a co-worker. When I got back from my lunch break, I thanked her. $3.75 for a hearty sandwich, chips and a drink; and all with friendly service. It?s a mom and pop kind of place, so during a peak time like lunch, it took a little time to get my sandwich. It was worth the wait. Zarahw is right about the amount of meat on the sandwich, sort of. There?s enough meat to be satisfying, just not enough for the size of the roll it comes on. A little Sriracha sauce to moisten that roll up and you?re good to go! It?s hard to find, on the south side of Glissan next to Plaid Pantry, but it?s worth an extra spin around the block looking for it.
Not at all impressed... – Sure, it's cheap eats. But that's where the pros end. The sandwich I had (the lemongrass beef) was almost void of beef and I didn't taste any lemongrass flavor. The bread was stale, even for baguette. My partner's teriaki chicken bento had no sauce, and not much more meat than my sandwich. The thai iced tea was alright, but much sweeter than what we were used to. Out of three tables, one was occupied and the other two still hadn't been cleaned up from the previous occupants. I was expecting a lot better after reading Willamette Week's review, and was very disappointed.
Tasty Bento as Well... – Yes, the sandwiches are great, but they also have a small yet adequate list of Bento fixins. Those pickeled veggies aren't for me, so I stick to the Bento and haven't been disappointed yet, and for $4, its an unbeatable bento bargain! Definately Mt. Tabor's yummy little Asian secret.
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