Portland >Food & Dining > Chin-Yen Restaurant & Lounge
18 NE 28TH Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.523258 -122.637141
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Kerns
Best Cantonese food in Portland – Chin Yen is my favorite Cantonese restaurant. I've been coming here for 30 years, & the food is still as reliably delicious as ever. The potstickers are the best I've ever had; the eggplant is great [though the heat can sometimes depend on the cook's mood =8-) ] Shetzuan chicken is is very tasty. My very favorite is the mu shu chicken (they have it even if it isn't on the menu as are mu shu pork and mu shu shrimp). Kung pao chicken or shrimp are also very good.
The wait staff is always very efficient and service is quite fast.
Great take out – Chin-Yen has been my favorite Chinese food for years their sesame beef is fabulous as is their fried rice. i have never really found eating there to be much of an upgrade over just ordering take out so you might as well just get it to go. But definitely some of the best Chinese in town!
No no no – OK, the hot and sour soup was decent. The other dishes we tried, though (Kung Pao and Schezuan chicken, as I recall) left a lot to be desired. We're talkin double-deep-fried chicken and pork with sickeningly sugary sauces. Ai yah, no good. Very appropriate for the atmoshpere, which is like a third-rate convention hotel from the seventies. They're got an adjacent lounge/bar, though, that seemed like a worthy place to belly up to for a drink or three.
Great Soup... – The hot and sour soup is the best ever! I really love it.
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