Portland >Food & Dining > Canton Grill
2610 Se 82nd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9726645.503819 -122.578158
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, South Tabor
Delicious and Affordable – I hate to have just found this place now that we're moving. They keep the restaurant section open until after 11pm and the lounge/bar until 1:30am, but sometimes you have to deal with terrible drunk white guys singing karaoke in the lounge. For $12.05 we got an entire large meal and split it (#13 combo), complete with pork spare rib slices, pork fried rice, the best general tso's chicken I've had in quite some time (garlic-based, not spicy!), six small cups of hot tea, 'egg flower soup' which was basically chicken noodle soup without the noodles, with egg drop added, and orange sherbet for dessert. I'm only offering it 4 stars instead of 5 because I know their meat quality could be better, but overall it was a great late night meal and I'll probably be back in the next couple days, especially when two of us got out of there full for $15 with tip. I'd kill for this place to deliver.
Yummy Chinese! – Yum!! This place has some of the best prices and nicest staff around. Mandarin Noodle dish and fried shrimp--so good!
The Best that there is in Portland Oregon – They have such good food here, when my sister comes to visit this is the first place she wants to go out to eat at. I hace a realitive sho has a heart problem and has to be on a low sodium diet. All you have to do is let the server know and they will cook your food with no sodium or MSG. Of course there is some exceptions like the fired shrimp - due to the batter that the use.
The fried shirimp is great just let your server know that you want them extra crispy that that is how you will get them.
The staff is wondeful, the food delicious, and lots of parking. Canton Grill gets 5 *****'s. :)
not the worst but not good. – Canton has just gone down hill. Obvious low quality meats is the biggest bummer. Used to love the place and still think they have the best Pork Fried Rice and Crab Puffs. Any more, it is a guerentee that you will get a nasty piece of chicken, and BBQ pork highly laced with fat. everything else is ok but nothing any better then other places.
GREASY GREASY GREASY – Upon walking in, the place leads me to expect to see regular, old fashioned alcoholics sitting at the bar drinking and smoking. The place is old and it smells that way. While the food was inexpensive, they didn't have much in the way of selection and it was all greasy! It left a sick feeling in my stomach.
Yuck!!!!!! – How could anyone recommend this place?
The egg roll wrap was raw on the inside and very greasy .
The shrimp fried rice had only a small amount of shrimp.
The chicken egg foo young was strange tasting, like they had added a bunch of flour to it.
They can't even get the condiments right. I asked for duck sauce and got catsup!. When I called them on it they told me that was their homemade duck sauce. This is a first...a chinese restaurant that serves catsup as duck sauce.
Horrible, just horrible!
BEST CHINESE IN TOWN – This restaurant was my grandfather's favorite when he was a child, my father's favorite when he was a child, and has now been mine for the past 20+ years. My wife is pregnant and we are sure that our fourth generation will experience this incredible restaurant for years to come...if my wife doesn't eat them out of business in the next 8 months :). Great comfort food, fun Friday night outings, open late for the 'post-bar' stop. Only downfall is the part of town...it has become pretty sketchy... but it isn't the restaurants fault and you can't really expect them to move after 60+ years. Don't forget to rub Buddah's belly on the way out!
Wost Chinese Food In Portland!!!!!!!!!! – Are you kidding me? This place is absolutely GROSS!!! Food is HORRIBLE!!! Run...Run far away from this Restaurant!!
wonderful prices, service, atmosphere and food – This restaurant has been around for years, and I know why. They have wonderful food, and they can make virtually anything with no msg or salt. I have a fairly large family, and they had no problem seating us in a minimal amount of time. I think my favorite thing on the menu is the curry rolls and general tso's chicken, I recommend trying them if you ever decide to visit.
Best American-Style Chinese Food...and Comfort Food – To be perfectly fair, Canton Grill serves the best (IMHO) *American-Style* Chinese food. It's some of my Comfort Food.
Their most popular dishes don't come from Szechuan, Hunan, or any of the regions of the China we have since learned about. So what? This is history, kids! This was the only "Chinese" food you could get back when "Father Knows Best" episodes were new. This was exotic to a lot of our American parents and grandparents. I speak to those of us who can remember when Going Out To Dinner was a major family event. Our parents had to Save Up to take us out. This food takes us back to a time when we couldn't get a bowl of pho to save our Euro-Ameri-centric lives and none of us had even heard of sushi.
In the entry way, they have posted menus dating back to the 1940s. The prices have changed, but you can still taste what our families saved to enjoy. The service is just as friendly and loving as ever, at least.
There are some "real" Chinese dishes on the menu, but it's that celery-and-bean-sprouts Pork Chow Mein (with the crunchy noodles underneath) that makes "Mister" and me choose Canton Grill when we feel like treating ourselves to some memories and satisfying our cravings.
My father took me there when I was probably four or five years old. There, I learned how to use chopsticks! In my little world, the Number 3 combination (Fried Shrimp, Pork Chow Mein--see above--and Pork Fried Rice) WAS Chinese food. That was all Chinese children ever ate, in my mind. Imagine my delight when we tried the Fried Won Ton for the first time...
That's what Comfort Food's all about: the quality of the memories and the efforts to reexperience them. That's what's so precious about the Canton Grill. Oh, and Number 3 combination is still there, and still called "Number 3." How cool is that?
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