Salem >Food & Dining > Kwan's Original Cuisine
835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR | Directions 9730244.932742 -123.044072
Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Central Area, Central Area (CAN-DO)
Average typical chinese restaurant – We go out to eat pretty often and enjoy trying new places throughout the valley and coast. This however, is just another typical Chinese restaurant, nothing extraordinary about it. We have been here a few times before and haven't had a bad experience and like the close proximity to our house, but other than that, it's okay. This last time we visited, they must have changed cooks or something because their food was very very salty, from the egg flower soup to the entrees themselves. We complained to the waitress, whom has waited on us before and she told us she would let the cook know. A few minutes later she came to ask us if we did not eat much salt! We felt like they were putting the blame on us! A business that wants to keep it's customers will not come back and tell you something like that, they will want to do something about it. We ended up not eating the rest of the food and yet we were still charged for the whole dinner. WE WILL NOT COME BACK......our new best place now is GOLD DRAGON on COMMERCIAL ST SOUTH (fresher, much better tasting, NOT SALTY food)
Simply stated it's the BEST! – I've been a regular at kwans since before I could walk. My family swears up and down by their food and their service. We get the almond chicken (it has all white meat chicken fresh vegetables and crunchy almonds on top) the chow mein-a -malaya medium ( beef and shrimp and vegetables tossed with thin noodles in a sort of curry spicy rub) and the strawberry chicken. All of their food is amazing. It's always fresh and you can clearly tell it's made with quality ingredients. After you've eaten a big meal here, you don't feel bad about eating it! The Owner- mr Kwan regularly comes out to greet his customers, he is the most personable man you could meet! I high recommend Kwans Cuisine to anyone who likes quality chinese food and a friendly staff.
Typical American Chinese Cuisine – Not my bag, but the place is great for American Chinese food. Service is subpar, but the decor is very odd.
Husband and Family love this restaurant – I can see why...the owner was at the front desk and he and I made a joke...I instantly loved the guy. It's a warm restaurant with great service. My husband and his family live and die by this restaurant. He recommends the cashew chicken, szechuan beef and chicken...he says everything there is awesome. I really enjoyed myself and recommend it.
Beautiful Experience – I really enjoyed eating at Kwan's. My partner and I went last night and we will be going back. The lobby was beautiful! The huge Buddha being my favorite thing in there. We were seated promptly. The dining area really had a 70's retro feel with the crushed red velvet backs but it was totally comfortable. The wait staff was courteous and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding - try the garlic shrimp with green beans (medium, just the right amount of heat) and the curry triple, yummy! The bathrooms are completely automated, the air purified and all water used in the restaurant is put through a filtration system. A real plus - you can get take out and reserve large banquet rooms. The greatest part of the evening was when Kwan himself came out as we were leaving to chat. What a wonderful and accomplish gentleman he is.
Authentic healthy grub – I walked into a beautiful front entrance filled with chinese art, a huge 15 ft Buddha, and tantalizing aromas. Then I enjoyed a wonderful, succulent meal along with purified water, no msg, fresh vegetables, multiple seafood selections and even exotic meats (emu and ostrich). I love the Pot Stickers with the homemade ginger vinegar dip and the Strawberry Chicken. Many vegetarian entrees available.
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