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Szechuan Chef

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5331 SW Macadam Ave. #115, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Shanghai Noble House Restaurant)
+1 503-227-3136
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I loved our dinner. We started out with pot stickers and hot & sour soup and followed with curry chicken and Szechuan chicken. The service was excellent as was all of the food. The prices were very reasonable and the surroundings very pleasant. We plan on a return trip very soon.

Thank Thomas C
Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

When I was a kid, we would go to Chinatown for dinner all the time. Since moving to Portland, we have been searching for good Chinese food. This is as good as we have found so far. Not overly salty or greasy. The decor is an odd mix of Portland industrial and cheap diner - not much to look at.... More 

Thank thatkatcal
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited on a Friday evening around 6:30pm; the restaurant was beginning to get busy but a table for two only took a few minutes to get. The food was absolutely, to-die-for, tasty. We got honey-walnut tofu (which was crispy on the outside but the inside melted in your mouth), szechuan chicken (which was superbly seasoned), and vegetable chow mein.... More 

Thank _jakevanwinkle
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Was looking for a Chinese restaurant to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in our daughter's new city. Went to an early dinner at the Szechuan Chef with no reservations. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately. We always start with fried dumpling but they served us steamed instead. They were okay. The green onion pancakes and the vegetable egg rolls were good.... More 

Thank Karen W
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family and I have been eating here for several years. My wife is Chinese, and I lived in China for six years, so we do know authentic Chinese food. This is the best we've found in Portland.

Thank Choudoufu
Beaverton, Oregon
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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went to Szechuan Chef with some friends from work, one of them from Shanghai. (This is his favorite Chinese restaurant in the area, by the way). We'd talked about how much I enjoy spicy foods and Arron was certain that I'd meet my limit. But, to his surprise, even though I ordered the kung pao tofu extra spicy, I... More 

Thank rickh57
Gonzales, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had our standard sichuan dishes. Chong Qing Spicy Chicken, dry fried green beans, dumplings for the kids and the house special hand cut noodles. All of them were excellent. The filling in the dumplings was much better than most in my opinion. The noodles were the star of the show!

Thank BGuidry
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and helpful staff. Food came pretty quickly. Food was good cant complain, but seemed to be more Americanized at least with the dishes we chose. Chicken cow mein, szechuan beef, sweat and sour chicken and the dumplings.

Thank kmarx121
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28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Service was OK. Food was terrible. We ordered Moo Shu Pork, two soups, garlic green beans and fried rice. The soups were very flat tasting except for the pepper flakes. The Moo Shu Pork was totally tasteless. We put the hoisin sauce they provided on it but then it just tasted like hoisin sauce. The fried rice was very greasey.... More 

Thank Portland_OregonGrrrr
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

These guys are not shy with the peppers, lol!! But that's what makes Szechuan cooking what it is, right?! We got 8 dishes for our group. Service was fast and efficient. Every dish was tasty and flavorful where the spices, and not the oil, really comes through. Highly recommend.

Thank J T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5331 SW Macadam Ave. #115, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Shanghai Noble House Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-3136
Located in the beautiful city of Portland, our restaurant has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you. We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural food to prepare every dish. We try to cook in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious cuisine. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?