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Kwan's Original Cuisine

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835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
+1 503-362-7711
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very nice restaurant. Seating was a little cramped, but very good acoustics. Lots of carpet and low acoustical ceilings. It reminds me of how restaurants used to be, when you could hear your dinner companions and carry on a conversation, before the 'modern' glass and steel abominations of today. Food was very good. Crab puff appetizers were pretty empty and... More 

Thank Mike B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were seated and ordered beverages and appetizers. And immediately the server also took our food order. He returned with water, hot tea , cold soup ( which should have been hot). at that time I mentioned our drinks, he said they would be right up. 45 min later he brought our food and again I mentioned and asked about... More 

1 Thank Vera G
Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We took my mom to this restaurant for her 89th birthday. We have been here many times as a family over the years and I decided I needed to provide a review of this family favorite. We had one of the family style dinners and it was excellent. The service was great and to top it off Mr. Kwan came... More 

Thank craig t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place has been at the same local for many years...what sets it apart from others is that it serves "the wilds"elk,venison,ect. all prepared to perfection !!

Thank D1338YKann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a different type of Chinese food. More gourmet than your typical greasy fast food. Strawberry chicken asparagus was wonderful. The three flavors mixed together we're a treat. This restaurant is very good for people watching sugar or salt. All food prepared can be cooked with less of these two ingredients but still taste very good. Portions are average... More 

Thank ChuckOregon
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Amazed at the variety of offerings on the menu. All the way from your regular Chinese menu to the more exotic meats such as venison. They also have a well stocked bar to pair up with your meal.

Thank Jean H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went to this funky place in downtown Salem after reading some of the reviews. There is an extraordinary large menu and the place is a little dated but has history - Mr Kwan came over from Hong Kong (he was a chef mastering in French cuisine, then ran some very large restaurants, and ended up being brought to Salem by... More 

Thank mambokings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Kwan's has won the best Chinese of the mid-valley for the last 8 years. They have many vegetarian options and everything they make is fresh and the taste is something wonderful to experience

Thank Bruce W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Just moved in right down the street from Kwans. I was excited when I first saw the outside of it. It has an authentic aesthetic that would make you feel as if you had stumbled into Chinatown. Do not be fooled by this celestial charm! Having not lived here in Salem long I asked a co-worker if he had ever... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I made my first-ever visit to Kwan's. Having only driven by on Commercial I never realized before that the actual main entrance to the restaurant is in back and that there is a lot of parking on that side. When I walked in, I felt transported back to the Chinese restaurants of my youth - the wood-paneled booths, the red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-4107
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-362-7711

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