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Szechuan Chef

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5331 SW Macadam Ave Ste 115, Portland, OR 97239-3847 (Formerly Shanghai Noble House Restaurant)
+1 503-227-3136
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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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268 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

He had the mandarin crispy chicken for lunch $8.95 I had the Mongolian chicken 7.95. His was brilliant red with whatever dye it takes. Mine was essentially a plateful of fried onions. And I mean it, a cup and a half of fried onions. Very little chicken and very little spice. The service was indifferent with the dirty dishes stacked... More 

Thank Carl R
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I loved the food! We were looking for a restaurant with authentic Chinese food and we found it here. I had the Cumin Lamb, very flavorful. My wife had the Chong Qing chicken. Definitely suggest that people try this place.

Thank BeachRPh
Portland, Oregon
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235 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Bottom line -- this has become our favorite restaurant in the Portland area. Their new items (on the white supplemental menu) are particularly good. Our only complaint is that the amount of duck in the Homestyle Duck stir-fry is a bit scanty, so we will ask for a double portion next time. Also, they do not go all-out to "numbing"... More 

Thank DeHypnotist
1 review
Reviewed 23 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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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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

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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
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Ste 115, Portland, OR 97239-3847 (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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?