Portland >Chin's Kitchen
Not sure if anyone reads this, since
the reviews are more meaningful on other sites, but we just had a surprisingly good meal. We didn't have the hot pot buffet, but ordered basic combinations off the menu. The meat and vegetable quality was far better than you'd expect for the price. There was plenty of salt, but still good flavor and just enough heat to the kung pao. The majority of customers being Asian tends to imply that they know what they're doing.
We'll be back, to at least have the hot pot.
I see many reviews below are over a
year ago and I don't know if it was before the change of owner or not. We came for their hot pot buffet last week and their self serve seafood entrees were fresh and abundant. The clam and shirmp were huge, the fish although frozen was very tasteful.
Definately coming back.
This is Chinese?!.
By far the worst Chinese food I have ever had if that's even what you want to call it. I ended up throwing most of it away. BBQ Pork wasn't cooked thoroughly and there was nothing BBQ about it. The Crab Puffs contained NO CRAB only maybe a teaspoon of Cream Cheese at best. The Pork Fried Rice had all the pork and vegetables sitting on top when I opened the box which tells me that it's not even cooked with the rice the way PORK FRIED RICE is supposed to be and I won't even go into the GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN. The best part of the meal was the POT STICKERS and that's probably because they're shipped in frozen. They certainly tasted like it.
I can't even say I was "disappointed" because that would be an understatement. The only reason I'm giving it one star is because I'm required to leave a rating and the system doesn't view "NO STARS" as a rating.
I placed my order one hour and 18 minutes ago. Still waiting for the food to be delivered.
This better be the greatest Chinese food I've ever had.
the worst food ever.
I ordered takeout for this place last night. It was SO BAD.
The sweet and sour chicken was so salty it wasnt edible. And their idea of sweet and sour chicken is a box of friend chicken and a plastic container of orange jelly. The kung pao beef was ALL CELERY. There were maybe two slices of beef and the ENTIRE rest of the meal was pure celery and onion. Spoonful after spoonful of freaking celery. The spring rolls had a chemical taste. 30 bucks for NOTHING.
don't order delivery. if you expect quick delivery try another restaurant - this one took well over an hour, but the food is good
Love their Chinese food & great service. I never understood why Portland was such a hard place for finding good Chinese food, but it is. So Chin's was such a great find. We love their food and are regular customers of theirs. They're super friendly and treat us as repeat customers, and they're really willing to customize orders to meet your preferences. We mostly order them for take out online and every time we pre-order and request a time (even some hours ahead), they are always very prompt and arrive when we requested, which makes party planning smoother. The General's chicken is wonderful, the chow mein and fried rice our favorites, and all their soups are great. And as my mom said on a recent visit from the Midwest: nobody has barbeque pork this fresh. All in all, Chin's hits the mark.
Mediocre Chinese-you can do better.
After reading the other review on CitySearch for this place I was really excited about Chin's Kitchen. I lived in San Francisco for many years and have high expectations of what 'real' chinese food should be. Keep in mind that I had the food delivered, so I'm speaking purely of the food and have no knowledge of the decor, ambiance, etc.
As for the delivery: it was delivered piping hot and really fast. A+ in that department.
As for the food: I've had better. It wasn't bad food, and would work in a pinch. But I don't imagine I'll be going far out of my way for this. There was just nothing 'special' about the food that blew me away. It reminded me of the Chinese food you get at the food court in the mall.
I'll keep hunting for other Chinese food places that will deliver and will report back here when I find the best. But so far, this isnt' the winner.
This place is rad!!!!!!. Sitting back on Sunday at noon on the eve of hopefully a Giants victory in decisive game 7, there are few Chinese food restaurants in SE P-town that are open. We wanted Pot Stickers (A+ $3.95 which were made from scratch), General Tso's Chicken (A $7.50 ), Beef and Broccoli (A- $6.10 solid), and Hot and Sour Soup (A $4.20). Anyway, the place is straight out of Chinatown, it has been open since 1949 (Family Business and touts itself as P-town's first Chinese food to go). It reminds me of House of Nan King in San Francisco (a national award winner) as it is so small in stature not substance. Chin's Kitchen is reasonably priced, has extremely large portions (there is enough food for 6 people for $21.75), and the food quality is up there with anywhere we've dined. I'll go back anytime I'm in the neighborhood.
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