Chin-Yen Restaurant & Lounge

★★★★☆

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Chin-Yen is in my neighborhood and I love to eat there, they have some good chinese food! They staff is a little cold at times and they kinda skimp on the sauces, but you can weasel more outta them!

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★★★★☆

Chin-Yen is in my neighborhood and I love to eat there, they have some good chinese food! They staff is a little cold at times and they kinda skimp on the sauces, but you can weasel more outta them!

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Chin Yen is my favorite Cantonese restaurant. I've been coming here for 30 years, & the food is still as reliably delicious as ever. The potstickers are the best I've ever had; the eggplant is great [though the heat can sometimes depend on the cook's mood =8-) ] Shetzuan chicken is is very tasty. My very favorite is the mu shu chicken (they have it even if it isn't on the menu as are mu shu pork and mu shu shrimp). Kung pao chicken or shrimp are also very good.

The wait staff is always very efficient and service is quite fast.

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★★★★★

Chin Yen is my favorite Cantonese restaurant. I've been coming here for 30 years, & the food is still as reliably delicious as ever. The potstickers are the best I've ever had; the eggplant is great [though the heat can sometimes depend on the cook's mood =8-) ] Shetzuan chicken is is very tasty. My very favorite is the mu shu chicken (they have it even if it isn't on the menu as are mu shu pork and mu shu shrimp). Kung pao chicken or shrimp are also very good.

The wait staff is always very efficient and service is quite fast.

Pros: Thumbs definitly up. Great for take-out, too.

Cons: Parking can sometimes be a problem, but you can usually park in grocery lot nearby if so

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Chin-Yen has been my favorite Chinese food for years their sesame beef is fabulous as is their fried rice. i have never really found eating there to be much of an upgrade over just ordering take out so you might as well just get it to go. But definitely some of the best Chinese in town!

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★★★★☆

Chin-Yen has been my favorite Chinese food for years their sesame beef is fabulous as is their fried rice. i have never really found eating there to be much of an upgrade over just ordering take out so you might as well just get it to go. But definitely some of the best Chinese in town!

Pros: Food (especialy fried rice)

Cons: Atmosphere

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Chin Yen is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Portland (and there are many, many Chinese restaurants). I've always found my food to be made with quality ingredients, and everything I've tried there is delish. I also like it because they have a connecting bar, with stiff drinks and pinball.

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★★★★☆

Chin Yen is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Portland (and there are many, many Chinese restaurants). I've always found my food to be made with quality ingredients, and everything I've tried there is delish. I also like it because they have a connecting bar, with stiff drinks and pinball.

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OK, the hot and sour soup was decent. The other dishes we tried, though (Kung Pao and Schezuan chicken, as I recall) left a lot to be desired. We're talkin double-deep-fried chicken and pork with sickeningly sugary sauces. Ai yah, no good. Very appropriate for the atmoshpere, which is like a third-rate convention hotel from the seventies. They're got an adjacent lounge/bar, though, that seemed like a worthy place to belly up to for a drink or three.

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★★☆☆☆

OK, the hot and sour soup was decent. The other dishes we tried, though (Kung Pao and Schezuan chicken, as I recall) left a lot to be desired. We're talkin double-deep-fried chicken and pork with sickeningly sugary sauces. Ai yah, no good. Very appropriate for the atmoshpere, which is like a third-rate convention hotel from the seventies. They're got an adjacent lounge/bar, though, that seemed like a worthy place to belly up to for a drink or three.

Pros: ?

Cons: see above

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I walk past this place all the time, and it doesn't look all that hot. There's always people inside, so I said, sure.

I ordered Schezuan Chicken, spicy, and it was horrible. The chicken was slimy in texture, and there really weren't a whole lot of vegetables in the mix, just blobs of slimy meat. The sauce was really thin, and UN-spicy.

The egg rolls were deep fried, and therefore, tasty as far as egg rolls go.

I haven't been back since.

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★★☆☆☆

I walk past this place all the time, and it doesn't look all that hot. There's always people inside, so I said, sure.

I ordered Schezuan Chicken, spicy, and it was horrible. The chicken was slimy in texture, and there really weren't a whole lot of vegetables in the mix, just blobs of slimy meat. The sauce was really thin, and UN-spicy.

The egg rolls were deep fried, and therefore, tasty as far as egg rolls go.

I haven't been back since.

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The hot and sour soup is the best ever! I really love it.

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★★★★☆

The hot and sour soup is the best ever! I really love it.

Pros: location, price, fast

Cons: parking, atmosphere

 

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