Chopsticks

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There should be a no stars option. My boyfriend and I came here to meet some friends after dinner, a little more dressed up than usual for this place. We walked in and immediately felt profiled. A red Headed female bartender approached us

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★★★★★

There should be a no stars option. My boyfriend and I came here to meet some friends after dinner, a little more dressed up than usual for this place. We walked in and immediately felt profiled. A red Headed female bartender approached us

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This is a great place to eat out if you're around Hawthorne.

3 great things:

1) Food is delicious. Try the garlic green beans with beef and the hot and sour soup. You won't regret it. (And it's affordable!)

2) Atmosphere is classy,

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★★★★★

This is a great place to eat out if you're around Hawthorne.

3 great things:

1) Food is delicious. Try the garlic green beans with beef and the hot and sour soup. You won't regret it. (And it's affordable!)

2) Atmosphere is classy,

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I have mixed reviews of this place. I have had some very good lunches, but also some very bland disappointing ones. While I have not been back for awhile the last time of Tom Kha soup disappointed me to much to return

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★★☆☆☆

I have mixed reviews of this place. I have had some very good lunches, but also some very bland disappointing ones. While I have not been back for awhile the last time of Tom Kha soup disappointed me to much to return

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everything ive gad there has been great! The chicken, and curry are fantastic.

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★★★★★

everything ive gad there has been great! The chicken, and curry are fantastic.

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The service here was good but the food was nothing spectacular. There are so many other options for good Asian food in town.

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★★★☆☆

The service here was good but the food was nothing spectacular. There are so many other options for good Asian food in town.

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I used to eat here a lot when I was vegan as I knew they had vegan options, and their tofu dishes are really good (they use crispy fried tofu -- mmm!) The service is okay but not great.

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★★★★☆

I used to eat here a lot when I was vegan as I knew they had vegan options, and their tofu dishes are really good (they use crispy fried tofu -- mmm!) The service is okay but not great.

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I don't want to give it one star because I had a much worse experience in a Sushi place in Hillsboro just now that left me ill....so, two stars here since I was not sick afterwards. That pretty much is the only good thing I can say about this place. Been there once - that was enough. The curry was bland & what I particularly dislike, it was thickened up with starch. Indeed as the previous reviewer mentions, the papaya sald was flavorless (too much time int he freezer on the veggies??). These guys have never heard of any Thai spices apparently...salt & pepper - that's all! I can't believe a place like this can survive in Portland -- there are so many good (& a few GREAT) Thai places. I guess there's enough one-time-suckers (like us!) to keep them going.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't want to give it one star because I had a much worse experience in a Sushi place in Hillsboro just now that left me ill....so, two stars here since I was not sick afterwards. That pretty much is the only good thing I can say about this place. Been there once - that was enough. The curry was bland & what I particularly dislike, it was thickened up with starch. Indeed as the previous reviewer mentions, the papaya sald was flavorless (too much time int he freezer on the veggies??). These guys have never heard of any Thai spices apparently...salt & pepper - that's all! I can't believe a place like this can survive in Portland -- there are so many good (& a few GREAT) Thai places. I guess there's enough one-time-suckers (like us!) to keep them going.

Pros: Location.

Cons: Food.

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2 of the 3 Thai dishes were done so badly I'm not sure they were thai any longer. The Tom Kha was curdled tasting (missing lime maybe?) and the Papaya salad tasted like it was dressed with Italian salad dressing.

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★☆☆☆☆

2 of the 3 Thai dishes were done so badly I'm not sure they were thai any longer. The Tom Kha was curdled tasting (missing lime maybe?) and the Papaya salad tasted like it was dressed with Italian salad dressing.

Pros: extensive menu, maybe something else is good

Cons: Thai done wrong

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My boyfriend and I went to Chopsticks last year, and we really like the place. We ordered Calamari as appetizers and it was great! We ordered two main dishes, one of them being a fried rice dish. The fried rice included Chinese sausage, and my boyfriend loves it!

The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly. One thing I don't like about the place was the placement of the table. It was really cold when anyone enter and leave at the place my boyfriend and I were seated. Other than that, I would recommend Chopstick to everyone.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I went to Chopsticks last year, and we really like the place. We ordered Calamari as appetizers and it was great! We ordered two main dishes, one of them being a fried rice dish. The fried rice included Chinese sausage, and my boyfriend loves it!

The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly. One thing I don't like about the place was the placement of the table. It was really cold when anyone enter and leave at the place my boyfriend and I were seated. Other than that, I would recommend Chopstick to everyone.

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere

Cons: Parking, same place

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The food is fantastic. I try to come here as often as I could. My favorite dish here has to be the garlic green beans. Appetizer you ask? Hot and sour soup with salad rolls. To top off the meal with a nice chilly Thai Iced Tea that is always made to perfection every time I go there. Along with great customer service, what more can you ask?

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★★★★★

The food is fantastic. I try to come here as often as I could. My favorite dish here has to be the garlic green beans. Appetizer you ask? Hot and sour soup with salad rolls. To top off the meal with a nice chilly Thai Iced Tea that is always made to perfection every time I go there. Along with great customer service, what more can you ask?

Pros: Garlic Greenbeans, Fried Calamari, Thai Iced Tea, Great Customer Service

Cons: The far table in the back of the restaurant

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I wish I had read the reviews before I went. I went to Chopsticks for lunch today and it was almost empty inside. Not sure why-there were plenty of tables and the interior was nice and cool. Maybe because there are a lot of other restaurants in the area?
I ordered the General Tsao's Chicken to go and it came with hot and sour soup for $5.25. I ate the soup first and it was wonderful-spicy and fresh with some different herbs than the usual fare. The fried rice was pretty good too. But the General Tsao's Chicken was really bad-way too salty, too chewy, and not at all spicy. I wish I had gotten one of the noodle bowls since it had sounded good and is apparently the dish to get there from what I've read here. I might try it again, but will not get the traditional American-Chinese dishes.

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★★★☆☆

I wish I had read the reviews before I went. I went to Chopsticks for lunch today and it was almost empty inside. Not sure why-there were plenty of tables and the interior was nice and cool. Maybe because there are a lot of other restaurants in the area?
I ordered the General Tsao's Chicken to go and it came with hot and sour soup for $5.25. I ate the soup first and it was wonderful-spicy and fresh with some different herbs than the usual fare. The fried rice was pretty good too. But the General Tsao's Chicken was really bad-way too salty, too chewy, and not at all spicy. I wish I had gotten one of the noodle bowls since it had sounded good and is apparently the dish to get there from what I've read here. I might try it again, but will not get the traditional American-Chinese dishes.

Pros: Hot & Sour Soup, Fried rice, Customer service, Ambience

Cons: General Tsoa's Chicken & probably all other American-Chinese entrees

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This place is very good if you want some quick varied take out with plenty to like for both meat eaters and vegetarians. The take-out is good and quick, service is prompt and courteous and the food is pretty tasty, as long as you're not aiming for anything that's especially mind-blowing or authentic.

A fine combination of comfort food and southeast Asian favorites... the appetizers in particular are quite tasty.

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★★★★☆

This place is very good if you want some quick varied take out with plenty to like for both meat eaters and vegetarians. The take-out is good and quick, service is prompt and courteous and the food is pretty tasty, as long as you're not aiming for anything that's especially mind-blowing or authentic.

A fine combination of comfort food and southeast Asian favorites... the appetizers in particular are quite tasty.

Pros: Decent food, good prices, courteous service

Cons: Not the place to go if you're wanting really authentic thai/vietnamese/chinese

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I've been to chopsticks many times and I've never had a bad meal there. The curry is delicious, along with the cashew chicken and the kung pao. I like the fact that they have a selection of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai food to choose from, so there is quite a variety. A little expensive for dinner, but nothing more than you would usually pay at a nice Thai restaurant for example.

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★★★★★

I've been to chopsticks many times and I've never had a bad meal there. The curry is delicious, along with the cashew chicken and the kung pao. I like the fact that they have a selection of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai food to choose from, so there is quite a variety. A little expensive for dinner, but nothing more than you would usually pay at a nice Thai restaurant for example.

Pros: variety of asian cuisine, love the cashew chicken and thai iced teas

Cons: somewhat of a smaller space, but still doesn't feel too crowded

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I moved to the Hawthorne area about a year ago and have not found a decent Chinese restaurant. Today, I had a big hankering for chow mein and I remembered there was a place on Hawthorne. I ordered the tofu soft noodle chow mein. I got home, opened it and from the smell and sight of it, my appetite went away. First, it doesn't have the traditional thick sauce. Secondly, the vegetables are barely cooked. Thirdly, the flavor was almost disgusting. It was almost like leftover dirty dishwater (not that I would truly know what that tastes like, but that's what I'd imagine it to be). It's definitely not the Take out Chinese I think of in the little take out box I normally get. Where did they get the idea that this was good? Maybe they specialize in the other Asian dishes (Thai and Vietnamese), but they certainly don't do justice to the Chinese.

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★☆☆☆☆

I moved to the Hawthorne area about a year ago and have not found a decent Chinese restaurant. Today, I had a big hankering for chow mein and I remembered there was a place on Hawthorne. I ordered the tofu soft noodle chow mein. I got home, opened it and from the smell and sight of it, my appetite went away. First, it doesn't have the traditional thick sauce. Secondly, the vegetables are barely cooked. Thirdly, the flavor was almost disgusting. It was almost like leftover dirty dishwater (not that I would truly know what that tastes like, but that's what I'd imagine it to be). It's definitely not the Take out Chinese I think of in the little take out box I normally get. Where did they get the idea that this was good? Maybe they specialize in the other Asian dishes (Thai and Vietnamese), but they certainly don't do justice to the Chinese.

Pros: none

Cons: Definitely the food.

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the food here was great! we had the orange chicken and garlic green beans... both were really tasty and cooked to perfection. the hot-and-sour soup was also great... its thick and has a unique (but good) flavor. our waiter was very friendly, and the service was prompt! i'll definitley be going here again soon.

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★★★★★

the food here was great! we had the orange chicken and garlic green beans... both were really tasty and cooked to perfection. the hot-and-sour soup was also great... its thick and has a unique (but good) flavor. our waiter was very friendly, and the service was prompt! i'll definitley be going here again soon.

Pros: good food, great location

Cons: none!

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I've been to Chopsticks many times with friends and family and I've never been disappointed. Even when they're busy, hot food arrives just moments after ordering. Decent portions, delicious food, quick service, and extremely cheap prices. The $5.95 lunch special includes your choice of entree, hot & sour or egg flower soup, rice or salad, and spring or salad roll. Give it a try, I think you'll enjoy it.

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★★★★★

I've been to Chopsticks many times with friends and family and I've never been disappointed. Even when they're busy, hot food arrives just moments after ordering. Decent portions, delicious food, quick service, and extremely cheap prices. The $5.95 lunch special includes your choice of entree, hot & sour or egg flower soup, rice or salad, and spring or salad roll. Give it a try, I think you'll enjoy it.

Pros: quick, cheap, yum

Cons: tough to find parking, small dining room

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I love Thai food, all asian foods, I'm really very forgiving. but this was easily, hands down the worst restaraunt experience I have had in Portland in my 10 years here. From the irritated and impatient waiter, to the hard squares of chopped carrots and celery that they call "kung pao". I ordered the kung pao tofu, and although it was cheap, I would paid more for a decent meal. I got three small pieces of mushy tofu and a LOT of celery and carrot squares, almost no flavor, just abissmal. Reminded me of frozen dinner or something. College flashbacks, yuk. The two people with me also hated their dishes, some blue-green soup called "curried pork", and the pad thai. All three were gross, and none of us will EVER go back. Again, yuk.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love Thai food, all asian foods, I'm really very forgiving. but this was easily, hands down the worst restaraunt experience I have had in Portland in my 10 years here. From the irritated and impatient waiter, to the hard squares of chopped carrots and celery that they call "kung pao". I ordered the kung pao tofu, and although it was cheap, I would paid more for a decent meal. I got three small pieces of mushy tofu and a LOT of celery and carrot squares, almost no flavor, just abissmal. Reminded me of frozen dinner or something. College flashbacks, yuk. The two people with me also hated their dishes, some blue-green soup called "curried pork", and the pad thai. All three were gross, and none of us will EVER go back. Again, yuk.

Pros: cheap

Cons: bad food, bad attitudes, weird decor

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If you are looking for a restaurant that serves Thai and other Asian delights, Chopsticks is your place. After a long day of walking and shopping on Hawthorne, Chopsticks is a great place to cool off and fill your stomach. If you happen to eat what the average American eats, you will be able to feed yourself on more than one occasion with the same plate. Each portion is large and adequately priced.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves Thai and other Asian delights, Chopsticks is your place. After a long day of walking and shopping on Hawthorne, Chopsticks is a great place to cool off and fill your stomach. If you happen to eat what the average American eats, you will be able to feed yourself on more than one occasion with the same plate. Each portion is large and adequately priced.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Good Price

Cons: Soup nazi owner

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I went to this restaraunt because of their claim to have the best hot and sour soup in portland....well, they failed! It was really good soup, but it didn't seem like hot and sour at all!!! Kinda disappointing. Otherwise, it was pretty good, but kinda spendy. I'll stick to Fujin across the way.

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★★★★☆

I went to this restaraunt because of their claim to have the best hot and sour soup in portland....well, they failed! It was really good soup, but it didn't seem like hot and sour at all!!! Kinda disappointing. Otherwise, it was pretty good, but kinda spendy. I'll stick to Fujin across the way.

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Mouth watering hot and sour soup, delicious vegetarian selections, and greatest pad thai!!

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★★★★★

Mouth watering hot and sour soup, delicious vegetarian selections, and greatest pad thai!!

Pros: Excellent food, Good Service, Unique fresh taste

Cons: Cons?

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The food here is good, but the price is fantastic. $5-$6 for noodle bowls and pho. My one complaint: the ingredients could be fresher.

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★★★★☆

The food here is good, but the price is fantastic. $5-$6 for noodle bowls and pho. My one complaint: the ingredients could be fresher.

Pros: inexpensive, good vermicelli bowls

Cons: , parking

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Chopsticks is one of those places you fair better by staying away from the standards...like broccoli beef or cashew chicken. Instead trya noodle bowl - rice noodles over shredded cabbage, topped with stir-fried pork and onions (or shrimp or chicken) then topped with crushed peanuts, cilantro, shaved carrot, fried shallots and served with a side of nuoc cham (that sweet/spicy dipping sauce). The lotus blossom salad is an exquisite combo of crunch, sour, sweet and spicy and leaves you refreshed instead of stuffed. And if you want something standard - the wonton soup is killer. The broth is delicate, and the fried shallots on the top make it memorable.

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★★★★☆

Chopsticks is one of those places you fair better by staying away from the standards...like broccoli beef or cashew chicken. Instead trya noodle bowl - rice noodles over shredded cabbage, topped with stir-fried pork and onions (or shrimp or chicken) then topped with crushed peanuts, cilantro, shaved carrot, fried shallots and served with a side of nuoc cham (that sweet/spicy dipping sauce). The lotus blossom salad is an exquisite combo of crunch, sour, sweet and spicy and leaves you refreshed instead of stuffed. And if you want something standard - the wonton soup is killer. The broth is delicate, and the fried shallots on the top make it memorable.

Pros: inexpensive, quick service, quick seating

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Good cheap food...very nice service. The Garlic Beef and Green Beans is nummy! The dishes are flavorful but don't drown in excessive sauces. Good stuff!

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★★★★☆

Good cheap food...very nice service. The Garlic Beef and Green Beans is nummy! The dishes are flavorful but don't drown in excessive sauces. Good stuff!

Pros: Cheap , Fast, Good

Cons: No Parking, Closed Mondays

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The hot-sour soup is the best I've had in Portland. Try the spicy thai combo lunch special. Pork, shrimp and chicken with spring rolls,soup and salad for only $4.95! Add a Tsing Tao and it's to die for!!!!!!

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★★★★☆

The hot-sour soup is the best I've had in Portland. Try the spicy thai combo lunch special. Pork, shrimp and chicken with spring rolls,soup and salad for only $4.95! Add a Tsing Tao and it's to die for!!!!!!

Pros: Food is GREAT!, Hawthorne Location!, Pretty darn cheap!

Cons: Staff is a bit stiff.

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My boyfriend and I hit this place on a weeknight about two weeks ago, after 8pm. The hot and sour soup was unlike anything either of us had ever had, and it was fantastic---tangy and spicy and very good. The salad rolls were good but unremarkable. He had clams in a green curry sauce (good, but too many green peppers) and I had the beef noodle soup, which was good (but no Pho Van). I really appreciated the variety on the menu, perfect for the "I want Thai but you want Chinese" moments that occur regularly at my house. Pricing was right on.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I hit this place on a weeknight about two weeks ago, after 8pm. The hot and sour soup was unlike anything either of us had ever had, and it was fantastic---tangy and spicy and very good. The salad rolls were good but unremarkable. He had clams in a green curry sauce (good, but too many green peppers) and I had the beef noodle soup, which was good (but no Pho Van). I really appreciated the variety on the menu, perfect for the "I want Thai but you want Chinese" moments that occur regularly at my house. Pricing was right on.

Pros: great pricing, FABULOUS hot and sour

 

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