Shanghai Noble House Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 5331 SW Macadam Ave Ste 115

    Portland, OR 97239

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  • 503-227-3136

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We have gone to Shanghi Noble house for years and have never been disappointed. The service is right on every time and the food is just as wonderful. I think we have ordered everything on the menu at one time or another and it is always

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We have gone to Shanghi Noble house for years and have never been disappointed. The service is right on every time and the food is just as wonderful. I think we have ordered everything on the menu at one time or another and it is always

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***I'm a VERY picky diner, please take this review seriously**
I'm incredibly happy to have found this restaurant! I absolutely LOVED the meal my family and experienced on 4/27/11!
It was fresh, spiced to perfection and the service was (almost) too efficient. This is the best restaurant I've been to since I moved to Portland.

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***I'm a VERY picky diner, please take this review seriously**
I'm incredibly happy to have found this restaurant! I absolutely LOVED the meal my family and experienced on 4/27/11!
It was fresh, spiced to perfection and the service was (almost) too efficient. This is the best restaurant I've been to since I moved to Portland.

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So- I've been on my quest to find a decent General Tso in Portland. I'm about twenty Chinese joints in and I've noticed that most places here are using a distributed sauce rather than making their own. But I'd heard several good things

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So- I've been on my quest to find a decent General Tso in Portland. I'm about twenty Chinese joints in and I've noticed that most places here are using a distributed sauce rather than making their own. But I'd heard several good things

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This place is good! They have the typical Chinese menu and the quality is outstanding. The location is great, too, right there on Macadam and it's been there forever.

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This place is good! They have the typical Chinese menu and the quality is outstanding. The location is great, too, right there on Macadam and it's been there forever.

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Went to Shanghai Noble house tonight, I have been there several times in the past and always had a good experience, but I felt like tonight they went above and beyond!
I called them earlier in the day to ask if they offer steamed pork buns because I love them and haven't been able to find a restaurant nearby that serves them. They told me they didn't usually offer them but asked what time we would be coming for dinner and said they would make us some anyway.
As soon as we got there we had menus, water, and a teapot of hot tea in front of us. Besides the pork buns (which were very yummy!) we ordered the paper wrapped chicken, and hot and sour soup as appetizers and the moo shu chicken & sizzling bean curd for our entrees. Everything was delicious. Our water was refilled often as well, which I really appreciate. 5 stars!

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★★★★★

Went to Shanghai Noble house tonight, I have been there several times in the past and always had a good experience, but I felt like tonight they went above and beyond!
I called them earlier in the day to ask if they offer steamed pork buns because I love them and haven't been able to find a restaurant nearby that serves them. They told me they didn't usually offer them but asked what time we would be coming for dinner and said they would make us some anyway.
As soon as we got there we had menus, water, and a teapot of hot tea in front of us. Besides the pork buns (which were very yummy!) we ordered the paper wrapped chicken, and hot and sour soup as appetizers and the moo shu chicken & sizzling bean curd for our entrees. Everything was delicious. Our water was refilled often as well, which I really appreciate. 5 stars!

Pros: Amazing moo shu chicken, very friendly and attentive staff

Cons: No soy sauce on the table. Oh, well.

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First off quit complaining about "real" chinese food. unless your food has intestines, feet, or ears in it you are probably not eatting authentic Chinese food. What we call here in America Chinese food really doesn't exisit in China. If you want authentic go to Lucky Strike and eat some intestines- they're delicious. But if you are looking for deep fried hunks of meat covered in sweet strange sauces then Shanghai Noble House is a great place to go. Their food is not heavy and there is a lot of flavor. Even their Pork fried rice is better than anywhere I have eatten before. They use real chunks of tasty BBQ Pork. Usually the meat in fried rice is tasteless and unrecongizable. Years ago I had the honey praws here and in the 8 years since I have not had any place come even close to being as good as theirs. I haven't tried it here since then but I will in the near future. The staff is super friendly too. I'm not a huge fan of "Chinese" food, but if I ever get the craving this is the place I will go and where I will tell other to go too

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First off quit complaining about "real" chinese food. unless your food has intestines, feet, or ears in it you are probably not eatting authentic Chinese food. What we call here in America Chinese food really doesn't exisit in China. If you want authentic go to Lucky Strike and eat some intestines- they're delicious. But if you are looking for deep fried hunks of meat covered in sweet strange sauces then Shanghai Noble House is a great place to go. Their food is not heavy and there is a lot of flavor. Even their Pork fried rice is better than anywhere I have eatten before. They use real chunks of tasty BBQ Pork. Usually the meat in fried rice is tasteless and unrecongizable. Years ago I had the honey praws here and in the 8 years since I have not had any place come even close to being as good as theirs. I haven't tried it here since then but I will in the near future. The staff is super friendly too. I'm not a huge fan of "Chinese" food, but if I ever get the craving this is the place I will go and where I will tell other to go too

Pros: Good Flavor, light food

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Our family tradition to go for Mom's birthday, and the food is better than your average 'American Chinese' food - though I'm not an expert, brother in law has done extensive travel in Asia and he seems to like the food OK, especially the good old General Tso.

But - if you are in a large group remember your arithmetic. After getting an oddly high bill last year, next time we kept track of our total on a notepad. We tallied about 85 dollars - the bill came to 125. When we told our server, he came back with a new total - 90 dollars - extra oranges, and told us that their calculator didn't always work right! We'll give them the benefit of the doubt, people make mistakes, and they were very friendly and apologetic about the error.

We'll go back next year, but with notepad in hand.

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★★☆☆☆

Our family tradition to go for Mom's birthday, and the food is better than your average 'American Chinese' food - though I'm not an expert, brother in law has done extensive travel in Asia and he seems to like the food OK, especially the good old General Tso.

But - if you are in a large group remember your arithmetic. After getting an oddly high bill last year, next time we kept track of our total on a notepad. We tallied about 85 dollars - the bill came to 125. When we told our server, he came back with a new total - 90 dollars - extra oranges, and told us that their calculator didn't always work right! We'll give them the benefit of the doubt, people make mistakes, and they were very friendly and apologetic about the error.

We'll go back next year, but with notepad in hand.

Pros: Decent food, friendly staff.

Cons: Calculator might not work.

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These guys LOVE customers. Seriously. They have always treated us like kings. The Mandarin Chicken is the best! Their food is great!

But seriously, what keeps us coming back is the smiles and the great service. They never let us down.

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★★★★★

These guys LOVE customers. Seriously. They have always treated us like kings. The Mandarin Chicken is the best! Their food is great!

But seriously, what keeps us coming back is the smiles and the great service. They never let us down.

Pros: Service

Cons: none

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This is another Chinese American restaurant, but there is something about it that makes is special. The food here is far above a typical restaurant. The service here is wonderful.

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★★★★★

This is another Chinese American restaurant, but there is something about it that makes is special. The food here is far above a typical restaurant. The service here is wonderful.

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This is a fairly large, no-nonsense Chinese spot perfect for lunch, but suitable for dinner as well. It's located in a business park and there's always ample parking (covered, even!) The restaurant is clean, and while it won't win any hipness awards, it looks ... reliable. Lunch specials are dirt-cheap ($6.50 for soup, entree with rice, noodles, and crab rangoon) and while the lunch menu is fairly short, it has all the American Chinese favorites. Your table will be set up, complete with water, soup, and a server in a matter of seconds; your order can be customized any way you like, and the plates will make it out to your table just as you're finishing your soup. Their staff is almost psychic - always right there when you need them, very fast and helpful, and you don't have to wait for... anything, really. The food is good, the ambience ok, but the service is fantstic.

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★★★★☆

This is a fairly large, no-nonsense Chinese spot perfect for lunch, but suitable for dinner as well. It's located in a business park and there's always ample parking (covered, even!) The restaurant is clean, and while it won't win any hipness awards, it looks ... reliable. Lunch specials are dirt-cheap ($6.50 for soup, entree with rice, noodles, and crab rangoon) and while the lunch menu is fairly short, it has all the American Chinese favorites. Your table will be set up, complete with water, soup, and a server in a matter of seconds; your order can be customized any way you like, and the plates will make it out to your table just as you're finishing your soup. Their staff is almost psychic - always right there when you need them, very fast and helpful, and you don't have to wait for... anything, really. The food is good, the ambience ok, but the service is fantstic.

Pros: Excellent service, lots of tables, great parking

Cons: Predictable menu, if that bothers you

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We have searched for a decent Chinese restaurant since moving here from Berkeley about 8 months ago. Noble House is terrific! The food is not unique but it is fresh and tasty with nice sauces and crisp veggies. We had the chicken trio, delicious, the string beans, yum, and the moo shoo pork -- the staff even made our pancake "Chinese burritos" for us! Our waiter was witty and charming, very efficient and professional but nice and friendly too. We were pleasantly surprised and will go back to try other menu items.

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★★★☆☆

We have searched for a decent Chinese restaurant since moving here from Berkeley about 8 months ago. Noble House is terrific! The food is not unique but it is fresh and tasty with nice sauces and crisp veggies. We had the chicken trio, delicious, the string beans, yum, and the moo shoo pork -- the staff even made our pancake "Chinese burritos" for us! Our waiter was witty and charming, very efficient and professional but nice and friendly too. We were pleasantly surprised and will go back to try other menu items.

Pros: Fresh food & great service.

Cons: Menu is very generic

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We can always count on Shanghai Noble House for an ample selection of menu items, the dishes
are always tasty and you can always request that spicy dishes be made milder if needed. Service
is extremely quick, your food comes very fast after you order it. Prices are reasonable and portions
are very generous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we've often taken out
of town guests there and they loved the food. This is the place to go for really delicious chinese
food, good prices, ample portions and quick, quick service. It's great for lunch as well as dinner.

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★★★☆☆

We can always count on Shanghai Noble House for an ample selection of menu items, the dishes
are always tasty and you can always request that spicy dishes be made milder if needed. Service
is extremely quick, your food comes very fast after you order it. Prices are reasonable and portions
are very generous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we've often taken out
of town guests there and they loved the food. This is the place to go for really delicious chinese
food, good prices, ample portions and quick, quick service. It's great for lunch as well as dinner.

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My boss treated his illustrious servants to a christmas lunch and he chose this place for some reason. The food here is a travesty to authentic chinese cooking, but if you're into bastardized chinese food made for the western world then this is the place for you. I talked to the waitress about their specialties but she told me it was all westernized stuff I wouldn't like that they were just trying to cater to the neighborhood folks and most asians didn't eat there. If you want some real chinese food then go to wong's king on 87th and division. However, if you do like western chinese food you'd probably like this place a lot. It would be a crying shame if you thought this was really how Asians eat back to home.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boss treated his illustrious servants to a christmas lunch and he chose this place for some reason. The food here is a travesty to authentic chinese cooking, but if you're into bastardized chinese food made for the western world then this is the place for you. I talked to the waitress about their specialties but she told me it was all westernized stuff I wouldn't like that they were just trying to cater to the neighborhood folks and most asians didn't eat there. If you want some real chinese food then go to wong's king on 87th and division. However, if you do like western chinese food you'd probably like this place a lot. It would be a crying shame if you thought this was really how Asians eat back to home.

Pros: frank waitresses

Cons: food

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I've been going there for lunch for years - maybe four or five times a year. Excellent food, stellar service, with prices that can't be beat. Their hot-&-sour soup is exemplary as is their General Tso's chicken. I've been meaning to try it for dinner to see if it's just as good - but if you're looking for a great lunch for dirt-cheap prices in a clean, classy environment, this is your place!

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★★★★★

I've been going there for lunch for years - maybe four or five times a year. Excellent food, stellar service, with prices that can't be beat. Their hot-&-sour soup is exemplary as is their General Tso's chicken. I've been meaning to try it for dinner to see if it's just as good - but if you're looking for a great lunch for dirt-cheap prices in a clean, classy environment, this is your place!

Pros: Food, Service, Price

Cons: none

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If you are a fan of General Tsos' Chicken, this is the place to go. Huge pieces of very lightly breaded chicken are served in a dark, sweet, spicy sauce. It looks like these are cut from thigh, and that's probably why the meat is so moist but not fatty or greasy. This is the best I have found in either Seattle or Portland. I even stop in now and then and get just an order of this to go (get extra sauce on a to-go order as they tend to skimp).

The other dishes I've had here are average to good, not great. Sungari Pearl has much better overall food, but you'll certainly pay for it. I have always had good service here, although the staff isn't too fluent with the English language...

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★★★★☆

If you are a fan of General Tsos' Chicken, this is the place to go. Huge pieces of very lightly breaded chicken are served in a dark, sweet, spicy sauce. It looks like these are cut from thigh, and that's probably why the meat is so moist but not fatty or greasy. This is the best I have found in either Seattle or Portland. I even stop in now and then and get just an order of this to go (get extra sauce on a to-go order as they tend to skimp).

The other dishes I've had here are average to good, not great. Sungari Pearl has much better overall food, but you'll certainly pay for it. I have always had good service here, although the staff isn't too fluent with the English language...

Pros: nice atmoshere, quick service

Cons: a bit overpriced, language barrier

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Shanghai Noble House serves the best General Tso's chicken. In fact, everything we have ordered at this restaurant has been very tasty. Also, the ambience is great for a Chinese restaurant. Service was excellent as well....very attentive.

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★★★★★

Shanghai Noble House serves the best General Tso's chicken. In fact, everything we have ordered at this restaurant has been very tasty. Also, the ambience is great for a Chinese restaurant. Service was excellent as well....very attentive.

Pros: Excellent Food, Excellent Service

Cons: None

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You simply must try the lettuce wraps.. they have always been my favorite from a menu full of wonderful food. The service, however, has never impressed me. The wait to be seated hs been ridiculous, and the servers difficult to understand and abrupt.

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★★★★☆

You simply must try the lettuce wraps.. they have always been my favorite from a menu full of wonderful food. The service, however, has never impressed me. The wait to be seated hs been ridiculous, and the servers difficult to understand and abrupt.

Pros: awesome food, water tower location, good parking

Cons: service

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Their lunch menu is awesome. You get your maincourse, soup, fried rice, noodles, tea all for under $6. String Bean shredded pork is where it is at. This guy I know eats the chicken with the peanuts in it. You know.. Not general tso (which is good there also but $.50 more than the other items) but uhh.. Oh yeah Kung Pao Chicken. That is pretty good also but I stand by my string bean with shredded pork.

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★★★★☆

Their lunch menu is awesome. You get your maincourse, soup, fried rice, noodles, tea all for under $6. String Bean shredded pork is where it is at. This guy I know eats the chicken with the peanuts in it. You know.. Not general tso (which is good there also but $.50 more than the other items) but uhh.. Oh yeah Kung Pao Chicken. That is pretty good also but I stand by my string bean with shredded pork.

Pros: Great value, Good food, Great Service

Cons: standardized

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We used our entertainment book coupon and decided to give Shanghai a try. We were seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly and fast. She even brought us a free order of green beans because we didn't order any vegtables with our meal!! I had honey walnut prawns. They were pretty good except there was too much sauce for my taste. My husband thought the sesame beef was very good. When we paid they didn't punch our city card but still gave us the discount. For that reason alone I will dine there again.

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★★★★☆

We used our entertainment book coupon and decided to give Shanghai a try. We were seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly and fast. She even brought us a free order of green beans because we didn't order any vegtables with our meal!! I had honey walnut prawns. They were pretty good except there was too much sauce for my taste. My husband thought the sesame beef was very good. When we paid they didn't punch our city card but still gave us the discount. For that reason alone I will dine there again.

Pros: service, parking, prices

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Shanghai Noble House is hands down the best Chinese restarant in Portland. My favorite is the General Tso's Chicken. This is a must-order. The Green Beans are also excellent, as are the fried won ton's. Pretty much anything you order, you can't go wrong. There's a fully stocked bar, with a vast assortment of wines available. The wait staff is always very courteous and quick. This is a must-try restaurant!

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★★★★★

Shanghai Noble House is hands down the best Chinese restarant in Portland. My favorite is the General Tso's Chicken. This is a must-order. The Green Beans are also excellent, as are the fried won ton's. Pretty much anything you order, you can't go wrong. There's a fully stocked bar, with a vast assortment of wines available. The wait staff is always very courteous and quick. This is a must-try restaurant!

Pros: The Food, Friendly Wait Staff, Tons of parking

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I love this place. We go here for lunch atleast once a week. The service is very nice, and bring you the food very quickly. Very good at remembering faces.

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★★★★★

I love this place. We go here for lunch atleast once a week. The service is very nice, and bring you the food very quickly. Very good at remembering faces.

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The food here is the best value in town. For less than $6 (at lunch) you get tea, hot & sour or egg flour soup (if requested), and a huge entree-- generally more than I can eat. My favorite is the General Tao's chicken because it is actually spicy here. The service could be better, but I can handle the blunt service because it is fast and I can stop for lunch and be out in 20 minutes. I will make special trips just to eat here for lunch.

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★★★★★

The food here is the best value in town. For less than $6 (at lunch) you get tea, hot & sour or egg flour soup (if requested), and a huge entree-- generally more than I can eat. My favorite is the General Tao's chicken because it is actually spicy here. The service could be better, but I can handle the blunt service because it is fast and I can stop for lunch and be out in 20 minutes. I will make special trips just to eat here for lunch.

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Best Chinese food in Portland, hands down. Honey prawns are amazing, soups are great, three ingredients, anything with their black bean sauce... we stopped ordering off the menu long ago, and they always prepare whatever we ask for. Never been asked for a tip, because we are always willing to ante up for the outstanding food, atmosphere and service!!!

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★★★★★

Best Chinese food in Portland, hands down. Honey prawns are amazing, soups are great, three ingredients, anything with their black bean sauce... we stopped ordering off the menu long ago, and they always prepare whatever we ask for. Never been asked for a tip, because we are always willing to ante up for the outstanding food, atmosphere and service!!!

Pros: Delicious dishes!, Flexible ordering, FAST table service!

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Other than the wait to be seated, "which was very similar to the Seinfeld Episode in the Chinese restaurant, the food was good. I think this the best value Chinese restaurant in Portland. Once seated the food had good flavor and was good quality. In addition the prices were reasonable. Even though the food and setting wasnt as good as Sungari the prices were a much better value. I would definitely make it a regular stop, but would probably get take out instead.

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★★★★☆

Other than the wait to be seated, "which was very similar to the Seinfeld Episode in the Chinese restaurant, the food was good. I think this the best value Chinese restaurant in Portland. Once seated the food had good flavor and was good quality. In addition the prices were reasonable. Even though the food and setting wasnt as good as Sungari the prices were a much better value. I would definitely make it a regular stop, but would probably get take out instead.

Pros: prices, quality of food, good for kids

Cons: slow wait for table, noisy

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The food and prices are great here. The Golden Scallops are the best. The lunch specials are an excellent value. The service is pretty good, but they get a little pushy when they actually come out and ask for a tip. Chek out all the Chinese artwork!

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★★★★☆

The food and prices are great here. The Golden Scallops are the best. The lunch specials are an excellent value. The service is pretty good, but they get a little pushy when they actually come out and ask for a tip. Chek out all the Chinese artwork!

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Never disappointed in 10 years! Try the BBQ Pork (tender, not dried out and overcooked), Pot Stickers, Chicken Trio, and the "best anywhere" General Tso's Chicken. Why this place hasn't been rated higher in the past still Amazzzes me.
Service is very professioal and attentive. Share dishes and enjoy the best restaurant in town!!!!

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★★★★★

Never disappointed in 10 years! Try the BBQ Pork (tender, not dried out and overcooked), Pot Stickers, Chicken Trio, and the "best anywhere" General Tso's Chicken. Why this place hasn't been rated higher in the past still Amazzzes me.
Service is very professioal and attentive. Share dishes and enjoy the best restaurant in town!!!!

Pros: food, service, parking

Cons: white sauce

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All I can say is that every thing was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

All I can say is that every thing was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Food, service, ambience

 

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