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Old Town Chinatown, Neighbors West-Northwest
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Republic Cafe


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Everything about this restaurant is

Everything about this restaurant is just horrid - the decor, the food, the smell, the restroom, the servers, etc. It's just horrible - there is no other way to describe it.

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If you love...

rude service (if you get service), really awful food, and eating in a place that looks like it hasn't been cleaned since 1962, you will love this place.

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Portland Underground

ATMOSPHERE. Much like a Quentin Tarantino movie. There's not much left of China town and this place screams it. *They also have a full bar.

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Republic Cafe- Used to be good now its horrible.

We have been dining at the Rebublic Cafe for over 40 years. The fried shimp were excellent but the rest of the food was horrible. The Pork Chow Mein had no flavor what so ever. The ribs were tough and covered in a horrible dark brown almost black sauce. They used to melt in your mouth. Now you can even chew the meat. When we told the waiter that we didn't want the Chow Mein he stated he couldn't take it off t... view more

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So so food good prices

I had lunch there today for first visit. Lunch specials are pretty cheap. Had hot tea and a bowl of soupto start. Their fried shrimp are very tasty. Tempura. Not greasy at all. The other two items might have been tasty also but they were covered with goo. That nasty sticky sweet gelatanous goo that you see in Chinese places. I can't dig it. Why cook good fresh incredients and then slop jelly over them? Next time I wi... view more

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To the Republic Cafe

We went inside the restaurant and the first thing we noticed was the smell of stale cigarettes. There were two families and we were seated quickly and served water promptly. The service was excellent. It was however very dirty where we were sitting. There dried up old food under our table and it honestly smelt musty in the room we were in. The food came fast and it was hot. The food was average. If you couple t... view more

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Good for late night!

The 3 of us had never been here before last night and it was actually really fun. We enjoyed the ""seedy area"" because it was so eclectic. It was 11:30, but we felt safe and loved our seats by the window. During our time there, we saw many kinds of people pass by - truly fascinating! The service was SO SPEEDY! The food was good, although I found a hair in my dish. THAT was gross. And the bathrooms are in horr... view more

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So, so chinese restaurant

The staff was nice, but for only haveing a few other tables being occupied they were also very slow with drinks and bringing the bill when we were done. The food wasn't bad, but I can't recommend it for someone that is looking for a really great place to dine either.\r \r I would recommend this restaurant for anyone that is trying several different Chinese restaurants.

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Terrific Chineese Food

I must have missed something. I passed this restaurant the other day and thought I had read excellent reviews here and decided to try it with a friend. It was wonderful. We had shrimp kung pao and general tso's chicken. The food was very fresh. The shrimp was huge and butterflied and plenty in the dish. The chicken was huge pieces of white meat lightly fried and served with a side of brocolli. I have tried ma... view more

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You'll find better chinese food at COSTCO! That's if you can find the food which is hidden under 10W-40W oily, drippy, gelatinous gunk. It's disgusting! To make matters worse, you'll probably have to hunt your rude server down and beg for water. And before you leave, you'll need to get on your knees and beg for your change. Don't bother asking for the manager, the boy at the front will tell you the manager is ""... view more

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222 NW 4th AvePortlandOR 97209

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