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Voted "Best Asian" Restaurant of Mid-Valley 6 Years in a row
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Kwan"s is a conveniently located establishment which offers excellent customer service and high quality menu with selections that cater to healthy eating as well as Gluten Free Meals. Kwan's is well known for accommodating customer's special needs such as food allergies and other health restrictions. We also offer a wide variety of Vegetarian and Vegan dishes as well. The roots of Kwan's awards for being voted as the "Best Asian" restaurant in Salem six years in a row go back to the dedicated work ethic of Master Chef and Owner Kam Sang Kwan. At age 11, he got his first restaurant experience in a cafe. By 12 or 13, he decided to learn English to be able to communicate with foreign customers. He quickly became the number one waiter and at age 16 he was booking banquets. At age 17 he was transferred to Hong Kong and learned to speak Japanese, which helped him rise further in the restaurant business. After a possible job offer to work in San Francisco fell through, he was offered another opportunity to move to the U.S. and work as a chef in an affluent household. "The requirement was a little bit of cooking, but also knowing how to make drinks", Kwan recalls. Both he and his wife Bo carefully thought about the opportunity and he decided to accept the two year position working for Oregon businessman and author Gerry Frank. Kwan performed his job so well that he was asked to stay for another two years. Kwan started his first restaurant in 1976, known as "Kwan's Kitchen" in Salem's City Hall. The current restaurant building was opened in 1982, has the architecture of a pagoda, and is a landmark just south of downtown Salem. Besides Kwan's excellent menu and healthy choices, his strong reputation in Salem is also due to his diligent attention to customer care and his community service. He will get the attention of children in a classroom visit by de-boning a chicken blindfolded with a meat cleaver, then deliver a message of ethics and work values to every student. "At Kwan's we provide food for the soul as well as the body". After savoring a curry chicken rice casserole, my soul was delighted. Ask Mr Kwan any question about cuisine or life, then enjoy his wisdom. Mr Kwan is indeed a living legacy of hard work, wisdom, and dedication to helping people enjoy food and life
Services Provided: * Banquets * Receptions * Corporate Events * Wedding Receptions * Catering * Cocktail Lounge * Take-Out Service * Vegetarian Restaurant * Gluten Free Restaurant * Group Meetings * Business Meetings * Birthday Parties * Governor Banquets * Kangen Water
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On The Corner of Mission St S.E. and Commercial St S.E.
Central Area
Chinese, Japanese


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Average typical chinese restaurant

We go out to eat pretty often and enjoy trying new places throughout the valley and coast. This however, is just another typical Chinese restaurant, nothing extraordinary about it. We have been here a few times before and haven't had a bad experience and like the close proximity to our house, but other than that, it's okay. This last time we visited, they must have changed cooks or something because their food was ve... view more

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this has got to be the very be...

this has got to be the very best oreintal food i have ever had one place you don't want to miss

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Simply stated it's the BEST!

I've been a regular at kwans since before I could walk. My family swears up and down by their food and their service. We get the almond chicken (it has all white meat chicken fresh vegetables and crunchy almonds on top) the chow mein-a -malaya medium ( beef and shrimp and vegetables tossed with thin noodles in a sort of curry spicy rub) and the strawberry chicken. All of their food is amazing. It's always fresh and... view more

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Typical American Chinese Cuisine

Not my bag, but the place is great for American Chinese food. Service is subpar, but the decor is very odd.

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Husband and Family love this restaurant

I can see why...the owner was at the front desk and he and I made a joke...I instantly loved the guy. It's a warm restaurant with great service. My husband and his family live and die by this restaurant. He recommends the cashew chicken, szechuan beef and chicken...he says everything there is awesome. I really enjoyed myself and recommend it.

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Beautiful Experience

I really enjoyed eating at Kwan's. My partner and I went last night and we will be going back. The lobby was beautiful! The huge Buddha being my favorite thing in there. We were seated promptly. The dining area really had a 70's retro feel with the crushed red velvet backs but it was totally comfortable. The wait staff was courteous and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding - try the garlic shrimp with green ... view more

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Authentic healthy grub

I walked into a beautiful front entrance filled with chinese art, a huge 15 ft Buddha, and tantalizing aromas. Then I enjoyed a wonderful, succulent meal along with purified water, no msg, fresh vegetables, multiple seafood selections and even exotic meats (emu and ostrich). I love the Pot Stickers with the homemade ginger vinegar dip and the Strawberry Chicken. Many vegetarian entrees available.

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835 Commercial St SESalemOR 97302

(503) 362-7711

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