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“Very good gluten free options!”
Review of Zen Chinese Bistro

Zen Chinese Bistro
Ranked #180 of 640 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ordered take-out and brought it to our hotel. They have a large selection of gluten free dishes and it is the main reason why we chose this restaurant. Service was fast and quite reasonable in price. We had the orange chicken and the sesame chicken with rice, both were fresh and tasty. I would recommend and hope to return soon! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Love good Chinese Food but this is not the place to go. I don't give too many restaurants only "1 star" however the food is terrible and you cant believe the price!!!!! The Shrimp in Lobster sauce is the worst I've ever had. It's in a clear glue like soup with very few shrimp and the General Tso's chicken was little balls of dry chicken and mostly batter. These 2 dishes with one other, 2 egg rolls and an order of House Fried Rice was $85.00 !!!!!!! Sorry for such a bad review but you need to know...

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Ate at this underrated restaurant after having an excellent take-out experience (2dine in). Both times, food was flavorful and fresh. The price is higher than typical take-out Chinese places, but the restaurant atmosphere and food quality justify the price difference. The Zen Platter was a lot of food for an appetizer. Crab Rangoon was real crab. Pork spareribs were not fatty. Chicken fingers were not greasy. Szechuan green beans were tasty. Beef Lo Mein and Mala Chicken were both excellent - beef and chicken were very tender. Mixed drinks were very good - sweet and fruity. Service was friendly and food came out quickly. Plenty of seats at the bar.

Thank EvieMPtld
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The layout of this place is a bit odd and it does look like it is in an old house, but they have great food and drinks at a fair price. We are bar people so we always sit at the bar and really enjoy the service and they often have specials for HH or games. I would suggest one thing on the menu but we just love everything we have tried. Worth a shot for Asian cuisine or a bar experience.

Thank irish7lad
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Initially just did a drive-by and it looked like a small quaint little corner place. Then read a newspaper review and decided we'd try it. Upon entering the restaurant, we immediately noticed how much larger it actually was. Booths, tables, bar and an entire upstairs for dining as well. Service was prompt, food was excellent. We liked it so much, we decided to return the following night with some friends. Just as good the 2nd time around. The place is pretty quiet. As a matter of fact, the upstairs could use some background music. When only two tables are occupied, most conversations can be heard. Not a big deal because it fills up quickly.

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Thank MosquitoME
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