In spite of some new arrivals on the scene, the survey makes it clear. When it comes to the Best Chinese in Portland, we still aren’t a mecca for the cuisine. Why is that? Seattle has some decent examples. Vancouver BC has some excellent restaurants. I’ve never understood why so many of our Chinese restaurants are below expectations.
This year, Shandong drops from first place, and Frank’s Noodle House comes from nowhere to take the top spot. I need to give them another try. I haven’t been to Taste of Sichuan, but heard good things when they were opening. Opinions?
1130 votes were cast:
1. Frank’s Noodle House – 14.16% $
- Noodles made the old fashioned way by stretching and folding the dough. Northwest Chinese cuisine
- 822 NE Broadway St., Portland OR 97232 Map (503) 288-1007
2. Shandong – 10.62% $$
- Mostly classic, Northern Chinese dishes. Annoying website without prices.
- 3724 Northeast Broadway Street Portland, OR 97232 Map (503) 287-0331
3. Lucky Strike – 8.85% (tied with Taste of Sichuan) $$
- Spicy Sichuan cuisine. Funky spot.
- 3862 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214 Map (503) 206-8292
3b. Taste of Sichuan – 8.85% $$
- SW China, contemporary Sichuan cuisine and hot pots
- 16261 Northwest Cornell Road Beaverton, OR 97006 Map (503) 629-7001
- 1825 SE 164th Ave #110, Vancouver, WA 98683 Map (360) 253-8133
4. Wong’s King Seafood – 8.63% $$$
- Banquet style with a focus on seafood, dim sum. My review
- I don’t think it is nearly as good as it used to be.
- 8733 Southeast Division Street Portland, OR 97266 Map (503) 788-8883
5. Ocean City Restaurant – 7.96% $$
- Varied regions, dim sum, classic Chinese cuisine and seafood, banquet style.
- A recent visit left me so unimpressed I couldn’t finish the food.
- 3016 Southeast 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97266 Map (503) 771-2299
6. Szechuan Chef – 6.86% $$$
- Szechuan food and hot pot with all-you-can-eat selection.
- Southwest Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239 Map (503) 227-3136
7. HK Cafe – Red Tea House – 3.98% $$
- Dim sum, banquet style. Classic Chinese staples
- 4410 Southeast 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266 Map (503) 771-8866
- 2013 – Shandong, Lucky Strike, Ocean City Seafood, Wong’s King Seafood, Taste of Sichuan
- 2012 – Lucky Strike, Shandong, Wong’s King, Ocean City Seafood
- 2011 – Lucky Strike, Wong’s King, Ocean City Seafood, Shandong