5331 SW Macadam Ave. #115
Portland, Oregon 97239
Lunch: 11:00am -03:00pm
Located in the beautiful city of Portland, our restaurant has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you.
We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural food to prepare every dish. We try to cook in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious cuisine. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere.
Szechuan Chef, another Washington import, spices up Southwest Portland.
Szechuan Chef goes deeper into authentic Chinese cuisine than its predecessor with a long menu highlighting a potpourri of flavors, including that cumin lamb (originally a Uighur dish from Xinjiang province), soup dumplings (popularized in Shanghai) and a sizable list of tongue-tingling Sichuan dishes.
From portlandmercury.com Read review
Szechuan Chef opened in John's Landing earlier this summer to put an end to my long, dark journey. Live seafood wells with meaty fish and petulant crab stand in the lobby, and four dining rooms on three levels are tastefully decorated with sturdy marble-like tables, upholstered leather chairs, and wrought-iron railings (photos on their website seem to show the restaurant's Bellevue location, and are misleading). While I've occasionally gotten the wary "are you sure you want to order that (we don't want you sending those intestines back)" treatment when asking for an unusual dish, the service standard is efficient and unobtrusive.
What The Critic Saw - Szechuan Chef posted by Chris Onsta - portlandmercury.com
"This place would kill downtown," said Nick, the obstreperous bartender with whom I regularly share review meals. He'd turned me on to Szechuan Chef, the fairly recent addition to the Water Tower building in John's Landing, and we were sharing a table of Chong Qing chicken, xiao long bao, hand-shaven noodles, and cumin lamb. It was bold food, with layers of flavor and texture, and despite Szechuan cuisine's reputation for being VERY SPICY YOU SURE YOU LIKE?, the heat did just what it was supposed to: a bit of numbing, a bit of flush, a bit of high. I don't even think I broke a sweat, although you certainly can if you make sure the kitchen knows you want it hot. After a few post-review visits on my own dime, I fully stand by my assertion that this is one of the best, if not the best, Chinese restaurants in Portland. From the fresh, house-made chili paste and black vinegar on the condiment tray, on through to the roster of unusual dishes and live crab wells, it's served quickly in a clean, upscale dining room.
Tel: 503-227-3136 Fax: 503-227-3084
5331 SW Macadam Ave. #115. Portland, Oregon 97239