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  • Tracy S.

    Delicious food. Super varied menu. They were very nice about special requests and substitutions, and remade food when it had green peppers in it, and we're very apologetic. Would definitely eat here again.

    (5)
  • Jolene T.

    I was expecting better based on all the other positive reviews. After being sick and not being able to eat for 24 hours, I was starving and craving chicken soup. This place seemed to be the only place that would deliver it to me for a reasonable price ($2 delivery fee). They have a $25 minimum, which is a lot of food for one person. My experience was really inconsistent. I'll start with the good part: The chicken broth was the best I've ever tasted. It was SO GOOD! I want to jump into a giant vat of it. Next time, I will order $25 of chicken broth though, because the rest of the meal was basically inedible. The chicken in the soup was tough and chewy, and there were a few unidentifiable chunks of fryer detritus in with it that obviously got there by accident; nothing in the dish was fried. Yuck. I also got the Jade Tofu with Chinese Greens, which was OK -- the greens were nicely flavored with garlic, the sauce was good, the tofu was a little weird (soft tofu that had been breaded and deep fried) but not bad -- but the rice that came with it was so gross I couldn't really eat the rest of the dish with it. They had obviously scraped the bottom of the rice cooker, because there were hard, dry pieces of rice mixed in with the rest of the rice, which was overcooked and mushy. To get up to the minimum order, I got pot stickers too, and I had no idea you could overcook pot stickers to the point where their exterior turns into cardboard. They were so hard and tough they were difficult to chew. I swear I'm not a picky eater, but I couldn't eat these either, which is unfortunate because the sauce that came with them was good. The chicken broth was so delicious, I might give them another try--but proceed with extreme caution here.

    (2)
  • Crabby R.

    We love coming to this place with the whole family. Very kid friendly and the kids love the food. They just remodeled so it doesn't look like such a hole in the wall anymore. But it's still very basic and there aren't many tables. If you are looking to try authentic Asian food, this is the place to go. Great soup noodles with different noodle options (egg, vermicelli, rice noodles (all sizes). I usually get the chicken with egg noodles you can eat this dry with the broth on the side or as a soup noodle dish. ( add chili oil and chili with vinegar to taste). The menu is endless and there are photos to help with the descriptions. The owners are very friendly and they usually serve a wonderful free bowl of dessert.

    (5)
  • Jacob H.

    I came here and ate hard. I plan on coming back and eating harder. The owners are great and the food is an incredible mixture flavors. The Tamarind Shrimp is a must-try. This is likely the best Chinese restaurant in PDX in my humble opinion. Don't tell your friends, let's keep it between us.

    (5)
  • Nathan V.

    I've actually never been so concerned as to the cleanliness of a restaurant. Given the fact that the front of house was filthy I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like. The food was good but was not with the anxiety of getting sick

    (1)
  • Connie M.

    Delicious! Huge menu!!! I decided on Lemongrass Chicken (yummy explosion of flavor) and Won Ton Soup (average but good). Definitely coming back to try other items...I ran out of room before trying their crab puffs :) Next time!

    (4)
  • Paul M.

    Hole in the wall dive with expansive menu featuring many entrails-based dishes. We had a spare rib clay pot and a mongolian beef dish both of which were quite tasty. Recommended!

    (4)
  • L N.

    The food here is authentic, and very well made. This restaurant is every bit as good as the ones I have found in LA, or San Jose. Highly recommend.

    (5)
  • Yen N.

    By far the best Vietnamese/Chinese in Portland! We have tried almost everything on the menu, everything is really satisfying. We recommend bringing a group of friends so you can do family style and try more varieties.

    (4)
  • J L.

    Great food. Will be returning for sure. A no frills atmosphere. I really like the menu pictures and it feels pretty clean in here. Had two soups and I'm about to pull the out of the fridge less than two hours after the meal cause it was so good.

    (5)
  • Kim I.

    I met friends here for a birthday lunch and I was impressed with the food. It felt like something that all of my vietnamese mom's would cook for me at their homes. It kind of reminded me of eating at little spots in Asia. It's a tiny little whole in the wall place off 82nd. (Asian central). I was weary when I first sat down due to the layout, cleanliness etc, but gave it a go anyhow. All the girls love to eat there. We ordered the Ground Beef Mac noodle dish, Lemongrass Vermicelli Bowl, Bo Luc Lac + Tomato Fried Rice, and Salt and Peppered Tofu and all of it was quite good. I recommend ordering all of those things I mentioned if it's your first time. I'll be back. Next time I won't stuff myself to the brim though. A good game plan would be to go in and get a full body massage at the foot reflexology place right next door ($20 bucks), get food and then top it off with a bubble tea at Karma Cafe. Boom. I'll be back to Quan Linh!

    (4)
  • Steve V.

    I've eaten here twice. After dining in the first time, I understand why many people seem to get theirs to go. The restaurant is run down and has a certain feel about it that is difficult to describe. Now to the food. It was really, really good. This more than makes up for the interior, however he second time around getting it to go was the better option. Recommended.

    (4)
  • Josh B.

    Great food, good speed, fairly priced. The decor left something to be desired, but don't most small places? The food made up for it.

    (5)
  • Katie S.

    Great spot for your basic Chinese food! Owned by a really nice brother and sister, super friendly and accommodating. Got the Kung pao chicken and beef with Chinese broccoli. Both were really good, perfect amount of spicy. They're working on getting their liquor license so they'll serve beer/wine here in the next month.

    (4)
  • Kristina K.

    Lottas wok-hay. I joined the Chinese New Year crowd at Quan Linh's earlier this month. I had to try the hot and clay pot dishes everyone on Yelp was raving about. Like most Chinese and Asian-centric joints, Quan Linh was slammed on Chinese New Year. There was only one person working the dining area, who also multi-tasked as the cashier and phone operator. Kudos to him. They probably aren't normally this busy. So on a very busy night, be patient and kind. I had a huge plate of Beef Chow Fun, wet style. The wide rice noodles were slippery and topped with tender beef and vegetables in a brown gravy. This is my comfort food. I wish the noodles were more separated but who's got time for that on the restaurant's busiest day of the year? I also ordered the combination or house special hot pot. It's a pot of fried tofu, dark meat chicken, and mixed seafood cooked together with vegetables in a delicious brown gravy. It was different than the Chow Fun gravy. I am particular about dishes tasting the same. One was more gingery than the other, but which one that was, I'm not sure. The food was good and the staff was very friendly. Although delightful in almost every day, I prefer the prices and flavors at my other favorite Chinese food place.

    (4)
  • Lin H.

    This place is amazing to me. At this point, I've tried a few things from their menu. I had the catfish and pork belly clay pots. The catfish clay pot was solid with delicious, flaky fish over rice with a nice, savory sauce. I'd probably pass on the pork belly in favor for the catfish. The pork belly was just a little too fatty for me. My friend got the catflish clay pot later on and loved it. She's a lovely, put together lawyer who just came off of a raw food vegan diet, so I gave her massive props for going whole hog -- we just didn't realize how whole hog. There are these delicious crunchy tidbits in the clay pot. My friend asked what they were and the owner said, "roasted pork fat." My friend may have seemed a little dismayed because he continued, "Most people seem to like it." I think the problem was that my friend realized that she did, indeed, love pure roasted pork fat crunching in her mouth. Next time, maybe don't ask the down home cook his secrets. I went with another friend who proclaimed that this place had the best won tons she had ever had. I won't make this claim since I've had a lot of won tons and I didn't order the ones here, but my other friend is REALLY enamored with the won tons here. As for me, I ordered the salty fish fried rice (ham yu chow fan). If you are the rare fan of this dish, this is perhaps the best place for it in Portland. If it's on the menu, I always order it at least once, so I've tried it at a LOT of places. I am tired of ordering this and wondering where the ham yu is! Even as a kid, I used to ask for this dish with EXTRA HAM YU. This is the place to go if you want to get a generous portion of fried rice (it lasted me 4 meals) with some stinky fish. Most A+ as far as I was concerned and the owners seemed to take genuine pride in the food they were serving (very happy when I mentioned my friend's roast chicken looked very delicious)!

    (5)
  • Dana S.

    I'm not sure what the fuss is about here. We wanted to try a new spot and settled in this place. We expected bare bones decor, but were hoping for one of those gems with really delicious food. We ordered the chicken salad, fresh rolls, and the catfish hot pot. Unfortunately, our dishes didn't taste fresh and the flavors were surprisingly bland. We left feeling a bit disappointed.

    (2)
  • Rusty S.

    Just 'Ok' Not much meat and strong on the garlic, I like garlic but not over done. We were the only two in the restaurant and got our order to go. I probably won't be back:(

    (3)
  • Jeremy L.

    Hidden away in a strip mall, simple and uninteresting interior, and menu that takes half an hour to digest, but DAMN the food is good. The tiny place was pretty much packed when i was there, and everyone's food looked awesome. Sure, things come out one at a time, as they're ready, but if it's that good, I'm cool with it. Prices are also on the low side. I'll be back.

    (4)
  • Sherry S.

    This was one of those spontaneous moments.. hungry but not for turkey.. Let's hit up the yelp app and see where it takes us.. Well the other restaurant that yelp pointed us to happened to be closed on the day after Thanksgiving.. We then headed into the little mall that has Brothers Crawfish in it as we were close by and knew that there were a few restaurants here to choose from. This place is a hole in the wall, let's be frank. It's an old asian hole in the wall, old paint, old stains on the walls. The folks are nice enough though. The menu has chinese/vietnamese choices and it's a big menu. It's also one of those places that have Asian families sitting at the tables and we were the only white faces. All that gives you a good idea that the food must be decent. We ordered the papaya salad. We did not think to see if it had chicken on it which it did. I had already broken my pescatarian vow during Thanksgiving so we just went with it. The salad really did have some nice spicing to it and the papaya did not appear to be soggy. That's a good thing. We also ordered tofu and filet. The filet was very tender and the tofu was deep fried but not oily at all. We had asked for no MSG, or salt so the spices/flavor was very subtle. We saw some condiments on the table which were basically salt and water. We saw one that was 860mg of sodium- 1 tablespoon! WHOA.. Anyway, once we had finished eating they brought us a sweet little warm dessert of corn, coconut milk and mung bean. It was a sweet gesture.

    (3)
  • Mark A.

    Stopped at this place, hungrily, on a whim, while on my way to a place while running errands. Small[er] (~20 seats) restaurant that has the feel of someone's home kitchen; the staff was very attentive and friendly and provided prompt service. I ordered spring rolls and seafood soup. The spring rolls were nice and hot, crispy, and flavorful, and the seafood soup (shrimp, squid, and scallops, with noodles and some vegetables (beansprouts, green onion, and lettuce leaves)) was also very hot and reinvigorating on a cold day as it was. Small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant with great service and food; definitely a place I'd visit again.

    (4)
  • Mary D.

    A small place so huge groups (6+) is not recommended. Always had a good experience here and I've been eating here since it opened. Service can be slow at times but never had to wait till the point I was willing to walk out

    (5)
  • Kevin W.

    Food here is always good and pretty authentic. Great place to get a home cool meal for a decent price. Service is ok, but hey it's an Asian restaurant... People are nice though!

    (5)
  • Puma K.

    Always ended up here every time I ran out of an idea where to eat. I always come here to get quick lunch or dinner. The food are authentic and price are not bad.

    (5)
  • Jared W.

    Great great value. Nice service. A little dirty, but I pay for the food. I always get a play pot, and I'm always blown away by the flavor. The catfish clay pot, the rib and and the pork belly are all fantastic.

    (5)
  • Bryan I.

    Nestled amongst the many other asian eateries in the asian mini-mall on the asian strip of 82nd Ave is Quan Linh, a chinese & vietnamese lunch/dinner joint. I came here on the recommendation of a trusted friend who knows her azn food. She said I HAD to try the Hui Nam Chicken or the General Tso's Tofu. Given the hui nam wasn't fried and looked a heck of a lot like Nong's Khao Man Gai chicken and rice dish, I opted for that. At $7.95, the dish was really good; perfectly sized for a 1-person lunch or dinner. The marinated chicken was oh-so-tender and juicy with just the right amount of salty broth to bring out the other flavors, and the minced ginger/oil sauce paired perfectly with the chicken and rice. I'll admit I like Nong's chicken dish best, but this is still a decent option if you're here and wondering what to try. I'll definitely be back to try General Tso's chicken! I wish they had a lunch menu since most of their entrees are $9-10+. Jin Jin Deli and Good Taste Noodle House are in the same complex and are my go-to options when I want a cheaper $5-7 lunch option.

    (4)
  • Hulk I.

    Great hole in the wall place but I'm not sure what is best here. They use free rang chicken so it's kinda tough. I like fatty cage chicken like KFC.

    (4)
  • Sarah M.

    Some time my husband and I like to drive into Portland from Aloha to find different restaurants. We came into Quan Linh a little over a year ago the first time. And yes it is sparse, a nice change from some of the over the top Chinese decor in Beaverton. The food is fantastic and you can not beat the variety. I love the clay pot dishes and this Saturday had the tofu and seafood. None of the seafood was over cooked as so often happens with this dish in other restaurants, and the tofu still had a nice "toothfulness" and I am happy to say that when I asked for no broccoli my dish had no broccoli. My husband had the kung pao chicken, a first for him as he generally dislikes spicy dishes. They listened to him and kept the spice to a bare minimum so he really enjoyed the dish. The server was attentive without being annoying. And the prices are extremely resonable. This will remain a destination place for my hubby and I when we drive into Portland to eat.

    (5)
  • Sam S.

    5 stars for the pork bun and service. 4 stars for the pho. The pork bun is delicious. The pork is perfectly seasoned and cooked and the bun has the right mix of veggies and noodles. I love going to this place because the service is incredibly prompt and fuss free. The pho is solid, bug I've had some I like better. To me, the broth is a little too sour and not as meaty flavored as my favorite.

    (5)
  • Annie D.

    Great location, amazing food. My boyfriend and I stopped by almost once every week! We like to eat out, and they are super friendly :). I'd recommend Com Bo Luc Lac, Bun Mam, Ca Kho To (claypot cat fish) , and salt pepper squid. And they always have sweet dessert che for everyone who dine-in.

    (5)
  • Saffron P.

    Good food, good prices. Tasted very fresh and cooked perfectly. This place is authentic!

    (4)
  • Dan H.

    It was Friday night and Sue and I were looking to find a place to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It is the year of the Horse don't you know? What better way to celebrate than with some Chinese food out near 82nd. Those in the know know that this is where the good Chinese is. A Yelp search brought us to Quan Linh, First off this strip mall complex has a bunch of restaurants in it. Along with a few other Asian places that seemed to have good reviews, there was also a crawfish restaurant that I went to years ago and remember being good. Mental note to come back and try some of the other places here. We walked in and were the only non-asian folks here on this night. That is never a bad sign. The man who greeted us was very friendly and the service the whole night was very good. The food was just so so. Hopefully they were just having an off night. We started out with the fish balls (we agreed they were our favorite) and spring rolls. The fish balls were fried, but they were actually pretty airy. A good fish flavor, but certainly not overpowering. The spring rolls were like spring rolls you would get in most places. Nothing special. For mains we shared Pork Fried Rice and ordered something different from their large noodle soup section. Phnom Penh soup is what we chose. Along with some really good broth and noodles, there was pork, veggies and what I'm pretty sure was liver. Sue didn't like that part. I'm up in the air as to whether or not I liked that. I ate it on its own and wasn't jazzed about it. Lets leave it at that. A large bowl will only set you back $8.95 here. The Pork Fried Rice was very dry. Even some of the sauces on the table didn't really help much. This is one of Sue's favorite things to eat, so she was quite disappointed in the version we received here. I'm happy we tried a new place. We definitely have our go to's as far as Chinese food is concerned so it is good to expand our horizons a bit. You can certainly do that out in this part of town as there are restaurants on every block. Go have yourself an adventure

    (3)
  • S K.

    The best Thai beef salad I've ever had. The menu really is huge so be prepared. I just went in for take out, but the service was great. As for the atmosphere, yeah, it's a restaurant in a mini-mall, but it's well-decorated and comfortable. Plus, you get food cart prices with a place to sit down--what more to you want? I will definitely be back. A lot.

    (5)
  • Frank B.

    HORRIBLE. Worst food ever and the place is filthy. Sometimes I wish YELP would let you give zero stars. We threw almost all of our take out in the trash. The only good thing I'd report is that the service was friendly, oh...and I did not get sick. DO NOT waste your time or money here.

    (1)
  • Heather P.

    Good food, very fastservice. Not much going on for décor, however I am not looking at walls, I am looking at my yummy food!

    (4)
  • Jay P.

    Located right off 82nd in a little strip mall with a few other restaurants that are also pretty tasty. While it may not look like much, the food in there is pretty tasty. This little family owned restaurant cares about presentation and also taste, so be adventurous and take a step into this restaurant. Inside there is about 10 tables or so don't expect anything super extravagant now. There is a cute waiter there that I see from time to time, so be on the look out! Anyways on to the food; the food here like I said is delicious, lots of Vietnamese/Chinese dishes here. All made relatively prompt, looks like how it does in the pictures or possibly even better, and BEST of all it's super affordable! A whole meal usually runs ~$10 or less. Their menu is huge also, so many choices but only so many things you can eat! They have the usual staples like fried rice, chow mein, etc. but be adventurous and take a dive in like something the shrimp and vermicelli hot pot, you won't regret any decision you make. It's also great for groups too, I come here with my friends all the time and we just all order something off the menu and eat it like family style and everyone gets to taste a little bit of everything.This place is a must come for multiple times to try a few things if not all things on the menu! If you can't make it to the restaurant they'll even do delivery if your order totals $25 or above!

    (5)
  • Momo B.

    FOR A BOWL OF NOODLES... YES Cantonese-Vietnamese mom & pop restaurant. It reminds me of Big Wong of Las Vegas with one exception. This place has decent service. I say Cantonese because I understand the conversation amongst family members. As for the food, the bowl of lemongrass chicken with vermicelli was exceptionally tasty and most filling. I can't say the same for Yu-go chauffeur's seafood tofu hot pot. Too much brown gravy and it composition was nothing like the picture on the menu. Menu is very extensive and essentially would offer something different for a month everyday. This evening we received a complimentary dessert which is a nice gesture of appreciation.

    (4)
  • gray a.

    Definitely a hole in the wall. And unfortunately, the food is what you would expect of that description. The food wasn't particularly flavorful, and the waitstaff not particularly friendly. Half of their menu is Chinese food, which we didn't try.

    (2)
  • Charles L.

    My father suggested that we try this restaurant despite the Yelp reviews (which run the gamut from great to horrible, or vice versa). As others have noted, the decor is virtually non-existent, but that doesn't matter to us... we have both visited plenty of restaurants that look like dumps and have excellent food. The menu has many, many options for carnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarians. There were at least six different tofu-specific entrees! We split the fried tofu appetizer, and ordered the shrimp & vermicelli hot pot and crayfish clay pot entrees. All three were delicious. The only nitpick was that we ordered hot tea and never received it, but that is a very minor point because our food warmed us up VERY quickly! We both plan to return to continue exploring the seemingly endless menu.

    (4)
  • Jan C.

    Love this place! My favorite thing would be their honey wings. I'll admit that when it first comes out, it's not so great. BUT I douse it with tons of soy sauce and let it sit for a minute or two while it cools down enough for me to not burn my mouth. It is then perfect. My other favorite thing would be the Hainan Chicken if I don't want something sweet. It's amazing. The service is always great.

    (4)
  • Derek L.

    Our family decided to go here because all the trucks on Alder and 10th are closed on Saturday after 6pm. Their family styles dinner is ok. The Bo luc lac is just decent I ate better bo loc lac at other restaurants. Canh chua is not sour. The only plate we like is their Ga hap and free sweet mung bean dessert.

    (3)
  • Ying C.

    If you are going to try anything here you must try their tomato paste fried rice. It's so excellent!!!!! We came here for lunch and was told that the most popular items was chopped beef with tomato fried rice and the chopped chicken noodle soup. Both items were excellent, but the tomato paste fried rice especially stood out. I have no idea how they did it it was just simply amazing! The service is also quick and very friendly. Only thing to note is that it does not have Pho as we came under the impression that it does. In general, great place to eat!

    (5)
  • John W.

    Quan Linh can be overlooked being located in a mini-mall on SE 82nd, but this bistro serves up delicious Vietnamese and Cantonese dishes. My favorites include steamed duck on bed of Chinese mustard greens and shitake mushrooms, salt and pepper tofu (light and crispy outside, and soft and creamy texture inside), and catfish clay pot (the caramelized sweet and savory sauce is good to last spoon, and braising brings out the best in catfish). A nice surprise was the complementary dessert that varies daily -- we each had a small bowl of a sweet soup that included egg, mung bean, and coconut. Delicious way to finish off a delicious meal.

    (5)
  • Jackie A.

    Complimentary tea and dessert topped off and absolutely perfect meal and exceptional service. My server advised me to order the lemongrass chicken and it was absolutely delicious. It makes me sad that I don't live in the area. The tea was perfect and the dessert was just what I needed after a big tasty meal. Would definitely come back!

    (5)
  • Lolly P.

    Great food! The chicken noodle soup was yummy and the vegetarian curry soup was really great! Will be back.

    (5)
  • Shirley G.

    We were roadtripping through OR and saw an asian food community so we decided to critique some Oregonian Vietnamese food. So this place was pretty well rated so we gave it a shot. Now, the owners seem to be viet, and all the customers were viet, but the menu was half chinese. Weird. I had wonton soup and it was ok, nothing to rave about. But it was nice to have some warm Asian broth while driving through OR. I guess I'm spoiled by being so close to Little Saigon and GG. :)

    (3)
  • Robert Y.

    I have been eating here, off and on for about 3 years. I have never been disappointed with the service or quality of the home style food. A little sad that they no longer have the Salt/Pepper Frog Legs. But the fish in this style is excellent to. They do server great chicken wings, and I noticed the other day offerings of 6 different sauce choices. The CNY dinner great.

    (5)
  • Leon L.

    Good selection of food.. Prices are reasonable and service is great.

    (4)
  • Duy M.

    Had the ga ro ti (roasted chicken w/fried rice) and the gf got the com ga hai nam (Hainan chicken rice), both were damn good! Big portions and it even comes with a side of broth. All very flavorful. Try the fried fish balls too!

    (5)
  • Flannery M.

    fantastic! they delivered to us even though it was near closing time, and the food was excellent. the fried tofu was a little bland, but the spring rolls and wonton noodle soup were top notch. I will definitely order from them again

    (4)
  • Jadyn N.

    So first of all this review is base on food only the restaurant is small and only has about less then ten tables. This restaurant is located in the Asian shopping plaza, where Good Taste is and Karma Cafe. The food is what Vietnamese food should taste like. If you looking for Vietnamese food, but your not looking for just Pho come here. They have a wide range of Vietnamese food and if you don't know what it is they even have pictures of all the food items in the menu. I been here almost every week and can tell you that all the food I tried have been prefect and good. Food is good and cheap and after every meal they give you a little dessert. So if you looking for true Vietnamese / Chinese food come here. You won't be disappointment. This is a good place to eat, but not a good place for a first date ok guys. lol It just a good place if you looking for good food, but the place isn't impressive looking.

    (5)
  • Michael V.

    This is a review long overdue. Having been here many times over the last year and always intending to write a review. Well, here it is. The place is brilliant hole in the wall with great food and service. I have tried many things on their menu and have never been disappointed. Their crispy skin chicken noodle is over the top. Just go there, close your eyes and point at anything on the menu and you will be pleasantly surprised.

    (5)
  • Nghia N.

    I go here for a few things: the most tangy and savory lemongrass chicken, super rich chicken noodle soup, and the best daikon cake appetizer ever.. Seriously, the owners are the best and their food is extremely authentic. It's a small hole-in-the-wall type of place packed along a busy strip mall catered mostly to Asian people. However, don't let the disguise fool you. Their menu is extensive with pictures plastered on the wall that will make even the least hungry become instantly drooling. I've ordered almost half of the menu now and still can't believe there's more choices to go. Prices are average and decor is mediocre. However, the spices that accompany their dishes are simply amazing. Must... eat.... again.

    (4)
  • toni b.

    They have pretty good selection like the com bo luc lac. Sweet & sour fish fillet. Seafood crispy noodle. Really nice people too

    (5)
  • Brett F.

    I have eaten at Quan Linh 4 or 5 times now and the food is always good despite a very large (!) menu and the fact that I always eat something totally different. It's not fancy inside, but the people are always friendly and they always include some che with dinner for dessert.

    (4)
  • Don B.

    This little Asian bistro popped up in the former Marisa Thai Express space in the little strip mall at SE 82nd and Harrison. It's a bare-bones, shotgun set-up with white walls, plastic tables, and a fairly thorough Chinese and SE Asian fusion menu. The ambiance is pretty much nil, but I think the focus really is on the food. I randomly wandered in to this place the other day for a late lunch and was surprised to find something in the vacated Marisa spot. I was welcomed in to the door and ushered to a table where I was presented with 2 menus, one with words and some pictures, one with pictures and some words. It took me a few to figure out that they were pretty much the same menu, but I think one is for newbs. The menus include a lot of Chinese and some Viet and Thai standards, including soups, noodles, rice dishes and some meat-based entrees. The recommendation of the server was a tom yum with vermicelli, so that's what I went for. At $6.95 (which included either hot or iced tea), it was a good sized bowl of hot, sour, oily Yum soup with some shrimp, a ton of vermicelli, some fresh basil and herbs, and... that's it. No veggies or anything. The Yum had a good spice to it, and was hot and sour, just like I'd expect it. The lack of veggies was a tad disappointing, but the noodles did make the soup filling. For the price, I wasn't disappointed with the volume at all (just the simplicity - usually my Yum has at least some tomato in it). The service was very friendly and I was well taken care of. The menu looks interesting, and I might have to stop back in for some other soups (fish maw anyone?) or to try some of the cóm or noodle dishes. The lack of any semblance of veggies in the soup left me wanting, and the spartan walls provided for a very loud environment. While I did get the feeling I was in SE Asia (loud, stark, and filled with a chorus of Vietnamese chatter), it made me glad I wasn't there trying to converse with anyone. So far, I am intrigued by this place. The flavor of the broth in the soup has me wanting to come back and try some more dishes. The proximity to home guarantees a return visit. If other things are as good as the soup, I can see my rating for this spot easily increasing.

    (3)
  • Jonathan P.

    Classic Asian restaurant that doesn't look that great on the outside but is actually super delicious, and the menu is huge. My favorite is the tomato fried rice (unique!)

    (5)
  • Judy L.

    First time here and had many authentic home-style Chinese dishes. Favorites are the salt & pepper tofu (best in Portland), clay pot pork belly, and clay pot catfish (you would swear that it tastes like black cod). The pea shoots with garlic was so good that I ate my fellow diners' portions. It is a family-run operation and you feel the warm welcome and great service from the staff throughout the meal. Sometimes as a Taiwanese American, it is diffcult to find a homey and delicious place in Portland, and I have just found it with Quan Linh. Will definitely be back!

    (5)
  • Sharon F.

    Love this place. Very authentic vietnamese dishes. Staffs are extremely nice. And there is free dessert after your meal!! Can't beat that! Strongly recommended.

    (5)
  • Mary L.

    amazing and I highly recommend this Resturant. Every time I come here I'm a happy and satisfy. One of my best Resturant in SE Portland

    (5)
  • Bogdan N.

    If all that other variety of food they have on the menu (probably 70+ options) is as good as what we had, color me impressed. Roasted chicken w/fried rice and tomato sauce contained a dangerously generous amount of what I'd surely refer to as the best chicken I've ever tried (crispy skin, moist & juicy on the inside), pot stickers were fantastic, beef with bok-choy was awesome as well, aggregate flavors of that humongous noodle dish with meat, veggies, nuts and misc. greens melded together really well. All dishes were picture-perfect and the prep. time was less than expected. We also received complimentary servings of tapioca-rich dessert with nuts and barley/wheat, which despite looking suspiciously-purple, was really good. Price-wise it rivals all other Asian options along SE 82nd (as in "very affordable"); taste-wise it overshadows many of them.

    (5)
  • SuperChanga I.

    Huge Menu!! Authentic Vietnamese/Cantonese Dishes! Had the Seasonal Bean Dish, Mapo Tofu, Tomato Paste rice, Bo Luc Lac! All delicious. Bo Luc Lac could use more pepper, but other than that was juicy. We also had the Goi cuon for appetizer, the pork slice could be just a little bit thicker, but tasty peanut sauce. The lady owner was very nice and attentive. Also comes with a free dessert when you order over $10. Will come back to try other dishes if I'm in the neighborhood!

    (4)
  • Don O.

    Been here 6+ times, I've brought 2 Chinese nationals and many westerners, all have enjoyed the place and most love it. If you're a chili head, try the Thai Seafood hot pot, it's to die for!!! It's a close family operation that is consistently serves up great food and the service is excellent. they really cater to their customer.

    (5)
  • Kristina L.

    Excellent hot pot! Good broth, good ingredients, good dipping sauce. They've actually also improved on many other great menu items: Mi Hoang Thanh (wonton noodle soup), Banh Canh Cua, Bo Luc Lac, Com Ga, & Mi Lay Cay just to name a few! They also have complimentary che (dessert) at the end of your emal! Not to mention a very friendly staff! Me likes! :)

    (5)
  • Jess L.

    This family-owned restaurant serves up some of the most delicious food I've ever had. They have an extensive menu that includes both Vietnamese and Chinese favorites. Their home-style food comes out quickly and in large portions. I have yet to eat anything that didn't make my taste buds happy. I highly recommend their daikon cake appetizer and lemongrass tofu. The waitress is extremely friendly and makes me crack up with the amount of energy she has. If the menu looks a bit intimidating, just ask her what she recommends and you're bound to get something good. The ambiance can be a little off-putting to some because there seems to be a constant stream of friends/family that are dropping off and picking up things, but I wasn't bothered by it. Did I mention they give you a free dessert? Tonight it was sweet rice porridge with beans and coconut milk. Yum! I've recommended this place to many friends and family and I'm already thinking about what I want to order next time. Do yourself a favor and don't overlook this hole-in-the-wall!

    (5)
  • gabe r.

    Terrific. High-impact flavors in our two entrees (Lemongrass Tofu; Chinese brocolli with garlic sauce). The small cubes of tofu were hot and crisp on the outside and pillowly/creamy on the inside, served in a generous bowl with lots of tasty onions. The brocolli was equally yummy. We also really enjoyed the salad rolls. Nice, relaxed food-first atmosphere with friendly hosts. They even gave us free taro/red bean soup for desert. Highly recommended.

    (5)
  • Susie C.

    we were driving around 82nd St. looking for a new Vietnamese place to eat besides Oregon Pho. We took a chance on this one. Its in a little mall that appears to have about four Chinese Vietnamese places in it. We ordered the Chinese chicken salad, which was delicious, with lots of cabbage, and large chunks of chicken with a complex dressing. Lemongrass chicken is in a hotpot, and was also complex with tons of flavorful chicken and sauce. We got the claypot spareribs, which were out of this world, very fatty and in a great sauce. The flavors here are intense and probably on the oily side, in a good way. All the other diners were Asian, and we asked the owner about the chef and I think he said they were Chinese people who lived in Vietnam and know how to cook both. I will definitely be returning.

    (4)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :10:00 am - 10

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : Yes
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Lunch
    Parking : Private Lot
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Average
    Alcohol : No
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : Yes
    Dogs Allowed : No
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

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Chinese Cuisine

The popularity of Chinese food in America can be adjudicated by the appearance of China Town in many major cities in the United State of America. The popular trend of ordering or opting for Chinese take away food isn't unknown in America. Chinese take away food comes to rescue when you're too tired from work or too exhausted to cook. No one can resist the temptation of eating spicy noodles, shrimp, chicken, beef or pork cooked in the sweet and spicy sauce. The cooking method of authentic Chinese food is a lot different compared to what is served in America.

Generally, Chinese use dark meat small bones and organs to cook dishes but this changes when you are eating American-Chinese fusion food prepared using white boneless meat cooked with broccoli, carrots and onions. Back in China, the food is less spicy and oily as they favor steaming and braising method for cooking the most popular dishes. So, if you have a taste for authentic Chinese food, then try finding a real Chinese restaurant in the city. You can also try the most popular fusion Chinese food like Pecking Duck, Chicken Feet, Hot Pot, Shrimp Dumpling Soup, Mapo Tofu, Wontons, Chop Suey, Egg Rolls and not to forget Fortune Cookies.

There are not many restaurants in America serving authentic Chinese food. A little research on Restaurant Listings directory can help you locate the best Chinese restaurants in the city. Chinese cuisine is continuously evolving, and you can find a variety of dishes categorized as the food for lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetarian, and diabetic friendly. So, if you have a group of friends with different taste patterns, save the hassle and visit the nearest Chinese restaurant in your city.

Quan Linh Asian Bistro

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