Fong Chong Restaurant

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Dim sum was horrible. It used to be our favorite years ago and decided to give it a try. Every thing was rinkled up and looked like it was warmed up in the microwave. I feel like I'm going to throw up! Do not eat here!

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★★★★★

Dim sum was horrible. It used to be our favorite years ago and decided to give it a try. Every thing was rinkled up and looked like it was warmed up in the microwave. I feel like I'm going to throw up! Do not eat here!

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yep, watch the bill -- and if you order out, watch out that they actually put everything that you ordered into the bag. The food is not bad, at least it's actual Chinese dim sum (probably flown over from there frozen). But the owners

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★★★★★

yep, watch the bill -- and if you order out, watch out that they actually put everything that you ordered into the bag. The food is not bad, at least it's actual Chinese dim sum (probably flown over from there frozen). But the owners

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I had been going to Fong Chong for about 8 years or more. I take my family there about 1 to 2 times a month for the Dim Sum. My family has grown since we started going and my kids always love picking out there own food.
Recently the

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★★★★★

I had been going to Fong Chong for about 8 years or more. I take my family there about 1 to 2 times a month for the Dim Sum. My family has grown since we started going and my kids always love picking out there own food.
Recently the

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I go to Fong Chong fairly often and really the only things that keeps me coming back are the BBQ steamed pork boa buns and their ginger chicken which are both very good.

However, the service is makes me wonder sometimes if it is worth

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★★★★★

I go to Fong Chong fairly often and really the only things that keeps me coming back are the BBQ steamed pork boa buns and their ginger chicken which are both very good.

However, the service is makes me wonder sometimes if it is worth

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We set out to eat dim sum here but when we walked in the place smelled so bad - like mold or something - that we walked out. Disappointed for sure but we found great dim sum down the street at House of Louie

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★☆☆☆☆

We set out to eat dim sum here but when we walked in the place smelled so bad - like mold or something - that we walked out. Disappointed for sure but we found great dim sum down the street at House of Louie

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My family has been going to this restaurant since before I was born and now it is ruined. We went today. The food was bad or burnt.

The new owner has ruined this China town restaurant. My dad is feeling sick to his stomach.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family has been going to this restaurant since before I was born and now it is ruined. We went today. The food was bad or burnt.

The new owner has ruined this China town restaurant. My dad is feeling sick to his stomach.

Cons: Terrible!

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Wish I could give this place a negative star. Also wish Portland would adopt the California system of rating restaurant. That would have at least warned my wife and me as to what we were getting into. First we were rushed to a random unclean table. Then when we asked for the Dim Sum menu we were tossed a very old, sticky photo album with pictures of the food out of focus and with few dishes un-labeled. When we got our "Special" BBQ Pork and BBQ Duck we should have left right then. The duck had little to no meat on the massive amount of bones and was placed on brown lettuce. The BBQ Pork was dryer then the plate of nasty bones left over from my BBQ Duck. Then we received our Pot Stickers and Sticky Rice which broke the straw. THERE WAS A MAJOR NASTY HAIR IN THE POT STICKERS!!! Disgusted, we stopped eating after sending back some of the food and asked for the check. We finally gave up and put the extra food in take out boxes and left after paying $22 for the worse food we've ever had! We feel even worse for the homeless guy we gave the left overs to after we left.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wish I could give this place a negative star. Also wish Portland would adopt the California system of rating restaurant. That would have at least warned my wife and me as to what we were getting into. First we were rushed to a random unclean table. Then when we asked for the Dim Sum menu we were tossed a very old, sticky photo album with pictures of the food out of focus and with few dishes un-labeled. When we got our "Special" BBQ Pork and BBQ Duck we should have left right then. The duck had little to no meat on the massive amount of bones and was placed on brown lettuce. The BBQ Pork was dryer then the plate of nasty bones left over from my BBQ Duck. Then we received our Pot Stickers and Sticky Rice which broke the straw. THERE WAS A MAJOR NASTY HAIR IN THE POT STICKERS!!! Disgusted, we stopped eating after sending back some of the food and asked for the check. We finally gave up and put the extra food in take out boxes and left after paying $22 for the worse food we've ever had! We feel even worse for the homeless guy we gave the left overs to after we left.

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I used to be one of the regulars to have lunch there.
I and my friend went there to treat ourselves for dim-sum. We had 4 dim-sum dishes and one green been. The bill was over $ 27. I was wondering how it could be that much. What we fount out that one of serving people marked two dishes on the bill when she/he served one dish. So the bill was marked 5 dim-sum dishes served. More interestingly when I handed the bill to the cashier to pay it, she added one more item on my bill. When we questioned the bill, the cashier just corrected the bill and asked us to pay without apologizing. And this is not the first time she corrected the bill. I guess it is very unfortunate that guests have to pay more attention about how many served rather than how taste they were

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to be one of the regulars to have lunch there.
I and my friend went there to treat ourselves for dim-sum. We had 4 dim-sum dishes and one green been. The bill was over $ 27. I was wondering how it could be that much. What we fount out that one of serving people marked two dishes on the bill when she/he served one dish. So the bill was marked 5 dim-sum dishes served. More interestingly when I handed the bill to the cashier to pay it, she added one more item on my bill. When we questioned the bill, the cashier just corrected the bill and asked us to pay without apologizing. And this is not the first time she corrected the bill. I guess it is very unfortunate that guests have to pay more attention about how many served rather than how taste they were

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This place is huge and caters to a large crowd for lunch and on the weekends. It is a favorite spot for Dim Sum. Ladies roll by with carts full of small plates. I love the BBQ pork buns and the shrimp in rice noodles. It is a good place to get adventurous.

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★★★★☆

This place is huge and caters to a large crowd for lunch and on the weekends. It is a favorite spot for Dim Sum. Ladies roll by with carts full of small plates. I love the BBQ pork buns and the shrimp in rice noodles. It is a good place to get adventurous.

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I found this spot by happy accident during a trip to downtown Portland and have become a regular for Sunday Dim Sum. The ginger chicken, sticky rice and BBQ pork buns are my favorites. I visit whenever I'm in downtown Portland. For $30.00 two people can enjoy 4 or 5 dishes with enough to take home for a snack!

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★★★★☆

I found this spot by happy accident during a trip to downtown Portland and have become a regular for Sunday Dim Sum. The ginger chicken, sticky rice and BBQ pork buns are my favorites. I visit whenever I'm in downtown Portland. For $30.00 two people can enjoy 4 or 5 dishes with enough to take home for a snack!

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This place is a gem.
Seriously.
My husband and I went back a second time so I could determine if this place was good, or if we had just caught the workers on a good day.
As it turns out, this place is GOOD!
Once again as we entered, we told to sit where we like as our water, tea and menus were brought to us. We promptly ordered our favorite dim sum and as we waited I looked around to examine the place again. There were more people this time, a few couples, a family or two and a few people eating alone.
Our dim sum was again hot and delicious. My husband's order this time was perfect and I even indulged in seconds.
A waiter or waitress was always nearby making sure we had food, water and tea.
And before the family left, the little toddler was offered a bag of toys so he could grab one.
Our price at the end was a little more expensive but here was our whole meal for $21; Char Sui Bai x2, Har Gow x2, Sui Mai x2, an order of rice and some tea (sorry if I misspelled anything!).
I still can't wait to go back! This is close to my school so this place is going to be my weekly lunch place.

-J

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★★★★★

This place is a gem.
Seriously.
My husband and I went back a second time so I could determine if this place was good, or if we had just caught the workers on a good day.
As it turns out, this place is GOOD!
Once again as we entered, we told to sit where we like as our water, tea and menus were brought to us. We promptly ordered our favorite dim sum and as we waited I looked around to examine the place again. There were more people this time, a few couples, a family or two and a few people eating alone.
Our dim sum was again hot and delicious. My husband's order this time was perfect and I even indulged in seconds.
A waiter or waitress was always nearby making sure we had food, water and tea.
And before the family left, the little toddler was offered a bag of toys so he could grab one.
Our price at the end was a little more expensive but here was our whole meal for $21; Char Sui Bai x2, Har Gow x2, Sui Mai x2, an order of rice and some tea (sorry if I misspelled anything!).
I still can't wait to go back! This is close to my school so this place is going to be my weekly lunch place.

-J

Pros: Dim Sum, price, good with kids, good with groups

Cons: Nothing!!

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If this is the best dim sum in Portland,I respectfully suggest eating pizza,or any other finger food.Not one Asian in the restaurant at 11:00AM Sunday,it should have a warning,but we felt like dim sum .We order off the carts. Without exception,each dish was equally bad. In my life ,I never failed to finish dim sum.We left part of each dish.Specifically, the dim sum skins were thick,and tough.The fillings all tasted the same.For a foodie town,we need good dim sum....do not waste your time or money at this establishment

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★☆☆☆☆

If this is the best dim sum in Portland,I respectfully suggest eating pizza,or any other finger food.Not one Asian in the restaurant at 11:00AM Sunday,it should have a warning,but we felt like dim sum .We order off the carts. Without exception,each dish was equally bad. In my life ,I never failed to finish dim sum.We left part of each dish.Specifically, the dim sum skins were thick,and tough.The fillings all tasted the same.For a foodie town,we need good dim sum....do not waste your time or money at this establishment

Pros: none

Cons: terrible dim sum

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Going to Fong Chong for Dim Sum is going for the experience. The main experience, of course, is the food. Dim sum is unlike anything you've ever had, if you' never had it! I think the things to remember are, One: Keep an open mind, Two: Do not put your American expectations on the experience, and Three: Try all that you can. The way I see it, I'm not there for the service (which some think is bad). I'm not there to order things other than what the staff has prepared and is offering on the carts. I'm there for Dim Sum. It's easy. It's delicious. It's a great experience. And, I have never been to China, but Fong Chong has got to be as close as you can get without leaving Portland. :)

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★★★★☆

Going to Fong Chong for Dim Sum is going for the experience. The main experience, of course, is the food. Dim sum is unlike anything you've ever had, if you' never had it! I think the things to remember are, One: Keep an open mind, Two: Do not put your American expectations on the experience, and Three: Try all that you can. The way I see it, I'm not there for the service (which some think is bad). I'm not there to order things other than what the staff has prepared and is offering on the carts. I'm there for Dim Sum. It's easy. It's delicious. It's a great experience. And, I have never been to China, but Fong Chong has got to be as close as you can get without leaving Portland. :)

Pros: DIM SUM

Cons: If you are a 'service person', you may want to go where you can be 'waited on'.

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So, I don't speak Chinese so I go to Fong Chong. I have been there at least 15 times in the last 4 years. Not a million, but enough to write a review. I don't know what some people expect of Dim Sum, but I just expect carts, people offering me food from the carts, and eating the food off the carts. I don't need waiters in tuxes with towels on thier arms, it's DIM SUM people! Fong Chong is inexpensive, has a huge "dining room", and yummy. The only time I have had a hard time getting a seat is around 11-12 on the weekend.

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★★★★★

So, I don't speak Chinese so I go to Fong Chong. I have been there at least 15 times in the last 4 years. Not a million, but enough to write a review. I don't know what some people expect of Dim Sum, but I just expect carts, people offering me food from the carts, and eating the food off the carts. I don't need waiters in tuxes with towels on thier arms, it's DIM SUM people! Fong Chong is inexpensive, has a huge "dining room", and yummy. The only time I have had a hard time getting a seat is around 11-12 on the weekend.

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The service was horrible, they overcharged us, and then they demanded a larger tip?! Ridiculous. I will not be back.

I went here for dim sum with friends last weekend. The service was horrible. We watched the carts for rice, and after not seeing any for some time asked for some. She told us it would be around and acted offended that we'd asked. We finally got our rice, but couldn't seem to get any refils of water. The food was ok, but definitely not the best dim sum in town.

We proceeded to check out where they overcharged us by $15.00 over what they had told us the bill would be. They had split the over charge between my credit card and a friend's card but refused to reverse both and correct it. Instead my friend had to agree that I would owe her my 1/2 of the bill since they would only credit one card. Then the cashier said that our cash tip was not large enough and insited my friend put more tip on her card. At that point I would not have left any tip if it had been up to me! I hope they enjoyed the tip because they wont be receiving another penny from me.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was horrible, they overcharged us, and then they demanded a larger tip?! Ridiculous. I will not be back.

I went here for dim sum with friends last weekend. The service was horrible. We watched the carts for rice, and after not seeing any for some time asked for some. She told us it would be around and acted offended that we'd asked. We finally got our rice, but couldn't seem to get any refils of water. The food was ok, but definitely not the best dim sum in town.

We proceeded to check out where they overcharged us by $15.00 over what they had told us the bill would be. They had split the over charge between my credit card and a friend's card but refused to reverse both and correct it. Instead my friend had to agree that I would owe her my 1/2 of the bill since they would only credit one card. Then the cashier said that our cash tip was not large enough and insited my friend put more tip on her card. At that point I would not have left any tip if it had been up to me! I hope they enjoyed the tip because they wont be receiving another penny from me.

Pros: Ok food

Cons: bad service, no ambience

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Did a comparison jaunt with House of Louie same day.
Went there Jan 6th in the afternoon.
Ordered the Pork Shu Mai, and the Steamed BBQ Steamed buns. They have a polaroid flip book of items to order if you cannot make up your mind.
They both arrived beautifully.
However, the floors were filthy, they looked like they weren't swept for days.
Only one word or caution, they will charge you 1.00 for tea as opposed to the .40 from House of Louie.
If you don't like tea, refuse it when it arrives at the table to avoid a surcharge.
I would come here again, for those two items.

I was able to tell my server that I didn't order it, and she didn't charge me after I protested.

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★★★★★

Did a comparison jaunt with House of Louie same day.
Went there Jan 6th in the afternoon.
Ordered the Pork Shu Mai, and the Steamed BBQ Steamed buns. They have a polaroid flip book of items to order if you cannot make up your mind.
They both arrived beautifully.
However, the floors were filthy, they looked like they weren't swept for days.
Only one word or caution, they will charge you 1.00 for tea as opposed to the .40 from House of Louie.
If you don't like tea, refuse it when it arrives at the table to avoid a surcharge.
I would come here again, for those two items.

I was able to tell my server that I didn't order it, and she didn't charge me after I protested.

Pros: great dim sum

Cons: cheesy decor

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While a lot of other restaurants were near empty, the full to capacity environment in this one caught our out of towner eyes. We ended up sharing a table with some locals who were more than enthusiastic in sharing their Portland experiences with us. We couldn't have been more pleased with the food, especially when we got the bill. What a great deal! We'll make it a regular after our move to Portland.

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★★★★★

While a lot of other restaurants were near empty, the full to capacity environment in this one caught our out of towner eyes. We ended up sharing a table with some locals who were more than enthusiastic in sharing their Portland experiences with us. We couldn't have been more pleased with the food, especially when we got the bill. What a great deal! We'll make it a regular after our move to Portland.

Pros: Great Food for a Great Price

Cons: Cafeteria Atmosphere but Who Cares

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A couple of co-workers and I went for lunch yesterday (Monday). We arrived at approximately 11:30, and received very attentive service, even as the lunch crowd thickened. The food was hot, delicious, and there was a wide variety available. The carts came by so often, and everything looked so good, that we got waay to much and had to take things to go. We have a very limited amount of time for lunch, and we were in and out of there fast and full! Contrary to earlier reviews, this place seems to have cleaned up their act, at least on my visit there. I only wish they had the Dim Sum at night!

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★★★★★

A couple of co-workers and I went for lunch yesterday (Monday). We arrived at approximately 11:30, and received very attentive service, even as the lunch crowd thickened. The food was hot, delicious, and there was a wide variety available. The carts came by so often, and everything looked so good, that we got waay to much and had to take things to go. We have a very limited amount of time for lunch, and we were in and out of there fast and full! Contrary to earlier reviews, this place seems to have cleaned up their act, at least on my visit there. I only wish they had the Dim Sum at night!

Pros: great food, fast service, reasonable prices

Cons: Could be parking, since it is downtown, but we had no trouble on our visit.

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I've had dim sum at a few places in Portland and Fong Chong's is the best deal. Sure the atmosphere is sorta hectic and not pretty to the eye, but the food more than makes up for it. My favorite is the ha gow (shrimp steamed in wheat starch dough wrapper) and the shrimp and chinese chive dumplings. I agree with the other reviewer on the foil wrapped ginger chicken! The only bad thing is you have to get there during the lunch rush to get the most variety. Take your time eating and wait for the servers to bring out new trays of food so you can sample more of them. If you don't see what you want ask and they will try and bring it to you. Please remember also that many of the servers don't speak english as a first language so go easy on them. One lady has been there for years and she's my favorite, but she's sometimes hard to understand. Be nice!

my favorites: ginger chicken in foil, ha gow, pork siu mai, chinese chive and shrimp dumpling, baked humbao, steamed and fried fun gor!

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★★★★★

I've had dim sum at a few places in Portland and Fong Chong's is the best deal. Sure the atmosphere is sorta hectic and not pretty to the eye, but the food more than makes up for it. My favorite is the ha gow (shrimp steamed in wheat starch dough wrapper) and the shrimp and chinese chive dumplings. I agree with the other reviewer on the foil wrapped ginger chicken! The only bad thing is you have to get there during the lunch rush to get the most variety. Take your time eating and wait for the servers to bring out new trays of food so you can sample more of them. If you don't see what you want ask and they will try and bring it to you. Please remember also that many of the servers don't speak english as a first language so go easy on them. One lady has been there for years and she's my favorite, but she's sometimes hard to understand. Be nice!

my favorites: ginger chicken in foil, ha gow, pork siu mai, chinese chive and shrimp dumpling, baked humbao, steamed and fried fun gor!

Pros: lots of variety for lunch, great prices

Cons: loud and crowded

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My boyfriend and I absolutely love this place. My boyfriend's father lived in Hong Kong for 18 years and says Fong Chong is the most authentic food he's had anywhere in America. They serve dim sum all day and the servers are very friendly. If they don't have something on the cart they will make it for you if you ask. We typically stuff ourselves silly and the bill for both of us is around $20 or less. It is basically our weekend "getaway" in terms of food.

In response to an earlier review written by laura16, where she wrote ---"We had ordered the sticky rice wrapped in a leaf, but had the chicken sticky rice wrapped in a leaf brought to us. It tasted horrible and had one of those small hot dogs in it."--- I have ordered the same thing and did not care for it either, HOWEVER traditionally, that is how it is made (cooked with Chinese sausage, chopped Chinese mushrooms, chopped BBQ pork ...) of course, the recipe varies depending on the cook's preference, but basically she got exactly what she ordered.

Bottom line, I would highly highly recommend this place. Be sure to order the ginger chicken wrapped in foil, it is absolutely delicious.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I absolutely love this place. My boyfriend's father lived in Hong Kong for 18 years and says Fong Chong is the most authentic food he's had anywhere in America. They serve dim sum all day and the servers are very friendly. If they don't have something on the cart they will make it for you if you ask. We typically stuff ourselves silly and the bill for both of us is around $20 or less. It is basically our weekend "getaway" in terms of food.

In response to an earlier review written by laura16, where she wrote ---"We had ordered the sticky rice wrapped in a leaf, but had the chicken sticky rice wrapped in a leaf brought to us. It tasted horrible and had one of those small hot dogs in it."--- I have ordered the same thing and did not care for it either, HOWEVER traditionally, that is how it is made (cooked with Chinese sausage, chopped Chinese mushrooms, chopped BBQ pork ...) of course, the recipe varies depending on the cook's preference, but basically she got exactly what she ordered.

Bottom line, I would highly highly recommend this place. Be sure to order the ginger chicken wrapped in foil, it is absolutely delicious.

Pros: Ginger chicken!!! prompt seating, great variety of food.

Cons: Have to pay to park, but its worth it because the bill is cheap.

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I went to Fong Chong for the first time a month ago and thought it was great, so I took my boyfriend back last weekend. The service was completely different and horrible -- They were out of most of the dim sum we wanted, but instead of telling us, they brought us out a similar, but more expensive plate (since they probably assumed we wouldn't know the difference anyway)! We had ordered the sticky rice wrapped in a leaf, but had the chicken sticky rice wrapped in a leaf brought to us. It tasted horrible and had one of those small hot dogs in it. When we asked the waitress about it she said they were out so they gave us the bigger one and charged us for the bigger one.

On top of bringing us something we didn't like or order, she overcharged us for it! After she wouldn't budge on giving us the price of the plate we actually ordered, I pointed out that she had overcharged us for what they gave us anyways. We were expecting to pay $12 for lunch but got an $18 bill.

The waitress was very rude, and the whole time we were there we felt like they were trying to squeeze every cent out of us that they could. We will not be returning.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Fong Chong for the first time a month ago and thought it was great, so I took my boyfriend back last weekend. The service was completely different and horrible -- They were out of most of the dim sum we wanted, but instead of telling us, they brought us out a similar, but more expensive plate (since they probably assumed we wouldn't know the difference anyway)! We had ordered the sticky rice wrapped in a leaf, but had the chicken sticky rice wrapped in a leaf brought to us. It tasted horrible and had one of those small hot dogs in it. When we asked the waitress about it she said they were out so they gave us the bigger one and charged us for the bigger one.

On top of bringing us something we didn't like or order, she overcharged us for it! After she wouldn't budge on giving us the price of the plate we actually ordered, I pointed out that she had overcharged us for what they gave us anyways. We were expecting to pay $12 for lunch but got an $18 bill.

The waitress was very rude, and the whole time we were there we felt like they were trying to squeeze every cent out of us that they could. We will not be returning.

Pros: good bao

Cons: terrible customer service, no ambience, very hit-or-miss dim sum

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The dim sum here is some of the best in town.
The service is very good the dim sum carts go by so often that I have to take a break.
I go in right at opening and get it to go also.

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★★★★☆

The dim sum here is some of the best in town.
The service is very good the dim sum carts go by so often that I have to take a break.
I go in right at opening and get it to go also.

Pros: Foil wrap chicken and lobster rolls

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My family has been going to Fong Chongs, or "Bobs" as we called it when we knew the owner, since I was a child. I'm now 21 and haven't eaten there in almost 6 months. SIX MONTHS. There are still some of the original waitresses, and they're great, but the food?? Back when there used to be a shop next to the restaurant the food was always fresh, hot, delicious!! But now?? My usual dim sum, haw gow, is now a 50-50 shot in the dark -- will it be cold and greasy, or hot and scrumptious? Your guess is as good as mine. Even the basic won ton mein has changed from very delicious EVERY TIME to a toss up! Last time I went there the noodles were uncooked and still in the ball they were supposed to be boiled out of!! What! I heard that the managment changed from Bob to his son, and then to the sons uncle; the point is it's not the same. I love'd Bobs as a kid, but since this expansion not only am I down cheap 70 cent Botan Rice Candy, but I'm also hungry. And what's up with them changing portion sizes!? The dim sum used to be 3 giant pieces per plate, now it's 4 puny and sometimes over/under cooked nuggets. I'm sorry Bob, where ever you are, I don't know what happened to Fong Chongs.

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★★★★☆

My family has been going to Fong Chongs, or "Bobs" as we called it when we knew the owner, since I was a child. I'm now 21 and haven't eaten there in almost 6 months. SIX MONTHS. There are still some of the original waitresses, and they're great, but the food?? Back when there used to be a shop next to the restaurant the food was always fresh, hot, delicious!! But now?? My usual dim sum, haw gow, is now a 50-50 shot in the dark -- will it be cold and greasy, or hot and scrumptious? Your guess is as good as mine. Even the basic won ton mein has changed from very delicious EVERY TIME to a toss up! Last time I went there the noodles were uncooked and still in the ball they were supposed to be boiled out of!! What! I heard that the managment changed from Bob to his son, and then to the sons uncle; the point is it's not the same. I love'd Bobs as a kid, but since this expansion not only am I down cheap 70 cent Botan Rice Candy, but I'm also hungry. And what's up with them changing portion sizes!? The dim sum used to be 3 giant pieces per plate, now it's 4 puny and sometimes over/under cooked nuggets. I'm sorry Bob, where ever you are, I don't know what happened to Fong Chongs.

Pros: sometimes good food

Cons: parking, sometimes not good food, sunday wait

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Sure it's not the prettiest place with the fanciest decorating. Sure it could use some touching-up and the waitresses can't speak English very well, but they do a fine job, (I have been coming here since I moved from Japan 11 years ago and the waitresses that were there then are still there now)!
Fong Chong serves traditional street food from southern China which my relatives in Canton ate many years ago. It's not Chinese food that has been infused with American food. This Deen Sum is traditional and flavorful. In particular, I suggest the sticky rice wrapped in a grape leaf, the steamed hum bow, (look for white steamed buns) and ha gow, a whole shrimp in rice wrapping.
Even though many more of Portland's Asian population, including myself, are starting to go to 82nd, (which also has many, many good restaurants), I still think people should not forget about the original Fong Chong's, which is the most inexpensive, filling, tasteful food I can think of. I don't suggest Fong Chong's to people who are germaphobes and people who are all about atmosphere, but if good food is what you care about, then go!

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★★★★★

Sure it's not the prettiest place with the fanciest decorating. Sure it could use some touching-up and the waitresses can't speak English very well, but they do a fine job, (I have been coming here since I moved from Japan 11 years ago and the waitresses that were there then are still there now)!
Fong Chong serves traditional street food from southern China which my relatives in Canton ate many years ago. It's not Chinese food that has been infused with American food. This Deen Sum is traditional and flavorful. In particular, I suggest the sticky rice wrapped in a grape leaf, the steamed hum bow, (look for white steamed buns) and ha gow, a whole shrimp in rice wrapping.
Even though many more of Portland's Asian population, including myself, are starting to go to 82nd, (which also has many, many good restaurants), I still think people should not forget about the original Fong Chong's, which is the most inexpensive, filling, tasteful food I can think of. I don't suggest Fong Chong's to people who are germaphobes and people who are all about atmosphere, but if good food is what you care about, then go!

Pros: Great, inexpensive, traditional food

Cons: Not the prettiest place

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The dim sum here is great. They even have a lot of options that I never ran across even while living in Hong Kong. Prices are very affordable. Two can eat too much for only $20. The place is basic in decor, like most good dimsum restaurants in Hong Kong, and the dimsum is diverse, hot, and tasty.

For dinner, you've gotta' try the Bai Hua DouFu (White Flower Tofu).

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★★★★★

The dim sum here is great. They even have a lot of options that I never ran across even while living in Hong Kong. Prices are very affordable. Two can eat too much for only $20. The place is basic in decor, like most good dimsum restaurants in Hong Kong, and the dimsum is diverse, hot, and tasty.

For dinner, you've gotta' try the Bai Hua DouFu (White Flower Tofu).

Pros: Taste, Price

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It used to be such a powerhouse but as service has gotten worse and the demand has lessoned, it seems they are just letting everything go. Its a shame really, the food is now bland during Dim Sum and dinner that the Chinese community has easily flocked to other better and less spendier locations.

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★★☆☆☆

It used to be such a powerhouse but as service has gotten worse and the demand has lessoned, it seems they are just letting everything go. Its a shame really, the food is now bland during Dim Sum and dinner that the Chinese community has easily flocked to other better and less spendier locations.

Pros: Value

Cons: Parking, Food, Service

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some dim sum are flavorful while others were not. the "fun gor" was delicious but the more traditional "fung jal" (i love stewed chicken feet) was not good at all. hit and miss at this place.

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★★★★☆

some dim sum are flavorful while others were not. the "fun gor" was delicious but the more traditional "fung jal" (i love stewed chicken feet) was not good at all. hit and miss at this place.

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Love Dim Sum, the sesame balls, the shu mai, the ginger baked chicken, the hum boas, all soo good.

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★★★★★

Love Dim Sum, the sesame balls, the shu mai, the ginger baked chicken, the hum boas, all soo good.

Pros: clean, good service

Cons: parking

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I went there for lunch with a friend and experienced some of the worst service ever. We ended up leaving after about 40 minutes--after receiving only 2 courses of COLD food and then being told that the credit card machine was broken with a paper jam. It was not crowded, so I don't know what the excuse was for such poor service. Both my friend and I felt like we were, in the restaurant's eyes, completely unimportant. I've eaten at Fong Chong's before but I won't be going there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there for lunch with a friend and experienced some of the worst service ever. We ended up leaving after about 40 minutes--after receiving only 2 courses of COLD food and then being told that the credit card machine was broken with a paper jam. It was not crowded, so I don't know what the excuse was for such poor service. Both my friend and I felt like we were, in the restaurant's eyes, completely unimportant. I've eaten at Fong Chong's before but I won't be going there again.

Cons: , cold food, expensive

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Can't get more authentic than this place. The good places in Hong Kong have to have these special ingedients to be good. 1) ducks hanging in the window.2) scary hospital /dressing room lighting and formica tables 3) very surly waiter who yell at each other across the restaurant in catonese. I walk by this restaurant one night and new instantly it was good. Their menu is diverse and thier shrimp is the best in the city. Very large and succulent. A must if you want decent REAL chinese food.

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★★★★★

Can't get more authentic than this place. The good places in Hong Kong have to have these special ingedients to be good. 1) ducks hanging in the window.2) scary hospital /dressing room lighting and formica tables 3) very surly waiter who yell at each other across the restaurant in catonese. I walk by this restaurant one night and new instantly it was good. Their menu is diverse and thier shrimp is the best in the city. Very large and succulent. A must if you want decent REAL chinese food.

Pros: totaly awsome seafood, great BBQ pork, sring rolls very good

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I had always heard about the great dim sum at this place, so I dragged my hubby there on a Sunday afternoon. (much to his dismay)

I looked like a fool when the same two carts rolled by over and over with the same tired, luke-warm trays of dumplings, sticky rice and chicken feet.

I have been here before when it was packed and the varied array of steaming hot dim sum made it a fun (albeit) daring experience to remember.

Evidently, a slow Sunday afternoon does not spotlight this restaurant's strengths. I also noted that the prices have increased for several of the items in the past two years.

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★★☆☆☆

I had always heard about the great dim sum at this place, so I dragged my hubby there on a Sunday afternoon. (much to his dismay)

I looked like a fool when the same two carts rolled by over and over with the same tired, luke-warm trays of dumplings, sticky rice and chicken feet.

I have been here before when it was packed and the varied array of steaming hot dim sum made it a fun (albeit) daring experience to remember.

Evidently, a slow Sunday afternoon does not spotlight this restaurant's strengths. I also noted that the prices have increased for several of the items in the past two years.

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Quality is good, but selection is poor. This isnt because they dont make enough varieties. In fact, they have many varieties; they just dont bring them out until they have nearly sold out all the dim sums that are currently in circulation. What this means is they push the same dim sums around and around until people order them because theres nothing else to order. The premise behind dim sum is to eat a wide variety of desserts. A good dim sum place should have lots of varieties in circulation at all times. This is not the case with Fong Chong. I have been there many times on Sundays, and its the same situation each time. Why do I still go? Because their dim sums are tasty if you have the patience to wait for them.

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★★★☆☆

Quality is good, but selection is poor. This isnt because they dont make enough varieties. In fact, they have many varieties; they just dont bring them out until they have nearly sold out all the dim sums that are currently in circulation. What this means is they push the same dim sums around and around until people order them because theres nothing else to order. The premise behind dim sum is to eat a wide variety of desserts. A good dim sum place should have lots of varieties in circulation at all times. This is not the case with Fong Chong. I have been there many times on Sundays, and its the same situation each time. Why do I still go? Because their dim sums are tasty if you have the patience to wait for them.

Pros: Tasty, not expensive

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I have been to many dim sum places in the Portland area and I found this experience to be less than touted. The dim sum was cold and flavorless and I didnt find the menu to be very interesting. If you want some good dim sum then go a few blocks down to Seven Stars and enjoy. I'll leave this place to the more trendy.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to many dim sum places in the Portland area and I found this experience to be less than touted. The dim sum was cold and flavorless and I didnt find the menu to be very interesting. If you want some good dim sum then go a few blocks down to Seven Stars and enjoy. I'll leave this place to the more trendy.

Pros: great grocery store, nice servers, food presentation

Cons: food quality, food flavor, terrible envoronment

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Coming from San Francisco I was very pleasantly surprised by the Dim Sum offerings. Price was reasonable, and service was lacking as expected. Also had dinner on a weeknight...stick with the Dim Sum.

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★★★★☆

Coming from San Francisco I was very pleasantly surprised by the Dim Sum offerings. Price was reasonable, and service was lacking as expected. Also had dinner on a weeknight...stick with the Dim Sum.

Pros: Dim Sum

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Fong Chong has expanded into their grocerie store next door and is double in size. With new management in 2002 the Dim Sum is even BETTER than before and the furniture seems to be newer and cleaner. They are trying to have better service, and hopefully, as they get the kinks worked out, their service will continue to get better. Fong Chong is my favorite downtown Dim Sum resturant.

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★★★★☆

Fong Chong has expanded into their grocerie store next door and is double in size. With new management in 2002 the Dim Sum is even BETTER than before and the furniture seems to be newer and cleaner. They are trying to have better service, and hopefully, as they get the kinks worked out, their service will continue to get better. Fong Chong is my favorite downtown Dim Sum resturant.

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Fong Chong has pretty decent dim sum, so it's too bad that it's gotten so run-down and dirty. I wouldn't go there for anything but dim sum--their other meals aren't that great. I think Legin is better, all around.

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★★★☆☆

Fong Chong has pretty decent dim sum, so it's too bad that it's gotten so run-down and dirty. I wouldn't go there for anything but dim sum--their other meals aren't that great. I think Legin is better, all around.

Pros: cheap, convenient

Cons: run-down

 

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