We think this is the VERY BEST Chinese restaurant we have EVER been to!!!!!!
We have dined in 29 states including Washington, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, California, New York, Arizona, New Mexico & Louisiana as well as 2 foreign countries - Mexico and Canada.
The help here is delightful and friendly. The portions are quite generous (I fed 5 for $30 and we had lots of leftovers). They seem to serve a lot more vegetables than most Chinese restaurants I've been to, which is a plus. I have yet to try many of their dishes, but the squid platter is my favorite so far. Give them a try, you'll be happy you did.
So I have been working as a NW(Washington, Oregon, Idaho) food critic for the last 7 years. I stumbled upon the golden crown in Salem on a whim as a result of a review I was writing on another boring overpriced corporate Salem Steak house. Wow what a pleasant surprise! You know first impressions are key in my business and often times people know I'm gonna be coming in sometime that day.. Sometimes the fake kindness sickens me beyond belief. The Golden Crown is just Awesome... Absolutely Golden, food was A solid 10 out of 10... Service was a absolute 12 remarkably fresh food, and genuine kindness.. I believe those local folks have a hidden golden treasure there in Salem.. For me driving from PDX will have to become more regular for sure... Hey people I've got to stress that as I've gotten older and reviewed countless eating establishments I have to emphasize how kind these folks are.. LOVE Chinese American, go get some GC!