Locals can always tell you where to get the best chow in town. When people first started to mention that there was a great Chinese restaurant named John's, located in a strip mall in Keizer, I was in disbelief. But the readers here insisted and as soon as I found myself in Keizer during lunch, I found myself in John's. Inside, not much attention is payed to decor, it's clean with soft comfortable booths. Up on a front wall, they proudly display a positive review from the Statesman Journal a few years old. Service comes quicker than you can decide what to eat from their lunch menu, which is filled with items no higher than $7 and as low as $5.25 for a combo of chow mein, fried rice and sweet and sour pork served with soup. For $5.95 I ordered the Kung Pao Beef with steamed rice and egg flower soup. The Kung Pao was huge, piled high and almost pouring over the side of the plate. It was also hot and fresh and made with tender chunks of steak. Yummy. The special dinner menu is also very reasonable with options as low as $6 and maxing out at $9. Ala carte entree's range from $7.25 to $10.95.
4842 River Rd. North