Love Love Teriyaki

Ever since N and I, restarted our weekly movie nights at Salem Cinema, we've been struggling to refit a leisurely dinner out into our schedule.  We exchanged one for the other and that was not the plan.  So, for the first time in decades, we managed to squeeze both a dinner and a movie into one evening.  Nothing like an exhausting day to provide some inspiration--with help from another Salemite's blog.

A few weeks ago, Rebekah posted about her "go to" places around town (click here). Prior to finding Salem Man and his blog 3 years ago, N and I had a very short list of "go to" places. One was Love Love Teriyaki.  Okay, scratch the past tense, it's still one of our "go to" places, just not as often.  Their south location is convenient for us and they provide dependably fast, fresh, mostly healthy food.

N and I ordered our two long time favorites for dinner:  Spicy Vegetables with Chicken and Yakisoba with Beef.  We never know how spicy the first dish will be, but we never care.  It's always good.  Halfway through, the two of us switch plates, but I'm pretty sure they'd be happy to bring you a couple of extra plates if that's how you roll.

This past year, we've noticed a new menu item, Curry Rice with Chicken.   Maybe we can look forward to a little more experimentation in their kitchen.  Variety is good.

Love Love Teriyaki
Sunnyslope Shopping Center
4555 Liberty Rd. S
(503) 371-3000


jeff said...

Love this place... try and get there when I'm in the area at lunchtime.

Chuck Bradley said...

I have long believed Love Love (Liberty RD) is the best teriyaki in Salem/Keizer. I keep trying new places, many of which are good, but Love Love still reins supreme in my book. I especially like their spicy chicken. It's just tangy enough without scalding your taste buds. Mr. and Mrs. Yim personally supervise the quality and food prep. I hardily recommend this place to anyone. You will not be disappointed. (Note: There is one in Keizer which I've tried and one on Lancaster which I have not.)

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see a recommendation on this place; my husband gets takeout a couple times a month from the one closest to us, which I believe is on Center Street near Target (can you tell I've never actually been inside the place?). He's a Spicy Vegetables with Beef guy, and I love the Spicy Chicken. I always pour the extra Teriyaki sauce on the chicken (great spicy/salty/sweet flavor, all together), and I love the side salad so much, sometimes I get an extra order of that (I've just about figured out the dressing to make at home, or close enough). We love Love-Love's; please, everyone go there and make sure they stay in business because we can't afford to do it all by ourselves!

Lise M said...

Do you know if there is a menu online for this Love Love? I can only ever find the Love Love II.

AaronG said...

I ♥ Love Love Teriyaki! The real one, this one, is on Liberty Street and is by far the best but they are all pretty good. I think I could eat the Chicken Yakisoba every day :) I live 10 minutes away and every time they have my order ready and its still too hot to eat when I arrive home. I highly recommend U try it!!!

KandN said...

The Sunnyslope store used to have a website, but not anymore. :>(

ImageIMP said...

Just to explain, Love Love Teriyaki is a "franchise chain" - the different locations are operated/owned by different people, and the menus and food are somewhat different in each. My first, and probably still my favorite, is the location on Liberty Rd. in S. Salem. I've eaten at the others, as well, but for one reason or another I still prefer S. Salem. HOWEVER, there is one issue with that location that could be a real health threat! At my last visit, they had not corrected this, but maybe my call to the Health Department - not to complain about anything else - has straightened them out! More than a year ago, I ordered vegetable tempura, and as usual it's somewhat hard to tell what coated veggie you're eating until you bite into it? Imagine my surprise, with this VEGGIE tempura, when I bit down on a prawn! I love prawns, but immediately thought how lucky it was that I'm not allergic to shellfish! I told the staff they needed to impress on the cook how important it is to make sure this doesn't happen - and was stunned when they told me "A prawn is always added as a bonus!" NOOOO! I told them they could kill someone, this was completely foolhardy, and they'd better stop immediately! Well, probably 8 months later, I again ordered the veggie tempura and, sure enough, there was the "bonus" prawn! I have friends who could have ended up at the least in the hospital, and any restaurant should know better - I called the health department... I've not ordered veggie tempura since, so don't know how that worked out?