~Review by Chuck Bradley
I wish these charming ladies the very best on their new venture. This location (formerly Maxine’s and La Perlita) has not been kind to the last two or three restaurants that have opened here. They are just bubbling over with enthusiasm about their menu and anxious to please. I know I’ll be back. I hope the community will give them the support they will need.
The name suggests this might be a place to tie into some Ribs, Beef Brisket or Pulled Pork, but such is not the case. It’s really an Asian Fusion type eatery. They have a small but wonderful buffet with price points beginning at $3.95, depending on you many items you select. They also have fresh Sushi dishes which are very reasonably priced.
I chose the three item buffet for a miserly $4.95. I had Spicy Squid and Vegetables, Teriyaki Chicken and Yakisoba Noodles. It also included a delicious Leek and Beef Soup. The soup changes daily. You might get Egg Flower or Hot and Spicy. The food was very good. The Squid was a pleasant surprise as steam table Squid is often rubbery. I think getting there early to enjoy the best of this dish may be the key.
Good food, great value and solid friendly service should be a recipe for success!
635 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem, OR 97301