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Chira's Restaurant & Catering, Salem, OR

Chira's Restaurant & Catering

4.0
4
618 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Creating lasting memories one plate at a time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 851-8956
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Yuriy Chira
  • Catering
    Creating lasting memories one event at a time. Email us for a full catering menu. Offering full service. or visit Chirasrestaurant.com for more info.
  • Private party facilities
    Offering on site 300 person capacity banquet Trinity ball room. Offering full service catering.
  • Neighborhood
    Salem
  • Cross street
    189 Liberty St NE Ste 111
  • Parking details
    Parking lot in the alleyway (pay to park) or public parking lots then walking distance. or drop off your quests at restaurant then get a parking spot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 618 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Salem

    Most Booked

618 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 30 minutes to even have a server come to get our drink order. Very nice waitress but wait time when they weren't even crazy busy was rough

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  2. gcdude

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. I love that you use the OpenTable app and wish other restaurants in the area were as sophisticated as it helps out the customer. This was our first time here and we came for brunch. The Groupon you offered was what caught my eye and did its trick as we decided to try this restaurant out. It was great and we'll be back!

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  3. AngelaC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Chiras! The food was delicious, the server was attentive. Loved our time there!

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  4. SalemH

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group of 5 was the only one in the restaurant, no other people at all, yet our food took quite a long time, and was just ok. Burnt bacon, hard/dry french toast. None of the others in our party loved the food. Sorry to leave a negative review, but we will not be going back. It's a shame because it is a nice location. Now we know why no one else was dining there.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dining experience with delicious food and great music! Made for a wonderful birthday dinner with the family! 👍😀

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was way too busy. She was bartender and server. Food was late, not all came at same time. Portion was not generous.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Food and service were amazing!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine at Chira’s! Food was fantastic! Wait staff are fabulous!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a party of 8...celebrating a birthday. The service was excellent and the food was really good. The halibut was a little overcooked but overall...very tasty.

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  10. Jordan

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quiet, tucked away, romantically lovely restaurant in the heart of the Reed Opera House with friendly staff and very delicious food. Would highly recommend!

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  11. ChristiC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to try Chira’s when we found out they have HALIBUT fish & chips, our favorite. We were not disappointed! Nice, fresh portions and not over-battered so the fish could be enjoyed. We also tried the Parmesan Crusted Halibut, very good. Sides, salad, soup, bread- all were great. Also, most swanky places like this give you small servings and up charge; Chira’s servings are generous and reasonably priced. I can’t wait to try their brunch. We will definitely be dining here frequently.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire meal was outstanding! Thank you Chira’s

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  13. DARYLB

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the food was wonderful! I had the Parm. crusted Halabut which was perfectly prepared and delicious. My wife had the fish and chips which were also very good.

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  14. Cris

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good. Nice quiet place, very few people there which was nice.

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  15. Boots

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service, and live music (harp/guitar) to top it off. 5 stars!

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  16. Landman

    Portland

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated promptly, nice table. All servers were busy and restaurant was busy on Valentine’s Day. Ordered appetizer but server brought salads first. Brought entree after the salads and then gave us appetizer. Food was lukewarm. Filets were thin. Presentation on plate was nice but my surf and turf filet had two modest shrimp that accompanied the meal but they were lukewarm also. I may be wrong but the prices seemed artificially high. Overall, I was disappointed with the food and the services. Footnote: the male host was working his butt off and trying to clean tables too. I will go back to try again but I will go elsewhere for a while.

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  17. NathanG

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went for Valentine’s Day with our reservation. Nowhere on their website did it say or show what the Valentine’s Day menu was and multiple people were expecting their normal menu. I understand being busy, but that should not compromise your quality. They put out the feeling of just rushing people through and both of our chicken dinners were very dry. My old-fashioned wasn’t bad however, I do prefer one large ice cube and not their normal scoop of ice from the bar.

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  18. Pantherboy

    Portland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on Valentine's Day and we were offered a special limited menu...due to numbers, I understand the need for a restricted menu. That said, the regular menu would have served us better. Salem has a very limited number of special occasion restaurants, Chira's makes a valiant effort to be among the few. Their effort pays off for the most part...our food has always been expertly prepared and elegantly plated. Food taste features more hits than misses...worth a visit.

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  19. rontee

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Well, it was Valentine's day and they were quite crowded, unusual for a Wednesday evening. Staff tried really hard to keep up, but it was hard to do. It might have helped if they had published the one-off, special menu for that day ahead of time, but I could not find it online anywhere before we went. It also would have helped if at least one item on the menu did NOT include a creme sauce. Personally, it is something I try to avoid as I am lactose intolerant and have heart disease. I suspect others may be in this same boat. Overall, it was enjoyable and the courses were all delivered separately with a pause in between, something we rarely see these days unless specifically requested.

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  20. BRIANR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The had a special menu for Valentine's day overpriced and the food was average. They should have stuck to their regular menu which is always delisious.

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  21. ShannonC

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Super disappointed. Not our fist time but definitely our last. Service was terrible, took over 10 minutes to get acknowledged and place our order. Based on that we decided to place our drink and food order at the same time which took an additional almost 20 minutes to get a drink ! I’m fine with a limited food menu because it was a holiday, but you have a full bar and yet only offer a few different drinks for the night we should have walked out at that time as none sounded good. I tried one drink special and ended up sending it back. Just got a glass of wine instead because it was terrible and just tasted like a bunch of disgusting juice, our food was OK but nothing to brag about. No water refills. All of the wait staff seem to be running around like they were completely clueless and tables were super crowded so they could try to seat more people I assume because it was Valentine’s Day so I felt like we were basically dining with strangers. We have had good experiences in the past, but it has been a while and it will probably be a really long time if ever that we return.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very bland would not recommend the looks were nice but the food had no flavor or seasonings

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  23. MichaelD

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there for Valentines Day; they had a special menu with four to five selection all around $55.00 each not including wine or drinks. When our dinner was served both items were cold like they had been pre-cooked or had been sitting for a while. The service was good but the fact that our food was cold considering the price we got ripped off. If it had not been Valentines Day, I would have asked for our money back but did not want to ruin what was otherwise a nice evening.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice and quiet with great food. The tuna appetizer was fabulous. My steak was perfectly cooked. What’s NOT to like?!

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  25. stone

    Portland

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    went for Sunday brunch, service at first was slow and only 4 tables full. only one wait person on staff, a little sleepy to start, but she warmed up and provided friendly service. Food was good, but nothing to write home about, except the potatoes, they you can write home about. Overall good meal and service, but again, just good.

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  26. SteveS

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was pretty poor (slow, little follow up, etc.), but the food was delicious.

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  27. CJDubs

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Chira's many times and was a bit nervous after reading some recent reviews on Open Table but the food, ambiance and service were all excellent, as they have been every time I have dined here. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here this week. Warm bread, fresh hearty salads, steaks and sides were all delicious. This is the kind of restaurant where we are never rushed. I love coming here to enjoy an leisurely dinner. That might not be for some people. I think we have been trained in this day and age to expect everything to be immediate and fast. This is not that. Come in, order some wine or a cocktail. Enjoy an appetizer and order your dinner but there is no rush. They will time your food to come out without your steak coming on top of your appetizer or salad. This is a great place to eat and enjoy the company with you and relax. <3 If you're in a hurry, you will miss the experience.

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  28. Locojoe

    Portland

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed this time. Last time food was excellent all the way around. This time, fish overcooked and over salted. Overall just not up to the same quality/preparation. But still okay. Just not great.

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  29. Dave

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Charrisa tried to provide great service but was overwhelmed because the servers were understaffed. We waited over an hour to get our food. We were celebrating a graduation and the place had no Champagne or Prosecco. Never been to a steakhouse that didn’t have those. They didn’t even have half and half for the coffee. I had to walk blocks in the rain to a liquor store and buy Champagne for a toast.

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  30. AHamilton

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow at first. It took oddly long to be greeted by our server, despite there only being a few active tables in the place. Once she had greeted us, she was great. It was my sister's birthday and the server put effort into made her feel cared for, which was sweet and appreciated. The ambience was lovely, largely thanks to there being a hired musician softly playing unobtrusive music. He cycled between an acoustic guitar, a harp, and a flute, each of which added pleasant texture to the atmosphere. The dim lighting was also nice, but *almost* too dim. The two fixtures nearest our table each had multiple bulbs out. I like it dark, so was perfectly happy, but folks who can't see well in dim light might struggle to read the menu. The food was really good. Those who had steaks said they were tasty and cooked correctly. I had the poached pear salad with steak added and it was delicious. A few of us also had cocktails and enjoyed them. For all food and beverages, we felt the quality was excellent for the cost. I and my party were pleased with Chiara's and would definitely return.

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  31. jkmiller

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at Chiro's for their Sunday brunch. I had the garden omelet and it was delicious! My brunch partners had lunch salads that they raved about, each saying they would love to come back for dinner sometime. I was sad to see that the restaurant was nearly empty, as so many places have had to close in the downtown area due to lack of customers since the pandemic. Chiro's is a place we need to keep in Salem. It's fine dining at reasonable prices, with a great atmosphere in the Reed Opera House. Give it a try!

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  32. DennisB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. The service was great, and the food was excellent, The live music was just right. Soft Jazz.

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  33. ChristopherY

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed amazing food at a very fair price. The Oscar with steak and Crab cakes were fantastic. A live jazz band made it even better.

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  34. BillF

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    marionberry cobbler was the only palatable food of the evening. The harpist/flautist/guitar player was nice too. Fresh and properly cooked food could have been a pleasant dinner. Four different entrees but all with the same critique.

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  35. SarahG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation for 12/26 at noon for four people. Got there and the restaurant was closed. No signs, no notice about the closure on social media pages. I bought a non-refundable Groupon, but I live in California, so I can’t go back and use it. I was very disappointed that there was no heads up about the closure. I’m sure it’s a lovely place when it’s open.

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  36. MichelleM

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Was excited to try this restaurant, heard such good things, but was sadly disappointed. The restaurant was not overly busy, our server seated us but then took a very long time to return to greet us and take a drink order. Our food also took quite a long time to arrive. We were not in a hurry at all and were deep in conversation although it was obvious that people arriving after us were well into their entrees before we saw ours. Ahi was overcooked and chewy, steak was cooked perfectly (MR) but was perhaps a bad cut as it had a hard cartilage throughout and I was unable to chew it. Waitress was flippant and not concerned that we didn’t like our drinks or food. Yes, I am picky, but I am kind. I was a waitress and bartender for 18 years. So when I ask for an espresso martini, I know what to expect. When I order a steak and have to spit it into a napkin, there is a problem. Sadly, I paid for dinner and drinks that I did not consume and was not offered any replacements.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining at Chira’s. Our group enjoyed the halibut, crab ravioli, steak and fish and chips. Every dish was delicious and perfectly cooked, and the service was excellent. This is such a gem, tucked into the Reed Opera Mall.

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  38. Andrew

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clam chowder, halibut & French Dip sandwich (lots of beef 🥩!) were all fantastic. So was bread 🍞 with honey 🍯 butter 🧈. Server was perfect. Personable and efficient!

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  39. JWRCB

    Portland

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall enjoyable, food was not as good as previous recent visit. Service was very good. A greater wine selection would be appreciated.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my boyfriend at CHIRA’S. We had a large group of 11 people and there were only two servers. Right away the server let us know it may be a bit of a wait, but we still enjoyed the evening. CHIRA’S ambiance was lovely, the menu selection was amazing and the food was impeccable!! Everyone at our table LOVED what they ordered & will definitely be back!!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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FAQs

Chira's Restaurant & Catering does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chira's Restaurant & Catering also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 851-8956.

Chira's Restaurant & Catering is rated 4 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chira's Restaurant & Catering

189 Liberty St NE Ste 111, Salem, OR 97301-0206

Additional information

  • Cross street
    189 Liberty St NE Ste 111
  • Neighborhood
    Salem
  • Hours of operation
    Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking lot in the alleyway (pay to park) or public parking lots then walking distance. or drop off your quests at restaurant then get a parking spot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Yuriy Chira
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 851-8956
  • Catering
    Creating lasting memories one event at a time. Email us for a full catering menu. Offering full service. or visit Chirasrestaurant.com for more info.
  • Private party facilities
    Offering on site 300 person capacity banquet Trinity ball room. Offering full service catering.
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