Chira's Restaurant & Catering

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Creating lasting memories one plate at a time.
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NathanM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Simple food. Lower quality of meat expected for the ambience of the website. Prices may be a bit pricey for what it was.

Ther service 5 start she killed it. Super happy with that. Especially being understaffed.

Crab cakes were an insult to fish everywhere.

Wife got the noodle. Shrimp dish thought it was great

I got Ribeye. But thin and gristly was a cut of meat I probably would of removed roughly a 1/3of it if I was at home cooking.

Not a fan and 2 out of 3 dishs failing we won't be back.

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FreddyFam
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We booked an available reservation, got to the restaurant and were told they wouldn’t honor the reservation because OpenTable doesn’t take into account walk ins. We didn’t dine there this time, not sure we will be back.

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BrenH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dinners were wonderful; prime rib, crab ravioli and Parmesan halibut! Drinks were great! And service outstanding!

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vipKiwi
Portland
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a very nice dinning experience. The food and the service was superb.

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BillC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We went there last night and we greatly disappointed.
Things started out well and our Waitress, Erica D., was great all night long and she went above and beyond. The ambiance was perfect as well.

The food on the other hand was not. When placing our initial order we were told that there was a goof up and they had not started the baked potatoes were not ready. My friend and I ordered the Ribeye steaks. We ordered the medium rare. This was quite possibly the worst steak I ever had in my life. The cut was tough and had lots of gristle. I know this is not the chef's fault, but the place where they got them. That being said when we got the steaks the were luke warm at best and were more medium well to well done. We sent them back and my friend got the fillet because we didn't want to try another ribeye. When it was brought out it was rare to the point of being raw The seasoned butter on it did not even melt. That one was sent back and finally the third time was a charm? Kinda ... it was edible. We also started with calamari as the appetizer. It was cooked to the point of greatness, but there was too much spice and the flavor was killed by the heat.

Lastly and most importantly, the manager never came out to check on us or apologize. I feel he hung his staff out to dry.

I strongly doubt we will ever be back. Overall, Erica was the bright star in an overall poor meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner greeted us and took us to our table. Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, we asked several questions. The owner was attentive to all the customers, refilling waters, making conversations. Very nice ambiance the food was so delicious not to mention desert, creme brûlée. We really enjoyed our time here. We recommend this place to everyone.

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GeoffH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the happy hour. Great selection of tasty dishes at good prices. Great value. We dine outside on a quiet sidewalk.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server needed to make sure we were good on drinks. Probably would have ordered another round. More$$$!

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DanC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food highly recommend this restaurant

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Tourist
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Salem needs more fine dining restaurants. It has to be extremely difficult for them during these pandemic times. Even so, Chira’s misses the mark of being a fine dining experience. I am a terrible prognosticator but I’m willing to say I won’t be surprised to see a different establishment taking its place in the near future. It looked like the staff consisted of only two people. The server forgot our salads and, to compensate, took $3.00 off the bill. The salmon entree was excellently done. The steak entree had gristle and was not easy to chew. Over all, if it really wants to stay around, they’re going to have to greatly improve the quality of both food and service.

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PeteM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit here and we were impressed. Service was excellent and the staff really cared about everyone there. The food was quite good and reasonably priced. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good, my plate had so many fingerprints wish they would of cleaned them off before bringing the food
Portions where big

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JanetJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We made our reservation for 7:15 and were not seated until after 7:30 and no one came out to check in on the lateness. Even after we were seated no acknowledgement of the lateness. However, later a waitress came by and said sorry about the wait..evidently the owners family was there in a large party and through them for a loop! This was our second visit and the food was just as good as the first time we were there!

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DougB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit to Chira's and we've enjoyed both experiences. Great food and terrific service.

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MarionS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and had a wonderful experience, start to finish, we had the steamer clams ,remarkably! with our drinks then the crusted halibut was great and my husband had the raviolis super delicious The server was awesome.We will definitely tell our friends. Thank you

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best food in town. Yuri is the best of the best.

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AlexanderB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and me both loved it. The food was great and our server was very attentive. We'll definitely be back

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GeoffH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were excellent. We sat outside and felt very safe. The waitress was masked but friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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DoomTurtle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute gem! Wonderful staff, great food and wine selection, and a cool low key vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We didn't realize we got salads with our order and our server came back and asked about them to make sure we got what we wanted. Salads arrived in a timely manner, followed by the food. The restaurant definitely had taken measures to make sure tables were distanced and people were safe. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening and I would definitely go again.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place to go for a fairly priced, delicious, dining experience.

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FawnR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Both me and my date had serious stomach problems after eating here. But the service was good. Probably won't go back due to quality of food.

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dickn
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is our second time at Chira's and the food wasn't as good as the first time. I sent the chicken oscar back because the crab wasn't fresh and smelt like ammonia. This is inexcusable as the chef should have checked before serving. The water had something white floating around. One of the plates wasn't fully washed. The utensils feel cheap as if they were from the dollar store.

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JanetJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opened up Open Table to see what was available last minute. Chira’s popped up and we decided to give it a try. We shared the crab cakes, which were served on a mango salsa slaw....I ended up putting the extra slaw on my dinner salad it was so yummy!! The rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and the crab artichoke ravioli were delicious. Service was great. We will certainly go again!

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NickS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was good. The social-distancing effort was made and all employees had masks on the entire time. Service was fair, took awhile to get drink refills, but food came quickly. Orders were correct and came in a timely manner.

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AnthonyD
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were friendly and attentive. I had the prime rib and my wife had the halibut. The food was prepared well and we never had to wait to order more drinks. We will go again.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great however, the service was slow.

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TedF
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We first came to Chira's for your excellent Thanksgiving buffet. We have been back several times for dinner. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Salem.

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vipJinL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a big group of 8. The waitress was super nice and helpful! The Coconut shrimp is great 👌

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GaryK
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was good sure kitchen may have been a little overwhemeled,so things were a little slow overall OK!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had no idea about our reservation through open table but they were accommodating and sat us right away.

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JeffreyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My wife and i went for dinner and were disappointed. The service was average. The food was below average.
The decor was nice and it wasnt too loud.
We ordered the calamari and the breading on it was too heavy and they didnt have marinara sauce, they gave us some fruity compote which was ok at best with calamari.
The seared ahi app was delicious. No complaints there.
My crab artichoke ravioli was good but the pesto cream sauce was overly rich and they used too much of it. It overpowered the flavors in the ravioli.
My wife ordered a filet cooked medium and the server brought her a french dip. After she got her order, the bacon wrapped filet was not cooked properly at all. The bacon was soft and rubbery, half the filet was cooked well done and the other half was rare. How does this even happen?! Her veggies were covered in big chunks of garlic making them impossible to eat and her potatoes were super salty. Again she couldnt eat them.
The meal, with two happy hour apps and two nonalcoholic drinks cost $74 and with tip we paid $89. We wanted our money back and wont go there again.

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MontyS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered Osso Buco. It was dry and tough. My salad was good. We had crab cakes to start and they were ok not great. The service was very good. I had an Old Fashioned and it also was very good.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service wasn’t good. Our server forgot our salads and just brought out main dishes. There was no apology and he never checked back to see if everything was ok or if we needed anything.

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LarryJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

On this night the waiter just was not on his "A" game. Is the only reason I did not get them a 5. Would recommend making reservations the place was packed. Great verity. I had the 3 for $30 Ahi Poke and the Rockfish entree and settled on a ice tea as my drink instead of the adult beverage. My friend had the Sired Ahi app and the Pear salad.

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vipBelle
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been in a while and really enjoyed coming back. I had prime rib, my husband had the ravioli and it was a lovely dinner. The server was attentive and knowledgable about gluten issues. Delicious!

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vipMarlaS
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Lots of gluten- and dairy-free options on the menu. And you can bring your dog with you and sit in their tables outside the restaurant but in the mall area (still inside). It’s wonderful.

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a few restaurants that we go to regularly and I have to say THIS place is THE place! Chira's is hands down the most delicious dinner we have had in Salem. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating. Mellow ambiance. Ok, let's get to the good part! THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING!! The flavors, the smells, the textures, the the the...EVERYTHING! I had the rack of lamb, hubby had the prime rib. The meat, tender. The flavor, out of this world. Potatoes soft and delicious. I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant. Go and see how outstanding it is for yourself. You will not be disappointed! Bon appetit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to relax and eat good food

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BryonL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding! So nice to have a great place to go out for dinner that is different than the standard Salem fair. The food arrived at the right time to allow for a little drink and conversation, despite being a fairly full house. I called in a few days early for a reservation on a Saturday evening and was seated promptly. Will definitely be going back for special occasions and visiting friends and family. Exceeded expectations!

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 4.4 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.