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Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen

1038 SW Stark St. (SW Tenth Ave.) Send to Phone
503-222-3354 | Menu
Deli favorites in downtown Portland.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
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  • 3.5 star rating
3.5 rating over 4 reviews
Dining room at Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, Portland, OR

Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen Restaurant Review

: Ken Gordon and Nick Zukin, longtime local food purveyors, serve authentic Jewish deli favorites, including many that are house-made with artisan care. Portland residents and tourists from the hip Ace Hotel next door flock to the glassed-in downtown spot for egg creams and Cel-Ray soda, fresh bagels and bialys, vats of puckery pickles, and foot-tall sandwiches. Crispy round potato latkes are accompanied by chunky homemade applesauce and sour cream; pastrami is cured five days, smoked ten hours and steamed for three hours; and breakfast is served all day. The menu also includes some salads. Waitstaff is friendly and the mood casual and relaxed. Northwest Portland also happily claims a deli annex, Kenny & Zuke's Bagelworks. Another annex, the Deli Bar in Northeast Portland, serves coffee and bagels in the morning and craft cocktails in the evening.

User Ratings & Reviews for Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen
Average rating    4
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Great lunch spot. Thick-cut Pastrami was quite yum.
by ryandv on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:34 pm
Was walking around Portland for a place to eat and I was encouraged that in the middle of the afternoon this place seemed to have a good number of folks eating there.

I ate at the counter and while I thought that meant I'd get to just yell out what I wanted to the guy making the sandwiches behind the counter I actually had a server. Up until the server got there I was a little confused (hurt?) the sandwich guy was ignoring me.

Sandwich selection looked good and I got to see a good variety making their way out due to my seat. I went with what they are known for which is the Pastrami and I went for the 'Pastrami on Rye'. The pastrami was thick-cut and tender. Good amount of fat in the strips and the taste was solid. I got it with the classic Russian dressing and I'm glad I did but definitely adding some spicy mustard improved the sandwich.

There is a place to order food by the pound and it looks like they make "picnic" lunches for you. Worth going back.

A little friendlier service would get them to 5 stars but they bill themselves as a NY deli. Maybe the service is in keeping in step with NY.
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