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“Highly Do NOT recommend”
Review of Orupa Restaurant

Orupa Restaurant
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Ranked #105 of 539 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Liberty
Salem, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly Do NOT recommend”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

My husband and I have tried this restaurant on two seperate occasions. The first time was okay, service was extremely slow. The second trip however was during the middle of the week during happy hour. The head bartender was more concerned about caring for his friends at the bar, instead of serving my husband and I and the other tables.
The food is good, but very overpriced. Along with this, the service from the bartender's area is quite lacking.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Woodburn, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unique high quality food.”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

We went for lunch on a Friday afternoon and enjoyed the ham & cheese sandwich and crab cake special. Food was fresh and delicious.

  • Visited February 2014
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Salem OR
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not as good as before”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I had lunch at Orupa yesterday. I have always liked their food, but yesterday it was not great. My favorite menu item, the pasta with wild mushrooms has always had spaghetti, now it has some type of short, very thick pasta. This does not go well with the delicate mushrooms. I wish restaurants would just stick to their "tried and true" recipes. I will definitely go to Orupa again, but not for a while.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Lali L
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Golhak, Owner at Orupa Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
We change our menu often, we serve fresh pasta called cacercui from classic food pasta company,
We never had complain about this pasta rather compliments , we instruct our staff to right after meal served , go back and ask customer for satisfaction, if any problem! Change the meal to what is the desire. Please next time ask for spaghetti with your order, we will be glad to prepare for you.
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Portland, Oregon, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good, but stretched”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Dropped in for a quick lunch before a business meeting nearby. Ordered their daily specials, and was pleasantly surprised with the soup and the italian meatballs. Great taste, great dishes.
Serving staff didn't seem very in tune with the flow of food and customers - maybe we got lucky that day. Maybe the trick is to keep the orders simple. Could see how they would struggle with larger parties or more complicated orders.

That said, we were pleasantly surprised, and will give Orupa another try soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good Service, Good Food!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Special items at a good price. The meatballs made of lamb are delicious, as are all the specialty items made here. Great selection of wine and great service and location.

Visited July 2013
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