Serves meat, vegan options available. Has an extensive vegetarian menu with vegan items clearly marked. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm.

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28 Reviews

First Review by Veg Chef


Points +13

24 Jul 2023

Good options

Veg and vegan items are clearly marked in a separate menu. Also had a separate gluten free menu. Food was good and combination of options was a bit eclectic and unusual (mix of Chinese, Thai, and Italian is how I’d describe it). Definitely recommend if you have a combo of people with different eating preferences. Plus, at the end when they gave out the fortune cookies, they had a separate gluten free cookie with a fortune for our GF family. Portions were gigantic. Staff was super attentive. The app only allows 5 stars for fully vegan or veg restaurants but given the number of options, I would have given 5 stars but for the app.



Points +16

23 Jul 2022

Ridiculously good vegan/vegetarian menu

Impressive vegan vegetarian menu, could not really be more impressed

Pros: Full vegetarian menu w/ half of them being vegan


Points +158

11 Apr 2022

Given real chicken

Ordered vegan chicken from the vegan menu, but was given real chicken


Points +40

Non Veg
22 Feb 2022

The broccoli is the best!

Be sure to order a dish with broccoli on the side - it's perfection.


Points +41

14 Dec 2021

Should have been a 5

Happy Cow wouldn't allow me to award this business a five, because it is not totally vegan. However, this restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu, which includes many vegan options, and the staff are very accommodating about changes to get you what you want. I have not had a bad meal here yet. Make sure you get the brown rice with your dish. It's not really brown rice, more of a red, but it has an excellent bite to it and it is pleasantly flavorful. I've had curried vegetables, the cashew vegetables, fried rice with no egg or fish sauce, so many dishes that were just great. Whenever friends and I are in Salem, we go to Marco Polo. I highly recommend. 💗

Pros: Very Accommodating, Delicious food, Wonderful stafff

Cons: none


Points +4092

29 Nov 2021

Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant

The vegetarian menu is mostly vegan except for the "European" section, so this "global restaurant" is mostly offering Chinese dishes to vegan customers. I ordered the Teriyaki Tofu. I would have preferred more broccoli and less sauce, but it was okay overall. The complimentary coconut cookies looked better than they tasted.

Pros: clearly-marked vegan options, quick service

Cons: a little pricey


Points +65

06 Aug 2021

Amazing menu!

They serve the best Chinese food I’ve had, along with other cuisines as well! Vegan items are clearly marked on the regular menu, they have an entire vegan menu, and they have multiple amazing meat-alternatives available. When we place our vegan order they always automatically give us these wonderful little vegan cookies instead of the fortune cookies. Great for takeout and family dinners!

Pros: Quality vegan options, Vegan menu, Helpful and knowledgeable staff

Cons: Serves meat


Points +134

30 Jul 2021

Plenty of vegan options

I’d give 5 stars if I could. They have a completely separate menu for gluten free and vegan. A lot of delicious choices including Pad Thai with tofu, Vegetable Curries and Vegetable Stir fries. Complementary gluten free vegan coconut cookie with the check!

Pros: An entire separate menu for vegan options, Super accommodating staff, Organic vegan wine options!


Points +1071

19 May 2021

A favorite in Salem

The staff is so wonderful and very knowledgeable about what is vegan or what can be made vegan. Extremely large menu with so many choices. Various types of cuisine as well including Chinese and Thai.

Pros: Huge menu with many many options, Extremely kind and knowledgeable staff, Food is quick and delicious


Points +20

16 Mar 2021

Our family favorite

Our family loves eating here. We even had my daughter’s college grad family party there in the banquet room. My family is both vegan and meat-eating, so we enjoy gathering here because “just a salad” isn’t the vegan option—there’s an entire multi-page vegan/vegetarian menu.

Pros: Plenty of clearly marked vegan options, Great banquet opportunity, full vegan menu avail, Something for mixed-eating groups


Points +129

10 Sep 2020

So many options!

I love how this place is so distinct with what is vegan and what is not. They have seperate menus for vegan, vegan, and vegetarian. On top of that, there’s plenty of vegan options to choose from. In terms of taste, I would say the food here is delicous! (however i am not that picky when it comes to food.) I got the General Tso’s with a veggie substitute, and a side of brown rice. Love the sauce, The spicy level “hot” was just perfect. Bonus: Comes with a complimentary vegan cookie!!


Points +788

11 Jun 2020


Got the orange tofu and fried rice. Very good and everything done perfectly. Alsp got 2 vegan cake slices for dessert

Pros: Tons of vegan options

Cons: None!


Points +16

04 Mar 2020

Great spot for everyone

We’ve been many times, love the general’s chic’en!

Pros: Vegan options are delicious, Friendly staff


Points +47

26 Aug 2019

Great option esp when with non-vegans

They even have a gluten free vegan dessert that is REALLLY good!

Pros: Variety and choices. They understand, the concerns.

Cons: The menu is so eclectic it can almost be , Overwhelming. Ask for vegan menu.


Points +50

08 Jun 2019

So many options!

I have had their vegan sweet & sour with the veggie meat and it is pretty good but a very heavy meal and you will feel it. Ask for the vegan menu and make your life easier! They will also give you a vegan cookie instead of a fortune cookie which is a thoughtful touch.


Points +32

24 Mar 2019

Yum! I love Marco Polo. They have great vegan options and even a vegan menu!

Traditional, vegetarian and vegan restaurant.


Points +175

12 Oct 2018

so good

The guy at our hotel recommended this place and I'm so glad we went. My mom and her friend got meat meals but their vegetarian/vegan menu was superb they also had a gf menu if that's important to you. My mom and her friend tried my orange "chicken" and couldn't believe it wasnt real meat. The dumplings were my favorite and an absolute must!

Pros: separate vegan/gf menu, delicious , super friendly

Cons: only parking I could find was street


Points +120

10 Aug 2017

Best place in Salem

Staff were friendly as soon as we walked in. We were asked if we had any dietary restrictions as we were seated and when we told them we were vegan they gave us the vegetarian menu which is 90% vegan! The food was delicious and they were attentive about giving us a heads up on exclusionary ingredients without being asked. The check was dropped off with two homemade cookies labeled 'vegan'. This is definitely my new favorite restaurant in Salem!

Pros: Lots of vegan options!

Cons: Serves meat


Points +17

19 Jul 2017

Separate Vegetarian & GF Menus

I loved not having to hunt through the menu to find the vegetarian options, so this place scores on that account. And bonus points for having a safe menu for people with Celiacs! Yummy food. The hot pepper oil prepared in-house hardly had any heat but did add a nice flavor. The "brown rice" was probably actually forbidden or black rice – moist, slightly sticky, and nutty. I'll be stopping here again.


Points +119

13 Aug 2016

Our "Go To" in Salem

We drive/ride up from Corvallis just for Marco Polo, and it's our first stop whenever we come shopping. Very extensive vegetarian/vegan menu and if you tell them you're vegan they give you a vegan cookie or cupcake for dessert. Staff is always smiling and friendly.

Pros: Location, Weekday lunch special/portions, Service


Points +119

11 Dec 2015

A pleasant find

My husband and I were really happy to find this place. Super veg, vegan, and gluten free conscious.
We had a hard time picking what to eat because there were so many choices! We both liked a lot what we got. He got the orange veg "chicken", I got the Curry vegetables, and we ordered spring rolls, and their gluten-free vegan chocolate caramel cake. All yum!
If were are in the area again we will return :)

Pros: Separate veg/vegan menu, Conscientious , Qucik

Cons: Not all veg, Not the cheapest


Points +16

24 Jan 2015

Extremely Vegan friendly

Wonderful food. The owner is a vegan herself and there is a dedicated stove for vegan food. They have quite a selection of food...ask for the vegan menu.

*When I tried to give it a 5 star rating it said the maximum rating for a non vegetarian restaurant is 4 stars (this is a combo vegan/regular diner) the 4 star rating actually means 5 stars...

Pros: Large vegan menu, Food tastes wonderful, Reasonably priced


Points +24

26 Jun 2014

Very good!

Loved everything we ordered. Tried the Sweet and sour tofu, Almond chicken, vegan dumplings with faux beef. Service was good, food arrived fast. Definitely would recommend and plan to return on a regular basis. Ask for vegetarian menu.

Pros: extensive menu with vegan options, food arrived fast, comfortable booth seating


Points +730

15 Aug 2011

Marco Polo Global Restuarant

Excellent place for vegan options and vegetarians as well. Definitely would go back again.

Pros: Friendly staff, Reasonably priced, Spacious


Points +20

30 May 2011


Fantastic food! The freshness of the vegetables is fantastic and they have been perfectly cooked the three times that we have been there with flavorful sauces and the best vegetarian hot and sour soup that we've had. The brown rice that they serve is also excellent and it's available with no additional charge which is nice. It's a brown rice blend with a nutty flavor and texture which goes well with the flavorful sauces that come with the various meals. Tofu has a nice texture and perfectly cooked. So far we have tried six different items off their oriental menu and have been extremely happy each time. As I like my food on the spicy side the waitress (who was excellent) brought us a small dishes of fresh condiments to add the heat we wanted. We'll have to try the other vegetarian menu items sometime also. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and the guests that we took there were very happy with their meals (carnivor guests).

Pros: Great atmosphere, awesome food, excekkent service

Cons: Its busy


Points +65

08 Mar 2011

Wonderful vegan options

We were very surprised to find such a gem in Salem. They offer so many veg options that is hard to decide what to order. They have a separate veg menu (make sure you ask for it).


Points +119

12 Jan 2010

Definitely if in Salem

Last week I visited Marco Polo for the first time. Parking was easy. Ambiance was nice. My waiter was accomodating but not very helpful. I requested the owner come to the table to help me make my selection. She was unbelievable. I was unhappy with my entree (atlantic tofu) because it was completely flavorless. She immediately took it back and had the chef prepare me soemthing else. The food was good but not great and I think this is because of what I ordered. The service sincerely made the whole experience excellent. At the end she brought me a vegan cookie. I will definitely go back.

Pros: service, ambiance, parking

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