Popular Sushi Restaurants in Portland You Need to Try

November 3, 2020
Food & Drink
jason wolfe

Portland is a stunning city known for its laid back atmosphere and hipster vibes. There is also a wide variety of restaurants to dine out at on any given night. If you’re craving some fresh sushi, you have numerous options to choose from. You can find anything from spring rolls to hand rolled salmon maki in this bustling and lively city. So the next time you go out, make sure you stop by one of these popular sushi restaurants!

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1. Masu Sushi

Modern sushi restaurant serving some of the freshest fish in the city

Photo of Masu Sushi - Portland, OR, United States
Treat yourself to a fresh plate of sushi. Image courtesy of Yelp

406 SW 13th Ave | Downtown Portland | masusushi.com

Due to the fires and the pandemic, Masu Sushi is only open for take-out and delivery. But just because you can’t enjoy the food inside the restaurant, that doesn’t mean you will miss out on its fresh and delicious flavors! On the menu, you will find authentic plates such as the Seaweed and Cucumber Salad, Miso Ramen, and Black Cod. 

If you’re just coming for the sushi, you have some great options to choose from! One of its most popular selections, Death by Sushi Roll, is a tempura fried roll filled with salmon, unagi, crab salad, and avocado. Another popular option is the Japanisa Roll, which is filled with spicy tuna, crab salad, and kaiware. As for the beverages, you can enjoy some sparkling mineral water or ginger beer along with your dish. 

“I had a wonderful date night here! Great ambiance and amazing sushi. They also had great drink options ! We received exceptional service and were thrilled about how they were open late night for dine-in prior to the pandemic of course!” - Yelp Review

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2. Bamboo Sushi

Popular sushi spot located in Southeast Portland

The Garden of Eden sushi roll features spicy albacore, cucumber, and apple. Image courtesy of Yelp

310 SE 28th Ave | Southeast Portland | bamboosushi.com

Located in Southeast Portland, Bamboo Sushi offers a wide variety of sushi rules, nigiri, and Japanese cuisine. When it comes to finding fresh and delicious sushi, you will have absolutely no problems here! One of its most popular selections, Chasing the Dragon, features shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and avocado. The Kimono, another fan favorite, is filled with house crab, apple, and cucumber. Albacore, octopus, sea eel, and more can be found under the nigiri section. 

Bamboo Sushi also serves savory Japanese-inspired cuisine including Tuna Poke and Albacore Carpaccio. Whatever you order, you are sure to leave feeling filled and satisfied. 

“Came to Hana for take out during the shelter-in-place. Glad they were open for take out, as the sushi rolls I ordered were outstanding. The food was fresh, flavorful and beautifully prepared. Importantly, they were extremely clean and careful preparing the food.” - Yelp Review

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3. Zilla Sake House

Bohemian sushi spot offering a wide selection of authentic dishes

Photo of Zilla Sake - Portland, OR, United States. Omakase.
Want to try something new? Order the Omakase! Image courtesy of Yelp

1806 NE Alberta St | Alberta Arts District | zillasake.com

Since 2007, Zilla Sake has served as one of the best sushi restaurants in Portland. In addition to its appetizing sushi selection, Zilla offers 90 sake selections for guests. Inside the modern restaurant, you will find delicious dishes such as the Organic Shiro Miso Deluxe Soup and Spicy Ika. 

As for the sushi, salmon skin, veggie roll, spicy tuna roll, and more await you! If you’re craving something sweet after your meal, you can order some Mochi! This Japanese rice pastry filled with sweet red bean paste is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

“Kate was our Chef for the night. She was awesome! Not only did she make AMAZING food, she was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Did you know she was featured on Eater's Omakase series? I didn't know that until one of my friends who ate with us looked it up.” - Yelp Review 

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4. Yama Sushi & Sake Bar

Popular restaurant known for its fresh and inventive sushi dishes

Pictured above is the Hamachi Toro Nigiri. Image courtesy of Yelp

926 NW 10th Ave | Pearl District | yamasushiandsakebar.com

Looking for an outdoor restaurant to enjoy some fresh sushi? Stop by Yama Sushi & Sake Bar! Their patio is open all week for lunch and dinner. Yama Sushi’s innovative menu is filled with fun selections such as the Pan Fried Razor Clam and Hamachi Kama, which is a broiled yellowtail collar. 

On the sushi menu, you can order entrees such as the Sushi Deluxe or Sushi & Sashimi Combo. All sushi bar entrees are served with green salad and complimentary miso soup. Beer, spirits, saki, and soda are also available to enjoy alongside your meal. 

“We had such an amazing experience dining here (sitting outside) just as they reopened up again after COVID. So happy to see the economy coming back to life a bit! Super attentive and friendly staff, all the food was amazing!” - Yelp Review

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5. Fish & Rice

Classic dining spot in Portland perfect for enjoying high-quality sushi

Above, you can find the Tuna Poke Bowl and Sunomono Salad. Image courtesy of Yelp

2332 NW Westover Rd | Alphabet District | fishnrice.com

If you’re in the mood for a more casual, counter-service restaurant, you will love Fish & Rice! Located in the Alphabet District, Fish & Rice offers a wide selection of regular and vegetarian sushi rolls. Some of their most popular rolls include the Crouching Tiger and Lollipop. But if you want something more simple like a Cali or Spicy Tuna Roll, they have that too. 

Light appetizers such as the miso soup and steamed edamame are perfect for starting your meal off right. If you love poke, you can also select a tuna bowl or octopus bowl. Beer, wine, safe, and sodas are available for enjoying alongside your meal! 

“For actual sushi, they have all the standards you could expect, plus some cool specialty rolls. The Red Panda is one I've tried and really liked, with albacore tataki, cucumber, radish sprouts, takuan, kampyo, topped with salmon, avocado, gochujang sauce, and basil oil.” - Yelp Review

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6. Sushi Shoko

Japanese restaurant known for its welcoming and laid back atmosphere

Treat yourself to a delicious platter of Spider Roll and Salmon Skin Roll. Image courtesy of Yelp

4807 SE Woodstock Blvd, Suite A | Woodstock | shokosushi.com

Shoko Sushi is another great destination for relaxing with friends while enjoying fresh and delicious sushi. As you take in the restaurant’s laid back atmosphere, you can flip through its extensive menu filled with an array of exciting options.

If you’re in the mood for an appetizer, we recommend the Tuna Tower or Pork Gyoza. The Tuna Poke Salad and Seaweed Salads are also great selections to try out! Classic rolls like the Shrimp Tempura Roll and New York Roll are perfect for a night out. For something a little heartier than sushi, we recommend trying the Yakisoba. This dish features stir fried egg noodle with vegetables. 

“Delicious and fresh sushi. Saw this place driving by on Woodstock. Ordered the Portland roll and the ocean beauty roll and both were delicious. Great price points and rolls are loaded, not skimpy. Fresh crab was delicious inside the roll.” - Yelp Review

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7. Kyoto Sushi

Popular sushi restaurant in Hazelwood

The Volcano Roll is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Image courtesy of Yelp.

11003 SE Division St | Hazelwood | kyotosushiportland.com

Situated in the Hazelwood area, Kyoto Sushi offers savory sushi at an affordable price. Whether you are in the mood for Tuna Poke or Albacore Sashimi, Kyoto offers all of this and more. You can also find delicious appetizers like Edamame and Agedashi Tofu for munching on while you wait for your main course. 

“Great customer service, ordered for delivery... everything was perfect and delicious. I had forgotten to order sauces and the extras but when I opened my order all the extras were there!” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Kyoto Sushi. 

Portland has a wide variety of fun and exciting sushi restaurants to choose from. Which restaurant from this list are you planning to visit? Let us know in the comments!

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