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Bamboo Sushi - 44 Reviews - 310 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1808, Portland, OR - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (503) 232-5255

Bamboo Sushi

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310 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1808
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Bamboo Sushi - Portland, OR

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Best

We have tried this place twice and loved it…did I say LOVED IT…Yes it was great. So many things to try and all are great. LEAVE ROOM FOR THE CHOCOLATE EGG ROLLS!

Worst

We wanted sushi and our friends told us to meet them at Bamboo. I usually go to Yuki. Its cheesy, but isn't that part of the whole deal anyway? The restaraunt was busy, but not ...

Seriously upscale sushi. If you are 6/5/2012

Seriously upscale sushi. If you are going for an inexpensive night out or standard fare- dont stop here. \r \r If you want to pay fare price for upscale excellent sushi- this is your place. \r Great service Cynthia C. (i think that was it) more

Fresh and wonderful sushi 4/7/2011

We have tried this place twice and loved it…did I say LOVED IT…Yes it was great. So many things to try and all are great. LEAVE ROOM FOR THE CHOCOLATE EGG ROLLS! more

Date night mainstay 12/2/2010

Go here at least once a month for date night. Always enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and having the chef just make random things for us. Food is amazing, service is good - especially for portland. Also one of the few places you can get the Rogue Morimoto beer on tap! more

Delicious! 8/6/2010

I'm so surprised to read some of the negative reviews! I've been twice for happy hour and both times were excellent. I haven't had a plate there that wasn't delicious!! The Kobe Flank Steak and Vegetable Tempura are my favorites (my boyfriend loves sushi, me... not so much). We had the chocolate egg rolls for dessert - to die for. Seriously. The service has always been very attentive, considering how busy they are. We will definitely be going back. If you're going for happy hour, get there early. It fills up fast! more

Poisonous food and bad service? 6/19/2010

Last night I was eating with my family. Our meals were decent but not as great as they have been in the past. It took forever for our server to even notice we were there. We don't eat the sushi because of the mercury content., and boy was I thankful we didn't last night. Toward the end of our meal there was a woman who was told to leave the restaurant after she became ill from something on the sushi menu. I don't know all the details, but she was sitting close to me and I saw her go all pale and take a couple of trips to the restroom. I think she asked to talk to the owner or manager. She seemed genuinely concerned and was being really calm about it. Then the manager/owner or whoever he was stood right next to me when he told her she was ""86ed"" for causing trouble and she could never come back to the restaurant again. Causing trouble? He seemed really proud of himself for it. I think that goes beyond bad service into some other region. The whole thing really put a damper on our family outing. I don't know what they are thinking. I have been a number of times and their customer service has been terrible, and now I think it wasn't a coincidence but more of a practice. I have 2 friends who have had serious issues with their bills when we were at a group dinner. I know to always check my bill carefully there. I was worried about my family after seeing that woman get ill. Dinner should not include getting sick and being 86ed. I didn't even know restaurants could do that. I've only seen people get 86ed in bars if they start a fight or some other violent act. I try to support local restaurants, but I don't think I am going to recommend Bamboo Sushi Bar to anyone else. Pros: good drinks Cons: The sushi is spoiled and really awful service. more

Bamboo Sushi 5/11/2010

Sushi is delicious, decor is inviting and relaxed, wait staff was prompt and polite. Cocktails menu is fun... more

Bamboo Sushi 5/11/2010

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Sushi is delicious, decor is inviting and relaxed, wait staff was prompt and polite. Cocktails menu is fun with interesting twists. Items are pri... more

No Guilt, but little glory 4/28/2010

I've been looking forward to trying Bamboo Sushi ever since I first learned that a sustainable sushi restaurant was opening in Portland. We finally made it, and just in time. The happy hour brings a big crowd, and the dinner crowd is even larger. \r We were quickly seated, and had excellent service. We did not drink any of the very delicious looking cocktails, so I can't speak for the bar menu. It's nice to get free edamame, it's quite rare in a Japanese restaurant to get anything for free. However, the miso was quite salty, so much so that we had trouble even eating it. Honestly, miso is pretty darn easy to make, so that was not a good sign. \r The sushi arrived, and the portions were very small, but also very beautiful. The veggie rolls are the best value, and quite interesting too. The fish sushi was alas, disappointing. We ordered some of the sustainable varieties, and they were tiny (which was o.k.) but the taste just wasn't there. Some of the rolls were actually kind of sour tasting, not a good sign.\r We'll try this place again, but on a different day of the week.\r \r In the meantime, we'll go back to Kappaya, whose sushi truly is spectacular & has never left me wanting.\r Pros: sustainable fish & good service Cons: underwhelming quality & overly salty miso more

First time, Found the second great sushi place in PDX 3/11/2010

Nice place, crowded even on a Monday night, which is unusual, but shows one thing - this is a well-liked place. Excellent selection of Sake. Nice menu, the certified fish and food sources is a comforting addition, and from what I read in the Oregonian, is the only sushi restaurant in the US that provides this. \r \r I took a business partner who was up from LA to Bamboo Sushi, and of course LA brags about their sushi bars all the time, but he was definitely impressed by Bamboo Sushi. Now I have the only other sushi place I'll eat at besides Meiji-En on Broadway. (best portions, prices, freshness). Pros: Green Machine roll - knockout Cons: Prices more

AWESOME! 3/9/2010

I am pregnant now but cannot wait to be able to eat sushi here again. You must go here and sit at the sushi bar and ask the chef to make you something special. Pros: Sustainable Sushi and YUMMY more

Food was to die for... 3/4/2009

I'm new to Portland, and am excited to check out its sushi world. bamboo was highly recommended so we came in to check it out. Love the sustainability and high quality fish. We had a marinated cod that almost made us cry it was so good...at least for the two bites we both had. Looking at the menu, the prices seemed a little high but not off the charts for normal portions. When the $50 in food arrived to the table, however, my boyfriend and I just kind of looked at each other and laughed, knowing we would have order twice as much just to get even remotely full. I've been eating sushi for years and years, and have never gotten such small quantities for my dollar. But we'll be back....during happy hour when many plates and rolls are half off. more

sustainable bad food 3/3/2009

This is an example of a good idea tasting bad...After reading an article in PDX mag about this place I was all excited about going somewhere new and seeing what this sustainable sushi bar was all about. The interior decoration is amazing, the staff seemed distracted, the (sustainable?)sushi was obviously prepared by an ameteur, it was falling apart and our wait at the sushi bar was way too long for our food.\r Pros: interior design Cons: food is bad even if ""sustainable"" more

Happy hour happiness! 2/2/2009

Ok, so.... I LOVE this place. The spicy tuna hand rolls are super, as is everything else I've tried. The fancy cocktails are worth the splurge, not too sugary, and the atmosphere and service is nice. Good job! Pros: i enjoy the sustainability Cons: parking more

Not so much! 1/30/2009

Went to bamboo on the recommendation of A&E. So after being seated and getting our first app. We realized we were expecting much more from the place than it had to offer. The sushi was just OK not amazing, their menu was blowing a lot of we're so "" Green"" at you. I didn't really need to see a whole menu of it. i understand we need to respect our planet but bamboo must be on a payroll somewhere as much as they express it. the rest of our meal was nothing impressive things I've had plenty of times before at a lot of other places. And the desserts aren't as amazing as the A&E states. The owner must be donating a bunch of cash or something as sprung as they were on the place. Don't think I'm going anywhere on the recommendation of the A&E any time soon. Pros: fancy decor Cons: to much smoke and mirrors more

Exceptional 1/25/2009

My friends and I went to Bamboo Sushi for the first time the other night to celebrate a friend's engagement. I had heard great things about the restaurant before I went but the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having grown up eating at the top sushi restaurants around the country, I'm not easily impressed (at the risk of sounding like a snob). However, the sushi quality was exceptional and unlike any Portland has to offer. Other sushi restaurants in town have consistently disappointed me but this restaurant rivals anything I've had in Los Angeles and New York. The knowledgeable staff couldn't have been more gracious. It's nice to know I can finally get world-class sushi in Portland and I don't have to feel bad about destroying the oceans (added bonus). more

too puff puff 1/25/2009

We wanted sushi and our friends told us to meet them at Bamboo. I usually go to Yuki. Its cheesy, but isn't that part of the whole deal anyway? The restaraunt was busy, but not too bad. A huge banner announcing it as the first sustainable restaraunt in Portland was draped over the dining room. I mean really. I'm kinda over the whole ""green"" Thing. I get it. Cant I go out to eat and not have advertising? Anyhoo, the service was ok, and the food was good. The problem arose when I didn't get the salad I ordered. I told the waiter and he just looked at me and told me that yeah, the salad I had ordered was really good. but didnt offer to get it for me or take away the wrong one. No apology either. He didn't even offer to buy the wrong salad for me. It was too tragically hip in there. Quite the scene. I get it, there is a market for that kind of place but it was expensive and lets face it, the customer service was lacking. I wish them luck. In this economy it doesn't matter how Green you are, Its how you treat people.. Probably wont go back. Pros: visually enticing Cons: terrible parking. poor waitstaff more

pooooop on a plate 1/11/2009

The sushi chefs were snobby and think their horrible sushi it the best ever, go to japan and get some real training by a humble professional Pros: when i left the restaurant more

The Best!! 1/6/2009

Such a nice surprise! We live near by and wanted some sushi, so we walked over to try it out. Amazing from the decor to the staff, and did I say that the food was the best I have ever had at a Japanese Restaurant! We had the Happy Hour Menu, so cheap for the quality you get. Our Bartenders name was Michael, he really impressed us with their selction of Liquors and infused vodikas. Check what the drink of the day is! I had a Passionfruit Cosmo.... Sublime! The California Rolls were to die for.. Just GO, you won't be sorry! Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing more

Best Sushi in PDX...Period 12/28/2008

Seriously, this is the best sushi in Portland, hands down. I have been coming here for a little over a year, when it was still Masu East, and now that it is Bamboo Sushi, it is even better. I hadn't been for a couple months, but when I read the negative review before this one, I thought, ""oh no"" has my Masu East been ruined by the transition to Bamboo, I had to go for myself and find out. Turns out that not only has it not been ruined, it has been improved upon tremendously. It is fully sustainable (AWESOME!!) the fish is the freshest in the city, and the staff couldn't be nicer and more attentive. When it was Masu East it was good, sometimes great. Now it is truly excellent. I live on the West side of PDX and make the drive over simply because there is no better experience in town for this type of cuisine. So, after eating here before Bamboo Sushi and now eating here as Bamboo Sushi, I give it two thumbs way up!! Still the best...now by a long ways :) Pros: everything Cons: parking and the drive over more

two thumbs down! 12/18/2008

I went there! I tried it! I didnt understand there sustainble concept! didnt enjoy the food, atmosphere or attitude, and i won't be back. i want my sushi that everyone else serves not a mask of fakeness with extra garnish to raise the flavor. keep trying boys but give up before u break the bank. sorry! just in town for a bit and wanted to try something good thought it would be different. Pros: empty? Cons: empty? more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    This modular black and white space is sparsely decorated with framed origami art, making way for the room's focal point: a glossy, L-shaped sushi bar. Green-minded locals head to...

  • 11/10/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sat-Sun: 4:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri: 4:30pm-10pm, 4:30pm-6pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Kerns
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