Masu Sushi
Masu Sushi

Masu Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.masusushi.com/
  • Phone: 5032216278
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Fri 11:30am - midnight; Saturday 4:00pm - midnight; Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Roadhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Special Events: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burnside
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We will validate your parking at the 12West Garage on SW 12th Ave between Washington and Stark Streets.
A word from Masu Sushi
Portland's second story sushi haven: unique by design, extraordinary in quality. Serving Portland's largest and freshest selection of fish since 2004. Imitated but never equalled. Locally owned and family operated.
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Masu Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (34)romantic (17)special occasion (16)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (12)late-night find (10)great for lunch (9)hot spot (9)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Best miso soup in town!
    locally1VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    They really have the best miso soup in town! Sushi is delicious and hot dishes are perfect. It's pricy, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    AZRock
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved this place, we will be back. A little pricey for what you get - (2 crab sushi pieces 8 dollars? - come on) but all in all a great little romantic spot. Super quiet, great staff. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Always the best
    CaroleZoomVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Having eaten at Masu years ago, I booked a birthday dinner with friends. Stellar service, amazing food and gorgeous atmosphere. Masu is always the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We took our son here for a birthday dinner for out first visit. Very enjoyable evening. We had selections off the hot and cold menus as well as sushi. Highlights were the kale salad and black cod off the menu. The server was accommodating to one of our party who wasn't adventurous and offered shrimp tempura for him, which was appreciated. The server was very knowledgeable about the sushi, sashimi and nigiri and made great recommendations. His sake recommendations were very good. Another highlight was dessert - the marionberry sorbet was a perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatingout
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    From the greeting to the bill at the end, this was an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty Treats
    thinkelsewhere
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We continue to be pleased with the food and the service at Masu. We almost visit this restaurant weekly, and rarely find anything to be stumped for what to order on the tasty menu. Most notable this week was the albacore tuna, which was exceptionally fresh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating
    KHinSeattleVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The restaurant was great - when we mentioned we had sensitivities for shellfish our waitress took it very seriously -making sure to note it on our card. The food was pretty good and they gave us good pours on our wine. 2. The menu didn't have the best descriptions of some of the rolls. There were descriptions for their fancy rolls, but on general ones, there were none. I've found that not all sushi restaurants make all 'regular' rolls the same.
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  • Calamari is out of this world!
    jalcott
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I make it a point to visit this restaurant every chance I get to Portland. Sometimes I'll go multiple nights in a row. The calamari appetizer is unbelievable: "calamari sautéed in garlic, serrano and shottsuru topped with cilantro salad". Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GFromOOT
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Here are my suggestions for the restaurant: 1) Menue need updated so we know what to expect 2) The portion is too small for an entrée I won't be back!
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  • yum!
    jayer
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The sushi was very fresh and delicious with satisfying portions. The Japanese snapper was on the specials list and was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JohnnySteele
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Wonderful vibe, attentive service and over the top fresh, delicious sushi. Only wish I have is maybe a budget friendly sushi option for lunch. Bill was pretty steep for 4 people and we didn't even have alcohol! Regardless, you definitely get what you pay for. Awesome flavors, variety and quick turn around after your order. I plan on gong back as much as my wallet will let me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Nihon Niori Dinning!
    TheRandomHERO
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was my first, and most definetly not gonna be last, visit. The ambieance is awesome, very modern/traditional and comfortable. Not crowded or over priced. Its 2nd story location makes for an open view and not have to see passing traffic or pedestrian traffic. Finally the food. Fresh ingredients delivered weekly, means everything was prime, delicious and worth every penny. I recomend the omakase!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is my husbands favorite sushi restaurant. He says it is the best sushi in town. Expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CherylVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I regularly dine at Masu and go back because the food is nicely plated, and tastes good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • New Wave Sushi.
    EscheidtVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The sushi was fabulous!!! Nice little 'new wave' twist to the Sushi and rolls. The service was also great but most important the food tasted great and was fresh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • absolutely wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Thus restaurant serve the best sushi I've ever eaten. Combined with the great service and lovely, peaceful ambience, we had a stellar time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative sushi, really fresh fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were there for lunch but it looks like it would have a great bar scene. Rolls were creative and the side dishes were far beyond the average sushi place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 310 reviews are from the Masu Sushi reviews archive.
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have eaten Sushi all over and this is by far one of the best places ever. The staff are amazing and the owners do an outstanding job to make every patron feel comfortable. Thank you for the great food and service..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tinpdx
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great atmosphere, great food and drink. Our favorite PDX sushi pick for 10 years now! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Dave
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had been in Masu's basement six or seven times and never knew a sushi restaurant was upstairs...because in this case, the "basement" is chocolate shop Cacao; over which Masu Sushi is located. Throw-in a few trees for disguise and a non-descript doorway with an easy-to-miss sign for an entrance, and Masu is easy to overlook. We started with seaweed salad, miso soup, and sautéed calamari and I have to say, the calamari and miso are some of the best I've ever had. Stand-out sushi included the Bobby lo maki and a tomago nigiri with perfect flavor and texture and just a touch of rice stuffed into a clever slit made in the nigiri. Top it all off with an impressive sake list and Masu easily makes my list of top three sushi joints in Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    dihughesVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We arrived for our Mother's day supper around 4 pm to find out it was sushi happy hour until 5. BONUS!!!! MS has an Japanese eggplant appetizer that is flash fried with a miso honey(?) glaze that is to die for. I would show up just to have this dish! The sushi is neo/hybrid with all the standbys and some creative concoctions. We had the St Helen's Volcano roll with scallops, garlic mayo and stuff. A delightful excess of flavorful rolls and Nigiri was had. The food arrived in waves and the table was never empty for more that a couple minutes. The meal was pricey, but the happy hour helped mitigate the price. The service was excellent and we will eagerly return.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great sushi.
    Portlandia
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was my first visit. Service was fast and friendly. Food was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Perfect date night
    LCrum
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Delicious rolls. Fantastic cocktails and there wasn't even a wait on a Friday night!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great duck
    Bernie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have had duck before, but it made little impression upon me other than I could say I had it before. Seeing it on the menu, my fiancee wanted to try it as she had never tasted it before. I expected a full breast to come out, instead, there was sliced meat on the tray. Needless to say, the flavor was fantastic and added to the memory of the meal itself, well beyond, just eating a forgettable food. This is a dish I would order again. It took my opinion of duck from 'meh,' to 'oh, I've had a real good on at a place called Masu Sushi.'
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent sushi!
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been looking for a great sushi restaurant since we moved to Portland 2 years ago and here we finally found it!
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  • upstairs hide-away
    NWneighbor
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Tasty Japanese food. Especially enjoyed the eggplant appetizer and the spicy seared calamari. Nice wine by the glass choices. Window seats are up in the trees.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service Overshadows Sushi
    Shebalba
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Charming space with some twists on sushi fare. Menu was dynamic enough to be a repeat customer unfortunately service was some of the worst in memory. It was the classic example of screwing up multiple food orders, not interested in making it right and then disappearing for long intervals. We spent way more time waiting or trying to make eye contact with a staff person then we did eating. Shocked that we were still charged for their mistakes. Not my kind of dining experience. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique Sushi
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    My friend loves this restaurant. If you are a traditionalist, go elsewhere. If you like innovation and "extremely dressed" (seasoned) sushi and appetizers, go here. The speciality sushi rolls have so much seasoning that you lose the essence of the seafood highlighted. Some people like this, some people don't. My friend likes it. I didn't love it. Great location. Great service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi my daughter and me
    Tom4dining
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I'm no sushi-o-phile, though my daughter can be... She and I had a wonderful time at Masu Sushi. This is the best sushi I've had in town, hands down- and I've been to a dozen or more. We arrived a few minutes late, no fuss, seated right away. Our waitress allowed us to settle in, offered drinks (sake)- they do have other drinks to offer. Started with a couple appetizers as we were hungry- calamari and eggplant were outstanding, strongly recommend either or both. Dinner was some tempura, nigiri (several fish), Japanista roll and Death By Sushi roll, their presentation on the plate was simple for the nigiri (perfect) and beautiful for the rolls. We were rewarded with mouthfuls of sushi deliciousness. This place rocks! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Waitress!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Everyone who works at Masu Sushi is very attentive. Very clean and polished and amazingly friendly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service - fair food
    BluedogVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We love Japanese cuisine - and selected this restaurant while traveling in Portland. Our waitress was nice, attentive, and welcoming. The food, unfortunately, while creative, was not great. Miso soup was not traditional and had some type of sweetener added (some may enjoy this, not us). Sashimi was very good, but for some reason they poured soy on top of each piece. The rolls we ordered were huge, generous, portions - which is nice, but actually resulted in the rolls being difficult to eat and the rice overwhelming the flavor. We read reviews before selecting the restaurant and found only one criticism - cucumber in the water, which we found to be a peculiar criticism. Now we get it -- the cucumber results in an unpleasant fishy taste.
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  • Didn't even get to the sushi...
    PearlFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    because all of the menu items are so delicious. Sea vegetables? Check. Kale salad? Check. Japanese eggplant in a miso glaze? Check check check. The smoked black cod is out of this world--tender, sweet and succulent. This place is such a find--I've yet to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best I have ever had...
    UnrealVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was the best I've ever had the Sashimi were the largest pieces and juiciest most tender ever
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very creative
    Gypsy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We are sushi regulars and while this is not a traditional Japanese restaurant, they do their thing very well. Every dish we had was creative and tasty. A bit disappointed that the wine list only carried one Oregon wine though.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Terrific
    muncieVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We've enjoyed Masu Sushi many times. The fish is very fresh and the cooked items are always creative and delicious. The cod was especially outstanding. The bar menu includes creative cocktails and the service is always terrific. If they would just leave the cucumber out of the water - they would be practically perfect.
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  • Excellent food and a great place
    JoneVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Loved everything there...sushi, miso, salads. The portions were not huge, but I would rather go for quality over quantity anyways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for us, Maybe not the Server
    curlyhairedgirl
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went here with three girlfriends. You know, girls night out. Our server was visibly annoyed with us though, because we were having such a great time talking to one another we weren't super fast with ordering. This place is pricey but very yummy - the three omnivores shared four rolls of sushi. Our vegetarian enjoyed her green machine roll. Drinks were decent (they were mocktails), Miso soup and edamame were both good. And, frankly, we ended up here instead of the trendier Bamboo Sushi because we could get a reservation - Bamboo only does groups larger than 7. A definite recommend if you like sushi.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Japanese Dining
    diner
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Eating at Masu is one of the most pleasant dining experiences in Portland. The hot, cold and sushi menus are all delightful. The kale, brussels sprout salad is unique and so flavorful that it is a standout. Masu manages to be vibrant without being loud, allowing you to enjoy conversation with those at your table while you enjoy a delightfull meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    AmJa
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I love Masu. It's the only sushi I'll eat in town. Not only because it's the best but because the service is impeccable. This was my husband and my first night out after having our first baby. I had high expectations for a nice evening, I even wore the red dress I got married in. Part way through dinner I spilled a little soy sauce on my dress, the server saw and came over with soda water. I was so pleasantly shocked. By far the best meal I think I've ever had, our server made recommendations that were right on. It had been a year since I's been able to eat sushi and it was well worth the wait. Thank you Masu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Masu
    thebarryman
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The sushi is always fresh here. This is my goto place when in Portland
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate