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Masu Sushi
Masu Sushi

Masu Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.masusushi.com
  • Phone: (503) 221-6278
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "From the greeting to the bill at the end, this was an excellent experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The sushi was very fresh and delicious with satisfying portions. The Japanese snapper was on the specials list and was amazing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I regularly dine at Masu and go back because the food is nicely plated, and tastes good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Thus restaurant serve the best sushi I've ever eaten. Combined with the great service and lovely, peaceful ambience, we had a stellar time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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.."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great food and drink. Our favorite PDX sushi pick for 10 years now! Thank you."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my first visit. Service was fast and friendly. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Delicious rolls. Fantastic cocktails and there wasn't even a wait on a Friday night!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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.'"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have been looking for a great sushi restaurant since we moved to Portland 2 years ago and here we finally found it!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everyone who works at Masu Sushi is very attentive. Very clean and polished and amazingly friendly"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was the best I've ever had the Sashimi were the largest pieces and juiciest most tender ever"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Loved everything there...sushi, miso, salads. The portions were not huge, but I would rather go for quality over quantity anyways."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The sushi is always fresh here. This is my goto place when in Portland"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Went for a late night weekend dinner and the atmosphere was very cozy and romantic. Although the restaurant was not very busy, we were seated immediately beside another couple. Service was extremely disappointing, waited very long to have a drink order taken and even longer to order food, and waitress was nowhere in site. Food arrived quickly and was decent, but again our waitress never came back to check on us. Left a bit hungry as we probably would've ordered more if someone came to check on us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was top notch. Our service wasn't the best but I think that's because it was valentines day and super busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014