The food was divine, there were a few different seating areas which allowed for a few different atmospheres. I would most definitely eat there again, we are from out of town and get to Portland a couple times of year.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for the salmon and the vibe
Very happy with our experience at Saucebox. I've been going there ever since they opened for their famous Javanese Salmon and am never disappointed. I also love their room off the bar since it's quieter and very elegant yet hip. I was surprised at 6:30 on a Wednesday that they were pretty packed so make reservations.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
sure to return
Not knowing what I was going into I found Sauce Box to be surprisingly good, for the food and the drinks. The only down fall was waiting for my second drink for 15-20 min. Yet I understand that it was a busy night as I'm sure it always is there. I will be returning again and have already told serveral of my friends about it.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful room, yummy food
Beautiful room, yummy food and our waiter (Rylin?) was very engaging and warm. We used a coupon and he was most gracious - some are not when they know you have a 'deal'. The cocktail list is amazing and well priced. We will highly recommend to others coming from Seattle to beautiful Portland!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing service, super hip and chic, delicious food and fantastic happy hour. Enough said.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
good service, interesting
good service, interesting menu, and food pretty good if spicy, would go back especially as the value was surprisingly good, was expecting to pay more
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the BEST time! Our waiter Jesse was great, attentive without being obnoxious. The food was SO good! The smoked oysters, the brussels sprouts, the cauliflower... YUMEEE!! There was an issue with many of the dishes being chipped and a couple of glasses with cracks though. THAT was scary. One of them actually had a big chip out of the rim. I found this out because my lip got caught on it! Usually that would lead to a very negative review. (Hello management, can you say lawsuit? Clean up your glass & dishware doll!) But Jesse took such good care of us & the food was SO good that I forgave them instantly. And watched for blood in my stool the next morning. (Coast was clear.) We're going back in a couple of weeks. Hope to see safe glasses!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Great Food!
We had a great time. The service was outstanding and the food was really good! This place has great energy and the atmosphere is fantastic!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
All good except mussels
The Pupu platter was great recommendation by the waitperson. Brussel sprouts were even exciting!
Mussels tasted sludgy and the sausage in the mix was too barnyardy.
We'll go back. The cocktails were fun, and worth experimenting with.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not been to Saucebox
I had not been to Saucebox for some time. What a mistake. The food is even better. The ribs were very flavorful. Red curry was exceptional. Soft shelled crab in buns was wonderful. And the drinks continue to be among the best in Portland. OK selection of wines but some good saké. Had Watari Bune, which is about as good as saké gets. Only bummer was the service. Our waiter was very nice, but not very attentive. He forgot one of the dessert orders. Trying to get a second cup of coffee was a chore.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sauce box rox
Good specialty drinks. Food was very inventive and flavorful. The only thing is that it is a little too dark
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had dinner at Sauce Box with my daughter. We both enjoyed the potstickers and red curry with prawns. I will definitely go back next time I am in Portland. Make sure you try the Poolside with David Hasselhoff cocktail with house made watermelon infused vodka. It was delicious!
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Drinks in Town
Saucebox has the best tasting drinks in Portland. I don't usually drink alcohol but the choice and flavor found here are unbelievable. We just had appetizers with our drinks, but they were tasty too. A little on the spendy side for a group of 20 somethings, but you won't regret spending a cent on such drinkable drinks!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our June restaurant month meal at Saucebox. This three-course menu was an excellent value at $29 for three courses -- all nonmeat, which was ideal for us as we don't eat land flesh. The cocktail menu was amazing - the pair of us sampled five different cocktails and all were great!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rediscovering an old standby
Everything from the inventive cocktails to the beautifully prepared starters and entrées made up wonder why we haven't visited in years. Service was professional and personal. We'll be back much sooner.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Everything that went in my mouth was fantastic. Ordered the Dine Out Portland 3 course for one of us and supplemented with other dishes. Really loved the food, which made up for the 20 minute wait after being seated before a server acknowledged us. They were obviously understaffed and he apologized, but I've never waited that long before being approached and I was just about to go back to the server and make sure someone knew we were there.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Saucebox before, & in my estimation they have one of the best happy hours around. This time we went for dinner. We were delayed by about 15-20 min. (my fault- got lost while trying to find my friend's hotel!) so I dropped the rest of my party in front & went to park the car. They were seated immediately even though we were late; they hadn't given away our reservation. We ate & ate & ate...everything on their menu is good! One particularly remarkable thing was that the nori-wrapped spider roll didn't taste overwhelmingly of nori, which is what I'm used to. The drinks were dee-lish, & the waiters attentive to our time constraint for a theater date down the street.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some dishes were prepared
Some dishes were prepared much better than others. Cool vibe and very attentive service.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Red Curry
We dined at Saucebox July 19th and have a lovely time. The service was excellent and very friendly. We started with the soft crab buns. These were fantastic, lightly breaded pan fried soft shell crab, served with a serano chile aoli on a humbow type bun. Yum!
The Red Curry with tofu was one of the best I've ever had. It was very rich, just the right amount of heat and a wonderful velvet texture. A must have for curry lovers.
We would definently come back to Saucebox.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME happy hour! Great
AWESOME happy hour! Great drinks and food options.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place had amazing food,
This place had amazing food, each dish ordered kept getting better and better!! The sticky soft shell crab buns were to die for and the cocktail list was very unique!! Fast service!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adobo Pork was tender, easily
Adobo Pork was tender, easily came off bone,accompanied by richly flavored sauce. Salmon dish excellent.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asian fusion, hip ambience
The food lends itself to Asian, I had the Szechwan Rib Eye, and a bit more fat than I like but the sauce and accompaniments made up for that. Nice bar, the crowd is young and hip; music later in the evening is upbeat. I'd go again. Keep in mind that the menu changes at 10 PM, so if you want a full dinner menu make sure you arrive and order before the cut off. Staff is friendly and service is better than average.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cocktails to Die For!!
When you go to order a drink at the Sauce Box, ask for the book or bible of concoctions and you will be astonished! Creative and innovative with names like, "Love You Long Time" and "Poolside with David Hasselhoff," these delectable potions are the "bomb".
Try the tapioca dumplings, the ribs, the curry, the salmon....the list goes on. Always good, always a good choice.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, the
The food was delicious, the service was impecible.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly and attentive staff. Food came out in a prompt manner and tasted sublime. Highly recommend if you like Asian cuisine.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
Delicious Dim Sums, then Fabulous Entrees (Game Hen and Pork Shank) for dinner and got to take the leftovers for breakfast and lunch(!), with delicious drinks, wine, and beer options. Waiter was solicitous, but not hovering, which I love. Noise level high, likely, as there is so much open space in the back room, and no absorption materials, kind of stark, but pretty.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Best Of Portland
Always love Saucebox! The dining room is very elegant, the cocktail list is outrageous (every drink I've ever ordered is delicious and beautifully presented) and the food is always wonderful as well. Unique and artful presentations coupled with amazing flavors.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food & cocktails
We were a hungry group of 8. Ordered more than half of everything on the menu. Each dish was fantastic. Just fantastic. If you like Asian Fusion, you will be delighted.
And the the drinks were awesome.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined at Saucebox mid-week, and it was a very nice dinning experience. The staff was extremely attentive, food delivered quickly / elegantly prepared, with wonderful flavors. I had several sushi dishes which were delicious; we also ordered a salmon entree which was cooked as requested and very good. Cocktails were done well, and the wine list is decent. Overall, a nice experience.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Asian Food
We (4 people) had dinner the other night. This is my second time to be there and I didn't know they had a quiet dinner table area on the first floor. It was different atmosphere from bar area, much quieter and spacey. All the food we had were tasty, hot, and service was great.
My only question was: why they choose the hard wood chairs and hard sofa for such a nice dining room. It might be good for young people but they looked like stools in classrooms and unmatched to such a fancy place. Bad for lower back, uncomfortable.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Restaurant for Date Night
My wife and I dined at Saucebox recently as part of our weekly "date night" outing. The good vibes began when we were greeted with a smile upon arrival and quickly shown to our table in the dining area. As we entered we noticed the vibrant bar scene full of patrons enjoying themselves in the upscale yet comfortable bar/lounge.
The food is GREAT. For starters we had the crispy Brussels sprouts and the sweet potato spring rolls. Our entrees consisted of the Javanese salmon (me) and the Korean Baby Back ribs. Together with the wine and the cocktail we ordered to complete our meal along with prompt and attentive service by our server - this was an amazing dining experience overall!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gorgeous holiday decorations
The beautiful, snow-dusted evergreens make diners feel as if they're eating in a natural forest. Between the food and the holiday decor, our evening was perfect
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Date Spot
The 'pupu platter' was great, as was the sushi roll we had. Drinks were tasty and lived up to expectations. We'll be back at some point for another date night here.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty but expensive
Saucebox has some of the BEST drinks ever (Kickboxer and Brandy Alexander), however everything is pretty pricey. If you're a group of 8 or more be sure to figure out the 20% mandatory tip before paying! Our server was awesome and friendly, too bad I forgot his name. Overall I've had only pleasant experiences here and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice night out.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM