I took my gf here for our
I took my gf here for our one month anniversary and i couldnt have been More pleased. The food was delicious and wait staff superb. Great littleRomantic dining experience. Perfect cozy date night place
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The ambiance is great -- perfect
The ambiance is great -- perfect mood lighting in the dining/bar area, and just the perfect amount of lighting at the sushi bar. We were sat at the sushi bar and it was a great experience.
The service is attentive and friendly. Everyone was helpful in making suggestions (drinks, sushi, etc.)when asked.
We had edamame, miso soup, and four sushi rolls -- all very tasty! I cannot recall the specific names of the rolls we ordered, but they were all delicious.
Overall, it was a great place to grab a late dinner.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really great food. This was
Really great food. This was some of the best Sushi I have ever had. Our waitress was great too.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our daughter selected sushi
Our daughter selected sushi for her birthday dinner and I found Masu through Trip Advisor. It had great ratings and we were happy to find that we weren't disappointed. WE had the calamari and a variety of their roles, all beautifully prepared and very tasty! Highly recommend it. Oh and the bartender made one of the best mojito ever!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ambience and service were
Ambience and service were highlights. Food was tasteful, but somewhat sparse in quantity.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food! If you are looking
Great food! If you are looking for sushi in the downtown portland area, choose masu! Owner was very friendly and so was staff. Albacore tuna nigiri.. So good! Enjoy!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The place was amazing!! The food was yummy, fresh and well prepared. Cocktails were all well made by the bar and added to the great environment. The restaurant is very clean and has high standards!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Masu Sushi was soooo good... they have a very fresh flavorful sushi and awesome chilled sake selection. The atmosphere and decor were very elegant and modern and yet it felt like home. I would recommend this place to anyone!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a novice to sushi (have had it, but do not feel comfortable ordering it just anywhere) this food was great. The octopus was my favorite. the service was excellent. They have a great drink menu as well. I have already recommended it to several and will return.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's all in the details
I've been twice, once for omakase at the sushi bar and once for their chirashi. Both were excellent experiences! The $50 per person omakase gives you a very personal dining experience with their head sushi chef who clearly takes his sushi seriously. Both hot and cold dishes were well executed. He even makes some of his own pickles (ginger flower?) with main ingredients from Japan! The chirashi last Saturday was an enormous bowl of goodness! In particular, I love how their rice is mixed with diced tamago, cucumber and ginger - shows it's not just an afterthought! It's all in the attention to detail that elevates the dining experience there
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ranks with the Best
Impeccably fresh seafood. Some may say that the sushi is too complicated, but we say they are marvelous combinations of texture and flavor. Two of our favorites: Transformer and Japonista. The vegetable tempura makes a great starter and can easily be shared between two people. Great drinks; exhaustive sake menu. Great location in the up and coming West End.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious sushi in Portland
My favorite sushi spot in Portland. Located on the 2nd floor off a street level entrance, the restaurant is attended to by a friendly and efficient staff. The Pearl Roll and Japonista are examples of the excellent food available. The quality and terrific flavors make this a most satisfying meal any day of the week. The second level location provide a treetop view of the sunset and natural light filtered for the open space and tranquil vibe accompanied by great, ambient music.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small birthday celebration with family, granddaughter's favorite food is sushi at 4-years old. Staff treated us wonderfully, table was ready as reserved, great service and wonderful food. Can't say enough about the place. Overall great experience!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My mother was in town visiting for the week and she wanted to get sushi, so we looked some places up and found Masu about a mile away. What a gem. It's hidden on the second floor of a very busy area in the Pearl District. We went there in the middle of the dining rush and there we no problems getting a table next to the windows overlooking the street. The staff was very professional and did not rush our orders at all. Our server actually gave her opinion on her favorite dishes and did not just say everything is good. Relatively quiet and a good ambiance. Oh and, the food was amazing. Great portions and reasonably priced for sushi. Well done.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend Masu! Excellent quality fish. Excellent service. Cool space. If I return to Portland, I would make sure to visit here again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch all round
Excellent sushi? Check!
Great cocktails? Check!
Awesome service? Check!
Should you go? Absolutely.
We've tried a lot of sushi in PDX, and Masu is up there with Bamboo in terms of quality. The difference with Masu is (a) you can actually hear yourself think and (b) It's not pretentious and, (c) It's very reasonably priced.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need to come back with friends!!
Masu's menu was too varied and the kitchen's skill too high to be wasted on only one diner! I ordered the calamari sautéed in garlic, serrano and shottsuru topped with cilantro salad, which was spectacular. The calamari was cooked perfectly, the entire dish stayed hot, the mix of flavors was intense and subtle. . . . But having eaten that, I barely had room for my favorite maki, ume shiso maki, which is curiously difficult to find. With five friends, I could have also tried the giant clam sautéed in umami butter and black trumpet mushrooms or the japanese miso-eggplant flash fried and dressed with kyoto miso, both of which were catching my eyes, or we could have explored the nigiri and sashimi. The mojito was little light--virgin mojito?
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner with friends
I came to visit and my son recommended this restaurant. I was nice. Quick service and great food. Great place to take a date. It quiet and you can talk.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a heady experience to order "Chef's choice" and then watch an artist carefully select his ingredients and perform his magic just for you. It makes you really notice how each piece rests on the plate, makes you take your time as you place it in your mouth, makes you close your eyes to better savor the mix of flavors.... Sadly, the server was just not capable of waiting until I had finished chewing before whisking away the plate and saying unctuously, "So, how was that?.." Do not dine alone here, but engage in conversation to distract you from the potential meditation that excellent Japanese can be.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My reservation from Open Table
My reservation from Open Table was not helpful because the restaraunt was already booked. I was lucky that the staff were able to find my family a table after a 30 min wait.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really a wonderful experience
One of the most aesthetically pleasing meals I've ever experienced. Very creative specialty rolls that will deliver much more than you expect. Excellent fresh fish. The tuna sashimi was outstanding!! I highly recommend the calamari as well. Servers were extremely friendly and knowledgable. Great for a date or family.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi, nice atmosphere, and a good experience every time. Can't beat it in Portland
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long wait, but good food
The sushi was pretty good and definitely flavorful. We had to wait well over 40 minutes for a table (with reservations) but in their defense they had a big party in the back so seating was limited. Great food though - best calamari (the one with the garlic sauce) appetizers. yum.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The flash fried eggplant appetizer was great. Sort of melt in your mouth good. The Sushi was excellent with their fish incredibly fresh and tasty. Our only concern was the second floor walk up, but they have access to an elevator for the physically unable.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was terrific. The sushi is outstanding!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong with Masu Sushi
My second visit to Masu Sushi was just as good as my first -- excellent sushi, nice variety of specials, and an extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly waitress.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Other than being a little
Other than being a little on the pricey side, I thought the food was fantastic and the service superior (as was the ambiance). The calamari was the best I have ever had. I'll go again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food. Excellent Service
We primarily had specialty rolls and Saki. New rolls are always hard to judge but these were good just not great. The service was excellent; attentive without being obtrusive, informative with being patronizing. We would go there again if we lived in Portland.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little on the spending side,
A little on the spending side, however, it is presented well in appearance and overall taste. Very unique side of "sushi."
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out
Fun classy environment, our server was knowledgable about the the menus. Sushi was delicious! Can't wait to go back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress recommended the Nemo 8 Piece and the Lotus 6 piece. Both were fantastic.
We would definitely return here on our next visit.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little date spot
Great sushi, good drinks, nice location with really cool ambience, attentive servers. My only complaint is that the prices are a bit higher than I'd like, but at least everything is really tasty and unique.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never failed to please!
We've dined at Masu (as recommended by our daughter who is a foodie) many times and brought friends as well and never been disappointed. The sushi is delicious, fresh and presented creatively. I had the best cocktail yet as well!
My request for a private corner was acknowledge gracefully by the owner. Thank you so much.
We shall return.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM