Bamboo Sushi SW

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Bamboo Sushi is the first certified sustainable sushi restaurant in the world and a proud purveyor of eclectic Japanese cuisine, located in the heart of the West End in downtown Portland Oregon. We are dedicated to bringing you the freshest fish, meats, and produce with the greatest consciousness towards marine stewardship, sustainability, and the environment.

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Near10
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and great service. I will go back!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent - service lacks enthusiasm and gratitude for the customers visit. While I continue to go to Bamboo (SW and 23rd), the service continues to be lackluster. It’s as if staff wants the customer to be grateful they’re serving them.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Over priced hipster style sushi. The flavors of the signature rolls such as green machine conflicted one another. Honestly way too much sauce drenched over the green machine that later in the night made up an upset belly. The pickled apple on the kimono roll just confused the taste of the fish.

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vipSunnyVK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was one of the worst places for sushi in Portland, extremely disappointed service, and the sushi was horrible. I would rate this place for the ambience and nothing more.

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TimP
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently some of the best sushi in Portland. Their specials are always interesting, and there is a high-energy vibe to the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Mid,Average, NW could never

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison is one of the best servers we’ve ever had in any restaurant!

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MikeP
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bamboo Sushi is like no other sushi restaurant I have ever been to. The energy is awesome, service fantastic, food incredible and the service outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was super busy and they were out of a few things, but the food was so, sooo good!! Even my vegetarian brother had such a good time he’s planning on going back!

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NewondaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing. Recommend making reservations become it gets packed pretty fast

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ShengzhongW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The King salmon,Sea urchin and Geoduck is just stunning!

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ValerieN
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sushi in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Bamboo is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. We went at 4:30 for happy hour. Everything was nice

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MrsJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The green machine is the best sushi in Portland. The place is friendly and happy. It's very loud and I hate when I can't have a conversation with my guests because I can't hear them even with hearing aids. The food is pricey but beautifully served and very tasty. I like the SW shop better than the one NW but the food is consistent at both. If you have the money, eat here rather than at a cheaper restaurant. It's worth it.

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vipJordan
London
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far the best sushi I have ever had. Each roll was absolutely delicious, and the fried cauliflower appetizer blew my mind.

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paul
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great, a little noisy but a bustling place. We had the fried cauliflower appetizer, a little heat, but excellent. Also Chasing the Dragon and the Green Machine rolls which we had previously. Again, both were great. The whiskey pudding with salted caramel for dessert was decadent.

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Francehopper
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend for the first time this visit. While I was disappointed to find several very good bottles of sake were out of stock (it took three tries to done one that was available), the Omakase was surpurb. Bamboo has some excellent chefs, and it absolutely shows in their off-menu selections. Nowhere else in Portland do you very much get what you pay for. There is also a discount if you are a member of the Japanese Garden.

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vippdxfoodie
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went for a 6:30 dinner on a Wednesday night and were thankful that we made reservations as it was crowded. It was a little noisy but the food was delicious and the service was very good. We shall return!

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vipRhody
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried a mix of warm appetizers ( spicey fried cauliflower and shishito peppers), albacore carpacio, nigri with special sauces (geoduck, tuna tataki, eel) and finally the ocean roll. All outstanding. We were full but so many other amazing looking offers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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AmyL
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food; the staff was extremely kind and helpful in addition to being prompt!

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vipAnthony
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazing and not overpriced. Highly recommend it.

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HsiaoLing
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service all around. Though, the noise level was a bit too loud, in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town, with line caught fish in the menu, amongst which rarely seen salmon!

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vipHarryS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh,

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BambooSushi97205
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant...& every Portland visit, I will be dining at Bamboo Sushi! Food is so good. I wish there was location in Chicago.

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vipbbgilchrist
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues and I went there for lunch for their waygu burger special. OMG one of the best burgers I’ve had in a very long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, as always.

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MsRm
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Chose poke & bento, food was very bland as well as their “deconstructed” presentation. Ordered Friday 13th roll which was pretty good. Appetizer cucumbers were unimpressive. Definitely would have gone to a better sushi place or Poke next door.

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vipK2Eating
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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SharynM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bamboo Sushi is our go-to for a special night out. Love that we can make a reservation for 2 on Open Table! I always order off the menu for a spicy tuna roll and it's the best in the city. Fresh tuna, spicy, without the mayo sauce.

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JimP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would have given them five stars in the food category, but they do not serve coffee. That was the only negative, however, it's well worth the money: Good food (some stuff I've never seen before), great service (right on top of things), and the prices were very reasonable for the quality. Highly recommended.

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Trista
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our food was served one person at a time. There were three of us and we waited about 20 minutes between the first meal being served and the last. So we couldnt eat together. Because we didnt want to be rude and eat before everyone had been served, mine had come to room temp and gotten soggy before i could eat it. I made reservations here to bring my friends to a nice dinner, but i was very unimpressed with the service time. The wait staff were friendly and I enjoyed the menu, but i felt awkward the whole time waiting and waiting with food sitting on the table. The wait time wasnt very long, but because we werent served together it felt longer. Overall, i dont know if i’ll be back. I did appreciate the sustainability and high end feel at an affordable price.

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DeborahH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

CROWDED. Reservations highly recommended. "Energetic atmosphere" is a good description - with a sassy note of cacophony when the place is full. EXCELLENT attentive service. Good expense account blowout. A bit hard on the pocketbook if you're not on the corporate dole, even if you only have tap water. Oh, saki - if you know your way around that beverage.

Note - Folks waiting for a table will leer at you, especially if you are over 40. "Get off my lawn, lingerers!" is the clear message from eager diners lusting after your spot.

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viprzer
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations! Excellent sushi & very creative. As soon as u sit down they bring edamame. Sushi is beyond good as is the Yukami. VERY loud & busy but absolutely worth it

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Jonn
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Horriable service, condescending help staff and zero communication for there being no birthday special. I would have happily paid for something.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. I recommend the green machine + albacore.

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vipcarolyna
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Highly overrated. Food is mediocre for the price and portion size. Seating is close and uncomfortable. Service was good, however.

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TimC
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I have dined at this location on two different occasions and both were disappointing. Not certain why this particular location cannot get their act together. Both times that I dined at this locale I had reservations and we were seated 30 and 45 minutes after the scheduled time. All the while, we are staring at empty tables waiting for someone to occupy. All of this said, the pearl location is one of my favorite restaurants. The service, staff and food are excellent.

MJ
MichaelJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent menu and our server was very attentive and went the extra mile to make us feel welcome.

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Bamboo Sushi SW offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 444-7455.

Bamboo Sushi SW is rated 4.8 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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