Masu Sushi

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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 equaled. Locally owned and operated.
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PR
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hokkaido scallops outside of Hokkaido, and I should know having lived there for two years.

OS
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Ate at the counter solo and did not feel rushed. Sushi is very fresh. I had several rolls and they were all very good. It was a little noisy but I think that was because there were several very large groups in the room and they were loud.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The sushi (nigiri) was wonderful. We sat at the counter. Friendly sushi chefs. We saw our server once for a drink order. Flagged someone down eventually for our tab.

m
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date and it was splendid. Happened to be Halloween, kudos to mgmt to allowing staff to not ignore the fact that it is Halloween and great choice of our server to not over do it. The food , experience and ambiance were great and the service was top-notch. Our black kitty server was knowledgeable, friendly and polite. We’ll be back!! Happy to recommend!

HK
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my go-to spots when I’m in Portland. I find the food so fresh and just fantastic, the service top notch and the room quite beautiful (on the second floor with a nice view of the trees).

GG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nico and Carlos were wonderful. Carlos is so gifted as a chef and artist. We were not expecting such great presentation. Their hospitality and kindness was a real blessing.

TW
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were very rushed- waitperson would not back off. Ridiculous.

RC
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great evening with friends! Thanks!

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quality, beautiful presentation, amazing umami

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delightful sushi. Sit at the counter, get to know the chefs, and they’ll prepare really special things.

SM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great quick service and friendly staff. food was great.

JM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sushi and have had it at many places throughout Portland. But Masu consistently delivers the overall best experience: food, service and ambiance.

TT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Our food was good to great. The server was very nice and moderately attentive. Perhaps they were understaffed? Two of our party got their food after a longer than ideal wait, but the third in our party waited for an hour for their food. Sat down at 740, wasn't eating until almost 945, after the others at the table were finished with their dinners.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I am sad to say that Masu sushi did not live up to the ratings and the hype. Everyone on OpenTable, Yelp and Google reviews gives this place 4 stars and I can barely find a reason to give it one star. We sat at the sushi bar and our server was quite rude when we sat down. I asked for an iced tea and she rudely replied, “We don’t have iced tea. We have hot green tea or lemonade if you want”. It wasn’t so much what she said but how she said it. Our sushi chef, Alex, was great, and probably the best part of this dining experience. He offered recommendations and chatted with us about sake and the fish available for the evening.
We started out with half dozen oysters and this was the only edible item we ordered. After that we moved on to 4 orders of different nigiri and a roll, none of which tasted fresh. It was all kind of luke warm and gave us the feeling that it could be going bad. Overall, Masu did not stand up to the reviews it’s received and we will not be going back for fear of getting sick from not so fresh fish. So sad because we were really looking forward to our special sushi date night.

CD
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Masu is one of those places that is almost too hip to be enjoyable for the likes of me, almost... but it stays on the reasonable line of the 'Portlandia' mythos and is a pleasant place.
Where they nail things is in quality fish. Too often I end up in places with super-fancy rolls, and all sorts of gimmicks. At some places it seems like the freshest thing behind the bar is the butane in the torch that the chef has to wave across everything. But not at Masu. At Masu there is someone in the kitchen that knows fish and presents quality.
When the goal is good fish, Masu scores.

a
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except hot water smelled and tasted like chemical or chlorine...

OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service delivered by Carly and Abbie. The food was beautifully presented and excellent. We will be back

CP
Portland
72 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Masu is our go-to sushi place. Great every time. Recommend it.

N
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re regulars and think that this is the best and most sophisticated sushi restaurant in Portland.

AF
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was out of town for work in Portland. The food was fresh and delicious. The three of us shared 6 rolls and the Mackerel. It was a bit too much food but it was delicious. The Miso soup is a bit too salty but it has a flavor similar to Udon that keeps you drinking. The Death by Sushi was my favorite roll with its creamy warm taste. One ordered the Day Boat (albacore tuna) from the specials list which was excellent. If you like spicy don’t skip the Japanista.

DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, cool spot for a date, sushi was really good but not the best I’ve had. Still would recommend Masu after hitting up the local breweries!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The fish was fresh but the service could use a pick me up.

MH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. The establishment is upstairs off the street. Nice ambiance. Service was quick. Fish was fresh and a good selection. Will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good.

KP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Masu. Probably the best sushi in Portland!!

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding best sushi I’ve had in a long time very fresh service was great

KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get that salmon belly!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved the sushi!

BH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is great. Our waitress made us feel a little rushed which was surprising since it wasn't too busy. Otherwise, it was a good meal.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service with an incredible Sake list. We had a great experience.

m
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the sushi bar. As usual, Niko took care of us. The fish was fresh, tasty and he kept the dishes coming. The oysters are divine:silky soft especially Japanista, spicy hamachi & spicy scallop handrolls. The bar served generous pours (martinis & Sapphire/ tonics) & the wait staff is always responsive & quick. There are many good sushi bars in Portland but we have yet to find one that compares to the superb quality of consistently fresh fish at Masu. We’ll be back soon!

B
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Very fresh fish and great variety. I always go with the 9 piece chef’s choice sushi and am always very pleased. Knowledgeable and attentive staff, too!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great service and a nice interior

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly. Comfortable. Well prepared food.

O
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was as amazing as I remember and the plates were gorgeous. We were confused about who our server was though, and our drink order was never taken. We felt forgotten about and were sitting with empty plates and water glasses in front of us for most of the night, so it was more awkward than it needed to be. Food is good enough to come back at some point, but for the price only for very special occasions.

f
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best sushi we have ever had. We had four sushi rolls - The St. Helen’s Volcano, Death by Sushi & Japanista rolls were phenomenal. The Kenzo was good, but not close to the flavors of the other three.

AC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in PDX for shashimi and rolls. The fish was fresh and in the right temperature to eat. The uni was nice and dry. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi chefs were great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable- great food and awesome environment.

KS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and it server was excellent. She gave great recommendations and explanations of the dishes.

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