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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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

If you are not familiar with Japanese cuisine, I would recommend you stick to just the sushi. I took a risk and ordered the cod. I don’t want to call the restaurant out but let me just say I was dissatisfied with my meal; indeed it was inedible. It was so bad that I do not think I will return.

l
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already verbally recommended this gem. Really pleased with the setting of the restaurant and they were extremely helpful when accommodating to dietary restrictions and provided awesome options (gluten free). Can't wait to go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. It was a quiet Monday evening (so nice they're open on Monday!). Everyone was cordial and helpful, just didn't check on us quite frequently enough.

FD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve been before and this experience was subpar. The miso was too salty and not hot enough. All the food came at once rather than spacing appetizers and then entrees. It took forever for the drinks to come after food arrived. Generally disappointing.

p
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey for some items... But very good! Will go back because of quality of food and wonderful service.

l
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food in fantastic, Service very knowledgable and had fantastic suggestions. Can't wait to go back.

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very fresh and delicious sushi! Great sake choices -- would return again on next visit to Portland

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Death by sushi dish is awesome

x
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best mix of tradition and innovation with an incredible sake list!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. The bartender was great as were the food and drinks. Cool place to have dinner.

SG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love this place but service this time was slow and spotty.

n
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wonderful service, some items were excellent (fried rice, Lotus roll) others were just ok. Portions were SMALL for the price and we frequently visit high end restaurants.

M
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe my favorite Sushi Restaurant in Portland. It is the place I go back to the most. There is a nice mix of fresh options. Still love the unagi. And the Japonica warm but not over the top. Waitress this visit patiently reviewed all the specials., and it was full house. There must have been 20 hand written fish options.

p
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Nice ambience. A bit pricey maybe?

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Few diners for lunch and only one server. The server was pleasant and tried her best but it was too much for one person.
Long delay for hot tea. When it arrived it was nothing more than hot water with leftover tea leaves from another time. The hot water/tea cost $3 per person.
Sushi was well presented but lacking overall taste and freshness. The kale salad was a disappointment in terms of visual appeal and flavor. For what we paid, wanted the whole experience to be so much more but it just never happened.

KC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner sitting at the sushi counter - delicious sushi, nice chat with sushi chef, romantic ambience. Highly recommend!

PD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Sushi. Sushi bar is the place to be!

SJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rolls and very good, efficient service easily makes this my top sushi restaurant in Portland! The Nemo roll is an extraordinary blend of flavors, and is probably both mine, and my wife's favorite all time roll. Try it out next time you are there!!!!

J
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Had a first date there and they were very accommodating, but did a great job of giving us space to have conversation. The food was outstanding along with the service and the atmosphere. We will definitely be back in the future.

RV
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great location, friendly staff all with a terrific ambiance.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The service from the waiter was horrible. Took forever for her to take outlet drink order and even longer to bring it. I was halfway done with my meal before I got my wine.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first date here and every year we always come back for our anniversary and sometimes a date night

PR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
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
3 reviews
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
27 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
50 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Portland
11 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

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