Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego

4.6
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$30 and under
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Bamboo Sushi is the first certified sustainable sushi restaurant in the world and a proud purveyor of eclectic Japanese-inspired cuisine. 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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vipFooddogg
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This was our fourth time here, the service is good, but the food value/quality is not the same as when we first visited Bamboo years ago at their original location. I had the Chef's choice Chirashi bowl and the sushi rice tasted like regular rice, for $27+ it was just okay and I would not order it again. We also ordered the tempura appetizer with $2 extra for a shrimp and the shrimp was so small it was a joke to charge extra for that, seriously the shrimp looked smaller than the kind you buy frozen!

The dragon roll was okay with only 6 small pieces for $13, and maybe the fish is sustainable, but eating here felt no different than going to a conveyor belt-like restaurant. What stung the most is after I got home I received an email that offered a free drink ($14 value) in March, too late and the waitress did not even mention it or offer in-kind despite I ordered a drink and spent over $100 on dinner! I think I'm done with Bamboo Sushi, go elsewhere for better value or quality.

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vipboltguy
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and very delicious. The service was excellent. Only suggestion would be to add more wine selections.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hi boltguy, Thanks for taking the time to join us here at Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego and for the review! Fresh and delicious food offerings accompanied by excellent service is what we are all about, glad you enjoyed yourself! Can't wait to have you back in with us again soon for another 5-star evening, cheers! ~Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego Management~

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JeanG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was my first time to eat here and I was less than excited. I was there to celebrate my grandson's birthday so wanted it to be special. The food was outstanding but the noise and fever-pitch commotion of the place was almost unbearable. We were seated right in the line of traffic and had people waiting for their tables right on top of us. It felt like a factory to see how many people could be fed & moved along.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hi Jean, Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to write a review, as we appreciate hearing from all of our guests. I am sorry to read that you were less than excited, we are indeed a popular and bustling restaurant, especially on a busy weekend night, but we pride ourselves on providing personal and professional service catered to each and every guest. We would love to have you back in, perhaps on a less peak hour, in order to show you what we can really offer. Cheers, ~Bamboo Sushi~

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IanN
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good. It was a bit noisy and we were seated close enough to the door we got a chill every time it opened. Otherwise, it was excellent. I did make note in my OpenTable reservation (and also told the server) that we were there for my daughters birthday and they did nothing to recognize it. We didn’t want or expect anything like singing, but it’s always nice when a place makes a note of a special occasion and tries to make it special.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi IanN, Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate hearing from our valued guests. I am happy to read that you greatly enjoyed the offerings and service, though I am sorry that your daughters birthday was not properly acknowledged. We want all of our guests to feel special with us, and hope you'll give us another opportunity soon to put our best foot forward for you! Cheers,' ~Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego Management~

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Slow service+ untidy restrooms+dirty seats+high price+OK food = low value for money.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi Anonymous, I am sorry to read of your subpar experience with us, and I would love to follow up on a few of the matters mentioned if you care to provide any additional details. Regardless, we hope to have you back in again soon, so that we can provide you with the service and presence we are known for and would also love to mention our 7 day a week Happy Hour Menu, with multiple items featured, in order to maximize your experience. Cheers, ~Bamboo Sushi Management~

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vipTammyB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My waitress and the hostess was very nice. The Shoshone chef didn’t acknowledge me for what felt like 5 minutes. Then I ores my roll with VERY little rice. I came with a lot of rice. He never asked how I was. I go to the LO Bamboo sushi frequently and have always gotten great service so not getting that surprised me.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi Tammy, Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to write a review, as we always appreciate open and honest feedback from our valued guests. I am sorry to read of your less than wonderful experience at the Sushi Bar, we take a great deal of pride in being knowledgeable and friendly, and our sushi chefs certainly lead the way. We would love to have you back in again soon, to show you what we are really all about, and hope to see you soon! ~Bamboo Sushi Management~

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vipboltguy
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

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Lisa
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt and attentive service and freshly prepared foods with lovely presentation. As a vegetarian/pescatarian, I appreciate that there are vegetarian options on the menu! Restaurant can be pretty noisy and upbeat-not a bad thing, just describing how it feels to us.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi Lisa, Thank you for joining us here at Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego and for taking the time to send a review! We always do our best to take care of all of our guests and their dietary needs, be it Gluten Free, Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan etc...We do indeed have a popular restaurant in a relatively small space, and our guests can certainly be boisterous at times, but we appreciate your appreciation of it all and look forward to seeing you again soon! ~Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego Management~

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Krista
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quite noisy, food was only 'ok,', except for Tempura/fried Cauliflower and Green Machine which were very good. The Shishito Peppers were unusually hot/ spicy. Usually there's 1 hot in the bunch, these were all.

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Britchick
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

First off, the food was delicious just as one would expect. What we did not expect was very poor service. Our reservations were for 7:15 and we checked in on time. We were told there would be a short wait while they cleared the table, no problem except the short wait was 15 minutes and we were looking at several open tables. The other group of four that came in right behind us were seated before us and had their cocktails by the time we were ordering our's. Then it became clear that our server put in the wrong table number as we twice got food that we had not ordered. The food runners were very confused. Last but not least, our first dish was an amazing scallop nigiri. We loved it and immediately ordered two more orders for a total of four. Our other dishes came and went and still no extra scallops. There was easily a ten minute wait with literally nothing on our table when the scallops appeared. They might as well have been dessert and not part of our dinner. The service was disappointing for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Green Machine is delicious!

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Awesome
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca was our server/bartender, she was exceptional and knowledgeable. The restaurant was busheling! Our food came out fast and accurate. Osmar was also our sushi chef! He was very nice and made the best sushi we have ever had! We will definitely be back, but only if we have Rebecca as our server!

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JoanG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I felt very rushed. The food was brought very quickly. I ordered green tea and never got it. We weren't drinking alcohol , I just felt that they wanted to turn our table over to get someone else in there3 quickly. Different servers brought out the different dishes, so no real connection with one server. The food was quite good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Baby Sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi!!!

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TBone
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Happy hour is excellent value.

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vipKellieM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Consistent in quality and expectation. Love it every time!

FAQs

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 387-6565.

Bamboo Sushi Lake Oswego is rated 4.6 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.