Saucebox

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$30 and under
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Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors. Fruit infusions, exotic elixirs and our notable liquor laboratory are also specialties of the house.
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Tue - Fri 4:30PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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4.3
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4.4
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Portland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I just had our first Double Birthday and I booked Saucebox for the occasion. The service here was outstanding as it always is. They have a few mocktails -one of my sober guests was over the moon for the virgin love drop.
This is my favorite place in general and I always drag new people here, I want to specially thank Chee(I believe was her name) for making it extra perfect this visit.

The prices are a bit much but once in a while if you can afford to it’s definitely worth it.

SR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Saucebox was so great a year or so when I went last and I had to come back this time around I was in downtown. We were greeted fairly fast, but thee was a line so we waited a bit for seating. Food came quickly and we ordered a lot of their dim sum, then one entree the ribs to share. Drinks came out and were a really zesty, fruity style. I remember there being more 90's clubby music last time, things like Vanderkraft, Crazy P, and whatnot but the music was different this time. It was overall a good experience though! Will be back next biz trip.

JW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Sexy vibes and seems like everyone at the table already knew about it, even though it's news to me. Loved the Zombie and the fried chicken selections.

RS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really special place! Looking for sushi, we stumbled across Saucebox and while yes, they did have sushi, they also had some really choice items like fried udon noodles, ribs, etc. A lot for everyone, land or sea. Atmosphere is like a club in New York, so that was different but I think it definitely fit the mood. Music was clubby too but we were there for late night so it was fitting. The whole thing is very not Portland but an enjoyable experience for sure. Something that I would consider special and interesting for sure!

TF
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I have always liked Saucebox and this last trip in was pretty nice too. Greeted by the manager almost immediately and a lot of hustle-bustle in the building. Sat and had our favs, the karaage and some sichuan peppercorn steak. Cocktails always add some fun to the table because they are a little tropical, a little tiki, a lot of zazzle. Cool that they ahve been open for so long and still maintain a solidly fun time. We will be back soon, thank you guys!

SP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I love Saucebox and was excited to spend my New Years' Eve there. However, I did not enjoy the pre-fixed menu. I didn't think the quality was all that great, especially for the price that we paid. I actually enjoy their regular menu so much more and wish I could have just had that.

l
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointing, and restrooms out of service, r u kidding!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great special menu. However the bathroom was not working and we had to go across the way to use the toilet. Otherwise great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

New Years menu. $65 each. Very poor value, uninspired menu. Main meat dish was very salty.

AL
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suggested to come here by the concierge at our hotel and we didn't regret it. Ended up here over the weekend and it was a very busy vibe, a lot of dim sum, dumplings, little oddities that ended up tasting super good. We didn't drink this night, but I remember they did have a lot of delicious options for mocktails! We enjoyed a pina colada-like cocktail IN a coconut without alcohol--which was everyone's favorite. Saucebox is not as traditional as like an XLB or Duckhouse, but still very good. Creative!

GP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Tim for a great time in their dining room, walking us through the menu pretty well, and suggesting sake that went well with what we were eating. My Dad is in his 80's and did NOT want to sit in the louder part of the restaurant, so we were very delighted when Tim took us into the white table cloth zone on the left. Each course was well thought out and built an experience for us over the time there. Wish it were warmer because would love to sit outside and watch the chaos of downtown! The people watching on this block is very entertaining :)

TE
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high energy space! Loving all the tropical vibes and their food was satisfying too. God the veggie udon and some stuff off the pupu platter, which we ordered for the table. Drinks were good, kind of a mix between tiki drinks and sheshe stuff from the old days. I loved the mix! Fun place.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Bad food and bad service all around. salty overcooked food, took forever for drinks,
Asked for a beer list and didn't see one, just paid and left. Never again.

SC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Tim the Server and Mike the Manager. Both had an excellent sense of humor and priority. I will definitely be back.

d
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food just not great-I asked for my salmon rare to medium and it was overcooked, and the best of spinach was a greasy mess. Jus subpar and expensive.

AL
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with dim lighting and overall pretty good food! Loved the tropical drinks and would definitely be back a little later for a party. Seems like this place could get wild.

SO
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE SAUCEBOX!!! Saucebox has always been the "spot" downtown. Good Asian food, sushi, and tiki drinks. We entered at a busy time but the manager sat us quickly, we ordered quite a few items which all tasted great. Bao buns with Crab, vegetable udon, and ribs. Ribs were fall off the BONE and the veggie Udon was the perfect spice. We sat on the patio but it started to rain, so they found us space inside. Nice of them!

JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Bar was pretty loud but to be expected. Great service Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Thanksgiving menu was a bit overpriced

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizer + main course + desert = $45 per person for the special thanksgiving dinner, main course portion is really small, either 3 slices of turkey or a piece of salmon.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family came here for Thanksgiving dinner, it was absolutely fabulous! Service was professional and attentive, drinks tasty, dinner delicious!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a reservation for 3. We were right on time. They took forever seating us. Then seated us at a table for 2. When they realized we had 3 people and we asked for a bigger table they said they didn’t have one. The food wasn’t great and it always is. It was like they really didn’t care about us or our experience. This place went from one of our favorites to now off the list (to add insult to injury, we got an email after our dinner from Open Table punishing us for being a no show and reminding us that it is very important we show up! WE DID!!)

B
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful food, extensive cocktail lift, attractive space, and reasonable prices! Our only issue was that the green beans that came with my husband’s entree were too spicy for him to eat!

C
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every single dish we ordered. Wonderful food and service.
An “aside” — thank you for better lighting in the bathroom!

GD
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small portions for the price

m
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, hip. Particularly awesome food. Friendly service. Next time in Portland I’m there again!

JW
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this space! Very New York City. Enjoyed their lengthy drinks list and some bites from their happy hour menu. Honestly some great deals here. Nothing over 9 bucks and a heck of a lot of food. Definitely will be back, too cold or I would have sat outside! What a scene out there :)

AL
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night with the Saucebox drink list. This time around, we did not have time to eat (were off to Miss Saigon up the street) but the ambiance and bar were enough. Loving the Zombie COcktail and their use of passionfruit! Hard to find in this town. Thanks!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I had a reservation for 2 at 8pm. I was greeted by a kind hostess and seated upstairs. The restaurant was busy and the server politely explained this to me. She was clearly working hard. By 830 however, when my order still hadn’t been taken (food or beverage), I decided to leave.

KT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had to wait 15 min and then our food took way over an hour to come to the table. Our waitress was great and very attentive and kept us full of water and chips. But, it was ridiculous how long it took to get 1 of the sushi rolls.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The atmosphere was nice. The waiter uppity. The food was good, but not as good as a food cart for a lot more money. Portions were small, so a lot of plates would need to be bought to share. If atmosphere is high on your importance list, then go. There’s better pan Asian food experiences in Portland for the price point.

L
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love saucebox for delicious food and cocktails and good ambience for date night.

G
Orange County
127 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We felt very shunned by our server. The food was mediocre at best. We will not be back.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing, we had such a wonderful time here and will be back again! Also Chi (I hope I spelled that correctly.) was excellent! She recommended a great drink and provided perfect, personable service! All around great time!

S
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night, we ordered Dim Sum and small plates. Waiter was very helpful with helping us choose food. Everything was delicious. Brussels spouts and the spicy pork dim sum are a must.

GB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Nice setting
Sadly too loud which will have to consider should we return

Saucebox
Responded on October 27, 2019

Hello GlynB, Thank you for the nice review. Did you dine in the dining room? It is typically quiet in there. The bar side is music forward for sure. We can turn it down in the dining room if you'd like to visit again. We hope to see you again.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chi was our waitress and was great! We really enjoyed our food and drinks!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yum! And greet service.

TF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Birthday party went well! Will be back soon :) Really loved the upstairs, looking over the whole space. The server Jenny was super nice! THank you to their manager Mike for putting up with our crazy people! ;)

RS
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great night in the dining room with family. You look at this place and think it's clubby but their fine dining side is very good for a quieter night, older family members, and kids. We all had a great time and the food was awesome! Especially the tapioca dumplings :)

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