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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, elixirs and our notable "liquor laboratory" are also specialties of the house.
Portland, OR 97205
Asian, Sushi, Pan-Asian
Hours of Operation:
Open Five nights a week. Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday: 4:30pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 5:00pm - 2am; Closed Sunday and Monday, except for large group private events.
Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday through Friday, Saturday 5:00 to 6:00 pm (open at 5:00 on Saturdays)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ's Nightly. Please visit http://www.saucebox.com/dj.html for all current residents and nights.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Event Coordinator: Alice Wagner-Stout
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For almost twenty years, Saucebox has continued to stimulate all senses with bright flavorful food, delicious cocktails, glamourous dining rooms, groovy sounds from the deejay and an energizing mix of customers and staff. It is an ideal location for personal celebrations and business dinners alike!
Saucebox Ratings and Reviews
Not one of the cheaper options in Portland, but definitely worth the splurge on a special occasion. Sampled both the dinner and late-night menus- red lantern roll and pork belly shumai off dinner menu were delicious, and the pork noodles off late-night menu were to die for. Great cocktail selection. Our server was friendly, helpful, overall amazing. Great ambience for a fun date night! Will definitely be going back next time we find ourselves downtown with extra money to spend.
Sauce box was a big disappointment. We started off with oxtail chow fun, fantastic! As were the house made mango sodas.!I wish I could say the same for the rest. Pork shu mai was passable as were the potstickers, but the dipping sauce for the potstickers was funky and did not compliment them. The spider roll was below average, jasmine rice was WAY over cooked and the kimchi was boring and listless. Portland has many better choices for Asian and Asian inspired food. I would not suggest Saucebox to anyone.
I was quite pleased with the entire dining experience! Having grown up in the Northwest, I have enjoyed wild, fresh salmon for many years. The salmon preparation at Saucebox just might be the best I've ever had. The service was attentive and genuine. Excellent restaurant!
I was very disappointed with the service. The food was good but the staff was not very good. We had them bring our entrees all at different times. We had to wait for the other and food was cold. We also had three different servers bring us food that was not ours. I would never recommend sitting up stairs as you get ignore. sad to spend over $300 for this type of service.
Having dined at Saucebox numerous, over the years, tonight, we were disappointed. Despite making a reservation on Open Table, we were seated near the kitchen in an area the hostess described as "overflow for walk-ins." The dreary ambience reminded us of being seated at the "kids' table" during thanksgiving...with all the wonderful dining options in Portland, it's doubtful we'll return anytime soon.
My wife and I went there for our 37th wedding anniversary a couple of nights ago. To be honest, I thought it was going to be just another Asian restaurant, but to my surprise, it exceeded my expectations. We ordered the pupu platter and everything on it was fantastic. So much so that we decided we would order appetizers and small bites instead of entrees. We were not disappointed. We took our time and ordered as we went along. Cocktails were also well crafted and imaginative. All in all, a great experience.
Unfortunately a large group had just been seated before we were. It seems they must've backed up the kitchen and overtaxed the waitstaff. Our food was slow in coming, the extra beer had to be requested a second time, and one entree arrived cold. The food was good and the waitstaff courteous, but the wait was annoyingly long.
While out of the pork buns I was going to have the other food was very tasty and the drinks were very good. Not sure that I would come back for dinner but this would make a nice happy hour stop or location to simply sample drinks and appetizers. Not one of our top 10 Portland restaurants but definitely a quality establishment.
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