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Sun, 2/18
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Yakuza Lounge

354 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Yakuza Lounge is a Japanese restaurant and lounge located in Portland, Oregon. The restaurant specializes in serving creative tapas and sushi in a modern setting with patio seating and a full service bar serving craft cocktails.

Yakuza Lounge is open nightly and features a main menu and kids' menu. The main menu at Yakuza Lounge offers a variety of salads, main plates, nigiri and sushi rolls for diners to choose from. Main fare at the restaurant includes oysters, edamame, shishito, brussels, burger, saba shioyaki and okonomiyaki. Kid fare at the restaurant includes avocado slices or edamame, rice or noodles and chicken, shrimp or pork katzus.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Asian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm
Dinner Friday-Saturday 5-11pm
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Phone number
(503) 450-0893
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Gaspar de Alba
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Private party facilities
Seats 8-16 people in semi private back dining area adjacent to our patio.
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Private party contact
Kyle Lovell: (503) 450-0983
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Everything from small parties to upwards of 100. Call in advance to discuss menu options and pricing.
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Cross street
NE Killingsworth
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Parking details
Readily available street parking with no meters.
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Public transit
Trimet 72, 9, and 10
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 354 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Creative and delicious small plates. This is a special restaurant.

vipYumaste (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This place is inventive, fun and quite tasty. We grazed off the appetizer menu and also had some sushi. The burger and the pear sushi was excellent. The fried chicken bits were mediocre. The edamame was delicious but a complete mess to eat. Service was attentive and warm. Place was a nice modern, local charmer.

Will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was decent, but overpriced. Burger took a long time to come out of the kitchen so everyone was finished eating by the time it arrived.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent burger.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing amazing food!! Fun to share lots of small plates and try all the yummy dishes!

IAmThatAngela (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

I Just Always Love it Here. All of it.

TamsinR (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and great ambiance - service was a little slow, and hard to get ahold of - but overall good!

AivilO (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Impressed. Food is delicious, fresh and full of flavor... Ambiance is lovely, just what I had in mind for a casual date with the husband. We will definitely be back!

Cynthia (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food - chicken kaarage, babyback ribs, sushi- was fab. Ambiance was fun. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my second time eating at Yakuza and it was definitely 2/2 on delicious food. Unfortunately I had to mark it down because of a rude hostess. I'd have taken away all stars for service if not for an exceptional recovery by our Server and the Chef.

Last Sunday my group of 4 got caught up in the scheduling pressures of NYE dining. We grabbed the only reservation available at 5pm. The food was EXCELLENT! While early in our meal the hostess came to our table to disclose that the table we were sitting at was reserved for another party in 30 minutes. I totally understand the need to move people along but we were by no means working slowly through our meal. In addition there were at least 4 open tables visible around the restaurant. Approximately 15 minutes after her statement, attempting to be cognizant of their reservations, I asked for the check. The bill came promptly and the hostess took that as a sign that it was okay to start clearing the table. Much to my chagrin, in her haste to clear the table she took away the last two bites of my friends burger without asking. When we mentioned it to our server he was very apologetic and immediately signaled the Chef who sent out a small plate of ribs. This pleasant surprise was equally delicious and a very nice touch! It saved the entire experience. Unfortunately the hostess although clearly involved in conversation on the matter with the server never apologized or even acknowledged her mistake. In fact she seemed avoidant at best while we were leaving taking a bit off the overall eating experience at Yakuza. The restaurant is such a hidden gem. I'd hate to see it suffer at the hands of a single individual having a bad day.

Etspdx (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The Yakuza burger lives up to the hype.. also the tuna roll. The tempura scallops looked great but flavor and texture left something to be desired. Service and ambiance are great.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Service and food was amazing as always

LynM (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Great cozy ambiance and everything we ordered was delicious.

DavidW (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Contemporary Asian/Japanese but also best burger in town.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Truly wonderful. The food and service added to the fun of two ole friends getting together to catch up, talk and laugh.

YummyFoodNomNom (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

I always love coming to Yauka Lounge for their burger, cocktails, and sashimi or sushi. The ribs are delicious and I'm glad they have reintroduced the haystack scallops. They are also delicious...order them.

This is a great date spot too for you romantics out there.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic. Never disappoints! The burger is so delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Entertaining cousins you barely know can be a challenge, but mine were SO happy I took them to Yakuza. We laughed and ate for hours and never felt rushed by the staff. Food was great, cocktails were great. I was very pleased they had Aria gin. Yakuza added to a great memory of a special visit.

vipschaferpho (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

A great neighborhood bar / restaurant. Go for a generous food/drink happy hour - and try the Japanese fried chicken!

Siciliano (Portland)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

We tried this place as part of our 2017 restaurant fun card and also we caught the end of happy hour. There were four of us and since the card deal was one free plate with burger, we shared a burger for each couple and several of the other plates including Poke and Yakuza roll. We also had grilled corn plates and popcorn snack. All food was good and the burger was one of the best I’ve had in Portland. The poke and roll were very good too. Mixed feelings at the table over the fishy flavor profile of the butter for the corn and also added to the popcorn. I think I’ll be back for the burger. I’d like to try some more plates next time. I highly recommend this place. Service was good, but not spectacular; but in this town any good service is spectacular