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About Yakuza Lounge

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.


5411 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 51490
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm
Dinner Friday-Saturday 5-11pm

Cross Street:
NE Killingsworth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 450-0893

Website:
http://yakuzalounge.com/

Catering:
Everything from small parties to upwards of 100. Call in advance to discuss menu options and pricing.

Parking Details:
Readily available street parking with no meters.

Public Transit:
Trimet 72, 9, and 10

Executive Chef:
David Gaspar de Alba

Private Party Facilities:
Seats 8-16 people in semi private back dining area adjacent to our patio.

Private Party Contact:
Kyle Lovell: (503) 450-0983

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Yakuza Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I Just Always Love it Here. All of it.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service and food was amazing as always

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great cozy ambiance and everything we ordered was delicious.

Tags: Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Contemporary Asian/Japanese but also best burger in town.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic. Never disappoints! The burger is so delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My six member Happy Hour group rarely ventures far from downtown Portland but agreed to venture eastward on a rainy October night. We were rewarded with delicious dish after dish, expert cocktails and service that was perfect. Yakuza Lounge is cozy, candlelit and quietly intimate. We were nestled among couples and foursomes who could actually hear one another exclaim over excellent food and drink. Selfishly, I'd like to see larger groups reserve the large table in the back room or the good weather back gardens. Yakuza wouldn't be listed among 'cheap eats' but it was worth every penny. We particularly loved the poke, the ribs the amazing scallop 'haystacks' and the various rolls we sampled.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great burger, tasty!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very expensive for what you get.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fabulous food, you must have the burger they will split it 4 ways.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Yakuza is my favorite go to for my birthday and every chance I get otherwise. As an Interior Architect I appreciate the conceptual design as well as artistic murals. Look forward to a group event one day in the suite that opens on the rooftop. Creative food and cocktail combinations are wonderful. Personable interactive service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding Japanese-inspired creative dishes. I highly recommend the scallop tempura, ribs, poke, and any of the sushi options. Definitely a great place for foodies, and part of the amazing food scene in northeast Portland.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Delicious food as always! They forgot an order I made early in the evening. Not a big deal but got it late and they didn't offer to fix the situation. So it seems it's ok to provide so so service. Also, they ran out of some liquor that I asked for. Again, the food is great but service is always mediocre.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The Yakuza Burger was Phenomenal. Cannot wait to go back and pair it with sushi in the future an take advantage of the rest of their awesome menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Was very disappointed in this place. It was one of the values on the Oregon entertainment, restaurant addition card. Unless you knew what Japanese food was you had no clue what you were ordering. The menu was typed on single sheet white paper. There were no graphics to give you an idea of what you were ordering. They are extremely expensive for what you got. I ordered scallops and got 2 for $12. My husband ordered Sushi 9 small pieces on a plate. Not even on a bed of rice. He was so hungry that we added a hamburger on. Could be a good restaurant with a little thought.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We sat on the back patio...highly recommended to sit there, as it's quieter and a bit more private. Our waiter was very attentive and had good recommendations for the food/cocktails. I'm vegetarian and enjoyed the chilled ramen, while my teenager said the burger really is ALL THAT....best burger she has ever had. Thanks! We'd go back...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Their vegan shushi is the best sushi I've ever had, but I wouldn't call the restaurant vegan friendly, because you're limited to one option. Menu is too small, so there isn't enough options in general. Good for gentry, I guess. The ambiance is chill and open yet personal and cozy. They need more options and less bougie-ness. Waitress was friendly, kind, and polit; but not welcoming and open--maybe she was new or nervous.. don't know. Still, give it a chance, but look at their online "sample" menu first, cuz t's pretty much all the food they got.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Yakuza burger so good it gave me goosebumps! So good we had another for dessert.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This place, while the food tastes yummy, has a confusing menu. They are known to our family for our great burgers, but they also bill themselves as a sushi place. To me, the two don't go together. Anyway, their most redeeming thing is their burger. It is really tasty. I asked for a gluten free bun and was offered the burger over rice in a bowl, which was a tasty alternate. We sat in the back where it was quieter, but there wasn't enough light to read the menu so everyone had their iPhone's flashlights on. And, there was a dog there. I don't like restaurants that let dogs in. That is a buzzkill for a good meal to me. The big bad elephant in the room, though, is the mandatory "customer pays for our health insurance" line item on my bill. I really detest that. I complained about it in a letter to this restaurant many months ago, and to no avail, as they still practice that. That's it. I won't be back. Lastly, Open Table, I noted on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, but there was no recognition of this.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We were a party of 10, 6 adults and 4 kids. The service was great, and the food was fantastic.
We were in the private back space...they music was too loud for group conversations, but was otherwise a lovely evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Love this place. Food and drinks are always phenomenal and the back patio is perfection.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I was looking for outdoor dining with a bit of ambiance. From the website, this looked like the place. However, the garden was a mess (covered hot tub, empty bath tub, views of neighboring junk) - very underwhelming. No tables even had a view of the garden. The food was nice, but small portions and pricey. Best I can say is, it was OK.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always, the staff was polite, friendly professional, accommodating and the food was insanely good. Yakuza is consistently a winner!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I thought the food was expensive for the amount. The worst example was a muscle appetizer on the happy hour menu which was four dollars or $4.50 for one mussel on a small piece of toast. Another example was and albacore dish that was $19 and consisted of four very thin slices of albacore tuna. It is necessary to order very carefully here or you can spend a lot of money and be very hungry.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Casual, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Yakusa never disappoints. Great flavors and textures. Special cocktails. Wonderful sake selection. Beautiful at night, and on the patio.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

New favorite restaurant!! For celebrating or just a lovely evening out - love sitting at the bar in the spring and summer by the open doors!

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love this restaurant for the food, the laid back ambiance, the drinks, and the outdoor space. We had a great patio table and enjoyed our meal very much. The burger is always a hit and the beet infused cocktail is a favorite as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Tasty birthday dinner for the wife. We all enjoyed it tremendously.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Portions were small as they advertised. However the small portions were very good in taste but still on the expensive side (according to our budget). Our waitress was very good, informative, and answered all our questions concerning the food and it's makeup. If she didn't have the answer she was able to ask the chef to obtain it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Varied Northwest styled sushi, very fresh and well thought out combinations of ingredients.

Burger is one of our favorites in Portland. Juicy and tasty. The ribs plate is flavorfully sauced and the meat falls off the bones.

The tempura scallops are artwork and taste heavenly, and pair well with the shishito peppers.

Good selection of sake. Food was outstanding as ever, waitress might have been having an off night or new?

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2017

they were understaffed when we were there so service was slow but at least the server explained it to us so we just rolled with it. i had the yakuza burger and the gluten free option was to serve the burger on a bed of rice and it was amazing. I am still thinking about how delicious it was several days later. online reservations don't say anything about an option to reserve a table in the garden which I wish I could have done as it was beautiful. we sat facing the street.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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