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.
The space was a lot louder than i was expecting, but the food and service was great.
Portland Dining Month brought an amazing offering to our table... a fantastic salad, amazing sushi and the Yakuza burger that is to die for! They got it right, a true sampling of the best of Yakuza.
OMG the food is amazing. It’s a fantastic place to share with friends as everything is so delicious. The smoked muscles are delicious and can’t get enough of them.
That was the best burger in town! I was surprised at how quickly our food was brought to our table - the wait for our 3 course meal was perfectly timed. Each bite was delicious - the combination of flavors met and exceeded my expectations. I look forward to returning when I have guests in town.
The food is fantastic, original and diverse. Service can be a little slow but pleasant none the less.
We went to an early dinner before a concert and had quick and attentive service. The food was delicious and we would go back for sure.
Delicious food and friendly service. Clean establishment as well!
Amazing food and great service. Didn’t have have a table for us for about 20min despite having reservations. Not a big deal though. Would definitely recommend the place.
We had dinner with friends during Portland Dining Month. We ordered everything on the dining month menu plus several other items. Everything was excellent!
Bringing my friends from the Bay Area to Yakuza was the perfect choice! They savored every part of dinner and our drinks were perfectly suited, so much so that we all walked away unable to pinpoint one item as better than the others. Can’t wait to share the experience again with other groups of friends as soon as possible.
Our drinks didn't come till the second course... Boo! Best burger ever, and everything else was yummy.
Everything I ate from the burger to the poke and sushi was absolutely delicious. I will be returning very soon!
We went to Yakuza for Dining Month and had a wonderful time. Kale salad, salmon roll and the burger, what could be better. Sat at the bar, had wonderful service and enjoyed watching them work in the open kitchen. This is one of our go-to local places always fun and worthwhile!
The Open Table listing, and the restaurant's web site, need to disclose that seating is family style (not for everyone, including my wife and I).
Yakuza lounge has one of the more interesting Happy Hour menus in town and also a great and varied dinner menu. The food is tasty and fresh and service is fast and friendly. If the menu looks good to you, you will be very happy you dined here. It's affordable enough you could eat often here and the portions are large and splitable. Really a great PDX restaurant.
Imaginative Japanese/Northwest fusion menu, good drinks, great service, welcoming space.
Always a good evening and quality food with creativity
We had a great time with friends in this cozy relaxed restaurant. Hannah, our server, was sweet, professional, and attentive! Sarah, the manager, was quick and generous in her response to a minor situation. The food was very delicious and we will be back soon! We’ve been telling our friends about this place, and look forward to the summer when we can eat in the outside area!
We had a wonderful time! My friend Gina just became an American citizen so we where celebrating that. I had asked Yakuza for an American flag to accompany her food which they did, best part ; it was a homemade flag done by one of the employees, so thoughtful and unique!
What a perfect way celebrating Gina at Yakuza with such great service and the absolutely best burger in town! 🙏
Enjoyed it but never probably return. First to arrive in restaurant, many right behind us. Very cozy, nice flowers and clean good vibe. Ordered appetizers and burgers and few other items. Ordered Asahi beers, many other tables served before we had anything brought to our table, food all arrived at once and still no beer, maybe 20 minutes after ordering, very poor service like reviews said . I left a $20.00 tip on $90.00 tab, generous for poor service, we didn’t order happy hour, maybe should have, Karage undercooked, burger good flavor but way overrated and overpriced. Definitely no Japanese working here, they would be ashamed
Creative and delicious small plates. This is a special restaurant.
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.
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.
Amazing amazing food!! Fun to share lots of small plates and try all the yummy dishes!
I Just Always Love it Here. All of it.
Great food and great ambiance - service was a little slow, and hard to get ahold of - but overall good!
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!
Food - chicken kaarage, babyback ribs, sushi- was fab. Ambiance was fun. We will be back!
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.
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.
Service and food was amazing as always
Great cozy ambiance and everything we ordered was delicious.
Contemporary Asian/Japanese but also best burger in town.
Truly wonderful. The food and service added to the fun of two ole friends getting together to catch up, talk and laugh.
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.
Fantastic. Never disappoints! The burger is so delicious.
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.
A great neighborhood bar / restaurant. Go for a generous food/drink happy hour - and try the Japanese fried chicken!