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Masu Sushi
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406 SW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97205
406 Southwest 13th AvenueUSOregonPortland97205
$$Restaurant, Bar
Sushi Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Today 4–10PM
Sunday 4–10PMMonday 11:30AM–11PMTuesday 11:30AM–11PMWednesday 11:30AM–11PMThursday 11:30AM–11PMFriday 11:30AM–12AMSaturday 4PM–12AM
Portland's second story sushi haven: unique by design, extraordinary in quality. Serving Portland's freshest fish since 2004. Locally owned and operated.
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Fresh fish & updated Japanese fare served in a plush 2nd-floor spot with validated parking.- Google
"It was served with a flaming cucumber, which was a fun touch."
"A little pricey and only ok service."
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Kelsey Christiansen
3 weeks ago
Although this restaurant has a great location, I wasn't very impressed by the sushi. For paying that much for sushi, which I also thought was over priced. The sushi rice was bland and cold, and the rolls were small. I would also hope from an upscale restaurant that I wouldn't be getting imitation crab in my sushi rolls, but to my surprise I was paying a 17 dollar sushi roll that was filled with imitation crab. Service was great, and I loved the location. But won't be back because of the high prices for low quality food.
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Altima NEO
3 months ago
Rough night. We had a large group and they refused to split it order so everyone could pay their share with credit. Instead, the manager told us we could only pay with up to 4 cards for larger groups. It was a new policy that they didn't bother to mention when we were made the reservation. We were asked to "figure it out." For a group of people that doesn't meet often, trying to figure out who owes who, or if we can even count on that person to pay us back is a huge hassle. To make things worse, the manager was chewing out the poor waitress about our table. She seemed to be trying her best. The quality of the food seemed to not be as good as usual. The avocado was brown. They were out of some stuff, and they had less vegetarian options then they used to. Not sure if we'll come back again, especially if this 4 credit card policy order group persists. We've been going here with a very large group for several years, and this was quite the disappointment.
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Marc Wasserman
3 months ago
I went here for a birthday dinner looking for good sushi, and the food did not disappoint. The highlight was definitely the nigiri, but I also really appreciated that even the simple rolls (salmon, spicy tuna, avocado) were fresh and delicious. I felt like the staff, while pleasant, were not quite as attentive as I would like, but that's a small quibble, especially given the restaurant was busy. Overall we had a wonderful dinner at a very reasonable price.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you for the kind words Marc!
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William Erickson
5 months ago
Masu serves very high quality and fresh sushi. They have interesting, unique maki (roll sushi), as well as the classics. I ordered, the dungeness, yellowtail, chinook, and salmon roe nigiri, and all were excellent. Masu also serves a number of unusual vegetarian dishes. The waitstaff at Masu are friendly and knowledgeable, and the venue is pleasant, clean, and upscale. Perhaps it is one of the more pricey sushi/saki bars in Portland, but it is worth every cent. Plus, they validate parking in a nearby garage! I strongly recommend Masu.
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Jesse McCoy
in the last week
Always ask for fresh wasabi. Generous slices of sashimi on chirashi.
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Ryan Burgeson
a month ago
Easily the best sushi I've ever had, and certainly one of the best meals I've had in Portland. It was even worth the steep prices and intermittent death stares from the snotty hostess who was only willing to seat us at the bar despite being mostly empty on a Tuesday... Recommendation: Dress for a nice dinner if you go here and take the bartender's recommendations if you happen to get seated there.
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Michael Stroud
3 months ago
Not bad by any means. A little pricey and only ok service. Nice ambience though. Would give a 3.5 if I could.
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Jenny V
6 months ago
Went to MASU for a girls dinner with my best friend and my daughters while visiting Portland. Our driver recommended it, so we said, "why not?" Upon arrival, the host seemed irritated that we did not have a reservation, and I immediately noticed that he chose not to speak to me, and instead directed all of his attention to my best friend. We were seated in a waiting lounge, and served our beers. The lounge was cozy, and comfy. When our table was ready, the host came over and carried my friends beer, while I was left to carry my own..... which I felt was incredibly rude, especially since his other hand was not full. It was clear that something about me, he did not like. Anyway, we ordered two of the cucumber crab appetizers, two Mt. St. Helens, one rip city, one pearl, four California rolls, two specialty oyster shooters, and two oysters on the half shell. The food was good. No real complaints there. I did notice that the maki fell apart very easily, which is pretty frustrating when eating sushi. Our waitress was attentive, but questioned what I ordered and tried to tell me what appetizer to order. I didn't like that at all, if I need a suggestion, I will ask for it. Personally, both the Pearl and the Rip City stood out. Both had a good amount of spiciness that either started out spicy and finished nicely, or started out savory and ended with a kick. Absolutely delicious. The Mt. St. Helens was interesting, I'm not sure that I loved it, but I certainly didn't dislike it. It had Bonito flakes in great quantity on the top, and is what I would call a very savory roll. For me, it seemed like it had intense flavors, but not a lot of depth or layering of flavors. Everything just blended together and tasted the same from start to finish. It was served with a flaming cucumber, which was a fun touch. The oyster shooters were delicious, and much larger than any I have been served in the past. On the cucumber crab appetizer, there was some delicious sea kelp, that really stood out to me. I would absolutely try this place again, and plan to do so soon, but I think I would make reservations beforehand. If I have the same feelings about the host, I won't return. He definitely made me feel unwelcome and even burdensome, which I did not appreciate.
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