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Portlands Best Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant

Business Description
Ukiyoe specializes in an exciting, ever evolving selection of Portland's freshest sushi. Besides offering some of the best Sashimi and Nigiri in Portland, we have many creative Maki: try a roll with tempura shrimp, calamari, or fresh salmon. We also boast several vegetarian rolls, featuring sweet potato, onion, or carrot. Owner Jin Park has 30 years experience preparing Japanese food. Ukiyoe Japanese Restaurant has been serving delicious, authentic Japanese food since 1992. More than just a good sushi bar, we offer the best teriyaki and tempura dishes in Portland. With more than 50 different sushi rolls, using both raw and cooked fish, there is something for every Portland sushi lover.
Hours

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Payment method
visa, mastercard, debit
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Arbor Lodge, North Portland
Categories
Sushi Bars, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Take Out, Sushi

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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01/27/2012

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Overall
Wow, I am really surprised to come on

Wow, I am really surprised to come on here and see these other bad reviews. I just bought a Living Social deal for the place because their sushi menu looked amazing and I am glad that I did. My friend and I went and tried it last night. So I will admit that the place looked a bit sketchy from the outside but the inside was just fine and the sushi was so amazingly delicious. The New Zealand role was our favorite, it has kiwi on top which sounded a little strange but is so good. The sushi chef guy was perfectly nice to us, he came and checked on us several times. The only complaint that we had and why I didn't give it 5 stars was that it was uncomfortably quiet which was partly because we got there right when they opened so there weren't very many people yet but also I think that they should turn up their music a bit more so you don't feel like everyone is listening to you when you talk. The sushi is definitely 5 stars.

12/14/2011

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Overall
Don't listen to the reviewers here,

Don't listen to the reviewers here, I've been a North Portland resident my entire life and have been going to Ukiyoe since it was called Teriyaki Steak House. It's way better than the Mio Sushi that opened up on Killingsworth.

07/07/2011

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Overall
Terrible sushi, terrible price, terrible service. Avoid.

I AM NOT A CRAZY PERSON. I LOVE SUSHI. That said, this sad restaurant is not worth a visit, period. I love Japanese salad: Their salad was seriously iceberg lettuce from a bag with some nasty bottled mayonnaise dressing and THATS IT! - $3.25 The sushi was sad and pathetic in portion, my wife's bento box was described by her as 'airplane food' and the service was crap. Not even the rice was good. I hope I don't get sick. Seriously, avoid this place like the plague. The end.

01/22/2011

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Overall
Formerly my favorite sushi place

My boyfriend and I went to Ukiyoe tonight and it was really disappointing. There was some new chick preparing alongside the regular guy, and everything took a really long time, wasn't very well-rolled, and the flavors just weren't what they usually are. Then, there was no ponzu sauce drizzled on one of the rolls we ordered, though it was on the menu, and when the waitress asked the chef guy he said ""It's already on there!"" although it was obvious to all of us that it was not.

We've decided that we'll go back one more time, on a weekday, and unless it's rebounded back to its former deliciousness, we'll write it off. It's too bad; it has been consistently wonderful since I first discovered it with a friend over a year ago, so I would be very sad if this turns out to be anything other than an off-night.

04/27/2010

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Overall
good reviews for this restaurant are all shills

whew, where to start? easily half the portions of regular sushi places. Chef so rude it was almost funny...What restaurant did the ""best sushi in town"" reviews eat at?? (or how much were they paid) I've eaten sushi from NY to LA and this was so bad it wasn't even worth it w/ the half off coupon.
Never. coming. back.

04/18/2010

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Overall
SoSo AVERAGE

The owner is friendly, as is his wife. The restaurant is nothing to write home about. The food was acceptable quality. The portions were extremely small and the prices were sky high especially in light of the portion size. Go to Saburo's on Bybee and see the difference !

03/19/2010

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Overall
Great Sushi

We love this place. It's close to home, and we can ride our bikes to get there. It's affordable, the staff is friendly I really enjoyed the food, and have even taken guests there to eat. I usually pick Ukiyoe over Mio (also close by) because I enjoy the daily inventiveness of the daily special rolls.

12/09/2009

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Overall
Best Sushi Restauraunt in the City

My husband and I are extreem sushi snobs. We have frequented many places to try to see if we can find better than Ukiyoe's, we havent found a better place yet. Each time we go elsewhere to try out a new place we always end up saying ""I wish we went to Ukiyoe's instead."" Well, we have learned our lesson and we will never ever set foot in another sushi place but Ukiyoe. The fish is fresh, the slices thick, the rice is perfection. The plating is bright and beautiful and its hard to eat the food art, sometimes you just want to sit and look at it for a while. Once you start eating, you have to force yourself to stop. Many a time we have ordered extra sushi for later on! The enviornment is dark and relaxing with beautiful art on the wall. Wonderful for a nice date or with a bunch of friends. I cannot express how great the sushi is, I crave it all the time and wish I could go at least once a week. Other Sushi places just cant compare to Ukiyoe's. I have to admit I have never tried anything else on the menu as we just go there for sushi, but believe me, the Sushi is to die for!!!!!
Heather and Mark Durrow

09/14/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
dreadful

the sushi chef and i presume owner belittled the waitress repeatedly in front of customers. and the sushi was very mediocre; hardly any fish, way too much rice, made me way too full too fast. won't go again......

05/16/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
This place is a waste of money!

The teriyaki is dorm style aka borderline Alpo. The sushi chef was very sarcastic and arrogant. The sushi was empty and what little it has in it was bland. Waste of money and location. Sushiland is far more yummier.. novice or not...not worth it.

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