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Sansai Japanese Grill

) #1,660 of 3,622 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1105
+1 971-544-1500
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good57%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (18 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1105
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I stopped for lunch and order the bento plates. They served a wide variety of dish in the bento - meat, tempura (shrimp, vegetables), salad, rice, etc. Well worth the price. Casual setting.

Thank DMUH
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been here several times for lunch over the past three years. Always have had very good service and the freshest of seafood. That's whether I'm by myself or with several friends. Quantities are generous. As far as rating sushi, I would give it 3 1/2...More

Thank CatchnRelease1
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed when I ate here for lunch recently. I have been here at least 10 times because the prices are reasonable and the sushi is usually pretty good. Well, a few weeks ago, I left a little sad because things have changed...More

Thank Kprocks
Reviewed 21 July 2016

They should be up-front and have a disclaimer saying their food is fusion Japanese with something else. Even though the place was packed with people and that was one of the reasons we went in, I found the food to be a distorted version of...More

Thank elbato
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We tried a few different rolls. All very good. Nice sauce on all of them. good flavor throughout, and of course very fresh tasting. Good prices. Our waiter was very good as well. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is picnic style...More

Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had a lunch there couple weeks ago. The food was great. Fresh sushi and casual dinning environment. We loved this seaweed & cucumber salad they have. I think the dressing was probably sesame oil and rice vinegar. It was so simple, so colorful, and...More

Thank Venus S
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Ate here on a Monday night. Not a soul in the restaurant until our party of seven arrived. For some reason there was a 10-minute wait before our order was taken. Decent sushi for the price but they definitely need to work on customer service.

Thank jjtbody
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Blown away when I ate here. Truly did not expect anything magical, I was totally wrong. Food was amazing! Price was fantastic. Parking is typical of Portland-be prepared to walk a bit. I highly recommend finding this place and eating here, you will not be...More

Thank nicki_wicki
Reviewed 28 March 2016

ok, this place deserves a lot of praise. they usually have at least one real itamae at work and their menu is wonderful. i just can't hardly resist ranting a little bit about how one of my favorite neighborhoods gets harder and harder to park....More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

3 of us ate our fill with sake to drink for $50. We had the sashimi bowl which came with miso soup and a cucumber salad, with 4 rolls of sushi. It was all excellent food. The place was almost full and the decor serviceable-...More

Thank Margaret W
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 971-544-1500
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