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Saucebox

214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
+1 503-241-3393
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Asian, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this Asian fusion restaurant. We got the mixed seaweed salad which was delicious, and the salad rolls which were like vegetarian Thai Fresh rolls served with peanut sauce. My husband ordered the spicy roll which was great but extremely spicy...More

Thank Stephaniehm223
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter and a group of friends here for dinner before a night out for her bachelorette party. This place has a nice urban vibe. We had some specialty cocktails which were excellent. I asked the waitress to pick some dim sum dishes...More

Thank darusjuarez
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was our third time having dinner at the Saucebox over a stretch of several years. We initially learned of it from a best places guide for the Portland dining scene. The fare is pan Asian with a flare. On this visit the service and...More

Thank JFYakima
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We were in late...After hrs. Chicarones are terrible. Pork bun with a chicken nugget - not so great. Just OK overall.

Thank Amber T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There is a fusion of some untitled heritage here, and it was delicious. The in house bao was delicious, the gin drinks were tasty and well poured. The frilly drinks (wife's fav) were great as well. The staff were courteous and friendly, and even the...More

Thank Skegger
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We've been to Saucebox for happy hour a while ago which is a much better bargain, like most places, than going to the restaurant. This is the first time we've eaten in the restaurant. At first the service and atmosphere was good. But then a...More

Thank SDFlipFlops
Bruce C, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hello SD FlipFlops: Thank you for the detailed review. While I'm glad you enjoyed most of your food, I am sorry about the pot stickers. I will have chef investigate and revisit them. Sorry too that the large group invaded your evening. That is a...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Arrived a bit early for our dinner reservations and had a drink at the bar while waiting. The music was loud & the bar was dark. We reviewed the menus while sitting at the bar and were a bit excited for a few dishes (BBQ...More

Thank KimberlyOR
Bruce C, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

HI Kimberly I am happy to hear that you plan to visit Saucebox again, but I wish we could have done better for you on this last visit. I appreciate the feedback and with the chef, will look into the issues you mentioned. Our goal...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing there made me sick, but at the same time nothing was memorable. It was a meal I ate that filled me up and was quickly forgotten. Say la veeMore

Thank Alzor S
Bruce C, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Well, Scrappleking, while I am pleased to hear from you, it is disappointing that we fell flat on your last visit. Our goal is to blow you away with terrific, memorable flavors and terrific service, every time. I hope you might consider the fact that...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place has one of the best happy hours I've been to in a long time. Food options at a ton of price points $2-$7 for very good portions. I had the pork udon and it was dinner for my night. $5 house cocktail was...More

Thank Amanda1985c
Bruce C, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Amanda: Thank you for this glowing review of our cocktails and happy hour. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon, ...maybe for dinner next time. I think you will enjoy that menu as well. Bruce Carey

Reviewed 5 November 2016

Arrived just before 5 pm on a Thursday evening and were met with a blast of what someone must have believed was music from the sound system. Typical noisy Portland bar overwhelmed by the sound system racket. Probably should have but didn't walk out. Very...More

Thank Ron98642
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

I'm thrilled you were delighted with our unique menu and happy hour specials! However, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't impressed with our lively atmosphere, so hopefully we'll get the chance to welcome you back during one of our more relaxed hours, or next...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:00
Thursday
16:30 - 00:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
    (SW Pine)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-241-3393
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors. Fruit infusions, elixirs and our notable "liquor laboratory" are also specialties of the house.
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