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The 15 Best Japanese Restaurants In Portland

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Portland? These are the top Japanese venues in town. After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Portland.

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Mirakutei Sushi & Ramen

Japanese, $$, BuckmanJapanese, $$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Murata Restaurant

Japanese, $$$, DowntownJapanese, $$$Portland, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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AFURI IZAKAYA

Japanese, $$$, BuckmanJapanese, $$$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Yama Sushi & Izakaya

Japanese, $$, Hosford-AbernethyJapanese, $$Portland, Hosford-Abernethy
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Bamboo Sushi

Asian, $$, NorthwestAsian, $$Portland, Northwest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Nimblefish

Asian, $$$, Hosford-AbernethyAsian, $$$Portland, Hosford-Abernethy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Takahashi Restaurant

Japanese, $$, LentsJapanese, $$Portland, Lents
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Yama Sushi & Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, Pearl DistrictJapanese, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Samurai Blue

Asian, $$, BoiseAsian, $$Portland, Boise
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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SHO Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, West Portland ParkJapanese, $$Portland, West Portland Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Zilla Sake

Asian, $$, VernonAsian, $$Portland, Vernon
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Izakaya Kichinto

Japanese, $$, EliotJapanese, $$Portland, Eliot
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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Yataimura Maru

Japanese, $$, RichmondJapanese, $$Portland, Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Bluefin Tuna & Sushi

Japanese, $$, IrvingtonJapanese, $$Portland, Irvington
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

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Kashiwagi

Japanese, $$, Hosford-AbernethyJapanese, $$Portland, Hosford-Abernethy
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

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How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 9087 Portland restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Portland restaurant reviews, and 717 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater and Female Foodie had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Lents, Female Foodie - The 40 Best Portland Restaurants (2021 UPDATE) and Eater - 14 Sushi Restaurants to Try in Portland, Mapped. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Nimblefish, Samurai Blue, and Zilla Sake are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for a date night in Portland.

Nimblefish, Murata Restaurant, and Yama Sushi & Izakaya are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in Portland.

Bamboo Sushi, Takahashi Restaurant, and Kinboshi Ramen are vegetarian-friendly Japanese restaurants in Portland.

Nimblefish, Murata Restaurant, and Yama Sushi & Izakaya are some of the highest-rated late-night Japanese spots in Portland.

There are 124 Japanese restaurants in Portland.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take wu tao go to the next level

    When having wu tao go, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Rose, a popular pink wine.

Fun facts

  • The first ever

    The cherished sushi came from Japan in 1700s.

  • Celebrating Japanese

    New York City celebrates NYC Dumpling Festival in September, an event you should be sure to visit. Go check out the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest!

  • International Sushi Day

    Do you like sushi enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that June International Sushi Day is International Sushi Day.

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Portland. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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