9 Best Sushi In Portland

9 Best Sushi In Portland (2)
Joe Squatch

Joe Squatch

September 28, 2022

When it comes to food that is considered trendy these days, few can come close to holding a candle to Japanese cuisines, sushi in particular.

These humble little rolls of seaweed (or nori, if you want to be more specific), rice, and fillings, have taken the world by storm.

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They are THE go-to food for many commuters, where they can easily be contained in a lunchbox (or even a bento box), and are packed full of tons of different flavors.

And that’s not even mentioning the sheer variety of those flavors that you can pick for your sushi rolls!

With all these factors going for it, sushi and Japanese food joints and restaurants have been popping up all across the world, and in plenty of medium-sized towns across the United States, to say nothing of big state capitals like Portland.

However, in a city as big as Portland, sushi restaurants are bound to be a dime a dozen in an urban metropolis like this, making it hard to pick any number of top-quality restaurants, much less one (Also check out the Very Best Sushi In Brooklyn).

Well, that is what we are here to help you with!

In this guide, we are going to share with you some of the best places to eat and take out sushi, from a variety of venues across the city.

1. Syun Izakaya

Starting this list with one of the most popular places in Hillsboro, Syun Izakaya is one of the best places to go for high-quality sushi on the western side of Portland (Also check out the Best Sushi In San Antonio).

With plenty of different sushi varieties for you to choose from this place, this is THE place to go for artfully crafted plates of salmon, crab, sea urchin, and pretty much any other varieties of sushi that you could ask for.

With options for both dining in and taking out, Syun Izakaya has you covered!

2. Afuri Izakaya

Of course, when looking for restaurants that prepare sushi and other Japanese dishes, the best sushi is always those rolls that are handmade.

If you’re looking for a sushi chain of restaurants that can boast the kinds of high-quality sushi rolls that you deserve, you’ll want to take a look at Afuri Izakaya.

Plus, when you want to wash down your delicious sushi with a beverage, you can take your sushi with sake, or the restaurant’s lager (Also check out the Best Sushi In Houston)!

Plus, you also have the option of eating in-restaurant, or taking your food out too!

3. Bamboo Sushi

However, if you’re looking for a sushi chain that you know you’ll have no trouble finding, no matter where in the city you are based, you can’t go wrong with Bamboo Sushi.

This chain of sushi restaurants has locations dotted across pretty much every corner of Portland, meaning that you will always be able to find a Bamboo Sushi restaurant, no matter where you are in the city.

Plus, with a dedication to environmentalism, you can rest easy knowing all the food that you are eating is coming from ethical farming sources.

4. Koya Sushi

Moving a little westward with our next entry, we have an incredible sushi restaurant that is located in downtown Beaverton, on the west side of Portland, Oregon.

Freshness is the name of the game with this particular restaurant, and every kind of sushi that you could ask for is packed with the freshest of ingredients.

From the surf-and-turf rolls that this place does to the tempura dishes, this is a place that you are going to want to see for yourself.

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5. Bluefin Tuna & Sushi

When it comes to a good sushi restaurant, presentation is just as important as flavor, especially when you are eating in the restaurant itself.

It should be a place that catches your eye, after all!

If presentation means as much to you as it does to us, then Bluefish Tuna & Sushi will be a favorite for you!

When it comes to how their temaki, homosaki, and other specialty foods are prepared, the aesthetics are on-point with this restaurant. We’d almost describe these sashimi rolls as cute!

6. Departure

If you’re looking for sushi and a restaurant table with a view, then you’ve come to the right place with Departure!

Like with every entry on this list, the variety of rolls and the flavors hidden within them are incredible here, from their smokes and radish stuffed rolls to their Vietnamese duck curries (yes, it’s technically not sushi, but you can’t help but love good food when you taste it!)

However, what sets departure apart from other high-quality sushi joints is its location.

Situated on top of The Nines hotel, this is a restaurant with a view, giving you a bird’s eye view of Portland, as well as the surrounding mountains, and, of course, the Willamette river itself that runs through the center of the city.

You’ll get as much a feast for the eyes as you will your stomach when going to this restaurant!

7. Sushi Ki-Ichi

Located in west Portland, Tigard, Sushi Ki-Ichi, you’ll find a restaurant that is jam-packed with delicious main courses and tantalizing appetizers.

And of course, the sushi is on-point here too! 

8. Fish & Rice

While this is exactly a bonafide sushi restaurant like the rest of these entries, we simply couldn’t mention this amazing restaurant here!

While, as we’ve already said, Fish & Sushi is exactly a true sushi or Japanese restaurant, it is a Japanese-inspired restaurant, and that includes serving sushi-style dishes too.

9. Sushi Ichiban

Who doesn’t love a good sushi-go-round conveyor belt? It’s practically half the charm of going to a sushi joint!

So, we couldn’t finish this list without shedding a light on one of our favorite places to grab a bite from the conveyor belt at Sushi Ichiban restaurant!

This is a place where you can get great high-quality sushi, packed full of great favors that just melt in your mouth.

And with its reasonable pricing, it’s pretty light on your wallet too!

Final Thoughts

As you can see, you’re pretty spoiled for choice when it comes to sushi restaurants in Portland!

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