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450 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3059
503-675-4496
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good Japanese food

We have seldom been disappointed at this place. We go back time and time again. Crispy tempura, excellent sushi and appetizers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
Josie72533
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Portland Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Some of the best Japanese food ever! We come here weekly and are never dissappoined. Love the Sushi, Tempura and Sunamoto Salad with Octopus.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at Kurata over the holidays. I had dinner with a close friend and we are avid sushi eaters! The food, sushi, and sashimi are top-notch!!! The prices are fair.... The quality and portions are awesome!! The atmosphere is old-school sushi house. The service is old-school. It you want amazing sushi, sashimi, and Japanese food... More 

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Portland Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have seldom been disappointed at this place. We go back time and time again. Crispy tempura, excellent sushi and appetizers.

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Lake Oswego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Four of us visited Kurata and we all were very pleased with the Japanese food. The presentation was beautiful, the food delicious and the service friendly. We ordered four different entrees…soba, pork tonkatsu, tempura, and salmon. The only, very minor, weak spot was the miso soup…a little weak on the miso. We will definitely return, often.

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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A small intimate place with good food - especially Hamachi Kama. This is a dish we try at every new Japanese restaurant and Kurata has one of the best. The tempura is light and crunchy and their salmon dinners very good. Also, very fresh sushi. If you like Japanese food you need to try Karata

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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Good sushi, not the best in Portland, but this place is not really worth is as the service is just abysmal.

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portland or
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We wish Kurata was open for lunch more often. It's a pleasure to find authentic Japanese food that doesn't depend on rolled up rice for presentation. However, the sushi is fine too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Been here a couple of times, and will go back I'm sure. It's good, the people are nice enough, it's kinda generic no real flare, but it's always clean and close to home. I love sushi and Japanese cuisine, this just qualifies.

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Great food, grumpy waitresses. We eat here regularly, because we like the food, however, the service people here are never as welcoming as it seems they should be. If you go to restaurants for atmosphere and experience, skip Kurata. If you're looking for good food at a slightly increased price, great place.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This small restaurant in Lake Oswego is really good. Fish is always fresh and the rice is perfect. Can get busy so make a reservation so you won't be disapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 450 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3059
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Clackamas County  >  Lake Oswego
  • Phone Number: 503-675-4496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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