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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Japanese Food Done Well

This is a very small place, a few tables and a counter, run by what I presumed to be a couple that really care about their restaurant. When we arrived it was full so we had to wait 15 minutes or so for a table but it was worth it. It is a very serene setting and the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
SteveNScottsdale
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Local cuisine
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a very small place, a few tables and a counter, run by what I presumed to be a couple that really care about their restaurant. When we arrived it was full so we had to wait 15 minutes or so for a table but it was worth it. It is a very serene setting and the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This tiny restaurant has some amazing sushi. It's one of our favorite local date-night places. It's small. But, if there's a wait, it always worth it!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It's easy to walk by Kurata's and not notice it's there. It has a very small seating area so go early unless you have time to wait. The real sushi, sashimi and bento offering which remind you of what you would be served if you lived in a big city with a large Japanese population.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?