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Sansai Japanese Grill

539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Downtown)
(971) 544-1500
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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Sansai has a great variety on their menu and the prices are even better. We have been numerous times while visiting portland and continually walk away with smiles on our faces and a see you next time. Many of their rolls and sushi are always 50% off which makes this place very reasonably priced. The service is fast but not... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was visiting Portland for a long weekend and my hosts suggested Sushi. I immediately thought it would be very expensive and was presently surprised to find out the great value! There were multiple rolls that are on "Happy Hour" half price all the time. The rolls we ordered were so good and they were ready to eat relatively quickly... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had three sashimi platters, including the chef's choice and a roll. The sashimi platters come with 6 pieces of fish -- and these are not cheap cuts -- I'm guessing we ended up with nearly 1/2 pound of fish on the chef's choice (3 types x 6 pieces) alone. We saw the infamous "boats" of sushi go by and they... More

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Portland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife and I have been to Sansai 6-8 times and have determined that, at least for us, their "boat" options are the way to go. For less than $30, you get a very generous sampling of sushi, sashimi, rolls, teriyaki chicken and tempura veggies. I usually peel off the tempura breading (it's a bit thick for my liking), but... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Sure, it's westernized sushi and there is a questionable amount of deep fried items on the meal, but go for it. I go every time I'm in Portland. The Calamari Bombs are ridiculously, sinfully good. To counterbalance that poor (but worth it!) nutritional choice we also ordered a couple of salads which were great at $3 a pop. We also... More

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went to this restaurant last night to get a to-go order of sushi. While we were waiting I ordered the tuna boat; which was crab salad wrapped in tuna, topped with a raw quail egg. Words cannot describe how delicious it really was. I will be returning many times for that dish alone. When we ate the rest of our... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lots of great food from which to choose. Great prices and very friendly staff. Would probably eat here every week if we lived here. Great job guys.

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seattle
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Happy hour most of day with half off most of sushi rolls. Large servings. Lacking in service though- never had our water re-filled. Would recommend highly if you are looking for lots of sushi at bargain prices.

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Portland, OR
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215 reviews 215 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Quality sushi, portions that don't overwhelm, great taste, adequate service, comfortable seating, TV available

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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The sushi was just ok... Tempura was just deep fried, did not use the traditional tempura batter. Portions were HUGE, that was the only thing they had going. Service was good.

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Additional Information about Sansai Japanese Grill

Address: 539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: (971) 544-1500
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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