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Yakuza Lounge

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5411 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (NE Killingsworth)
Trimet 72, 9, and 10
(503) 450-0893
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice food

We went here for an event, our party was approximately 12 people. We had the back room which was very nice. A very cool hipster ambiance, service was also good. We had a kale salad, jicama salad, fennel salad, ribs, tartare, tuna rolls, salmon rolls, carpaccio, and Yakuza burgers. The food was most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
axs666
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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Seattle
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900 reviews 900 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went here for an event, our party was approximately 12 people. We had the back room which was very nice. A very cool hipster ambiance, service was also good. We had a kale salad, jicama salad, fennel salad, ribs, tartare, tuna rolls, salmon rolls, carpaccio, and Yakuza burgers. The food was most excellent. The drink selection was also pretty... More 

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london
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Got there at opening, a party of 3. They were not sure they could seat us, (not sure why the place had one other party already seated, the place was empty). They sat us at the high table in the window, we were hungry and grateful. The food is good, fennel salad, the avocado salad, the steak tartar portion was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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285 reviews 285 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
596 helpful votes 596 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went with a girlfriend who had.been here a year ago. They have changed their menu, fewer items and a lot less interesting selection. The pricing is ridiculous compared to the quality and quantity of what you get. We arrived at 4:58pm and with all the doors open, we walked right in and were rudely told it would be a... More 

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Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Been here twice - once 3 years ago, once last night. Both spectacular food. Lots of small plates, good service, cool ambiance with picnic style tables.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife and I went to Yakuza with another couple. We were handed menus and proceeded to look through. As we were getting ready to order, the waitress finally mentions that this is small plates restaurant and that they recommend eating family style. That would have been great to know when we had received the menus. Maybe it said so... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were greeted & seated immediately for happy hour, & then waited over 10 minutes for our waitress to give us menus. There were only two other couples in the lounge & they were together. Our waitress spent most of her time chatting with other staff members. I had the $12 burger & my husband had kale salad & a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This garage door opens up type of place is always busy with couples & groups drinking, chatting & enjoying designer sushi. It is fun, with some great murals on the walls & unique japanese food. We went for a birthday celebration & the food felt celebratory, as did the special sake we enjoyed, but the noise level was completely out... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

There is nothing bad you can say about this place, it is a family favorite. We try and go at least once a month to Yakuza and we are never disappointed. My husband always gets the burger, one of the best that we or anyone we've taken there have ever had! I am a sucker for the Sashimi Trio and... More 

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palm desert ca
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I guess it's a matter of taste. My 23 year old grandson chose it for his birthday and gobbled up the food. I had the worst hamburger of my life-- undercooked and way too spicy. They may have great drinks, but i don't indulge

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Manzanita, OR
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62 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My daughter was in town and off she dragged me to Yakuza. I was in the mood for French food, but she was not. I was skeptical as the place was not that busy and it was a warm summer night, filled with folks walking around and looking for way to enjoy the evening. My fears were replace with great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5411 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
    (NE Killingsworth)
  • Public Transportation: Trimet 72, 9, and 10
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 450-0893

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?