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Restaurant Murata


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a side room with floor seating. Service excellent. Good wine list. Presentation lovely. As expected. Appetizer tray interesting— bit of eggplant, pumpkin squash, something else. Miso soup was superior. Fried softshell crab was the best! Tempura was good- predictable dish. The double entree...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank pennstatetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant Murata felt so different from a lot of sushi places we have visited. You can tell right away this is not a place you order California and shrimp tempura rolls. We wandered in on a Friday evening and were lucky to get a spot...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AppMyHome
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I’ve always seen this restaurant listed in reviews before but we finally pulled the trigger this past weekend for my son’s birthday and loved it! We sat in the semi-private tatami room and the waitresses serve you in traditional kimonos, very cool. I say semi-private...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Murata is a long-time fixture in downtown portland - and deservedly so. Sushi is exquisitely prepared, including presentation, in a traditional sushi-bar manner, while other dishes come promptly from the kitchen. Service is friendly and helpful to non-Japanese, who might not be familiar with the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SDGraham
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We walked in and were told the only seats available were in a small private room. If you are given this option, take it! The room is small, you take off your shoes, and you sit on the floor with a hole under the table;...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank T6895HPkevins
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

9/12/2018. Wanted to try. Walked there..........FYI. CLOSED for renovations till some time in October.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 114JoeM
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Best Japanese cuisine in the city from my viewpoint. Love watching the preparation at the counter. Freshest seafood, carefully handled, lovingly arranged and presented. Delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alice R
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

During our trip to Portland, for our son’s birthday, we were searching everywhere for a good sushi restaurant. My son loves sushi. Kind of seems odd for a 18-year-old. Restaurant Murata start out as I was searching through trip adviser for a place to eat....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank km24800
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent fresh fish. Very quiet restaurant where the food is the life of the party! If you want the traditional Japanese sushi this is the place for you. The menu is wonderful (non sushi items), but the sushi is the real winner. Very small restaurant,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank skiwiley
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Some of the best sushi and sashimi. Very creative menu with special items listed on chalkboard. We had tuna prepared 3 ways as listed on the special items menu. Separate room with tatami mats; leave shoes at the entry point of this room.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michael K
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July 15, 2018|
Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
August 9, 2017|
Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Since this place is very small (just a few tables), I would bet that you can order take-out. You should call the restaurant and ask them if they have take-out. Happy trails!
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