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Saucebox

#189 of 3,362 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724 (SW Pine)
(503) 241-3393
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Portland
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice restaurant and bar if you like to go and relax and drink and eat and of course great hangouts with friends if you like it.

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Thank Tony989
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks so much for hanging out with your crew at our place! It's wonderful hearing you found some great eats and drinks. I certainly can't wait to welcome you all back. Hope to see you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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279 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Wandering around downtown snacking--stopped in for a bite here, again. This place has really good cocktails--hard to beat em. Tonite tho it was Sapporo to go with the veggie tempura, cucumber salad and lettuce cups. Fresh, healthy and good. Server was helpful--service was quick-food was good.

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Thank shewholovestoeat
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm so glad you decided to stop in for a bite! It's wonderful hearing you enjoyed our unique eats and drinks and I can't wait to see you back for another fresh twist on Asian cuisine. The cocktails await, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I went here to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant looks very unassuming from the outside, but stepping through the threshold was like walking into another fun and exotic world. The drink menu was impressive. So many cocktails, the usual and the unusual. They even had a drink for two served in a whole pineapple! I ordered several things off the... More 

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Thank spacetravlers333
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we had a chance to welcome you on your birthday for a satisfying meal! Thank you so much for strolling on into our place and exploring our unique and delicious​ menu. I hope a return trip to Portland is already in the works. Hope to see you soon, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing! Impeccable service. Our waiter Jesse M was wonderful. One of the best waiters I have encountered (among the thousands). The cocktail menu is impressive. Exquisite choices...I had a vodka based drink with ginger, chili lime. Fantastic food from appetizers to dessert. We had tapioca dumplings. Chicken wings, lamb shank and other goodies for dessert. Will be back... More 

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Thank Voyageuse4life
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

You had us at "amazing". Thanks so much for your spot on words, and I am so glad you had a chance to explore our unique dishes and drinks. Hopefully, you'll be back again soon to continue your food adventure! The cocktails await, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I'm a fan of the neighbourhood, and Saucebox had an interesting looking menu, so we stopped in for dinner last night. They took us to the wrong table initially, not a big deal, then seated us by the window. They were willing to switch out chairs so that I could have a more comfortable one. Our waiter was very attentive... More 

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Richland, Washington
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Happy hour prices are hard to beat, especially when one considers the taste, presentation, and quality of ingredients. Two of us split eight tasty snack plates (ahi and salmon nigiri, white miso soup, vietnamese salad roll, crispy brussel sprouts in a fabulous dashi, taro chips, sweet potato rolls and the very clever pork sarong wrapped with chinese noodles), for under... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for one of the best part of the day -- happy hour. It's such a pleasure hearing that you both walked away satisfied by our delicious snack plates. Hopefully, we'll get the chance to welcome you both back soon. Happy Hour awaits, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We like Asian food and the Saucebox is described as Asian Fusion. We ordered the Pu Pu Platter because it allowed us to sample many of their appetizers: the tapioca stuffed buns filled with a tasty chicken stuffing, the spring rolls with a yummy dipping sauce, three pieces of sushi (fresh and delicious), sausage wrapped in I am not sure... More 

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Thank Barbara M
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Barbara, I'm so glad you had the chance to try out a few different things with us! To hear that everything was made to impress is music to my ears, and I hope it won't be long before we get the opportunity to serve up another round of sushi and spring rolls to you! Until then, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

When I have friends who want a Happy Hour after work with a great selection of food I recommend Sauce Box. If you get there early you can get a seat and have a fun experience. First off they have Taro Chips, which I love. Their $5 & $6 snacks are great with a good, varied selection.

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Thank Jeanie B
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Taking a moment after a long day to enjoy a drink with friends is what it's all about, Jeanie. I'm ecstatic that we could be that perfect place for a fun experience with friends. I hope you'll be back soon, whether it's for the snacks or the drinks. The taro chips await, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The decor is really cool and artsy, the food was tasty, but a little over priced. The menu had a variety of very unique plates. Portions are perfect as I was full but no food was wasted. My only issue was that the service was a little slow.

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Thank sehow
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks so much! It's great to hear you enjoyed the decor and food, and I appreciate you letting us know. Also, please know, fast and friendly service is extremely important to us and what you described does not sound like our norm. Now, if you ever give us another shot, we'd love to have the opportunity to prove it to... More 

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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

It's my first time in Portland and this is the most fun and delicious meal we have had with great drinks and a very attentive waitress and lovely small "tapas" starters and dishes. Great place for small groups looking for a nice ambience, fusion pan Asian food and great drinks including the sake.

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Thank Shuen Sheng F
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks for the shoutout, Shuen! We're pleased to hear you were so impressed with our fare, and we look forward to serving you next time. Cheers, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
    (SW Pine)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 241-3393
Description
Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest
Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors.
Fruit infusions, elixirs and our notable "liquor laboratory" are also specialties of the house.

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