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215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214-1359
+1 503-239-8830
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“ramen” (17 reviews)
“omakase” (5 reviews)
“sashimi” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214-1359
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

Quaint out of the way asian fusion hipster joint. Intimate dining, friendly service and consistenlt great food makes Biwa a consistent favorite with the foodie community in Portland. Great sharing foods and reasonable prices. Never disappointed.

Thank tripdude541
Reviewed January 13, 2016

This place was a cute little hole in the wall that we found on accident during our trip. The food was amazing. Kind of expensive for the amount of food you get, but oh so worth it.

Thank Maranda A
Reviewed January 6, 2016

So I hate fish. I even hate seaweed, since it hangs out near fish and tastes like fish. You might think this would make Biwa a bad option, but no! It was my favorite of all the restaurants we tried in Portland. I arrived late...More

Thank H H
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is popular and most Portlanders have heard of it. I was a newby. First time I told the waiter to help me out on what to pick. We settled for oysters and wine but they have an asian flair to the restuarant. I...More

Thank bwcathompson
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I came here since the weather at the time was cold, and in my experience, nothing beats the cold like a good bowl of Ramen. The food was amazing, and the service was even better. I was taken care of, and the food was brought...More

Thank Jesseebaez
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Wow, we were amazed with Biwa. We really enjoy Japaneses food, and this is some of the best we have ever had. We ordered 12 (small) dishes for $76 and can't wait to go back to order more (plus try the ramen and udon). Things...More

Thank TiffanySG
Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Japanese izakaya (pub) concept gets the full Portland treatment with a young hipster staff serving up superb sashimi, vegetable dishes, fried chicken (kara-age), noodles, and other delights, with a big list of sakes and beers to wash it all down. The omakase (tasting menu)...More

Thank billrosenblatt
Reviewed August 17, 2015

The ramen here was one of the best I have ever had - it was sooooo delicious. Also had the grilled avocado (a little pricey, but was really tasty) and the lamb yakitori - yum! Wish I could try more, but was stuffed by the...More

Thank Janina72
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fun Japanese restaurant. We ordered the Chef's Choice. They kept the small plate coming. Sebastian was an excellent server. Very personable and attentive. New the menu well. I would recommend the outside seating. No A/c at many places in Portland. Was a little warm inside...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We looked at the reviews and being huge fans of Ramen, decided to give this place a shot. First - The Location: I'm pretty sure the building the restaurant is in used to be a school about 50 years ago. It is in the basement...More

Thank Vegas_Gar
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214-1359
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-239-8830
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