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“Top of the Heap”
Review of Mame

Mame
Ranked #43 of 620 Restaurants in Eugene
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Eugene, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Top of the Heap”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having eaten sushi from coast to coast--with a variety of results involving some memorably good [and bad] experiences-- I can say that Mame is at the top of the sushi/sashimi game. Here in Eugene, it would also rate as one of the very best restaurants, period. Absolutely fresh fish/ingredients: great flavors and more variety than the standard tuna/yellowtail fare found everywhere else in Eugene.
Small place: seats 16, and a tad drafty on a cool night. It's Eugene funky for sure: eclectic crowd including a Japanese knife maker from Portland when we were there. But a caring and engaged master/sushi chef, his talented assistant chef, a good vibe, and of course great food led to a great dinner experience.
And the red bean cheesecake made by chef Patrick that owner Taro gave him: fantastic!

  • Visited February 2014
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Salem, Oregon
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Eugene!”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Comparative to an excellent sushi shopin San Francisco. Makeva reservation. The place is very small but you will not be dissapointed. Everything is absolutely the freshest!

  • Visited November 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best sushi”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

The energy of this place is bursting with passion and enthusiasm. Chef's choice sushi platter was a great experience. The choice of fish and flavor oils applied in a subtle way was something I have never had in all my years of sushi eating. This was by far the most innovative avant garde creative place. Wow! Bravo to the chef, Taro for your good will and inventive spirit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply incredible.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

RUN, DO NOT WALK, TO MAME!

Taro has a very obvious, honest, and exuberant passion for his work. We had excellent conversation with him and he served us one of the most incredible Japanese meals we've ever had. Each dish was full of love, creativity, and top-notch ingredients.

There's no reason to get anything but the chef's choice sushi or (even better) the hot-and-cold combo. Let Taro be your guide.

Thank you for such a great experience. I can't wait to return next we're in Eugene.

  • Visited September 2013
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