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“Fantastic sushi!”

Kaze Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 139 Restaurants in Hood River
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic sushi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

The only sushi that is better is at Sinju, and you'd have to drive to Portland for that. This sushi is superb for Hood River! The wasabi dumplings are something to remember too (they are SPICY.) We have a cabin in Hood River and we eat here EVERY time we are in town. Service has always been great and the sushi is always excellent. If you are craving sushi this is your place.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

The sushi was great and so were the specials. The place was great and just the right price. They were open a little later which is a plus.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Dan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“About what you'd expect from a small-town japanese restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

They are trying hard but some things are better than others. The sushi was pretty good and reasonably sized. A local focus on salmon sushi which was fun and gave some good options like salmon belly

The donburi rice bowls were not well thought-out and do not resemble the ones I have seen at fast food japanese places, airport japanese places, and even in the frozen aisle at my kroger-chain. The flavors were either too sweet (chicken bowl) or too strong (curry bowl) and the cuts of meat were small, tough and incorrect. This might have been because the hot cook was american and the sushi chef was japanese.

Dessert was the best part, the red bean ice cream was awesome and very well presented. The fried green tea icecream was large and tasty. Beer selection was above average. Service was fast but restaurant was not crowded.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank anonymousor
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Walla Walla, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Must in Hood River!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

We always stop at Kaze when traveling home from the Oregon Coast each summer. We love this restaurant. My husband lived in Japan for five years (and is a Chef) and he loves the food at Kaze. The sushi and sashimi is fresh and authentic. We like to try different things on the menu, so we have had a lot and nothing has disappointed us. The tempura veggies are my favorite to start with. Our son loves the food as well (he is five). We have never had a problem with service and we always get what we ask for. A tip for eating out with children, order for the kids first and ask them to get it out right away. Which we do at Kaze and our son's food always comes out first and he loves it. I love sitting outside in the summer and watching the Wind Surfers and Kite Surfers on the River. We will be back every summer!

  • Visited July 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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“Good food, Poorly Organized”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

Party of nine with five kids overwhelmed this establishment. No cutlery for the kids, not enough menus or water glasses on the table. Had to ask for everything. Waitress pleasant but not intuitive. Adults fed first. Kids food took ages leading to tears and stress all around. Food when it came was very good, especially the Udon, but overall the experience was diminished by the chaos.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank walthersobchuk
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