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“Nice meal good service”
Review of Oba Restaurant

Oba Restaurant
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Ranked #127 of 4,320 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: NW Hoyt
Description: Located in the heart of the Pearl District, Oba! Restaurant is known for its festive atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and vibrant, award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine.Oba! Restaurante opened in Portland, Oregon in October 1997 by owner Steve McLain. Executive Chef Luis Contrera's innovative cuisine, explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and across the Americas. Oba!'s menu is where bold latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients. Creating a festive, friendly setting in which guests feel welcome and nurtured is Oba!'s ultimate goal. Oba!'s inventive cuisine, stunning design, hand-crafted cocktails and commitment to excellent guest service have sustained a solid following and 15 successful years.
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465 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Nice meal good service”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had a group reception and dinner in a private room at Oba. The drinks, appetizers, food and service were all very good. The staff was very accomodating and the night was a great success. I would definitely go back to try its performance as a restaurant for dinner for two or four.

  • Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“off night ?!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Visited the restaurant on a Sunday night and sat at the bar. It took an extraordinary long time to get service...both on the front end and to cash out. The waiter was friendly enough, once he got our order. The prickly pear margarita was sent back as it was too sweet, definitely from a sugary mix. And it was red ! Traded it in for a regular margarita and it was also very sweet.. The redeeming experience here was the fish tacos !! Done perfectly. Grilled corn was just OK as was the recommended Salbut...again too sweet. The low point of the evening was taking the waiter's recommendation on the dessert. Deep fried banana dumplings that were cold !! Graciously he did not charge us for them. If you like your food and drinks sweet and predictable, this is your place. I hadn't been here for 8 years and unless I am in the mood for some fish tacos, it will probably be that long before I visit again, after this experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Woodburn, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great night out”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and I came here for our Anniversary dinner a year ago on the advice of her brother and his wife. What a Great night. The atmisphere is wonderful, the staff is very helpfull and attentive and the food is a wonderful variety of pleasureable tastes that all seem to mix just right. Truely a place we will visit many times to come. Highly recomended!

Thank Stephen H
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Bend, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place! Food and service outstanding.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

We tried several dishes all were excellent. Service is outstanding and we are pretty picky! Do try this restaurant when in Portland!

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Burbank, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Party Room”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We went to a rehearsal dinner here and it was perfect! The food is amazing - try the potato soup! The staff is top notch and the room was just beautiful.

Visited September 2012
Thank Miriam S
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