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“Say it isn't soy!”
Review of Soy and Sake - CLOSED

Soy and Sake
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West Village
Portland, Oregon
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242 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Say it isn't soy!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

A little back story: the first time I ever tried soy chicken was in a London Chinese restaurant. I didn't even know soy chicken existed! After eating at this restaurant, I vowed never to eat soy chicken again. Times change, though.

The food at Soy and Sake is actually quite tasty. The dishes have the same look and texture as their meat counterparts and taste quite similar. There is that lingering notion, though, that you aren't really eating duck. Nonetheless, it's savory and delicious.

Soy is really generous with their proportions. Order two appetizers and one entree and you'll be set for two people. The menu is extensive too and it offers the usual Chinese fare (sesame chicken, kung bao, et al) but there is also curry chicken, teriyaki and soy sushi.

Worth recommending.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Louie M
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English first
New York City, New York
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266 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent Vegetarian Food with Huge Portions”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

The menu is extensive, and the portions are huge. Done in Asian style, you'll see a lot of "mock meat" on the menu, but everything is vegetarian. I don't know if anyone can tell the difference between mock chicken and mock pork, but they all taste pretty good and are relatively cheap.

Visited November 2011
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Thank mikitruax
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Lugano, Switzerland
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Fanastic food and service!”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

We loved the food: fantastic choice (try the satay: you would never tell it's not chicken), the service is friendly, fast and efficient. Nice, simple and clean restaurant in a great location.

The downside was the noise and vibrations of the underground. The table next to us ordered a sizzling platter and we left the restaurant smelling heavily of fried foods.

Would we go back? YES definately, but we would get take away!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Natfrank
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We eat here every time we visit NYC - excellent veggie food”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Soy & Sake is on our must eat at list when we visit the city. My 7 year old loves the buffalo wings and sweet potato roll. My husband and I usually get a Bento Bowl, as you get several items for a good price. We've brought non-vegetarian family here and they've enjoyed it too.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank dailyfam
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brooklyn
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“My new favorite vegetarian place!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Although not a strict vegetarian, I like to abstain from eating too much meat. This restaurant has a HUGE menu, prices are very reasonable, and we've enjoyed everything we've eaten on our multiple visits. There is a large fish tank along one wall, and there is great people-watching along the other side. The only down side is that you constantly hear and feel the subway rumbling below! But this is NYC-- did you expect chirping birds?

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank jaybeeBrooklyn
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