Portland >Food & Dining > Yuki Japanese Restaurant
1337 NE Broadway, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.535045 -122.651665
Neighborhoods: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Irvington
TRY IT FOR YOURSELF!! – This is, hands down, my favorite sushi place around Portland. I have hooked my husband and best friend (she used to always insist on Mio)!!
Sure, the ladies are on the serious side, but I would never describe them as rude. I go there for the amazing sushi...Texas roll, Spider roll, Thai roll...all my favorites!
Sushi Lovers BEWARE – I went to this resturaunt with some friends on a Wednesday night for Happy hour and when we got there we were treated as if we weren't welcome. The woman who seated us was completely rude and didn't even try to pretend to have a good attitude. It gets worse.....I found a worm inside my edamame shell....after already putting it in my mouth. This was the WORST experience ever and needless to say I couldn't eat another thing from this resturaunt but I still had to pay for the meal!!! Don't go---trust me
Should be called Yucky-Sushi – I ate at Yuki Sushi on a Sunday. I know sushi on a Sunday? Bad idea.
My albacore nigiri tasted less than fresh. And that less than fresh cost me later. I totally got sick.
Maybe they're good on other nights, but man, stay away on Sunday. There's no weekend fish market, so all fish is from Friday... word to the wise.
Bad food, bad service! – I was here with a Japanese friend to try something new. The waitress didn't greet us and she didn't smile when she waited on us either. I understand that she doesn't like being a server, but don't take it out on the customers. I was impressed by their sushi roll menu, but when I tried it, it didn't amaze me at all. The sushi rice didn't have much vinegar, which it's suppose to. When I ordered Oyako donburi, it was terrible. They simply had rice, fried an egg and put teriyaki sauce over the chicken. It wasn't Oyako donburi at all. Where is the mirin in there! I will never come back here again. Any sushi restaurant that serves imitation crab, bad sushi rice, bad service and bad donburis is not worth it. Even my foreign Japanese friend thinks it's bad. Koji Osakaya is way better down the street. Check out the one in Gresham. That Koji's is one of the best! Saburo is not bad. One time order, but big rolls. Rice could be better. Still better than this place.
Worst Customer Service EVER!!! – Like most reviews for Yuki, it was the poor service that will determine my final visit to Yuki. My boyfriend and I have gone there at least 6-8 times over the last few years, but last night was the last draw. I brought a friend who had never been there before, and was hoping to show her a good night, but it turned out to be another horrible service experience at Yuki.
When we arrived, we decided to sit inside so we might get better service, ya right!, but they sat us at the bar without even asking, and it was a wed, night at 5 pm so they weren't super busy or anything.
After we were seated in the deserted bar we then had to ask for everything, napkins, water, our bill, ect... they even downgraded their chopsticks since last time we had been there to probably the cheapest chopsticks available, they almost cut us with slivers and basically fell apart when you broke them in two. The crab was dry and definitely not fresh, it certainly came from a can! and when I pay $4.25 for two pieces of crab sushi, I expect it to be fresh crab!
Overall, I will not support this restaurant any more, they seemed to care less about out requests for water and the check, and some of the staff was even sitting at the bar, like 5 feet away, and we still had horrible service!!!!
Don't go here, There customer service will never improve if people still support this place. Force it to change by not giving them your business!!!
Sit at the bar, and whatever you do don't bring all of your friends with you to eat. – I am a sushi guru. In every city I have ever been to I have found a good, a bad, and a you have to try that place. In Ptown I would say Yuki is my Good one. I can always count on decent service, atmosphere, and leftovers. Yuki has a great many different rolls such as the KFC roll with fried chicken & cream cheese, the Cherry Bomb with peanut sauce & cherries with crab salad, but best of all is the Hurricane roll with it's tempura shrimp, avacado, Spicy Tuna & Seaweed on top. I want to order two of them when I go. There have been a couple of times when I have not enjoyed my visit to Yuki. Whatever you do don't go with group of more than 6. The service gets a bit ragged and the fish is nearly invisible. Also for the best experience sit at the bar, and order what looks good, not the specials.
nasty sushi - Yuki is yucky – i'm not sure how all of the reviews are so good. my gf and I went here on a weekday. we were seated promptly and service was average. food, on the other hand, was nasty. some of the worst sushi i've ever had - definitely the worst in portland that I've tried. they offered a lot of variety of rolls that aren't offered at other restaurants, but after you try one of them, you'll know why - the combinations don't go well together! it makes it worse cause the fish isn't super fresh. also, the rolls came with too much rice and too little fish. there's plenty of options for better sushi in portland: syun, sinju, maki, even mio sushi! go somewhere else.
Yuki is Yummy! – To the 1/2 Japanese girl who hated Yuki,
if you're so pro Japanese owned restaurants why
don't you open one yourself? Plus if you say Japanese
take so much pride in their food, why are there so few
Japanese owned restaurants? You're review sounded
really racist...which I hope you're not.
I've always had really good experiences at Yuki.
It's a bit ecclectic, but it's a family owned neighborhood
restaurant...don't go if you're expecting linen table cloths
and dim lighting.
Yummy Vegetarian Sushi – Vegetarians love sushi too, but sometimes the standard avocado roll, inari, veggie roll, and cucumber roll can get a bit boring. I really appreciate a sushi restaurant that puts thought into making something exciting for vegetarians. I love the Buddha roll. The Thai roll, Cherry Blossom roll and the Popeye roll are also very good. The presentation of the food is very fun too.
Horrible – The restaurant is located in convenient NE Broadway, so my husband and I went on our first date night after our child was born. I am half Japanese and was craving good sushi and tempura. The waitress was rude and seated us without saying hello. She glared at me while I ordered my food. The sushi was okay, but I could tell that the tuna was not top grade. My tempura and agedashi tofu arrived in my bento box. Both were just terrible! Our bill came to over $60.00 and my husband and I felt cheated. It's just another example of why it's so important to find Japanese owned restaurants. The Korean's have taken over the Japanese restaurants in Portland and instead of sticking to making wonderful Korean food, they have decided to open up mediocre Japanese restaurant because there is more money to be made. I guess if you are not accustomed to eating true Japanese food - you may find Yuki's to be the best place in town! How unfortunate.
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