Portland >Food & Dining > Yuki Japanese Restaurant
1337 NE Broadway, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.535045 -122.651665
Neighborhoods: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Irvington
What do I think of all the delicious foods? – I enjoy eating at yuki, the sushis and the other foods aren't bad. I went there multiple times and I'm like already addicted to it lol. Well people, enjoy the foods because you'll never know what else is new. I went with friends after I came back from the mall and the rolls were the goodest lol. I also went with my family and you know they enjoyed eating it too. Yes there's also full of customers and it gets crowded because it's a pretty small building inside.
Freshest sushi, Simply Delicious! – I've been going to Yuki(ne broadway, was told 23rd location is not related) for the past 4yrs or so and I still love their food and very happy with the friendly staffs. From freshest fishes to lobster rolls and crunchy rolls are must try at Yuki! Open all day long unlike many other japanse places is another plus!
Good food, lazy service – Though I think their sushi is pretty good(but a little spendy), I didn't think their service is very good. I've eaten there numerous times because it's so close to work but it's not my favorite. They never check on you, never offer more water, you can try to get their attention and they still won't look at you. My husband was like the waiter there. I can't count how many times he had to get up one night just for more water, chopsticks, wassabi, napkins. It was kind of annoying. The best I've had in the Portland area is Toshi in Hillsboro on 185th. They are so nice, you get free soup and salad with your sushi order. It's cheaper and tastes awesome!
Two big strikes and they're out! – The food is generally good but I've had two bad experiences at the NW 23rd Yuki Restaurant which, taken together, are preventing me from returning. In the first, I found a big, long hair rolled into my California Roll. Then, on a separate visit, I was served a completely different type of sushi than what I had ordered, so I asked to have it replaced. The waitress insisted that I try what was brought to me first and then, only if I didn't like it, would they make my correct order. It felt like my mother telling me I had to try what was on my plate. I walked out.
Also, food delivery is often much slower than promised, particularly for take-out.
Can you say Yucky? – I had lunch at Yuki the other day and walked out with a Yuck face. First off the cucumber salad didn't have the right dressing, making it tastless. The miso was very bland too. My bento combo with teriaki slamon and ginger beef was terrible. The tiny salad was the best thing about the bento. If a Japanese joint can't make rice right then they have serious problems, it wasn't sticky and a too hard. The beef was over cooked and totally tasteless, I didn't taste any ginger at all, just soy sauce. The tiny piece of salmon was over cooked as well, it was hard like plastic. Even the pork gyoza sucked!
I have eaten at many Japanese places over the years, here and in Japan, and this meal was about the worst I can remember. A sleazy strip-mall bento joint would be better!
Too bad the the food is yucky because the atmosphere is nice and the service good. You can bet that the Japanese wait staff doesn't eat there. You'd be much better off going a few blocks away to Sushi Land or Koji's.
I'll say it once more, "Yucky!".
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Inventive rolls and a super-friendly staff have earned this sushi joint a loyal following. – In Short
With picnic tables lining the sidewalk and wooden water wheels spinning away, Yuki fits right in on casual, bustling Broadway. Wooden screens create privacy between tables, while bar seats allow diners to watch the chef action up close. Sushi rolls are clever and creative, like the Mai Thai, a dynamite combo of shrimp, avocado, cilantro and lettuce; and Red Heat, spicy shrimp teamed with scallions, cucumber, crunchy masago and bits of tempura.
Quality Sushi, Excellent service and a great ambience – Overall you really can't go wrong with Yuki. The staff is warm and welcoming and really gives the feeling that you are their guest. From California Rolls to Teriyaki Chicken, the dishes are really delightful. I wasn't a sushi connoisseur prior to eating here. Now I truly can not get enough of it.
Relatively quick service and great take-out! – I go to Japanese restaurants all the time and am always looking for good ones, but seem disappointed quite often. I like Yuki's a lot and think the atmosphere is very nice and old-fashioned. The service is good and the food is tasty, but what I cannot get over is how good the takeout is! I had never had Japanese takeout before because I always have Japanese food at home, but this was the first time and I was impressed! The tempura and chicken katsu takeout was so good I ate both..... Anyways, Yuki's is very good. Sure it's not MUGI, but it's a great alternative!
Take out takes too long – The sushi and the chicken teriyaki are really yummy, but avoid the take out. The two times we ordered to-go, we called 15 minutes ahead and still waited. Recently, we waited 20 minutes in the restaurants after we were told on the phone it would take 20 minutes for the food to be ready. When we arrived the hostess told us the chicken teriyaki was ready and that the sushi would be ready shortly...20 minutes later we received our food. The teriyaki sat, steaming in its container, while the hostess tried to get a sushi chef to fill our order. After heating the teriyaki on home on a skillet, the soba noodles ended up mushy.
The last time we dined in the restaurant the chicken teriyaki arrived at the table ten minutes before the sushi. The food is good, but when it takes too long to get it, the quality decreases immensely.
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