Portland >Food & Dining > Masu
406 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.522856 -122.684024
Monday - Thursday 11:30am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Downtown
Sip Starry Night cocktails and dine on delicate sushi arrangements as pretty as the patrons in this sleek, loft-like downtown sushi hotspot suspended over an American Apparel store. If you're watching your dining dollars, go for the daily happy hour, and park in the Indigo building garage at 12th & Washington--Masu will validate.
Overrated – I was very disappointed in dinner the other evening at Masu. I read the reviews and had heard good things about the restaurant. It did not materialize. The miso soup my daughter ordered never arrived. Her steak was done medium; that was my order. My steak was done well; that was her order. I ordered curry in my udon. The broth tasted burnt and there was no curry flavor. My wife ordered the curry rice with vegetables. She got two pieces of corn and a piece of potato. The sake menu is over priced. Given the number of good Japanese restaurants, I see no reason to go back. This was over priced, over hyped and under whelming.
ohh jules! – i love sushi chef jules! he makes the best sushi and i have a total crush on him! i cant wait for more of his perfect sushi
best in portland – i went last night dinning room was a little slow but it was snowing out and not a lot of people on the town anyway! it worked out perfect for me fast service amazing food, excellent sushi and a beautiful experience!
loved the pickled asian pear salad (i will back just for that) the miso cod entree was split between 3 of us and was the some of the best miso cod ever! i had it a lot over the years. the tuna and aji where so fresh, the chef made me a tako crudo that was perfect, im stealing the recipe! masu is a really good resturant with an awesome set of sushi chefs! be there or be square!
love the sushi! love the chefs! – my favorite sushi bar in town bar none! I always sit at the sushi bar (because it's a sushi bar and thats where you sit if you want the best fish) but the chefs behind the counter r amazing! wonderful skills, wonderful fish, theres always something new to try or a new twist on an old favorite. Try it, you'll love it just let the boys behind the sushi bar take care of you. Don"t waste your time and money at a table, the severs dont care about you it seems, but those boys have some passion and they will spoil you. if u love good fish and like good dinner conversation go to masu and sit at the sushi bar and dont be afraid to order kitchen items they will tell u whats the best, but everythings so good anyway. im a big fan and i love sushi
Highly Recommend – If you want super fresh sushi go to Masu. I ate there with my husband who's a sushi chef with 10 years experience, and even he was impressed with the quality of their fish and the knowledge of their chefs. Don't listen to reviewers who site Koji and Sinju as excellent sushi, they have some of the lowest quality fish out there. The service was a little spotty, but if you like sashimi and nigiri this is the place to go.
Delicious Sushi, Lame Service – A good friend of mine introduced me to Masu last weekend. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant a lot and it was pretty busy which is usually a good sign. I've had sushi from several places in the Portland area (Mio,Sushi, Dragonfish, Saucebox) and I think Masu's definately met my expectations. I like their specialty rolls which have great combinations. I think their rolls (and food in general) are a little overpriced. The wait staff was slow although I didn't happen to mind on this night because of the company I was with from the looks of other reviews this isn't abnormal for Masu to have not-so-great service. I also asked for no crab in one of the rolls and it ended up coming with crab anyways. The waitress also seemed a annoyed and put out when we asked for more water. The drinks were nothing to rave about. I will probably return to this Masu in the future, but I will not go out of my way to dine here.
Poor Service – I have been to Masu many times as I enjoy the fresh sushi, however last Friday will be my last visit. The service has always been sub-standard but I have overlooked this as I enjoy the food. On Friday, I had brought in some friends from out of town and we waiting for at least 20 mins before we got to order a drink, then it took forever to get the drinks. The meal was fine when we got it however ,when we went to split the bill, we explained to the waitress how we wanted it (no - we did not have many cards, just 3) she said she understood the split however when she returned to the table she did it completely wrong, when we explained it was wrong she said "well my dear, how was I supposed to know how to do it? I'm not good at math". I found her comment extremely irritating and to rub salt into the wound when I saw the charge to my bank account this evening, my charge is more than $5 over what I authorized, meaning that someone changed it after the fact. Unfortunately I did not keep my receipt otherwise I would return. I am now disgusted. The overcharge is small - but it is wrong! Might be a good idea to find better service staff....
Fresh sweet fish - Sour service – In from out of town I gave this a try on a sugestion from hotel staff. The fish was nice and fresh, but I'm used to having some reparte with a sushi chef when sitting at the bar. There were two chefs who were buried in order tickets from tables. These guys were working in such a fury to get stuff to the tables that I was pleasently suprised to receive a greeting after sitting for a couple of minutes. Stone faced throughout, with sub-par knife skills, chef served me large hunks of relatively tasty but unweildly and uninspired sushi.
I think this place would be much improved if a third chef was added to staff. If these guys had time to breathe they just might rise to the occasion.
Great sushi! Must come and check out! – Husband and I came here for dinner. Loved everything! Prompt service and great setting! We were by the window. Loved Masu! Deff will be back! Thanks so much!
this is my "go to" spot – Anytime I need to take someone out for a special night (usually, my girlfriend), this is one of the places I go. Always great food, immaculate service and great staff. The Lotus is amazing!!!
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