2625 SE 21st Avenue Unit B, Portland, OR | Directions 9720245.503701 -122.644749
Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Satur 5pm-9:30pm, close Sun
amazing food. fabulous service and ipod tatami room = my new favorite! – As a true sushi connoiseur, Bara is now on my Portland favorite list (along with Hiroshi, Syun and Masu).
Service is fabulous at Bara! The food was spectacular in quality, presentation and portion. Best of all, you there is an ipod adapter in the tatami room, where good times are encouraged. Thumbs up!
Well above average, inventive and fresh! – Have been here twice, once in the Tatami room, the other time at a small table. Both times I really enjoyed my meal here. Friendly greeting at the door, very attentive service, they neither rush you out or make you impatiently wait for food, at least on my visits. One thing I like very much about this place is when you make a fairly large order, you don't sit and wait forever for one BIG plate to come out, they bring your order in stages, which I have found to be the exception to the rule in Portland.
Many inventive rolls and nice preparation. it is getting to the point in this town with so many sushi bars with apparently one major fish supplier to most places, that there is an utter sameness to the quality and preparation of sushi. In fact, the quality at many places I used to go has gone markedly down the last couple of years. While Hiroshi and Murata still carry the torch as places far above the standard, Bara has found a niche for putting out quality fare at a pretty reasonable price... a good mid-range price option.
I was impressed both times and will return soon.
Boutique sushi prices on Clinton Street? – The reason I can't recommened Bara is based on value. The sushi was definitely tasty and the service was great. The atmosphere is very nice.
But for all that, Bara unfortunatley decides to charge "boutique" prices. Get over yourself.
We ordered an appetizer, the Poki, and the server brings out this large serving bowl. We were very excited. After she set down the bowl, I looked inside, all the way to the bottom to find a tiny and just ridiculously small portion. Thanks, we just got jacked.
head town to Noho's down the street and you'll find delicious Poki priced much more appropriately
Great 1st time – A couple of weeks ago I was in the Portland area on a shopping spree and was told by some friends who had tried this new Sushi place, called Bara, that I should eat there for dinner. Being that I was not sushi fan I was a little hesitant I learned that they also have a nice teriyaki menu too. Our party ended up being 7 adults. We were seated in the private Tatami room. The service was good and the food was WONDERFUL. I have never really had good sushi, but I was told to give it a try so with help from the sushi chief I picked out 2 rolls and really did enjoy them. I am now to under stand that the quality of fish that I had tried before had been my reasoning for thinking I didn?t like sushi. The rolls were not only pleasing to look at they were very tasty!! I could taste the difference in cheep frozen fish that I have had before and fresh high quality fish and shell food that Bara serves. I have since told all my friends who live with in a 5hr ratio to stop by and give Bara a try it?s worth the drive. If I lived closer to Portland I would eat at Bara at least a couple of times a month.
I would not reccomned Bara as a fast in & out dinner place. This is a sit down, relax and enjoy. Be ready to be at Bara's for an hour or more.
Good food...if you wait an hour – I was really excited to take my boyfriend here. We were seated relatively quickly in the very small but nice dining area. We waited maybe fifteen minutes for my boyfriend to get his coke and then preceeded to wait what felt like very close to an hour to watch other people who were seated after us to be seated and get served their food before we got ours. When the food did come, it was extremely fresh (best yellowtail nigiri!) and the presentation was really good. However, I felt that because we were ignored and had to wait for so long I wouldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone unless you really don't care about quality customer service. It would help if it wasn't so claustrophobic in there and if the wait staff was more attentive. (Note: no wheelchair access.)
Exceptional Service & Flavorful Sushi – My husband and I are sushi lovers to the extreme! We drive all the way up to Seattle for great sushi-- no joke either. But now that Bara Sushi House has made it's debut in Portland, there's no reason for us to make a drive up North for fabulous sushi! All of their selections are so flavorful and presentation is beautiful! Their wait staff is always friendly and very helpful with suggestions! I recommend the mussel shooters along with their high quality sashimi selections! Darling atmosphere and a great place for a date night!
High Quality Sushi – I am very particular about sushi establishments as everything is relied on freshness. I have been to Bara Sushi House a few times and I must say I have yet to be disappointed. There is an abudant selection of not only sushi, but also cooked palates for the not so daring diner. And I must say, the fish has been fresh everytime! The ambiance is very intimate and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive. What a great addition to the neighborhood!
very good fresh sushi – Friendly staff.
Nice atmosphere, the older style house charm.
Will be going back with friends to check out the private Tatami room.
the sushi tastes great but...... – Having read the glowing reviews on citysearch, I was excited to go to Bara's. The first time I went, the food was excellent, but our food took about 40 minutes and they completely messed up the order. I decided to give it a second try several weeks later, but found no redemption as the food took over an hour and they could only complete half of our order because they RAN OUT OF RICE.
Ultimately, Bara's is a nice place with great sushi, but it's overpriced, unreliable, and it takes an eternity to get your food (if you get it at all).
best sushi around and a friendly staff – today i decided to check out the Bara sushi house and i have to say it was amazing. Starting with the stylish decorations and the ultra friendly staff. The food was great i had the spider roll and i must say they are to die for, the oysters and seaweed salad are great appitizers as well. I am looking forward to going back and trying out different things. I must say I am impressed.
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