Portland >Food & Dining > Muu-Muu's
612 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.527296 -122.694355
Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 01:30 AM
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
Delicious burger with fries inside it! Great atmosphere and really friendly staff.
Best sandwiches/great service – I have read several of the reviews complaining about bad service. I have never had bad service here. In fact, it's always been really good service. My friend and I were there last year and our server ended up giving us free concert tickets to Rod Stewart that she had received as a tip because she couldn't go. We were there two months later and she totally remembered us and asked us how it was.
They also have THE BEST sandwiches. My favorite is the brutus smash, a variation (and much better version) of a caesar salad stuffed into a sandwich with french fries. Heaven on a plate. All of the food is great and creative.
I see all these complaints about it being non-smoking before 9:00 p.m. Grow up -- this isn't what you should base a good hang out on. I too am a smoker and actually look forward to the indoor ban coming next year. We don't need to infringe on the non-smokers of the world. Let them enjoy their food without smelling the smoke in the air.
Fun! – What a great place to drink, eat and just socialize! Muu Muus offers American Asian Fusion. There is something for everyone on the menu! The atmosphere is fun and social without being over crowded. I think I will go here more often!
Great on Sunday night, good music, good vibes. – Just moved into the NW neighborhood and been trying all the local spots. The special dish was good and moderately priced plus my vegetarian date could find more than a salad on the menu. Quik bartender, nice micro selection, but I stayed for the music. Maybe had one to many but all in all a great night in a really comfortable booth. Smoking after 9 but I really couldn't tell. I'll be back on the regular.
Great menu – We've found ourselves in the NW area weekly for the last month or so, and every time we're there, I want Muu Muu's. They have this curry dish that I can't get enough of. It's perfect. The menu in general is pretty nutritious, actually. I remember having the curry when I moved here 5 years ago and couldn't believe it was still on the menu when I recently started coming here again. Nothing drove me away - I just prefer staying on the other side of the river. Anyway, we tend to get in and out in under an hour, which is perfect for what we need. Not smoky either, which is a huge plus.
Dreadful customer service – A couple of my girlfriends and I went out for drinks after a play last night(Thursday night) and happened upon Muu-Muus. We thought it looked nice and we sat down at a table. It was late night, and one of the servers came up and told us to go to the bar for drinks. So we did and brought them back to the table cause the bar seats were full. There were like over 30 people in there when they called last call, it was around 12:30a.m. We were still working on the drinks we had and we were deep in coversation, unaware of the passing time. Some people were slowly leaving but there were still about 10-15 people up near the bar area. So we were shocked when the waitress stormed past our table and said very hostilly: "Drink up, and get out." We were like "Whoa." When she came back to clear off a table near us, she was beyond rude when we simply tried to ask why she didn't just ask us politely to leave. It was the WORST customer service experience any of us have ever had. We were being quiet and requiring absolutely no work on the servers part the whole time we were there, the woman had no reason to be so incredibly rude and hostile with us. We would have been perfectly happy to leave if asked but when theres tons of other people(probably the workers friends) how are you supposed to know when exactly its time to go? I'm surprised that woman has a job in the restaurant business, its ridiculous.
Fabulous food, stiff drinks – This place is great! It's rare to find a bar/hangout with such good food. The menu is diverse and the cooks certainly know what they are doing. The drinks are also delicious and strong! This place will be great to bring a group of friends because they can all find something on the menu that will please them. The only drawbacks are that they allow smoking after 9pm (just keep it non-smoking) and the music was a bit loud for dinner conversation.
Overall, yumm yumm!
The atmosphere WAS great... – I've been to Muu-muus a few times, so when we were deciding on a lated night dinner this Thursday during the holiday season, we both thought Muu-Muus was just what we were looking for. We walked in and were surprised that even though people were smoking, it smoke in the air wasn't as bad as other bars (a plus). The atmosphere was great, good music playing, many people inside, but we didn't feel like sardines in a can (a plus). After sitting down we ordered a peppermint patty (delicious winter drink) and something resembling a mojito which both came promptly and tasted great (two pluses). Our server was very nice, attentive, and helpful (plus). Food came very quickly and was yummy (plus).
HOWEVER, just after our food was set on the table, the music changed from a nice worldly tune to "Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo." (This is a song about a piece of holiday feces that talks, walks, and sings in the cartoon show South Park). Not the kind of song you want to listen to while eating. My boyfriend and I laughed a little, and tried to continue eating with the impression that it was a joke for one of the bartenders. Finally the song was over, BUT WAIT we continued to listen to TWO MORE SOUTH PARK CHRISTMAS SONGS. It was almost surreal. The music was loud enough so that we couldn't ignore it, so we sat there for ten minutes just looking at each other thinking, "What the heck is going on." One South Park song was slightly amusing (even if it was about a musical POS), now ten minutes into it we were ready for our check before we were halfway done with our meal.
Those ten minutes were one HUGE negative that ruled out a good number of positives to make our evening not so great. We were planning on staying and ordering a few rounds of drinks, but decided to keep our money and head home. Too bad, I doubt I will returning to Muu-muus anytime soon.
A hip lounge with an industrial tiki vibe and an eclectic, pan-Asian themed food selection. – In Short
The decor includes a long wood bar and a booth-filled dining area bathed in orange light. Abstract shapes, rope, wood and corrugated metal create an urban industrial-tiki hybrid. Mingling 30-somethings dominate the scene. In summer, there's prime people-watching at sidewalk tables. Cocktails include offbeat ingredients like tea and sake. An international selection of wines is available by the glass or bottle. The menu ranges from chicken wings to mushroom ragout.
Use to go there all the time... – I use to be a regular.... and I mean a "spending" regular, averaging about $8,500 per year. Since the place became non smoking during the day, I stopped going and started going elsewhere. Sorry anti smoking zealouts! There are still smokers out here and we spend money too. You may have your drinking habits and I have my smoking. No better no worse. Muu Muu's is still a cool place, the owner is great and has developed a nice niche in the neighborhood. And the food is good as well. It was my favorite place to go. Alas, times change and we must move on. I did.
Late night vegetarian friendly, cute servers. – I've never been to a place quite like this. The service is a bit slow but i think any place that busy would have that issue. Our server was super cute though and our cocktails were strong. The vegetarian options on the menu late at night made our night. The music was good, not your typical bar drone and the mix of people from well dressed twenty somethings to seasoned bar veterens (ie: elderly gentlemen at the bar) made it feel like anything could happen. Great place to linger and take your time while taking in a who's who of NW pdx.
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