Portland >Food & Dining > Sushi Ichiban
24 NW Broadway, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.523556 -122.677303
Neighborhoods: Old Town - Chinatown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Delicious, Fun, and Affordable – I love Sushi Takahasi. The waitresses are always great as are the sushi chefs. It has a relaxed atmosphere. The prices are good, and the sushi is delectable! I always take friends who have never been, and have got nothing but rave reviews everytime!
passable sushi for cheap – The sushi isn't great, but this place is great for the low-budgeted sushi addict who just NEEDS a fix while they save up for the pricier (and better) joints in town. Although nothing special, Takahasi's got the basics covered and the fish is reasonably fresh. Also good for familieskids love the food-laden train.
Cheap sushi at cheap prices.
I tried their Wednesday Special when their $2.25, $1.75 and $1.25 plates are priced at $1.25. This seemingly great deal can be had only if you order the higher priced items, as most of the plates going around the train are the $1.25 items.
The wait was about 30 minutes inside the restaurant and you MUST sign up to be called. It was crowded, crampy and the service was generally poor. Much of the fish were stored at the room temperature and the chefs seemed young and inexperienced. One of them forgot my order so I got it about twenty minutes later. Virtually all the items I tried lacked freshness.
Throughout this dining experience I was telling myself that you get what you pay for.
Buzzy but Sushi – This place is a Shshi Hole-in-the-wall, located in busy downtown area. Parking in non-existent and the restaurant was pretty crowded when we had lunch during a weekday. Despite constant chatter and buzz, we got a decent service and what matter the most - the food - was very good. We didn't sit by the "train station", but instead ordered bunch of a la carte items. They were all very fresh and tasty.
Beginners Luck! – Complete with a locomotive that travels around the sushi bar carrying the sushi as cargo, this is a great place for beginners! The staff is very helpful with answering questions and the food is delicious and VERY inexpensive!
more fun than the trolley – very festive, reasonable and delicious! Everyone can enjoy this funzone.
Nothin' but fun – I love Sushi Takahashi. My only complaint is one of the waitresses is very anti social. I think all of the people working behind the train are great though and really make you feel comfortable, unlike some places where they can't even tell the difference between tako and taco.
Ugh! The WORST I have ever had! Yuck! – Okay, do the people who gave this place a 10 work there? Wow, this was just terrible. The place stunk. The fish stunk. Even the veggies stunk.... While waiting for a table (and I don't know so many people go there.. amazed).. one lady who knew one of the employees, asked discretely if the salmon smelled ok? I SHOULD HAVE LEFT THEN. The revolving bar, a joke! A train that carries 8-10 plates... You order from the "sushi chefs".. They give you what looks like day old sushi, or at least the veggies are. I have tried every revolving bar, and my favorite is Sushi Town in Tanasbourne, then Sushi Land in Beaverton, and Sushi Star in Beaverton. I Love Sushi is the best sushi bar in the city. If I could give this place a negative, I would.
The Takahasi Annex Rocks – I usualy go to the main place out on Division but have gone to this annex a few times. It is by far the cooler of the so called "hip" sushi places in the downtown area. The train idea is very neat, I first saw this done in NYC and it works well here. The sushi was fresh, tasty and the price was amazing. My kids loved the whole experience, they are even getting into sushi past the "eww" stage thanks to this place. Run do not walk to this fine sushi place.
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