Portland >Food & Dining > Meeka Sushi Japanese
730 NE 181ST Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9723045.528678 -122.477036
Neighborhoods: Gresham - North Gresham
My favorite sushi place – I love Meeka Sushi. There are a few places in Portland where I like to go for sushi and Meeka is by far my favorite. In fact, I'm eating sushi from Meeka right now! I work just a few blocks away from a decent little sushi place but I will go out of my way to pick up lunch at Meeka.
The sushi is really good and tastes fresh, the service is friendly and (usually) quick, and the atmosphere is cute. But I think the best thing about Meeka is their sushi menu and selection. They have a wide and varied menu--from simple to complex, traditional to unusual. If you like traditional rolls, you'll find plenty of them on this list. If you like to try something a little different, definitely come to Meeka! My favorites are their Vegas roll (a deep fried tempura roll with cream cheese, crab, and avocado), the Mango Roll with spicy tuna and mango, and the King Kong Roll (banana tempura, tuna, and a cute name--it sounds weird and I was skeptical but it is really good!)
I've never tried any of their non-sushi food except for their appetizers (which were fine). I do recommend them for their sushi--I go back about once a month. I didn't give them five stars because I think it takes something exceptional to earn five stars. Their "gourmet" rolls are certainly exceptional but their atmosphere, prices, and service (although friendly) is around average.
Pros: Good sushi, good menu and selection
Awesome Sushi – We love this place, my friend and I go there 3 or 4 times a month. They have the best sushi and there is this one with Mango and another with banana. To die for....the waitresses are always so sweet. We love this place.
Sushi was excellent, soup, salad not so good – I ordered their dinner combination, you can choose 2 or 3, traveling on business I did not eat lunch and went for the 3 choices. I had the rib eye steak w/ onions, fried dumplings and Teriyaki salmon, with this you also get Miso, salad and 4pc california roll. I ordered Hot tea also. I did not drink the hot tea, wasn't sure if it really had tea in it at all. First dissapointment was the Miso, it was very fishy and the salad dressing was a little off. When the main courses came the presentation was really nice and everything tasted great. The california roll was delicious also. I got all this food for only $16.50 so I thought that was great also. So, as long as you don't order the Tea or soup, you should have a pretty enjoyable and affordable meal. I am actually getting lunch from there today, ordering sushi and chicken teriyaki.
Wonderful Sushi, skip the regular food – I went with my two siblings and ordered 3 sushi items and 3 food items. The sushi was excellent quality better than most commerical places are taste fresh. We ordered the tuna roll, uni and creamy scallop everything has the taste of seafood instead of covered in strong sauces.
The food items were horrible. We ordered suikiyaki the meat was tough and overcooked, too much cabbage, and onion and presentation doesn't look appetizing. The Yakisoba came on a sizzling plate which was impressive but it was bland. Finally the udon average.
I would recommend going for sushi but skip all the other food.
Simple and good. – I have been eating sushi for a while now and I'm always looking for a simple place to get take-out meals. Meeka is perfectly located between work and home and they have always been more than friendly to me. I always modify a roll on the menu and they have never had an issue or charged me extra for it. The chef and all the waitresses are very welcoming and the food is always fresh, it has been the only source for my monthly sushi fix for some time and I have no intentions in changing it!
Horrible service. Rude waitress. Dirty restaurant. – So we sit down on the uncomfortable wooden booth near the window. The waitress told us to take off our shoes, which was uncomfortable and rude. But we obliged. It's how it's done in Japan, but this was hardly authentic, and quite dirty. Good thing I had socks on because you could get a foot fungus on that floor.
Anyway, so I had a question about the food, and I started to ask. However, before I could get more than the first two and a half words out, she turned and ran to get the phone, which I thought was very rude. She then went to take care of other tables before returning. When she did, she asked if we were ready. I said that I was not, because she never answered my question, and I had some questions about the food. She said she was busy and needed me to hurry. I threw my menu down and said I would just go somewhere else. However, the people I was with insisted I stay. I ordered the tonkatsu, which was cooked perfectly, although not quite authentic. It was not bad. The sushi was small, but some of the freshest I've had. Lean tuna, but a bit overpriced for how small of a piece you got. The waitress was horrid. One of the rudest I have ever seen anywhere ever in my entire life. The window seat had a small zoo full of cob webs and dead insects.
The best sushi! – If the service was better this restaurant would have sure gotten 5 stars, because the sushi is some of the best I have ever had. We order take out a lot from here and call it in. They never actually start making it until I arrive to pick it up which can be really irritating. One of the few times I did an eat in the wait staff were not attentive at all, and we actually had to ask for refills. Regardless of all that I keep going back because the food is too good to pass up.
It's official for me... Meeka has the best sushi in PDX – I kept telling everyone how great Meeka was and since they never heard of it, they kept telling me Mio Sushi was THE Place to go in PDX for sushi. So I did. It was okay, but it didn't even come close to Meeka for being the freshest most authentic and heavenly sushi that I have personally experienced. For conveyor belt sushi, Sushi Land is still top drawer, but for a real treat, just once....I dare ya....check out Meeka. You won't be disappointed.
More than the only sushi restaurant in East County – Living on the Gresham borders, there is not much out this way for really decent restaurants let alone Sushi. This restaurant is quite simply fabulous. The service is always outstanding, the sushi fresh and so very very tasty, the plates are beautiful to the eye and the price is right.
This place is a hidden gem in East county and I would recommend it to anyone in this area and wants some excellent sushi without having to drive almost all the way to downtown PDX.
Simple, traditional Japanese eating – This place was introduced to me by my friend from Kyoto and I went there with her family. The waitresses were very polite and were able to answer questions for those unfamiliar with the menu options. I got some sushi and was very impressed. They have many varieties and a chef who is not afraid of special orders. (I reccomend the volcano roll.) I have been going back on a frequent basis since.
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