Portland >Food & Dining > Meeka Sushi Japanese
730 NE 181ST Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9723045.528678 -122.477036
Neighborhoods: Gresham - North Gresham
good food, good service – We went to Meeka tonight and it was delicious. I got the sushi combo, and my husband got the sukiyaki. the sukiyaki was flavorful, and the sushi was fresh and delicious. The waitresses were attentive. I never ran out of green tea. Definitely will go back again and again.
Decently priced, average sushi. – I decided to try Meeka after reading the reviews here. We recently moved, and Meeka is quite a bit closer to us than the restaurant we used to frequent. We had a party of three on a Thursday night. Meeka has a nice layout and a decent amount of seating for its size. The restaurant was empty, with only two or three couples that were dining simultaneously throughout our meal. Of course, we were seated promptly, and our drinks were out quickly. We ordered tempura and a crab appetizer prior to placing our dinner order (both were very good, though the portions were a bit small). The appetizers soon vanished, and the sushi didn't arrive as promptly as we would have liked; though we did have one cooked roll that may have accounted for the drag, it would have been nice if they'd served our appetizers a bit closer to sushi time. We ordered three rolls, and all were very good, though average rather than exceptional. The big turn-off for us was the waitstaff. Though friendly, we were stared at for the entire duration of our meal. One waitress stood about 10 feet from us, and she seemed to blink only a handful of times. It was, for lack of a better word, weird. The awful pop music playing also put a damper on things. Overall, the sushi was pretty good -- but we still would prefer to take the longer drive to our usual sushi restaurant.
Best Sushi in Oregon – My husband and I are sushi junkies. Having lived in places that offer sushi at super high prices (California, Colorado, Hawaii) it was so nice to find Meeka. The best sushi in Oregon and you cannot beat the prices. We have tried many many sushi restaurants in Portland, and although some are excellent,they just don't beat Meeka.
The staff is very friendly, there is never a wait and Jay, the sushi chef almost always brings us a specialty roll on the house. The fish is super fresh, best spicy tuna roll I have ever had and the nigiri Halibut melts in your mouth. We eat here several times a month and constantly recommend it to friends.
Not bad for a strip mall – Located in a strip mall in Gresham south of Hwy 84 and off 181st, this sushi restaurant is pretty good and reasonably priced. It was about an average of $1/piece of sushi and they had a nice selection. If you want to go shoeless in the traditional Japanese way, you can do that here. Two drawbacks to this place were that the inside of the restaurant was cold and the service was slow. I?ve been here twice so the drawbacks weren?t enough to keep me from coming back. The people waiting on me have been nice and polite.
not too bad sushi – This place is pretty good. Sushi was good for the price, and somewhat better than Koji. Their salad dressing was too thick and creamy for traditional japanese dishes.
Great small Japanese restaurant in neighborhood shopping center – Not fancy but the food is very good. I had the Sashimi and the fish was very fresh. I am looking forward to having their sushi . They have a variety of other Japanese dishes including teriyaki, tempura and tonkatsu. Service was quick and friendly. If you are looking for good authentic Japanese food without the hype, go to Meekas.
Best Hidden Jewel in Portland – After moving to the culinary wasteland that is East Multnomah County, we were pleasently surpsied to find Meeka. As long time fans of Mio Sushi, there came a point when we realized that this little hole in the wall was actually BETTER. The fish is fresh, the rolls creative and the staff friendly. On many occasion a new creation of the chef/owner (Jay) will arrive at our table and without fail it is always fantastic. This place needs to do two things; get better chopsticks and raise their prices. The meal that would cost me $40 anywhere in town is $25 here. I almost feel guilty! Very highly recommended.
The best sushi ever – Jay, the chef, is amazing. The restaurant is family owned, and Jay's wife works the morning shift as a waitress! The quality of the food is excellent, and I got to say that I am addicted to Meeka: I eat there once or twice a week, and I never get tired of it. I had to travel to Saburo's sushi house to eat great japanese food, and now I am so happy that I got one so close to where I live. You should try it at least once guys: believe me, you won't regreat it.
Great sushi - the rest, not so much – Close to home, Meeka offers the best sushi in the barren restaurant wasteland that is Gresham. Wonderfully prepared and generously portioned without being too much. My friend had the Udon, which was delicious, but my Miso was salty and had tiny chunks of soggy tofu. Going against the wonderful presentation is the use of the cheapest available hashi (chopsticks). Eating was almost made unpleasant my the splintery wood odor. I'll bring my own until they spend a few bucks on some restaurant quality sets.
The service was pleasant, but she got a bit confused when I ordered off the menu.
so excited to find this place – Great Service, great food and prices. This place is very clean and the food delcious. So nice to have this place in my neighborhood!
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