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Sansai Japanese Grill

539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1105
+1 971-544-1500
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (18 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1105
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The WORST service I have ever experienced. Stood for about 5 minutes when he said "I'll be with you in a minute" while he, and another server packed "to go" boxes. After 5 minutes I said, "Could we sit down? We want to eat here."...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We arrived in the late afternoon around 4pm and the place was nearly empty. We ordered and before our food came it was bustling. It seems the locals know where to eat because the food was wonderfully delicious and looked great. I had the tempura...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were so many people and we got well-welcomed. The food is so delicious and huge ! Everything is fresh. Good price too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Sasuke785
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I stopped for lunch and order the bento plates. They served a wide variety of dish in the bento - meat, tempura (shrimp, vegetables), salad, rice, etc. Well worth the price. Casual setting.

Thank DMUH
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Been here several times for lunch over the past three years. Always have had very good service and the freshest of seafood. That's whether I'm by myself or with several friends. Quantities are generous. As far as rating sushi, I would give it 3 1/2...More

Thank CatchnRelease1
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed when I ate here for lunch recently. I have been here at least 10 times because the prices are reasonable and the sushi is usually pretty good. Well, a few weeks ago, I left a little sad because things have changed...More

Thank Kprocks
Reviewed 21 July 2016

They should be up-front and have a disclaimer saying their food is fusion Japanese with something else. Even though the place was packed with people and that was one of the reasons we went in, I found the food to be a distorted version of...More

Thank elbato
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We tried a few different rolls. All very good. Nice sauce on all of them. good flavor throughout, and of course very fresh tasting. Good prices. Our waiter was very good as well. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is picnic style...More

Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had a lunch there couple weeks ago. The food was great. Fresh sushi and casual dinning environment. We loved this seaweed & cucumber salad they have. I think the dressing was probably sesame oil and rice vinegar. It was so simple, so colorful, and...More

Thank Venus S
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Ate here on a Monday night. Not a soul in the restaurant until our party of seven arrived. For some reason there was a 10-minute wait before our order was taken. Decent sushi for the price but they definitely need to work on customer service.

Thank jjtbody
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 971-544-1500
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