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Boke Bowl

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1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2186
+1 503-719-5698
11:00 - 15:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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511 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe in not such a good way. Long tables, lots of noise, order at the counter from a chart on the wall. Hard to share with your group because everyone orders separately. Had Ramen, and some tasty buns, they brought the food to the table the condiments were somewhere else. Rather confusing. Like get your own cup and water. I... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights in Portland and was craving ramen one of the nights. We searched up Ramen joints and Boke Bowl was one that popped up. Reviews seemed okay so we decided to try it out. Between two of us we ordered the Sui Mai, Pulled Pork Ramen, and the Tofu Rice Bowl. Sui Mai - pricey for what you... More 

Thank MrTraveler604
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A cafeteria style dining room and seeral common tables. The food is very good but the ambince is lacking.

Thank 415koconnell
Central Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My kids live in Portland and one of their favorite things is to take me food-exploring. On this rather chilly day, we ended up at Boke Bowl. I'm not a fan of ordering at a counter because I usually have no idea what I want but the helpful server made a suggestion or two and I ended up with the... More 

Thank catsmom46
Portland, Oregon, United States
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We eat at Boke at least once a month. It continues to provide excellent food with an Asian twist and with a Portland foodie angle. Everything is made from scratch from the best ingredients. You can watch them make the steamed bun dough as you eat at one of the long communal tables. Ramen with duck confit and outstanding fried... More 

Thank Timothy C
Portland, OR
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292 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Boke Bowl Water Ave is a fine stop, especially if you have restless children. There is nothing precious or breakable, the food is interesting and healthy, and people who go there do not expect children to sit at attention and eat politely. Everyone is welcome, and the servers are cheerful. So when Boke Bowl West opened, and WITH vegan dim... More 

Thank LuViPortland
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I wandered in to Boke Bowl West* while staying over for a business trip at the Northrup Inn nearby, and what a treat! It was tough to choose between the rice and ramen bowls, as well as pork buns, but I settled on a rice bowl with fried chicken (rice bowl with fried chicken? yes!). It was awesome, with fresh... More 

Thank RiverRaftingMom
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch one day last week and I was delighted! The food came to our table really quickly. Fried chicken bowl. It was fantastic, full of flavour! I loved the mix of flavours, the kimchi, chicken, rice, fresh salad and dressing. The place is nicely decorated, very open and welcoming. Good to take your laptop with! Very highly... More 

Thank Natalia N
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The food is fantastic! I went here for dinner with a few friends and we just ordered several dished and shared. We ate rice tots, steam bums, a rice bowl, among other things. Everything was excellent.

Thank Robert A
Walla Walla, Washington
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We met family for dinner, their choice, and had low expectations. Ordering at the counter is not my favorite way to begin a meal. Asian food of any kind is our preference, and Boke Bowl did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. Now that we know about it, we will not hesitate to go again.

Thank Steven W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2186
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-719-5698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?