Reader Survey 2012: Best Sushi in Portland

Bamboo Sushi Portland

Bamboo Sushi

The results of this question were predictable. There is a reason Bamboo Sushi gets such good press, and a reason they have such a devoted following that they are opening a new restaurant on NW 23rd; they cleaned up with 43% of the vote! I’ve listed many others because it is interesting to see who made the top 10. Our of 828 votes:

1. Bamboo Sushi – 43.4%.

310 S.E. 28th Ave., Portland, OR 97214.  (503) 232-5255  Map


2. Murata – 7.5%.  200 Southwest Market St # P105 Portland, OR 97201 (503) 227-0080  Map

3. Yoko’s – 7%.  2878 Southeast Gladstone Street Portland, OR 97202 (503) 736-9228 Map

4. Masu – 6%.  406 sw 13th Ave., Portland 97205. (503) 221-6278  Map

5. Saburo’s – 4.83%.  1667 Southeast Bybee Boulevard Portland, OR 97202 (503) 236-4237 Map

6. Mio Sushi– 3.8%.

  • 2271 Northwest Johnson St. Portland 97209  (503) 221-1469  Map
  • 2735 North Killingsworth St. Portland 97217  (503) 286-5123  Map
  • 4204 NE Halsey St.  Portland 97213  (503) 288-4778  Map
  • 271 NW Johnson St.  Portland 97210  (503) 221-1469  Map
  • 1710 SE Tacoma St.  Portland 97202  (503) 445-0411  Map
  • 3625 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland 97214  (503) 230-6981  Map
  • 1255 NW 185th Ave., Aloha 97006  (503) 617-9442  Map

7. Boxer – 3.6%. 1524 SE 20th Ave., Portland 97201  (971) 271-8635  Map

8. Sinju – 3%.

  • 11860 SE 82nd, Suite L123 Happy Valley  97086 (503) 344-6932  Map
  • 7339 SW Bridgeport Rd. Tigard, 97224  (503) 352-3815  Map
  • 1022 NW Johnson St. Portland OR 97209  (503) 223-6535  Map

9. Syun – 2%. 209 Northeast Lincoln Street Hillsboro, OR 97124  (503) 640-3131  Map

10. Mirakutei – 1.4%. 536 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214  (503) 467-7501    Map

My favorites are Murata, Bamboo and Syun in that order.

You can see all the Reader Survey 2012 winners here.

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Your thoughts are welcome

  1. says

    I’ll be curious to see how this shakes out next year, as there seem to be a bunch of mid-to-upscale places opening recently (Hokusei, Boxer, Yama).

  2. PtH says

    What?? Not dissing Bamboo who deserves to do well, but WHO were the 800+ people who cast votes?!? I’m genuinely baffled as to how a best sushi vote could go down and people who would apparently say they are up on the local sushi scene would omit Yama. Yama is lightyears above everything on this list other than murata (tho better which is hard to say). Boxer is substantially newer than Yama, yet they made an appearance. I get the feeling the votes were cast based on dining experiences from the last time the voters actually went out to TRY the sushi. Syun is fine but would not show up for best in the raw fish category. Murata would have DESTROYED Bamboo (tho I’m sure they’re getting lots of votes for non-traditional creativity, and I don’t really disagree).

    But seriously, if readers love impossibly fresh fish at it’s peak, prepared with the most deft attention to detail, then Chef Scott’s omakase at Yama is not to be beat. And Sinju? Really?? Wow… I think I give up.

  3. Ben says

    The sheep of Portland flocks to bamboo for their mediocre sushi. To be fair they do well with selling themselves to the mass but delivery is so bland and cheesy. Really? The albacore crunchy? Puke.

  4. kristine says

    disappointed more folks don’t know about samurai blue on mississippi. consistently delicious with excellent service. and whoever voted for mirakutei may want to check to see that they actually have functioning taste buds….nothing there is worth eating. dreadful!

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