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214 SW Broadway (SW Ankeny St.) Send to Phone
503-241-3393 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Asian fusion and creative cocktails served in a hipster setting.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Saucebox Restaurant Review

: Part of this dark, romantic restaurant is actually a dance club, but loud house music infuses all corners. It borders the late-night Old Town club district, making it a great stop before or after a club tour. In the eating area, the mood is modern, with crisp white furnishings. A glassed-in liquor cabinet shows off the collection of wine and specialty libations, including several house-made infusions. The menu always features a few cocktails of the day, such as a ginger cosmo. Pan-Asian snacks and small plates rarely disappoint, mixing sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavors in appealing, creative ways. Standouts include the tofu pad thai, Thai red curry, the spicy Javanese salmon with spinach, and the sushi hand rolls. Some dishes give a nod to NW ingredients, such as the oysters with apple kimchi or the adobo pork shank with greens and beets. Tapioca dumplings have a thick, chewy outside that may be an acquired taste. Skip dessert in place of a rich cocktail; the potent coco colada, served in a whole coconut, will end your night on a sweet and high note.

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