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5411 NE 30th Ave. Send to Phone
503-450-0893 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
An exotic, eclectic and attractive Japanese pub on a hip corner of NE Portland.
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Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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Yakuza Restaurant Review

: The Yakuza are known as the Japanese mafia, so it's not surprising that a restaurant named after them isn't afraid to break some rules. For example, the signature dish is the all-American burger --- the Yakuza burger is served with a layer of chèvre, house ketchup and mayo, and crisp shoestring fries packed right into the bun. The rest of the menu is more Asian influenced, ranging from Kobe tartare to inventive sushi rolls, chilled soba noodles, tempura (including a scallops version) and a kale salad. The restaurant is attractive with modern furnishings and muted lighting that promote a cocktail lounge feel. Drinks are varied and stiff --- take your pick from an entire wall of saké. Surprisingly welcoming to children, there’s even a “kids’ happy hour” Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings that offers chicken, shrimp or pork katsu. Insiders know about the back patio that's a secret garden during warm weather, and the cottage with a hot tub and cold plunge pool available for private parties and/or overnight rental.

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