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Great sushi in Portland?

lebelage Jan 2, 2007 09:13 PM

Hi, I'll be visiting Portland in a couple weeks and would like to find excellent quality sushi.

I prefer a nice atmosphere but super trendy stuff neither offends nor attracts me.

All I care about is the quality (and good service if possible).


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    lebelage Jan 6, 2007 07:53 PM

    Thanks for all the help, will definitely try it.

    1. extramsg Jan 5, 2007 04:48 AM

      If you want to keep prices down at Murata, get the fixed price meal. You get a couple dishes, plus a choice of about six different "entrees" one of which is sushi and one sashimi. The sushi is a much better value and several of the other items aren't especially good. So I get double sushi. That's $25. If you get only one, it's $18. I think their nigiri are mostly around $6 if I remember right.

      Personally, I think their salmon is the best I've had. Even compared to what I had at Tsukiji in Japan. I think it's a must. People who like mackeral more than me have gushed about it.

      1. JillO Jan 3, 2007 04:26 PM

        I don't remember prices for individual nigiri, but I do know that a meal there, overall, is about twice what it usually costs us at other places. Where we can usually get away with under $40 elsewhere, at Murata our bill is around $70+. Thing is, it is seriously worth it - whenever we have sushi elsewhere, we look at each other and agree that it is never as good as it is at Murata.

        1. JillO Jan 3, 2007 05:43 AM

          Absolutely, Murata.

          Best amaebi and hamachi I have ever had. Great (cooked) salmon cheeks and fried softshell crab (both specials) too.

          It's just fabulous.

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          1. re: JillO
            Steve K Jan 3, 2007 03:39 PM

            How pricy is it, eg the amaebi or maguro?

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            lebelage Jan 3, 2007 12:17 AM

            Thank you!

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              lunchrider Jan 2, 2007 11:01 PM

              only one choice then.....
              search this board and you will find many posts that second this

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