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PDX: Syun Izakaya Japanese Restaurant and Sake Club

randix Apr 7, 2007 05:00 PM

This was written up in The Oregonian on 4/1 in a column by Gerry Frank. Anyone been there?

  1. extramsg Apr 7, 2007 06:38 PM

    Yes. There should be several threads. I don't think it's as good as Biwa, though they have some different emphases. I don't think their sushi is as good as Hakatamon or Mio, either, and definitely worse than Murata or Hiroshi. A friend went there fairly recently and he always loved them and thought they had taken a serious nosedive in quality. You might want to look at Yuzu if you're on the west side. I haven't been there yet, but people on PortlandFood.org seem to like it.


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    1. re: extramsg
      Leonardo Apr 8, 2007 08:26 AM

      In my opinion this place has always been overrated and not worth the trip unless you're in Hillsboro. So if it's gone downhill lately, I'd truly steer clear.

      1. re: Leonardo
        extramsg Apr 8, 2007 01:35 PM

        Probably not worth the drive now with Biwa and others around. Their grilled items were pretty good, but the sushi and noodles were lackluster on my visits.

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