Sushi for the Soul
Northwest 23rd offers an array of fine dining and casual fare for the PDX food scene. Bamboo Sushi is a transplant from the Eastside and is a bustling sushi bar destined to grow more outlets. The fish and philosophy drive the menu at Bamboo, and both contribute to exceptional dishes. Sustainable seafood is reflected in the decor on and off the plates. Murals depicting fish populations are framed in wonderful wood and steel architectural features. The staff is schooled in the ingredients and makes every effort to help with menu selections. The bar is busy and entertaining with a variety of cocktails, sake, local beers, and wine. Sushi is a competitive sport here in Portland, and Bamboo is in a league of its own. The flavors and textures are nothing short of fantastic. I've eaten a lot of sushi, and this place takes it to a new level of taste and innovation. Our party of eight, with a variety of dietary restrictions, just demolished the menu. Everything from the char-grilled shishito peppers to a half-dozen rolls ranging from the salmon nation to the lucky 13 was expertly prepared. Tempura was crisp and done to perfection. The mackerel house on fire was not only uniquely served, the flavors from the tiny alder smoker with lemon charcoal ring true. Everyone at the table raved/fought over every plate, so consensus was easily reached: best sushi, ever.
By Jay Rymeski, AFAR Local Expert
Bamboo Sushi: Great Sushi in Portland, OR
The sushi here is bam-tastic. Faulty pun aside, I went to the sushi bar, asked the chef what I should have and he gave me a roll filled with tempura asparagus topped with albacore tuna, avocado and aioli sauce. Delish. I also had the soft shell crab roll, which was equally as delicious (but not as good as the asparagus). Bamboo is also very dedicated to the sustainable quality of their fish and educate customers in their menu on this practice. PS it's right beside Salt N Straw too!
By Natalie Taylor, AFAR Local Expert
Sustainable Sushi at Bamboo Sushi in the Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR
A late night seat at the sushi bar at Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon means you're in for a lot of incredible food and conversation. The head chef at the Alberta location served us up a few samples and walked us through the menu for our first visit. The standout dish was the poké, which was the freshest and most flavorful salmon I've ever tasted. Everything that's served at Bamboo is sustainably caught, so you're getting the best quality you can find.
310 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Sun - Sat 4:30pm - 10pm