Bara Sushi House

★★★★☆

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I have never had sushi before so I don't have anything to compare Bara to, but I must say that I was impressed! I never thought I would try sushi (the whole raw fish thing!) but it was so good it's hard to describe. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, the food arrived promptly, and the atmosphere was very soothing. Music played in the background. We tried the spider rolls and the spicy tuna. Both were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, even if you've never tried sushi before. I will definitely be coming back for more.

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★★★★★

I have never had sushi before so I don't have anything to compare Bara to, but I must say that I was impressed! I never thought I would try sushi (the whole raw fish thing!) but it was so good it's hard to describe. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, the food arrived promptly, and the atmosphere was very soothing. Music played in the background. We tried the spider rolls and the spicy tuna. Both were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, even if you've never tried sushi before. I will definitely be coming back for more.

Pros: Everything!

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very small place. they do have a small separate room for parties. my husband really enjoys their pork dish. our friends have spent way too much money here.

make sure to ask for the REAL WASABI for $1

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★★★★☆

very small place. they do have a small separate room for parties. my husband really enjoys their pork dish. our friends have spent way too much money here.

make sure to ask for the REAL WASABI for $1

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I found Bara by a happy accident one night when I was seaching Portland for good sushi. I travel for work and have eaten at many highly esteemed sushi places. This is by far the bast place I've found in over 15 states! I make a point to go to Bara every time I am in town and it is always the highlight of my trip!

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★★★★★

I found Bara by a happy accident one night when I was seaching Portland for good sushi. I travel for work and have eaten at many highly esteemed sushi places. This is by far the bast place I've found in over 15 states! I make a point to go to Bara every time I am in town and it is always the highlight of my trip!

Pros: Fantastic food, coldest beer in town, great service

Cons: Small restaurant

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My husband and I just bought dinner at Bara Sushi House this evening. The restaurant was nicely decorated in a blend of traditional Japanese decor and bright colors. Instead of shamisen music, some sort of heavy beat played in the background. It would have been fine if I could actually hear it, but it seemed to be mostly for the chef's enjoyment.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe service was excellent, and we got our food promptly. It was near closing time, so they were out of some of our favorities like ebi. They did a last sushi call at 8:40pm, so we felt a little bit rushed to order.\r\n\r\n\r\nI loved the seafood udon, and would order it again. It had (one) fresh scallop, shrimp, and shiitake mushroom, and it wasn't too salty.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe sushi was average, and a bit overpriced for the quality. There weren't many rolls to choose from if you don't like avacado or spicy sauce. The nagri selection wasn't huge, but they had all the staples (salmon, tuna, ebi, etc).\r\n\r\nThe red snapper was excellent, but the salmon was average. The ebi tempora roll was just bland. Watch out if you have nut allergies, because they sprinkled what tasted like peanuts on the unagi. I did get to try the black and yuzu tobiko, which I hadn't seen anywhere else. The black tobiko was delicious, but the yuzu tobiko was like chewing a blade of lemon grass.\r\n\r\nOverall, the sushi was better quality than a train sushi place, but not as good as Bush Gardens, Mio Sushi, or Murata. We probably could have gotten better quality for only slightly more at Murata.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I just bought dinner at Bara Sushi House this evening. The restaurant was nicely decorated in a blend of traditional Japanese decor and bright colors. Instead of shamisen music, some sort of heavy beat played in the background. It would have been fine if I could actually hear it, but it seemed to be mostly for the chef's enjoyment.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe service was excellent, and we got our food promptly. It was near closing time, so they were out of some of our favorities like ebi. They did a last sushi call at 8:40pm, so we felt a little bit rushed to order.\r\n\r\n\r\nI loved the seafood udon, and would order it again. It had (one) fresh scallop, shrimp, and shiitake mushroom, and it wasn't too salty.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe sushi was average, and a bit overpriced for the quality. There weren't many rolls to choose from if you don't like avacado or spicy sauce. The nagri selection wasn't huge, but they had all the staples (salmon, tuna, ebi, etc).\r\n\r\nThe red snapper was excellent, but the salmon was average. The ebi tempora roll was just bland. Watch out if you have nut allergies, because they sprinkled what tasted like peanuts on the unagi. I did get to try the black and yuzu tobiko, which I hadn't seen anywhere else. The black tobiko was delicious, but the yuzu tobiko was like chewing a blade of lemon grass.\r\n\r\nOverall, the sushi was better quality than a train sushi place, but not as good as Bush Gardens, Mio Sushi, or Murata. We probably could have gotten better quality for only slightly more at Murata.

Pros: Good service, nice decor, private tables & tatami room

Cons: Overpriced sushi, missing authentic Japanese feel

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After eating at the sushi bar for nine months by myself as my wife was pregnant,I couldn't wait to take my wife here once we had the baby.So we rolled In with the five day old looking to do It up,anything we wanted was our motto.We started with the Poki salad and then move to the Live sea scallop sashimi ,both were amazingly fresh and the presentation was gorgeous.They cooked and salted the scallop liver that I took out with one bite.The Hamachi sasihmi next which is my wifes personal favorite,was like butter.We then got a few orders of Nigiri,the octopus was tender and delicious,probably the best Ive ever had.The tuna was equally as good.What I really enjoyed was a chance to try some of the high end sakes.Were use to mostly ordering the house carafe and the occasional btl of Pearl,but this time we tasted through some of the high end sakes that were available in small ,large or bottle.Let me tell you you get what you pay for,they were amazing.we then roll through about a half dozen rolls,Our usual eel and Hamachi and green onion and a spider roll,again perectly done and delicious.we then get the sweet shrimp Nigiri,which for some reason have never had.I guess the thought of raw shrimpwas just never that appealing,but tonight we were going out on a limb,Sweet,delicate and tender,and the crispy fried shrimp head on the side was gobbled ,eyes and all.Then we get to the specialty rolls The Clinton corner roll and the sashimi roll,assorted fish surrounded by fresh cucumber.Amazing!We finished with some complimentary Lichi sherbert and green tea ice cream,as they congratulated us on our new arrival,which by the way didn,t make a peep the whole time we were there,Awesome.All this for about 150.00 bucks including about 50 bucks worth of sake.Like I said we were doing It up.Theres lots of great affordable stuff for your everyday sushi experience.Im sorry I didn,t get the servers name but shs always there and always super friendly and knows her stuff.This Is our new sushi house,and cant wait to go back.

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★★★★★

After eating at the sushi bar for nine months by myself as my wife was pregnant,I couldn't wait to take my wife here once we had the baby.So we rolled In with the five day old looking to do It up,anything we wanted was our motto.We started with the Poki salad and then move to the Live sea scallop sashimi ,both were amazingly fresh and the presentation was gorgeous.They cooked and salted the scallop liver that I took out with one bite.The Hamachi sasihmi next which is my wifes personal favorite,was like butter.We then got a few orders of Nigiri,the octopus was tender and delicious,probably the best Ive ever had.The tuna was equally as good.What I really enjoyed was a chance to try some of the high end sakes.Were use to mostly ordering the house carafe and the occasional btl of Pearl,but this time we tasted through some of the high end sakes that were available in small ,large or bottle.Let me tell you you get what you pay for,they were amazing.we then roll through about a half dozen rolls,Our usual eel and Hamachi and green onion and a spider roll,again perectly done and delicious.we then get the sweet shrimp Nigiri,which for some reason have never had.I guess the thought of raw shrimpwas just never that appealing,but tonight we were going out on a limb,Sweet,delicate and tender,and the crispy fried shrimp head on the side was gobbled ,eyes and all.Then we get to the specialty rolls The Clinton corner roll and the sashimi roll,assorted fish surrounded by fresh cucumber.Amazing!We finished with some complimentary Lichi sherbert and green tea ice cream,as they congratulated us on our new arrival,which by the way didn,t make a peep the whole time we were there,Awesome.All this for about 150.00 bucks including about 50 bucks worth of sake.Like I said we were doing It up.Theres lots of great affordable stuff for your everyday sushi experience.Im sorry I didn,t get the servers name but shs always there and always super friendly and knows her stuff.This Is our new sushi house,and cant wait to go back.

Pros: Super Fresh,Super Service

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I was invited to eat here by a friend and we had the absolute best experience eating here. They have one of those special rooms that you actually sit on the floor at a low table. Not one of those fake underground tables. The food was immaculate and I got to try ALL the things that I was frightened to try at other sushi places. I even found a coupon at a site called Grubdango that saved me an extra 10% off of our meal!! What can I say, Great food and a Great price, that is a win-win in my book!

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★★★★★

I was invited to eat here by a friend and we had the absolute best experience eating here. They have one of those special rooms that you actually sit on the floor at a low table. Not one of those fake underground tables. The food was immaculate and I got to try ALL the things that I was frightened to try at other sushi places. I even found a coupon at a site called Grubdango that saved me an extra 10% off of our meal!! What can I say, Great food and a Great price, that is a win-win in my book!

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\r\nI went to Bara a few weeks ago with my step-sister from a recommendation that I received. I was very satisfied with my whole experience. The ambiance is simple, unique, and inviting. I love restaurants and boutiques located in houses especially in the SE neighborhood, Bara is no exception! The waitress was attentive and not over-bearing-if she didn't know the answer to something she found the answer quickly. Even though she forgot my miso soup-she found her mistake and was apologetic (I also believe this was her first dinner service there?) We ordered the special which was ginger chicken and it was done really well-crispy, light, and flavorful! Our rolls were fresh and delicious! I will be back to Bara for sure!

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★★★★☆

\r\nI went to Bara a few weeks ago with my step-sister from a recommendation that I received. I was very satisfied with my whole experience. The ambiance is simple, unique, and inviting. I love restaurants and boutiques located in houses especially in the SE neighborhood, Bara is no exception! The waitress was attentive and not over-bearing-if she didn't know the answer to something she found the answer quickly. Even though she forgot my miso soup-she found her mistake and was apologetic (I also believe this was her first dinner service there?) We ordered the special which was ginger chicken and it was done really well-crispy, light, and flavorful! Our rolls were fresh and delicious! I will be back to Bara for sure!

Pros: Happy hour specials, many rolls to choose from, great location

Cons: Parking can be tricky

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Bara Sushi is a family restaurant...the service is good and the prices are normal. It is fairly easy to find and has adequate parking. Highly recommended for those that really enjoy sushi. Interesting decor....small inside but cozy.

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★★★★☆

Bara Sushi is a family restaurant...the service is good and the prices are normal. It is fairly easy to find and has adequate parking. Highly recommended for those that really enjoy sushi. Interesting decor....small inside but cozy.

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Bara has some really unique rolls. Rather than heading the way of the mayo sauces and avacado, Bara presents new flavors that are light and delightful, featuring more natural flavors like chilis and fruit to compliment nice pieces of fish.\r\n\r\nOn the downside, their non-sushi/sashimi dinner items are pretty standard, and expect to get your rolls slowly.\r\n\r\nAll in all though, well worth trying and enjoying!

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★★★★☆

Bara has some really unique rolls. Rather than heading the way of the mayo sauces and avacado, Bara presents new flavors that are light and delightful, featuring more natural flavors like chilis and fruit to compliment nice pieces of fish.\r\n\r\nOn the downside, their non-sushi/sashimi dinner items are pretty standard, and expect to get your rolls slowly.\r\n\r\nAll in all though, well worth trying and enjoying!

Pros: Light and delicious rolls, excellent cuts of fish

Cons: Pretty slow service

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We walked in to Bara without any expectations. It was a late evening meal (around 9:00 PM). We were seated at a table not far from the front door. Normally this wouldn't bother me but it happened to be very cold out that night so whenever anyone walked in, we sure felt it.\r\n\r\nThe hostess/waitress brought our menus and took our drink orders. She was a very pleasant person with a soothing voice and a welcoming smile. Our order was prepared promptly and delivered to our table. The presentation was amazing. The dragon roll truly looked like a dragon! The fish was the ultimate in freshness. While the sushi chef was preparing the sushi for everyone, he was very conversational and friendly, smiling a lot as well. Our waitress was spot on with tending to our drinks and making sure we had refills. \r\n\r\nAll in all, this place is amazing. The fish melts in your mouth, service is impeccable and the whole restaurant is a lesson in relaxation and tranquility. It was a tad on the spendy side but well worth it for the quality and ambience. I will definitely be going there again!

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★★★★★

We walked in to Bara without any expectations. It was a late evening meal (around 9:00 PM). We were seated at a table not far from the front door. Normally this wouldn't bother me but it happened to be very cold out that night so whenever anyone walked in, we sure felt it.\r\n\r\nThe hostess/waitress brought our menus and took our drink orders. She was a very pleasant person with a soothing voice and a welcoming smile. Our order was prepared promptly and delivered to our table. The presentation was amazing. The dragon roll truly looked like a dragon! The fish was the ultimate in freshness. While the sushi chef was preparing the sushi for everyone, he was very conversational and friendly, smiling a lot as well. Our waitress was spot on with tending to our drinks and making sure we had refills. \r\n\r\nAll in all, this place is amazing. The fish melts in your mouth, service is impeccable and the whole restaurant is a lesson in relaxation and tranquility. It was a tad on the spendy side but well worth it for the quality and ambience. I will definitely be going there again!

Pros: fresh fish, friendly waitstaff, great culinary presentation

Cons: It's cold by the door!

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The atmosphere was very nice at first however as more people filed in it gradually became much much louder and you begin to realize you're dining in a house rather then a restaurant. It got to the point where I could barely hear myself speak let alone the person I went with. The staff seemed inexperienced at handling such a large crowd and after waiting 45 minutes to get a 10 piece Sashimi order I asked for it to go. I then had to wait another 15 minutes for it to be ""boxed"" and by the time it arrived at the table it was far from fresh, although the taste of it about ten minutes later when I enjoyed it at home left much to be desired. The Salmon and Tuna tasted ""fishy"" and far from fresh. The added insult to injury was that when my bill was brought to my table the waitress informed me she had gone ahead and added an 8% gratuity, finishing by saying ""if that's ok"". I kindly payed and left, however I will not be returning.

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★★☆☆☆

The atmosphere was very nice at first however as more people filed in it gradually became much much louder and you begin to realize you're dining in a house rather then a restaurant. It got to the point where I could barely hear myself speak let alone the person I went with. The staff seemed inexperienced at handling such a large crowd and after waiting 45 minutes to get a 10 piece Sashimi order I asked for it to go. I then had to wait another 15 minutes for it to be ""boxed"" and by the time it arrived at the table it was far from fresh, although the taste of it about ten minutes later when I enjoyed it at home left much to be desired. The Salmon and Tuna tasted ""fishy"" and far from fresh. The added insult to injury was that when my bill was brought to my table the waitress informed me she had gone ahead and added an 8% gratuity, finishing by saying ""if that's ok"". I kindly payed and left, however I will not be returning.

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I read the reviews and was excited to try bara.. it was a windy day so me and my girlfriend decided to duck into the alcove just left of the front door when all of the sudden this disgruntled construction worker says ""get out of here this is my property"" So we left and went to yoko were the people are nice.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read the reviews and was excited to try bara.. it was a windy day so me and my girlfriend decided to duck into the alcove just left of the front door when all of the sudden this disgruntled construction worker says ""get out of here this is my property"" So we left and went to yoko were the people are nice.

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As a true sushi connoiseur, Bara is now on my Portland favorite list (along with Hiroshi, Syun and Masu).\r\n\r\nService is fabulous at Bara! The food was spectacular in quality, presentation and portion. Best of all, you there is an ipod adapter in the tatami room, where good times are encouraged. Thumbs up!

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★★★★★

As a true sushi connoiseur, Bara is now on my Portland favorite list (along with Hiroshi, Syun and Masu).\r\n\r\nService is fabulous at Bara! The food was spectacular in quality, presentation and portion. Best of all, you there is an ipod adapter in the tatami room, where good times are encouraged. Thumbs up!

Pros: food, great service, sake menu, tatami room

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Have been here twice, once in the Tatami room, the other time at a small table. Both times I really enjoyed my meal here. Friendly greeting at the door, very attentive service, they neither rush you out or make you impatiently wait for food, at least on my visits. One thing I like very much about this place is when you make a fairly large order, you don't sit and wait forever for one BIG plate to come out, they bring your order in stages, which I have found to be the exception to the rule in Portland.\r\n\r\nMany inventive rolls and nice preparation. it is getting to the point in this town with so many sushi bars with apparently one major fish supplier to most places, that there is an utter sameness to the quality and preparation of sushi. In fact, the quality at many places I used to go has gone markedly down the last couple of years. While Hiroshi and Murata still carry the torch as places far above the standard, Bara has found a niche for putting out quality fare at a pretty reasonable price... a good mid-range price option. \r\n\r\nI was impressed both times and will return soon.

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★★★★★

Have been here twice, once in the Tatami room, the other time at a small table. Both times I really enjoyed my meal here. Friendly greeting at the door, very attentive service, they neither rush you out or make you impatiently wait for food, at least on my visits. One thing I like very much about this place is when you make a fairly large order, you don't sit and wait forever for one BIG plate to come out, they bring your order in stages, which I have found to be the exception to the rule in Portland.\r\n\r\nMany inventive rolls and nice preparation. it is getting to the point in this town with so many sushi bars with apparently one major fish supplier to most places, that there is an utter sameness to the quality and preparation of sushi. In fact, the quality at many places I used to go has gone markedly down the last couple of years. While Hiroshi and Murata still carry the torch as places far above the standard, Bara has found a niche for putting out quality fare at a pretty reasonable price... a good mid-range price option. \r\n\r\nI was impressed both times and will return soon.

Pros: comfortable, inventive rolls, nothing gimmicky or cute, very authentic prep, pro waitresses

Cons: it will probably get VERY popular

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The reason I can't recommened Bara is based on value. The sushi was definitely tasty and the service was great. The atmosphere is very nice. \r\n\r\nBut for all that, Bara unfortunatley decides to charge ""boutique"" prices. Get over yourself.\r\n\r\nWe ordered an appetizer, the Poki, and the server brings out this large serving bowl. We were very excited. After she set down the bowl, I looked inside, all the way to the bottom to find a tiny and just ridiculously small portion. Thanks, we just got jacked. \r\n\r\nhead town to Noho's down the street and you'll find delicious Poki priced much more appropriately

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★☆☆☆☆

The reason I can't recommened Bara is based on value. The sushi was definitely tasty and the service was great. The atmosphere is very nice. \r\n\r\nBut for all that, Bara unfortunatley decides to charge ""boutique"" prices. Get over yourself.\r\n\r\nWe ordered an appetizer, the Poki, and the server brings out this large serving bowl. We were very excited. After she set down the bowl, I looked inside, all the way to the bottom to find a tiny and just ridiculously small portion. Thanks, we just got jacked. \r\n\r\nhead town to Noho's down the street and you'll find delicious Poki priced much more appropriately

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A couple of weeks ago I was in the Portland area on a shopping spree and was told by some friends who had tried this new Sushi place, called Bara, that I should eat there for dinner. Being that I was not sushi fan I was a little hesitant I learned that they also have a nice teriyaki menu too. Our party ended up being 7 adults. We were seated in the private Tatami room. The service was good and the food was WONDERFUL. I have never really had good sushi, but I was told to give it a try so with help from the sushi chief I picked out 2 rolls and really did enjoy them. I am now to under stand that the quality of fish that I had tried before had been my reasoning for thinking I didn?t like sushi. The rolls were not only pleasing to look at they were very tasty!! I could taste the difference in cheep frozen fish that I have had before and fresh high quality fish and shell food that Bara serves. I have since told all my friends who live with in a 5hr ratio to stop by and give Bara a try it?s worth the drive. If I lived closer to Portland I would eat at Bara at least a couple of times a month. \r\n\r\nI would not reccomned Bara as a fast in & out dinner place. This is a sit down, relax and enjoy. Be ready to be at Bara's for an hour or more.

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★★★★☆

A couple of weeks ago I was in the Portland area on a shopping spree and was told by some friends who had tried this new Sushi place, called Bara, that I should eat there for dinner. Being that I was not sushi fan I was a little hesitant I learned that they also have a nice teriyaki menu too. Our party ended up being 7 adults. We were seated in the private Tatami room. The service was good and the food was WONDERFUL. I have never really had good sushi, but I was told to give it a try so with help from the sushi chief I picked out 2 rolls and really did enjoy them. I am now to under stand that the quality of fish that I had tried before had been my reasoning for thinking I didn?t like sushi. The rolls were not only pleasing to look at they were very tasty!! I could taste the difference in cheep frozen fish that I have had before and fresh high quality fish and shell food that Bara serves. I have since told all my friends who live with in a 5hr ratio to stop by and give Bara a try it?s worth the drive. If I lived closer to Portland I would eat at Bara at least a couple of times a month. \r\n\r\nI would not reccomned Bara as a fast in & out dinner place. This is a sit down, relax and enjoy. Be ready to be at Bara's for an hour or more.

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I was really excited to take my boyfriend here. We were seated relatively quickly in the very small but nice dining area. We waited maybe fifteen minutes for my boyfriend to get his coke and then preceeded to wait what felt like very close to an hour to watch other people who were seated after us to be seated and get served their food before we got ours. When the food did come, it was extremely fresh (best yellowtail nigiri!) and the presentation was really good. However, I felt that because we were ignored and had to wait for so long I wouldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone unless you really don't care about quality customer service. It would help if it wasn't so claustrophobic in there and if the wait staff was more attentive. (Note: no wheelchair access.)

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★★☆☆☆

I was really excited to take my boyfriend here. We were seated relatively quickly in the very small but nice dining area. We waited maybe fifteen minutes for my boyfriend to get his coke and then preceeded to wait what felt like very close to an hour to watch other people who were seated after us to be seated and get served their food before we got ours. When the food did come, it was extremely fresh (best yellowtail nigiri!) and the presentation was really good. However, I felt that because we were ignored and had to wait for so long I wouldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone unless you really don't care about quality customer service. It would help if it wasn't so claustrophobic in there and if the wait staff was more attentive. (Note: no wheelchair access.)

Pros: excellent sushi chef

Cons: crowded, terrible service

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My husband and I are sushi lovers to the extreme! We drive all the way up to Seattle for great sushi-- no joke either. But now that Bara Sushi House has made it's debut in Portland, there's no reason for us to make a drive up North for fabulous sushi! All of their selections are so flavorful and presentation is beautiful! Their wait staff is always friendly and very helpful with suggestions! I recommend the mussel shooters along with their high quality sashimi selections! Darling atmosphere and a great place for a date night!

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★★★★★

My husband and I are sushi lovers to the extreme! We drive all the way up to Seattle for great sushi-- no joke either. But now that Bara Sushi House has made it's debut in Portland, there's no reason for us to make a drive up North for fabulous sushi! All of their selections are so flavorful and presentation is beautiful! Their wait staff is always friendly and very helpful with suggestions! I recommend the mussel shooters along with their high quality sashimi selections! Darling atmosphere and a great place for a date night!

Pros: Very Fresh Sushi

Cons: Parking may be a little difficult, but worth it!

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I am very particular about sushi establishments as everything is relied on freshness. I have been to Bara Sushi House a few times and I must say I have yet to be disappointed. There is an abudant selection of not only sushi, but also cooked palates for the not so daring diner. And I must say, the fish has been fresh everytime! The ambiance is very intimate and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive. What a great addition to the neighborhood!

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★★★★★

I am very particular about sushi establishments as everything is relied on freshness. I have been to Bara Sushi House a few times and I must say I have yet to be disappointed. There is an abudant selection of not only sushi, but also cooked palates for the not so daring diner. And I must say, the fish has been fresh everytime! The ambiance is very intimate and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive. What a great addition to the neighborhood!

Pros: Intimate, romantic setting

Cons: May not be ideal for large groups

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Friendly staff.\r\nTasty rolls.\r\nNice atmosphere, the older style house charm.\r\nWill be going back with friends to check out the private Tatami room.

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★★★★★

Friendly staff.\r\nTasty rolls.\r\nNice atmosphere, the older style house charm.\r\nWill be going back with friends to check out the private Tatami room.

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Having read the glowing reviews on citysearch, I was excited to go to Bara's. The first time I went, the food was excellent, but our food took about 40 minutes and they completely messed up the order. I decided to give it a second try several weeks later, but found no redemption as the food took over an hour and they could only complete half of our order because they RAN OUT OF RICE. \r\nUltimately, Bara's is a nice place with great sushi, but it's overpriced, unreliable, and it takes an eternity to get your food (if you get it at all).

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★☆☆☆☆

Having read the glowing reviews on citysearch, I was excited to go to Bara's. The first time I went, the food was excellent, but our food took about 40 minutes and they completely messed up the order. I decided to give it a second try several weeks later, but found no redemption as the food took over an hour and they could only complete half of our order because they RAN OUT OF RICE. \r\nUltimately, Bara's is a nice place with great sushi, but it's overpriced, unreliable, and it takes an eternity to get your food (if you get it at all).

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today i decided to check out the Bara sushi house and i have to say it was amazing. Starting with the stylish decorations and the ultra friendly staff. The food was great i had the spider roll and i must say they are to die for, the oysters and seaweed salad are great appitizers as well. I am looking forward to going back and trying out different things. I must say I am impressed.

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★★★★★

today i decided to check out the Bara sushi house and i have to say it was amazing. Starting with the stylish decorations and the ultra friendly staff. The food was great i had the spider roll and i must say they are to die for, the oysters and seaweed salad are great appitizers as well. I am looking forward to going back and trying out different things. I must say I am impressed.

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Since moving from NYC, I have been hunting for a new go-to sushi place, and so far Portland has been coming up short. No longer! Last night we headed to Bara, and were very pleased with everything. Sat at the bar, fantastic service, delicious fresh fish, and a creative menu. I highly recommend the Prozac (for eel lovers: eel, shrimp tempura, tuna, eel sauce = amazing) and the 'tokyo drift' - tuna and japanese potato. They also have great specials, and I have to disagree with previous posts; the fish was very fresh and tasty. Prices were fair (keep in mind I'm coming from Manhattan), but consistent with other places in portland I've been for sush We'll be heading back often!

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★★★★★

Since moving from NYC, I have been hunting for a new go-to sushi place, and so far Portland has been coming up short. No longer! Last night we headed to Bara, and were very pleased with everything. Sat at the bar, fantastic service, delicious fresh fish, and a creative menu. I highly recommend the Prozac (for eel lovers: eel, shrimp tempura, tuna, eel sauce = amazing) and the 'tokyo drift' - tuna and japanese potato. They also have great specials, and I have to disagree with previous posts; the fish was very fresh and tasty. Prices were fair (keep in mind I'm coming from Manhattan), but consistent with other places in portland I've been for sush We'll be heading back often!

Pros: friendly service, creativity of menu, freshness of fish, outdoor seating location

Cons: drink menu could be more extensive

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I've tried most of the local sushi restaurants, and they are usually good, but Bara brings it to a whole new level with their Prozac roll. After eating at Bara the first time, I had to come back the next week to get another Prozac roll and try some other things, so far everything I've tried has been really good. All of the fish seems extremely fresh.\r\n\r\nP.S. If you like oysters, try them here they have a special sauce that they make for it that really spices it up!

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★★★★★

I've tried most of the local sushi restaurants, and they are usually good, but Bara brings it to a whole new level with their Prozac roll. After eating at Bara the first time, I had to come back the next week to get another Prozac roll and try some other things, so far everything I've tried has been really good. All of the fish seems extremely fresh.\r\n\r\nP.S. If you like oysters, try them here they have a special sauce that they make for it that really spices it up!

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We have been to Bara twice. My initial attraction was the general atmosphere of the place, which is warm, homey, clean, and inviting. We ordered an appetizer and tempura and sushi the first time. The tempura was good, but it was not what I expected. The batter was very thick and spongy, not the thin tempura batter we are used to. It was nice for a change, but i still prefer the thin, traditional kind.\r\n\r\nI appreciate that they use a good quality pickled ginger for the sushi. It isn't the bright pink stuff with saccharin in it. While the fish here was o.k., some of it seemed bland, as if it had been frozen. In particular, the hamachi was lacking in texture and flavor. \r\n\r\nOn our second visit, the music was bizarre and very unsettling. It ranged from something that sounded like an aerobics workout tape to something that sounded like a Japanese advertising jingle (but much longer). It was too loud to ignore and we actually had trouble hearing each other talk. That's a shame, because the atmosphere of the place would be intimate and relaxing with the right music.\r\n\r\nOn our second visit, we received, and were charged for, something we didn't order. Check your sushi order cards carefully. We only ordered from one side of the card, but apparently there was something still marked on the back from a previous customer. We also ordered two pieces of uni sushi, when we heard it was available. However, we were very surprised when we got the bill and saw that we had been charged $9.50 for the two pieces!\r\nTwo days later I was at Hakatamon in Beaverton and got two pieces of uni that were twice as large - price $4.25. The taste was also an issue. When uni is not as fresh as it should be, it starts to taste like it looks, instead of like the ocean. For $9.50, I would expect something very fresh, and it wasn't.\r\n\r\nBara is new and I think some of these things may get worked out, but for the prices i would expect better quality.\r\n

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★★★☆☆

We have been to Bara twice. My initial attraction was the general atmosphere of the place, which is warm, homey, clean, and inviting. We ordered an appetizer and tempura and sushi the first time. The tempura was good, but it was not what I expected. The batter was very thick and spongy, not the thin tempura batter we are used to. It was nice for a change, but i still prefer the thin, traditional kind.\r\n\r\nI appreciate that they use a good quality pickled ginger for the sushi. It isn't the bright pink stuff with saccharin in it. While the fish here was o.k., some of it seemed bland, as if it had been frozen. In particular, the hamachi was lacking in texture and flavor. \r\n\r\nOn our second visit, the music was bizarre and very unsettling. It ranged from something that sounded like an aerobics workout tape to something that sounded like a Japanese advertising jingle (but much longer). It was too loud to ignore and we actually had trouble hearing each other talk. That's a shame, because the atmosphere of the place would be intimate and relaxing with the right music.\r\n\r\nOn our second visit, we received, and were charged for, something we didn't order. Check your sushi order cards carefully. We only ordered from one side of the card, but apparently there was something still marked on the back from a previous customer. We also ordered two pieces of uni sushi, when we heard it was available. However, we were very surprised when we got the bill and saw that we had been charged $9.50 for the two pieces!\r\nTwo days later I was at Hakatamon in Beaverton and got two pieces of uni that were twice as large - price $4.25. The taste was also an issue. When uni is not as fresh as it should be, it starts to taste like it looks, instead of like the ocean. For $9.50, I would expect something very fresh, and it wasn't.\r\n\r\nBara is new and I think some of these things may get worked out, but for the prices i would expect better quality.\r\n

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We went here on a whim one night (just a short walk from our house), and were very pleasantly surprised! The fish in the sushi was all very fresh and tasty, and tempura very good. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices good. Nice atmosphere: they have a private room for larger parties, as well as limited outdoor seating. Definitely my new favorite sushi place! The only strange thing was they were playing electronica music...it was playing quietly, so it didn't distract or make conversation difficult...it just seemed out of place. Don't let that stop you from giving this place a try!

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★★★★★

We went here on a whim one night (just a short walk from our house), and were very pleasantly surprised! The fish in the sushi was all very fresh and tasty, and tempura very good. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices good. Nice atmosphere: they have a private room for larger parties, as well as limited outdoor seating. Definitely my new favorite sushi place! The only strange thing was they were playing electronica music...it was playing quietly, so it didn't distract or make conversation difficult...it just seemed out of place. Don't let that stop you from giving this place a try!

Pros: Fresh food, nice atmosphere

Cons: none!

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This was our first visit to Bara Sushi house.. My fiancee' and I drove down from Seattle WA. This was one of our main reasons for the 2 day road trip and I will say"" it was well worth the drive""\r\n\r\nThe food was outstanding and the hospitality was just great !! The seafood was so fresh and the presentation said it all !! \r\n\r\nThe location was great, food was great and service was great.. All around a great place to go !! \r\n\r\nBest wishes to the entire team at Bara Sushi House- keep up the great work :) \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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★★★★★

This was our first visit to Bara Sushi house.. My fiancee' and I drove down from Seattle WA. This was one of our main reasons for the 2 day road trip and I will say"" it was well worth the drive""\r\n\r\nThe food was outstanding and the hospitality was just great !! The seafood was so fresh and the presentation said it all !! \r\n\r\nThe location was great, food was great and service was great.. All around a great place to go !! \r\n\r\nBest wishes to the entire team at Bara Sushi House- keep up the great work :) \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

Pros: Ambience was great, food was great..

Cons: Not one in Seattle WA.

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Good Yakisoba. If you've got a larger party, ask to reserve the back room. There's traditional floor seating and you can plug in your Ipod.

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★★★☆☆

Good Yakisoba. If you've got a larger party, ask to reserve the back room. There's traditional floor seating and you can plug in your Ipod.

Pros: tasty

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Bara has the perfect combination for success! This new sushi house is amazing. They have the freshest fish and amazing appetizers with the best service in town. I live on the Eastside of Portland and it's really hard to find good sushi places. When you walk into this redone victorian house don't expect a train of plates with old warm sushi. The sushi chef is very knowledable and has the best recommendations. If you are a oyster fan like myself, you need to try ""Da Sauce""! It is the BEST! This little sushi house is bringing big taste to the Portland area and I will definately be a regular.

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★★★★★

Bara has the perfect combination for success! This new sushi house is amazing. They have the freshest fish and amazing appetizers with the best service in town. I live on the Eastside of Portland and it's really hard to find good sushi places. When you walk into this redone victorian house don't expect a train of plates with old warm sushi. The sushi chef is very knowledable and has the best recommendations. If you are a oyster fan like myself, you need to try ""Da Sauce""! It is the BEST! This little sushi house is bringing big taste to the Portland area and I will definately be a regular.

Pros: Tatami room! Great sushi and service

Cons: Not for large groups of 10+

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This restaraunt offers a unique dining experience which provides exceptional service, beautiful private dining rooms, exceptional sushi (obviously some of the best quality available), reasonable prices, and an overall comfortable but prestigious environment! \r\n\r\nI highly recommend Bara Sushi House to anyone looking to have a good time and eat GREAT food! \r\n\r\n

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★★★★★

This restaraunt offers a unique dining experience which provides exceptional service, beautiful private dining rooms, exceptional sushi (obviously some of the best quality available), reasonable prices, and an overall comfortable but prestigious environment! \r\n\r\nI highly recommend Bara Sushi House to anyone looking to have a good time and eat GREAT food! \r\n\r\n

Pros: Great for couples and / or small groups

Cons: ???

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Bara Sushi is a brand new Sushi bar located in the newly trendy Clinton neighborhood of SE Portland. My girlfriend and I went to Bara right after it opened and were pleasantly surprised. By being housed in a remodeled Victorian the dining space lends itself to an intimate experience. Small groups or couples would probably work best. They offer a variety of dining options including a private room, booths, and tables. Contributing to the atmosphere was the friendly staff and smart decor, but the real star here is the food. We both agreed that the Sushi was quite possibly the best we've ever had. Being adventurous souls, we opted for the chefs selection and were not disappointed (highly recommended). The Sushi chef was friendly and gave us a wonderful guided tour through his different selections. The best part is that the great food doesn't end with the Sushi and Sashimi, the side dishes seemed to vary between Japanese and Southeast Asian and were outstanding (Try the ""beef salad"" - not what its called but i think they'll know what you mean another favorite was the baked mussels). Definitely going back!

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★★★★★

Bara Sushi is a brand new Sushi bar located in the newly trendy Clinton neighborhood of SE Portland. My girlfriend and I went to Bara right after it opened and were pleasantly surprised. By being housed in a remodeled Victorian the dining space lends itself to an intimate experience. Small groups or couples would probably work best. They offer a variety of dining options including a private room, booths, and tables. Contributing to the atmosphere was the friendly staff and smart decor, but the real star here is the food. We both agreed that the Sushi was quite possibly the best we've ever had. Being adventurous souls, we opted for the chefs selection and were not disappointed (highly recommended). The Sushi chef was friendly and gave us a wonderful guided tour through his different selections. The best part is that the great food doesn't end with the Sushi and Sashimi, the side dishes seemed to vary between Japanese and Southeast Asian and were outstanding (Try the ""beef salad"" - not what its called but i think they'll know what you mean another favorite was the baked mussels). Definitely going back!

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: Might be too small for a large groups over 6

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Small Japanese spot serves up fresh sushi favorites in an intimate environment.

 

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