Mio Sushi

★★★★☆
  • 2271 NW Johnson St

    Portland, OR 97210

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  • 503-221-1469

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Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 09:30 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
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okay, so i am a huge fan of asian food. but i have to say teriyaki is to be one of my favorite. I have basically been to every teriyaki place around me, but this place!! had the best juicy, tender, tasty chicken i have ever tried in my

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okay, so i am a huge fan of asian food. but i have to say teriyaki is to be one of my favorite. I have basically been to every teriyaki place around me, but this place!! had the best juicy, tender, tasty chicken i have ever tried in my

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My husband and I were honeymooning in early April and our last day was spent in the Pearl District trying out different pubs and fare. After a tour of the Portland Japanese Garden, we had but one thing left to do....SUSHI!!!!!!! Before leaving home in the Virginia Mtns. we researched where we wanted to try out our only west coast sushi experience and Mio Sushi seemed to be the best reviewed on the web. We made sure to be there for happy hour because of the GREAT deals on the specialty rolls. As we approached the old victorian the restaraunt was housed in, we saw the distinct neon green sign and squeezed eachother's hands in anticipation. Upon entering, we noticed that it was close quarters inside and quickly took the very first table we came to which happened to be right at the bar....fine by us because we are people watchers and enjoyed seeing the hungry patrons file in. The case was filled with your usual fare but it looked and smelled great. They had a decent selection of beer and the saki was HOT as it should be (well, unless you like it chilled). We spared no time getting our first order of rolls in and alcohol in our hands. Our waiter was "johnny on the spot" and kept us happy. Not a shred of disapointment was present when round 1 (four speciaty rolls) came out. The presentation was great, everything fresh and exactly to our liking. We took our time savoring the different textures and flavors until suddenly we were out of sushi!!!!!! Time for round 2!!!!!
I had introduced my husband to sushi five years prior and wanted to let him experience things that weren't available around southwestern VA, so I thought some uni and quail egg would be a nice change. Although it was on the menu, I was sorely disappointed that they were out of uni (sea urchin). We then ordered a few nigiri and had the most tender octopus I had ever placed in my mouth. The squid was sweet and delicate and our dessert of spicy tuna delivered (so hot...so good)!!!! Finally we had to say goodbye to find yet another brewpub we were scheduled to imbibe in. Out comes our bill and we almost fell over when it was under $50 (we are pretty big drinkers if it's not obvious). All in all, our visit to Mio was well worth the investigation but I suggest you find that out for yourself!!!!!

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★★★★☆

My husband and I were honeymooning in early April and our last day was spent in the Pearl District trying out different pubs and fare. After a tour of the Portland Japanese Garden, we had but one thing left to do....SUSHI!!!!!!! Before leaving home in the Virginia Mtns. we researched where we wanted to try out our only west coast sushi experience and Mio Sushi seemed to be the best reviewed on the web. We made sure to be there for happy hour because of the GREAT deals on the specialty rolls. As we approached the old victorian the restaraunt was housed in, we saw the distinct neon green sign and squeezed eachother's hands in anticipation. Upon entering, we noticed that it was close quarters inside and quickly took the very first table we came to which happened to be right at the bar....fine by us because we are people watchers and enjoyed seeing the hungry patrons file in. The case was filled with your usual fare but it looked and smelled great. They had a decent selection of beer and the saki was HOT as it should be (well, unless you like it chilled). We spared no time getting our first order of rolls in and alcohol in our hands. Our waiter was "johnny on the spot" and kept us happy. Not a shred of disapointment was present when round 1 (four speciaty rolls) came out. The presentation was great, everything fresh and exactly to our liking. We took our time savoring the different textures and flavors until suddenly we were out of sushi!!!!!! Time for round 2!!!!!
I had introduced my husband to sushi five years prior and wanted to let him experience things that weren't available around southwestern VA, so I thought some uni and quail egg would be a nice change. Although it was on the menu, I was sorely disappointed that they were out of uni (sea urchin). We then ordered a few nigiri and had the most tender octopus I had ever placed in my mouth. The squid was sweet and delicate and our dessert of spicy tuna delivered (so hot...so good)!!!! Finally we had to say goodbye to find yet another brewpub we were scheduled to imbibe in. Out comes our bill and we almost fell over when it was under $50 (we are pretty big drinkers if it's not obvious). All in all, our visit to Mio was well worth the investigation but I suggest you find that out for yourself!!!!!

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We're so happy to have discovered this place! They were so attentive and friendly and the sushi was among the best we've had anywhere in the world! The portions were beyond generous and everything was served beautifully. Really, we

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★★★★★

We're so happy to have discovered this place! They were so attentive and friendly and the sushi was among the best we've had anywhere in the world! The portions were beyond generous and everything was served beautifully. Really, we

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My wife and I love this Mio Sushi.

The staff is always personable, friendly and welcoming.

And the sushi is excellent!

Be sure to ask the head chef to "just make me something special" - you won't be disappointed.

The quality is consistent and we'll be eating here for a long time to come.

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★★★★★

My wife and I love this Mio Sushi.

The staff is always personable, friendly and welcoming.

And the sushi is excellent!

Be sure to ask the head chef to "just make me something special" - you won't be disappointed.

The quality is consistent and we'll be eating here for a long time to come.

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Fresh and delicious, attractive presentation and superb quality. Outstanding service. What more could you ask for?

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★★★★★

Fresh and delicious, attractive presentation and superb quality. Outstanding service. What more could you ask for?

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CUTE LITTLE JOINT AS USUAL, BUT THE FRESH FOOD AND PRICE, HARD TO BEAT IT. CLEAN AND QUITE.
WASN'T PACKED BUT BETTER THAN LOTS OF OTHER SUSHI JOINT I HAD TRIED.....CALIFORNIA ROLL IS GREAT....

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★★★★★

CUTE LITTLE JOINT AS USUAL, BUT THE FRESH FOOD AND PRICE, HARD TO BEAT IT. CLEAN AND QUITE.
WASN'T PACKED BUT BETTER THAN LOTS OF OTHER SUSHI JOINT I HAD TRIED.....CALIFORNIA ROLL IS GREAT....

Pros: REASONABLE PRICE AND GREAT FOOD

Cons: PARKING

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We have been going to Mio for years at least once or twice a month for a big sushi feast. 80% of the time we get there before the horde, but if we don't, it is worth the wait. I love the super veggie rolls and the yellow tail. Only once in all the years did we have bad service, and I never saw that waitress again.

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★★★★★

We have been going to Mio for years at least once or twice a month for a big sushi feast. 80% of the time we get there before the horde, but if we don't, it is worth the wait. I love the super veggie rolls and the yellow tail. Only once in all the years did we have bad service, and I never saw that waitress again.

Pros: Great Sushi

Cons: Can be busy

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I love sushi and wanted to take my sushi novice husband to his first sushi restaurant so I looked up what was considered the best in Portland. The tiny waiting area was shoulder to shoulder people who were looking straight down on several tables where people were eating. There were way too many tables in this small restaurant. We sat at a table for two with another couple within inches of us and it is apparent they were on their first date. The man loudly went on and on about his wonderful financial portfolio while his date was smiled at him. My husband and I couldn't even talk because the dining room conversations were terribly loud. They need to cut out about 1/3 of the tables and start taking reservations and do some major redecorating. Atmosphere is part of the experience and this place didn't have any. It looked like a crowded cafeteria at a community college. Hubbies food was cold-he hated going there. Nay-won't go again.

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★★☆☆☆

I love sushi and wanted to take my sushi novice husband to his first sushi restaurant so I looked up what was considered the best in Portland. The tiny waiting area was shoulder to shoulder people who were looking straight down on several tables where people were eating. There were way too many tables in this small restaurant. We sat at a table for two with another couple within inches of us and it is apparent they were on their first date. The man loudly went on and on about his wonderful financial portfolio while his date was smiled at him. My husband and I couldn't even talk because the dining room conversations were terribly loud. They need to cut out about 1/3 of the tables and start taking reservations and do some major redecorating. Atmosphere is part of the experience and this place didn't have any. It looked like a crowded cafeteria at a community college. Hubbies food was cold-he hated going there. Nay-won't go again.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Too croweded and noisy!

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The Mio Sushi on NW 23rd and Johnson (I believe that is the cross street) is the BEST sushi I have ever had. I found the place a few years back and now it is the ONLY place I go for sushi. It's a 20-60 minute drive depending on traffic, but totally worth it. I have been to the one on Killingsworth as well, and it was okay, but nothing like the 23rd one. When you walk in, all the staff says hello! which makes you feel welcome, and I have never had any issues with food quality or service. True, they don't ask you if you would like dessert...but then again, what sushi place does? The Sonny Special (the salmon one) is my all-time favorite sushi! As is the double crunch roll. You have to give this place a shot if you are in the area...or looking for good sushi! I reccomend it to everyone I know!

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★★★★★

The Mio Sushi on NW 23rd and Johnson (I believe that is the cross street) is the BEST sushi I have ever had. I found the place a few years back and now it is the ONLY place I go for sushi. It's a 20-60 minute drive depending on traffic, but totally worth it. I have been to the one on Killingsworth as well, and it was okay, but nothing like the 23rd one. When you walk in, all the staff says hello! which makes you feel welcome, and I have never had any issues with food quality or service. True, they don't ask you if you would like dessert...but then again, what sushi place does? The Sonny Special (the salmon one) is my all-time favorite sushi! As is the double crunch roll. You have to give this place a shot if you are in the area...or looking for good sushi! I reccomend it to everyone I know!

Pros: Atmosphere, SUSHI...everything!

Cons: quite a drive!

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We just ate at Mio Sushi @ Beaverton round. I can honestly say that was the worst sushi I have ever had. Aside from the ingredients not being fresh the service was extremely poor. Every roll was mushy and warm and difficult to stomach. We definitely felt that the fish/seafood was not fresh or being served at the correct temp. The waitress never once asked how the sushi was, never refilled any drinks. After we had finished she simply dropped the check and never asked if we would like desert or any thing else. She then brought change back to leave a greater than 20% tip which definitely was not happening. The only reason I gave one star was due to the fact you cannot list a zero. If you want great service and the best sushi in the Portland area, do yourself a favor and try Syun in Hillsboro. The best!

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We just ate at Mio Sushi @ Beaverton round. I can honestly say that was the worst sushi I have ever had. Aside from the ingredients not being fresh the service was extremely poor. Every roll was mushy and warm and difficult to stomach. We definitely felt that the fish/seafood was not fresh or being served at the correct temp. The waitress never once asked how the sushi was, never refilled any drinks. After we had finished she simply dropped the check and never asked if we would like desert or any thing else. She then brought change back to leave a greater than 20% tip which definitely was not happening. The only reason I gave one star was due to the fact you cannot list a zero. If you want great service and the best sushi in the Portland area, do yourself a favor and try Syun in Hillsboro. The best!

Pros: quick food preperation

Cons: poor service, ingredients were not fresh

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Before I visited Mio Sushi for the first time, I was very boring. I ate Califormia Rolls only because the thought of raw fish repulsed me. Eventually, I realized I was missing out on something. I wandered into Mio Sushi (at The Round in Beaverton) and bravely ordered 3-4 sushi rolls and had no idea what I really ordered. I was in love. I can't believe I waited for so long! Now I go to Mio on a regular basis. I am a junkie and I think I need a support group! I go 4-5 times a week, sometimes twice a day. They are so friendly! They always say hello and are very engaged with the customer. It is very clean, the miso is perfect, the fish is fresh, the rolls are generous, and I recommend it to all my friends. I visited the Mio Sushi in Aloha and was not as impressed. I have tried countless other sushi spots in Beaverton and Gresham. None of them come close to my Mio. They all know me there. I even call ahead to run in and get a to-go order. It's awesome!
Come to The Round for the best sushi ever. I'll probably be sitting at the next table.

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★★★★★

Before I visited Mio Sushi for the first time, I was very boring. I ate Califormia Rolls only because the thought of raw fish repulsed me. Eventually, I realized I was missing out on something. I wandered into Mio Sushi (at The Round in Beaverton) and bravely ordered 3-4 sushi rolls and had no idea what I really ordered. I was in love. I can't believe I waited for so long! Now I go to Mio on a regular basis. I am a junkie and I think I need a support group! I go 4-5 times a week, sometimes twice a day. They are so friendly! They always say hello and are very engaged with the customer. It is very clean, the miso is perfect, the fish is fresh, the rolls are generous, and I recommend it to all my friends. I visited the Mio Sushi in Aloha and was not as impressed. I have tried countless other sushi spots in Beaverton and Gresham. None of them come close to my Mio. They all know me there. I even call ahead to run in and get a to-go order. It's awesome!
Come to The Round for the best sushi ever. I'll probably be sitting at the next table.

Pros: The sushi is awesome, service is great!

Cons: Parking!

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I've been to every kind of sushi resteraunt you can imagine in portland and having determined those that are terrible from those that rock, Mio Sushi is a sushi chain you can depend on anywhere for good suchi and terriaki.

But the Mio Sushi on 22nd, is hands down the best in the State. I don't know what they do differently than other sushi establishments as far as the fish they get, even other Mio locations, but when you get your order, you can tell instantly that what your eating is top grade, prepared to perfection... Only to melt in your mouth with flavor so powerful you could cry.

Thank you Mio for upping the notch for sushi in Portland!

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★★★★★

I've been to every kind of sushi resteraunt you can imagine in portland and having determined those that are terrible from those that rock, Mio Sushi is a sushi chain you can depend on anywhere for good suchi and terriaki.

But the Mio Sushi on 22nd, is hands down the best in the State. I don't know what they do differently than other sushi establishments as far as the fish they get, even other Mio locations, but when you get your order, you can tell instantly that what your eating is top grade, prepared to perfection... Only to melt in your mouth with flavor so powerful you could cry.

Thank you Mio for upping the notch for sushi in Portland!

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When I get a hankering for sushi , which is often, Mio Sushi is always the first restaurant to come to mind. Over the years I have found the location on NW Johnson location to serve consistently delicious rolls. A few items that I cannot go without ordering each time I dine here are: the double crunch roll, the cucumber salad, hamachi nigiri, and miso soup. Their miso soup is some of the best I've ever had. The only problem with the Mio Sushi location on Johnson is having to be on a waiting list. It usually doesn't take that long to get seated. If the Johnson location is too busy for you, I would recommend the Pearl location, which doesn't have the atmosphere of the NW location, but the food is always great!

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★★★★★

When I get a hankering for sushi , which is often, Mio Sushi is always the first restaurant to come to mind. Over the years I have found the location on NW Johnson location to serve consistently delicious rolls. A few items that I cannot go without ordering each time I dine here are: the double crunch roll, the cucumber salad, hamachi nigiri, and miso soup. Their miso soup is some of the best I've ever had. The only problem with the Mio Sushi location on Johnson is having to be on a waiting list. It usually doesn't take that long to get seated. If the Johnson location is too busy for you, I would recommend the Pearl location, which doesn't have the atmosphere of the NW location, but the food is always great!

Pros: Inexpensive quality sushi, great atmosphere, friendly service

Cons: can get busy

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I have to say, I have never been a seafood fan. My family had the hardest time trying to convince me that sushi is alright. On my first trip to Portland my sister took me to Mio Sushi in the little purple building, and I have been hooked ever since. I keep telling my boyfriend that we have to make a trip to Portland just for the sushi. For any of you first timers to Mio Sushi... I recommend the 'Sunny Special'

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★★★★★

I have to say, I have never been a seafood fan. My family had the hardest time trying to convince me that sushi is alright. On my first trip to Portland my sister took me to Mio Sushi in the little purple building, and I have been hooked ever since. I keep telling my boyfriend that we have to make a trip to Portland just for the sushi. For any of you first timers to Mio Sushi... I recommend the 'Sunny Special'

Pros: The best Sushi you'll ever have

Cons: Only located in Oregon

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I will go to Mio Sushi at any chance I can! I think it's the best sushi I've had in Portland. I love the location on NW 23rd and eating outside on a warm summer day just can't be beat! The Super Eel and Mio Roll are definitely my favorites!

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★★★★★

I will go to Mio Sushi at any chance I can! I think it's the best sushi I've had in Portland. I love the location on NW 23rd and eating outside on a warm summer day just can't be beat! The Super Eel and Mio Roll are definitely my favorites!

Pros: Great sushi and atmosphere!

Cons: A little more spendy

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I work near by and love to order sushi from Mio. The prices are decent and I get good size sushi rolls. Everyone one is pretty friendly. I sometimes dine in and the experience is pretty good so far. It's a small place so I go when it's not busy or else your gonna be standing around or outside. It's nice in the summer they have a lil outdoor area.

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★★★★★

I work near by and love to order sushi from Mio. The prices are decent and I get good size sushi rolls. Everyone one is pretty friendly. I sometimes dine in and the experience is pretty good so far. It's a small place so I go when it's not busy or else your gonna be standing around or outside. It's nice in the summer they have a lil outdoor area.

Pros: good sushi

Cons: parking

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Sushi rice was missing vinegar. Oyako donburi was not even that at all. I am Japanese, and I can tell the different. Not good. Koji is way better.

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★★☆☆☆

Sushi rice was missing vinegar. Oyako donburi was not even that at all. I am Japanese, and I can tell the different. Not good. Koji is way better.

Pros: Big rolls, nice sushi menu

Cons: bad sushi rice, bad service, and bad oyako donburi

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My boyfriend and I love going to the NW Mio Sushi for dinner. The staff is always friendly an shouts a hello to us as we walk in. We've had the same waitress several times, she is positive and warm and recommended the best seaweed salad. We also appreciate the price and quality of the sushi. We always know that we are going to walk away satisfied....Thanks Mio!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I love going to the NW Mio Sushi for dinner. The staff is always friendly an shouts a hello to us as we walk in. We've had the same waitress several times, she is positive and warm and recommended the best seaweed salad. We also appreciate the price and quality of the sushi. We always know that we are going to walk away satisfied....Thanks Mio!

Pros: Service, price, quality

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I highly recommend the Sushi Pizza. Great Place to eat and exceptional fresh quality sushi. I really enjoyed the new sushi rolls in the menu, especially the vegetarian rolls. Wow, great taste with exceptional quality. Mio Sushi definately stands out from it's competitors.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend the Sushi Pizza. Great Place to eat and exceptional fresh quality sushi. I really enjoyed the new sushi rolls in the menu, especially the vegetarian rolls. Wow, great taste with exceptional quality. Mio Sushi definately stands out from it's competitors.

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I tried a lot of sushi and Mio is pretty good. True the menu is limited and sushi can get better than this but in Portland this place is my favorite for the value. The location is great and I love to come here for lunch or after shopping on NW 23rd. Not recommended for a romantic date though.

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★★★★☆

I tried a lot of sushi and Mio is pretty good. True the menu is limited and sushi can get better than this but in Portland this place is my favorite for the value. The location is great and I love to come here for lunch or after shopping on NW 23rd. Not recommended for a romantic date though.

Pros: location, crunch roll, sushi

Cons: limited sushi rolls menu

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It troubles me that the one-line editorial review of Mio Sushi uses the word "Mecca." give me a break.

Mio is OK at best. a last resort venue if nothing else is open and the need for a fish fix is overwhleming. the fish is pre-cut, errs on the side of "sorta fresh" and the presentation is about as uninspired as the menu. sound a little rough? if you really really like sushi and have experienced it at it's best you know what the term "mecca" might refer to. this is not mecca. this isn't even close. though the prices are not out-of-control, it certainly isn't cheap (one dude with a healthy appetite and a love for sampling the a-la carte menu could easily drop $50-$60). My attitude is, if you're gonna do it, do it right - especially when it comes to something like sushi. Mio doesn't really do it right and until they get the message to raise the bar a little (or a lot), my advise is to look elsewhere for proper sushi.

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It troubles me that the one-line editorial review of Mio Sushi uses the word "Mecca." give me a break.

Mio is OK at best. a last resort venue if nothing else is open and the need for a fish fix is overwhleming. the fish is pre-cut, errs on the side of "sorta fresh" and the presentation is about as uninspired as the menu. sound a little rough? if you really really like sushi and have experienced it at it's best you know what the term "mecca" might refer to. this is not mecca. this isn't even close. though the prices are not out-of-control, it certainly isn't cheap (one dude with a healthy appetite and a love for sampling the a-la carte menu could easily drop $50-$60). My attitude is, if you're gonna do it, do it right - especially when it comes to something like sushi. Mio doesn't really do it right and until they get the message to raise the bar a little (or a lot), my advise is to look elsewhere for proper sushi.

Pros: location

Cons: Sushi quality, sushi menu

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Mio Sushi is great for sushi lovers AND sushi likers. They have full menu of traditional sushi, but also many delicious items with no raw fish ingredients. Soooo, this means its a great place to take a fellow Portlander who has not yet come to fully appreciate sushi, you can break them in slowly. And if they just don't like the idea of seaweed, lots of teriyaki, katsu, and tempura as well.

Must trys: Alaska Roll, Lovejoy Roll

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★★★★★

Mio Sushi is great for sushi lovers AND sushi likers. They have full menu of traditional sushi, but also many delicious items with no raw fish ingredients. Soooo, this means its a great place to take a fellow Portlander who has not yet come to fully appreciate sushi, you can break them in slowly. And if they just don't like the idea of seaweed, lots of teriyaki, katsu, and tempura as well.

Must trys: Alaska Roll, Lovejoy Roll

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This is a great little place to get sushi.
The only problem is fighting the NW 23rd traffic and parking so take the the streetcar or bus.
The non sushi items are very good also.

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★★★★☆

This is a great little place to get sushi.
The only problem is fighting the NW 23rd traffic and parking so take the the streetcar or bus.
The non sushi items are very good also.

Pros: Everything except parking

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It's no Yoko's, but Mio is pretty good. The wait was a bit unpleasant, but once we were seated, we were served right away. I ordered the veggie bento with noodles, and it was good food at a good value. The noodles were great, with a delicious sauce. The veggie roll was also very good, with minimal seaweed (which I hate) and lots of vegetables. The meal also came with fried tofu, which was the most unimpressive aspect of the meal, a salad and miso soup, all for around $8. The sake selection was also pretty good.
Give Mio a try!

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★★★★☆

It's no Yoko's, but Mio is pretty good. The wait was a bit unpleasant, but once we were seated, we were served right away. I ordered the veggie bento with noodles, and it was good food at a good value. The noodles were great, with a delicious sauce. The veggie roll was also very good, with minimal seaweed (which I hate) and lots of vegetables. The meal also came with fried tofu, which was the most unimpressive aspect of the meal, a salad and miso soup, all for around $8. The sake selection was also pretty good.
Give Mio a try!

Pros: Bentos, value

Cons: Long waits

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took my honey this week. loved it! great sushi! great bento! nice prices. parking was a bit tricky, but the alphabet district is amazing. we can't wait to go again and spend the day walking around, looking at shops and eating at mio!!!

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★★★★☆

took my honey this week. loved it! great sushi! great bento! nice prices. parking was a bit tricky, but the alphabet district is amazing. we can't wait to go again and spend the day walking around, looking at shops and eating at mio!!!

Pros: food, service, area of town

Cons: parking

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I've only been once for lunch, but am very pleased with what I have experienced so far. I am a very experienced sushi and sashimi diner that has eaten more fish in Japan than in the US, so I feel that I have a good reference for quality.

Maguro, albacore, hamachi, tai, unagi, uni, and sake nigiri were all fresh, tasty, properly formed, correct in size, and with an appropriate amount of wasabi. Mio has a very eclectic and delicious selection of maki that ranges from traditional Japanese to proprietary originals. The miso soup was as good as I've had in the US. I'm looking forward to trying their noodles next.

Great mix of clientele. Clean. Prompt friendly service. Difficult parking situation but worth the effort.

I'm not ready to say it is as good and authentic as Hakata Mon (next to Uwajimaya) but it very well could be. Time will tell. I'll bring Japanese visitors here if they need comfort food.

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★★★★☆

I've only been once for lunch, but am very pleased with what I have experienced so far. I am a very experienced sushi and sashimi diner that has eaten more fish in Japan than in the US, so I feel that I have a good reference for quality.

Maguro, albacore, hamachi, tai, unagi, uni, and sake nigiri were all fresh, tasty, properly formed, correct in size, and with an appropriate amount of wasabi. Mio has a very eclectic and delicious selection of maki that ranges from traditional Japanese to proprietary originals. The miso soup was as good as I've had in the US. I'm looking forward to trying their noodles next.

Great mix of clientele. Clean. Prompt friendly service. Difficult parking situation but worth the effort.

I'm not ready to say it is as good and authentic as Hakata Mon (next to Uwajimaya) but it very well could be. Time will tell. I'll bring Japanese visitors here if they need comfort food.

Pros: fresh, relatively inexpensive, friendly

Cons: parking

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Had a great lunch today at Mio with 3 friends. Restaurant was small but the food was great! I wouldn't recommend going with a group larger than 4 since it is fairly cramped. We had quick service, great food and left for under $10 each. If you love sushi and you're friends don't, this place has a menu for both of you.

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★★★★☆

Had a great lunch today at Mio with 3 friends. Restaurant was small but the food was great! I wouldn't recommend going with a group larger than 4 since it is fairly cramped. We had quick service, great food and left for under $10 each. If you love sushi and you're friends don't, this place has a menu for both of you.

Pros: extensive menu, sushi, fast service

Cons: small

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This place has consistently had the best sushi for the past two years! I highly reccommend!

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★★★★★

This place has consistently had the best sushi for the past two years! I highly reccommend!

Pros: great food!, great servers!

Cons: loud, noisy

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If you don't like your sushi to taste like sushi then eat here. It's a great place to feel "cool" because you're eating sushi even if it doesn't taste like it. If you actually like SUSHI then don't eat at Mio. VERY VERY Americanized stuff here but if that's what floats your boat then more power to you. Personally however, I'd never go there again. Just about everything is covered with some sort of sauce (normally that's a way of covering for old fish). Maybe if the sauces were optional you could actually taste the fish. If I want siracha on my sushi I'll put in on myself, but it's got no business being there when I order it, especially on Nigiri. 100 ($1) Yen sushi in Japan is better than this!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you don't like your sushi to taste like sushi then eat here. It's a great place to feel "cool" because you're eating sushi even if it doesn't taste like it. If you actually like SUSHI then don't eat at Mio. VERY VERY Americanized stuff here but if that's what floats your boat then more power to you. Personally however, I'd never go there again. Just about everything is covered with some sort of sauce (normally that's a way of covering for old fish). Maybe if the sauces were optional you could actually taste the fish. If I want siracha on my sushi I'll put in on myself, but it's got no business being there when I order it, especially on Nigiri. 100 ($1) Yen sushi in Japan is better than this!

Pros: Good Service, Friendly

Cons: Not real sushi, Taste

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The sushi is great and inexpensive. The service is quick and their menu choices abundant. Space is limited and quite cramped. Expect to wait on weekends.

2
★★★★☆

The sushi is great and inexpensive. The service is quick and their menu choices abundant. Space is limited and quite cramped. Expect to wait on weekends.

Cons: Space

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mio sushi on nw 23rd is hands down one of the top 2 places for sushi. the variety, the freshness and the taste of the sushi just makes my mouth water just thinking about it. this 23rd location is perfect, not too schmancy and not a hole. service and atmosphere is good, price is right and food is great. the sushi pizza is something EVERYONE should try.

2
★★★★★

mio sushi on nw 23rd is hands down one of the top 2 places for sushi. the variety, the freshness and the taste of the sushi just makes my mouth water just thinking about it. this 23rd location is perfect, not too schmancy and not a hole. service and atmosphere is good, price is right and food is great. the sushi pizza is something EVERYONE should try.

Pros: food, food, food

Cons: parking

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This place is overrated. Period. I like the decor, and the cleanliness is some of the best for a sushi joint in Portland. The people working there are quite nice.
The fish is okay but neither more plentiful (the allotment on a given nigiri is pretty middle of the road) nor more fresh than other places. My biggest complaint is their heavy hand with dressings atop the nigiri sushi. A topping of "vinaigrette" and wakame seaweed drowned out the flavor of the fish. A dab of sriracha hot sauce on top of one of the fish was likewise overpowering. Both detract from the taste of the fish thus smothered. The beef ramen was a bowl of flaccid mushy noodles in a salty broth worthy of Nissin or Maruchan, while the flavorless beef might have otherwise been destined for a school cafeteria Philly Cheese steak. What's all the fuss about?

1
★★★☆☆

This place is overrated. Period. I like the decor, and the cleanliness is some of the best for a sushi joint in Portland. The people working there are quite nice.
The fish is okay but neither more plentiful (the allotment on a given nigiri is pretty middle of the road) nor more fresh than other places. My biggest complaint is their heavy hand with dressings atop the nigiri sushi. A topping of "vinaigrette" and wakame seaweed drowned out the flavor of the fish. A dab of sriracha hot sauce on top of one of the fish was likewise overpowering. Both detract from the taste of the fish thus smothered. The beef ramen was a bowl of flaccid mushy noodles in a salty broth worthy of Nissin or Maruchan, while the flavorless beef might have otherwise been destined for a school cafeteria Philly Cheese steak. What's all the fuss about?

Pros: friendly staff, modern decor

Cons: crowded (eves), parking, mystical aura

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Mio Sushi is absolutely the best sushi restaurant ever. The staff is very nice and helpful, and atmosphere is great and the food itself... ahhh... a delight ! Don't miss the salmon and the octopus sushi - my favourites !!!

2
★★★★★

Mio Sushi is absolutely the best sushi restaurant ever. The staff is very nice and helpful, and atmosphere is great and the food itself... ahhh... a delight ! Don't miss the salmon and the octopus sushi - my favourites !!!

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Great service, wonderful food, plan on waiting a while to get seated! Make sure to try the sushi pizza. Angela is the best server!

2
★★★★★

Great service, wonderful food, plan on waiting a while to get seated! Make sure to try the sushi pizza. Angela is the best server!

Pros: Sushi, Value

Cons: , busy!

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Very fresh tuna, some of the best I've had in Portland. Little "tight" with the extras; miso, salad, etc. All in all, would definitely recommend this smaller sushi joint in the NorthWest.

2
★★★★☆

Very fresh tuna, some of the best I've had in Portland. Little "tight" with the extras; miso, salad, etc. All in all, would definitely recommend this smaller sushi joint in the NorthWest.

Pros: Fresh Fish, Intimate

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I love sushi and eaten at many places and am picky. I really do not understand this obsession with this place. Sure the food is decent but best sushi in town? Not a chance. That honor belongs to Saburo's!!!

Getting a table at Mio is very hard, and I found the service lacking, once they dropped a fork to floor and then put it back at the table instead of replacing it.

1
★★★☆☆

I love sushi and eaten at many places and am picky. I really do not understand this obsession with this place. Sure the food is decent but best sushi in town? Not a chance. That honor belongs to Saburo's!!!

Getting a table at Mio is very hard, and I found the service lacking, once they dropped a fork to floor and then put it back at the table instead of replacing it.

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Zen Sushi Addict Says: Mio undoubtedly the very best sushi place in town.

The quality of the fish & rolls matches Saburo's in Sellwood. Minus, the 2-hour wait and limited serving hours. Plus every location has a friendly-even-when-stressfully-busy staff & a sparklingly clean atmospher. And when there is a wait, Take-Out is great.

Mio has their own special flare & creativity when you venture to the more daring parts of the menu. RULE #1: DO NOT KNOCK SUSHI PIZZA TILL YOU TRY IT. Their special rolls & sauces ROCK.

The ambiance at all their locations is neat & tidy, crisp & bright settings. I've often thought if I could just get Mio's quality, style & prices into those sheik rice-papered rooms down at Bush Garden's it would be the perfect sushi restaurant.

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★★★★★

Zen Sushi Addict Says: Mio undoubtedly the very best sushi place in town.

The quality of the fish & rolls matches Saburo's in Sellwood. Minus, the 2-hour wait and limited serving hours. Plus every location has a friendly-even-when-stressfully-busy staff & a sparklingly clean atmospher. And when there is a wait, Take-Out is great.

Mio has their own special flare & creativity when you venture to the more daring parts of the menu. RULE #1: DO NOT KNOCK SUSHI PIZZA TILL YOU TRY IT. Their special rolls & sauces ROCK.

The ambiance at all their locations is neat & tidy, crisp & bright settings. I've often thought if I could just get Mio's quality, style & prices into those sheik rice-papered rooms down at Bush Garden's it would be the perfect sushi restaurant.

Pros: Reasonably Priced, Not-too-Fancy, Fresh

Cons: , Not-too-too-Fancy

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Friday lunch was pretty busy, about a 15 minute wait as it was very busy. It was well worth the wait. I tried the spicy tuna roll and a bowl of chicken and vegetable udon soup. Both were excellent and very fresh. The rest of the table smapled the sushi combo A, chicken teriyaki, and beef yakisoba ... all were pleased and would try their dishes again.

I can't wait to bring my family for dinner.

2
★★★★☆

Friday lunch was pretty busy, about a 15 minute wait as it was very busy. It was well worth the wait. I tried the spicy tuna roll and a bowl of chicken and vegetable udon soup. Both were excellent and very fresh. The rest of the table smapled the sushi combo A, chicken teriyaki, and beef yakisoba ... all were pleased and would try their dishes again.

I can't wait to bring my family for dinner.

Pros: Quality, Service, Selection

Cons: Busy at lunch, Small

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I've had sushi everywhere from Alaska to Texas, and Mio's is some of the best I've ever eaten. The California roll and the Unagi make me swoon. They can definately get crowded, but I've noticed that a lot of the people who complain about the wait seem to be the types who seem to believe the universe is supposed to revolve around their schedule. I even read one review where the person seemed to think the staff and chef's yelling out "goodbye" was sarcastic. Actually, it's known to most of us as good manners, which some people in Portland seem awfully short on.
As far as I'm concerned, the prices are great, the service is as good as you can expect from human beings, and waiting is sometimes just a part of life. Go there, it's soooo worth it.

2
★★★★★

I've had sushi everywhere from Alaska to Texas, and Mio's is some of the best I've ever eaten. The California roll and the Unagi make me swoon. They can definately get crowded, but I've noticed that a lot of the people who complain about the wait seem to be the types who seem to believe the universe is supposed to revolve around their schedule. I even read one review where the person seemed to think the staff and chef's yelling out "goodbye" was sarcastic. Actually, it's known to most of us as good manners, which some people in Portland seem awfully short on.
As far as I'm concerned, the prices are great, the service is as good as you can expect from human beings, and waiting is sometimes just a part of life. Go there, it's soooo worth it.

Pros: Everything

Cons: parking, snotty customers

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I've eaten at over 100 sushi restaurants in all parts of Japan, NYC, and California.

Mio Sushi is still THE BEST in the ENTIRE world. It is my benchmark which no sushi restaurant has been able to top.

Their use of real crab is AMAZING.

Order their creative rolls like the Hawaiian, Oregon, Lovejoy, Rainbow, or New York roll. You'll never have anything better

2
★★★★★

I've eaten at over 100 sushi restaurants in all parts of Japan, NYC, and California.

Mio Sushi is still THE BEST in the ENTIRE world. It is my benchmark which no sushi restaurant has been able to top.

Their use of real crab is AMAZING.

Order their creative rolls like the Hawaiian, Oregon, Lovejoy, Rainbow, or New York roll. You'll never have anything better

Pros: real crab, creative rolls, price

Cons: none at all

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I love this place! The location is great (only 4 doors down from my apartment building), the service is great (I love the constant "Thanks Yous" and "Good-byes" from the Chefs and waitresses), and the food is amazing!!! The Sunset roll is my absolute favorite, followed by the Lovejoy roll, then the Unagi sushi. Everything else I've tried has been wonderful as well.

I was sad to see the doors closed because of the fire damage...but rumor has it that they plan to re-open in July. I will miss it these next few months...until then I will visit the Aloha Mio Sushi to support this wonderful family-owned business.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! The location is great (only 4 doors down from my apartment building), the service is great (I love the constant "Thanks Yous" and "Good-byes" from the Chefs and waitresses), and the food is amazing!!! The Sunset roll is my absolute favorite, followed by the Lovejoy roll, then the Unagi sushi. Everything else I've tried has been wonderful as well.

I was sad to see the doors closed because of the fire damage...but rumor has it that they plan to re-open in July. I will miss it these next few months...until then I will visit the Aloha Mio Sushi to support this wonderful family-owned business.

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Every week my girlfriend and I shoot over to the NW side of town to our favorite spot, Mio sushi, hellos from everyone as you walk in the door, and always smiles. Fresh Salmon and Tuna with such a great taste, and the best Unagi (fresh water eel). As if the giant plate full of sushi and rolls,miso soup and a bowl of rice with eel sauce isn't enough, we always splurge for the greatest thing for the tastebuds... Sunny special #1. I won't tell you what it is, but you really want to know, trust me, you don't want to die before having twenty or so... Enjoy Mio,Britt and Kelly always do!!!!! Thanks Mio....

2
★★★★★

Every week my girlfriend and I shoot over to the NW side of town to our favorite spot, Mio sushi, hellos from everyone as you walk in the door, and always smiles. Fresh Salmon and Tuna with such a great taste, and the best Unagi (fresh water eel). As if the giant plate full of sushi and rolls,miso soup and a bowl of rice with eel sauce isn't enough, we always splurge for the greatest thing for the tastebuds... Sunny special #1. I won't tell you what it is, but you really want to know, trust me, you don't want to die before having twenty or so... Enjoy Mio,Britt and Kelly always do!!!!! Thanks Mio....

Pros: Excellent Food, Great Service, Super Portions

Cons: Aren't open 24/7, no all u can eat, Closed Sundays

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The food is pretty good and the prices even better. If you like Japanese food but don't want to spend a lot of money, this is a great place to go.

Locations:

- NW Johnson
This is a great neighborhood to walk around (NW 23rd). However, depending on the day/time, you may have to wait for a table (I don't think I ever waited more than 20 minutes, but big groups may have to wait longer). Also, it may take time to find a spot to park (there is only street parking). Depending on where you are coming from I would recommend taking the Streetcar, which stops nearby.

- SE Hawthorn
It is usually easier to find parking at this location (there's a small lot behind the restaurant and also street parking). Also, I never had to wait for a table there (it is larger than the one on Johnson).

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★★★★★

The food is pretty good and the prices even better. If you like Japanese food but don't want to spend a lot of money, this is a great place to go.

Locations:

- NW Johnson
This is a great neighborhood to walk around (NW 23rd). However, depending on the day/time, you may have to wait for a table (I don't think I ever waited more than 20 minutes, but big groups may have to wait longer). Also, it may take time to find a spot to park (there is only street parking). Depending on where you are coming from I would recommend taking the Streetcar, which stops nearby.

- SE Hawthorn
It is usually easier to find parking at this location (there's a small lot behind the restaurant and also street parking). Also, I never had to wait for a table there (it is larger than the one on Johnson).

Pros: Good food, Inexpensive, Great neighborhood

Cons: May wait for table, Parking

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Go ahead, it's okay to take affordable, quality sushi for granted. Mio proves that cheap sushi doesn't have to be about less-than-fresh nigiri and uninspired rolls. At this small, no-frills establishment, you'll soon learn to expect succulent fish and rolls embelished with sweet and savory sauces that raise the bar on standard fare. Although Mio's menu is a little laissez-faire about traditional Japanese cooking, you won't even carethe mouth-watering concoctions of baked seafood smothered in "special mayo" and pepper sauce (try the sushi pizza or dynamite) will convince you it's okay to order suspiciously unauthentic creations along with your traditional sushi.

2
★★★★☆

Go ahead, it's okay to take affordable, quality sushi for granted. Mio proves that cheap sushi doesn't have to be about less-than-fresh nigiri and uninspired rolls. At this small, no-frills establishment, you'll soon learn to expect succulent fish and rolls embelished with sweet and savory sauces that raise the bar on standard fare. Although Mio's menu is a little laissez-faire about traditional Japanese cooking, you won't even carethe mouth-watering concoctions of baked seafood smothered in "special mayo" and pepper sauce (try the sushi pizza or dynamite) will convince you it's okay to order suspiciously unauthentic creations along with your traditional sushi.

Pros: fresh fish, low price

Cons: cramped seating

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We went here for a belated Valentine's dinner and have found our new favorite place. It was Dynomite, and I say that because one of the best things we had was a dish called Dynomite - it fits the name! We had the best service, excellent food, and the prices were great. We are trying to plan another trip back there soon!

2
★★★★★

We went here for a belated Valentine's dinner and have found our new favorite place. It was Dynomite, and I say that because one of the best things we had was a dish called Dynomite - it fits the name! We had the best service, excellent food, and the prices were great. We are trying to plan another trip back there soon!

Pros: Good service, Great food, Good prices

Cons: Parking in NW

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The best sushi in town; hands down. The sushi-pizza is really good too!

2
★★★★☆

The best sushi in town; hands down. The sushi-pizza is really good too!

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I am Japanese (born and raised in Japan) and I must say that this was definitely not authentic japanese food. As another person mentioned, they used instant ramen and if you think the sushi is good, then you haven't had good sushi (speaking of the Mio on 185th). Try Toshi's it MUCH better. They even CHARGE for TEA!!

1
★★☆☆☆

I am Japanese (born and raised in Japan) and I must say that this was definitely not authentic japanese food. As another person mentioned, they used instant ramen and if you think the sushi is good, then you haven't had good sushi (speaking of the Mio on 185th). Try Toshi's it MUCH better. They even CHARGE for TEA!!

Cons: not authentic

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The prices were high for what you get- overall a poor value. This is not the best sushi bar in town.

1
★★☆☆☆

The prices were high for what you get- overall a poor value. This is not the best sushi bar in town.

Cons: poor value

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Went based on Citysearch rating and proximity to my home. I ended up being very disappointed. The sushi wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. They also served the worst ramen I've EVER had in a restaurant. They used "instant" ramen noodles, if I wanted instant ramen noodles I would have bought them at a supermarket for ten cents.

1
★★☆☆☆

Went based on Citysearch rating and proximity to my home. I ended up being very disappointed. The sushi wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. They also served the worst ramen I've EVER had in a restaurant. They used "instant" ramen noodles, if I wanted instant ramen noodles I would have bought them at a supermarket for ten cents.

Pros: Abundant Parking, Not crowded

Cons: non-authentic, poor quality, bad taste

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I love this place. The second my hand touches the doorknob to enter, I am met with a chorus of "Hello!"s. The waitresses are all extremely friendly and attentive.

The sushi is great; my personal favorite is the Lovejoy roll, and the miso soup is always fresh and tasty.

I generally get my food to go, however, due to a particularly high number of irritating customers. The tables are all extremely close together, and flocks of cellphone-laden 23rd-shopping women can be a bit much at times. This can hardly be helped by the amazing Mio Sushi, so I can't hold it against them.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. The second my hand touches the doorknob to enter, I am met with a chorus of "Hello!"s. The waitresses are all extremely friendly and attentive.

The sushi is great; my personal favorite is the Lovejoy roll, and the miso soup is always fresh and tasty.

I generally get my food to go, however, due to a particularly high number of irritating customers. The tables are all extremely close together, and flocks of cellphone-laden 23rd-shopping women can be a bit much at times. This can hardly be helped by the amazing Mio Sushi, so I can't hold it against them.

Pros: great sushi, amazing service

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This tiny and creative sushi spot in the Northwest 23rd neighborhood has spawned numerous branches throughout Portland. While the restaurants look very different, the menus at all are extremely similar. This original, located in a charming…

 

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