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chef naoko bento cafe

1237 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201-3319
503-227-4136
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (3 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1237 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201-3319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would give Shizuku 2.5 stars if TripAdvisor allowed it. My wife and I were in Portland to celebrate our anniversary and, wanting to try some new places amongst our favorites, we thought we would try Shizuku. I really wanted to like this place: the...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I've taken Japanese people here who were knocked out by it, especially a food writer & cooking instructor from Tokyo who, after the first bite, said simply "I remember Japan". Now with the new place designed by world famous architect Kengo Kuma (he of the...More

Thank PDXYogi
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What was formerly a small, yet excellent, bento restaurant is now expanded in every way. The food was always top notch in the past, but now the menu's expanded, as well as the space. Beautifully designed and appointed, the new Shizuku is a testament to...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Chef Naoko's new restaurant is next door to this address and I believe she closed that one. Shizuku is simple and clean in appearance and lunch choices were more than we expected. The quality of the food was outstanding as any long term residents of...More

1  Thank richard g
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Kept seeing this place mentioned as one of the top restaurants in Portland and decided to give it a try. Small place with about 18 seats or so serving an assortment of bento -- salmon, chicken, pork, tofu. Super high quality locally sourced ingredients with...More

1  Thank jpora
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were in Portland over Memorial Day weekend 2016, staying at the Hotel Modera. We found Chef Naoko on Yelp and walked a few blocks over to have lunch. What a surprise. Our idea of "bento" was tempura and some meat with teriyaki sauce, but...More

1  Thank bc_sanjose
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

When I travel on business I like eating Japanese, and especially chicken teriyaki bento boxes. This place had one of the nicest I've had in a while. The ingredients were all fresh and good quality and the sriracha sauce was the best I've ever had....More

Thank snowkoan
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Had the ginger salmon bento box for lunch. The combination is very nice and portion is quite good. Being a very very healthy place, I couldn't get just white rice, but having mixed was not that big a deal. It's just that sometime a nice...More

Thank Kingston D
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Exceptionally fresh and local ingredients, menu is mostly bento boxes. Menu constantly changes to reflect market conditions. Tiny interior; excellent service every time. Close to Portland Art Museum. We go often for lunch but they are now open also at dinnertime.

Thank 101coastie
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had Dinner here. The food was REALLY good and well prepared. The place is not very big and so close quarters. The lighting is low and somewhat makes it difficult to see. Parking is like most places around downtown Portland. We ended up parking...More

Thank MaxAdventureSeeker
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201-3319
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-227-4136
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