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Boke Bowl

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1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2186
+1 503-719-5698
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Someone must order the fried chicken. We love going to Boke bowl for the 3 steam buns or rice bowls. You can order 3 different buns, so the fried chicken, brisket, and pork belly buns are our favorite. We like to get a side of pickles and the fried pears. It's the perfect amount of food. Things to know: -Makes... More 

Thank Shelly B
Portland, Oregon
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181 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I had heard great things about Boke Bowl, but it was nothing to write home about. I tried the ramen with the fennel broth and found it to be oily and not very flavorful. The environment was noisy and a bit chaotic - lots of families with kids - and customers ignored the rule about not saving seats. The rice... More 

Thank Marthapel
Portland, Oregon, United States
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Returned to our favorite ramen place to sample its offering for Portland Dumpling Week. The pork filled dumplings were perfect -- first steamed then lightly fried to make the bottom dough have the right amount of crunch. Hope Boke adds these regularly to its menu.

Thank Timothy C
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My first time here. While lacking ambiance and conversational atmosphere, the food and service were great! I had the shrimp rice bowl. So different in a good way. A nice bed of sticky rice with black sesame seeds surrounded by delicious toppings including fresh yummy pickles, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, and a good serving of shrimp. Instead of a heavy sauce,... More 

Thank Patti C
Aurora, Oregon
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went during the Portland snow and ice period. Very popular with the locals for take out. Pleasant service and quick. The ramen and broth was excellent and travelled well.

Thank steve-h132
Portland, Oregon
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925 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Maybe in not such a good way. Long tables, lots of noise, order at the counter from a chart on the wall. Hard to share with your group because everyone orders separately. Had Ramen, and some tasty buns, they brought the food to the table the condiments were somewhere else. Rather confusing. Like get your own cup and water. I... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights in Portland and was craving ramen one of the nights. We searched up Ramen joints and Boke Bowl was one that popped up. Reviews seemed okay so we decided to try it out. Between two of us we ordered the Sui Mai, Pulled Pork Ramen, and the Tofu Rice Bowl. Sui Mai - pricey for what you... More 

Thank MrTraveler604
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A cafeteria style dining room and seeral common tables. The food is very good but the ambince is lacking.

Thank 415koconnell
Central Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My kids live in Portland and one of their favorite things is to take me food-exploring. On this rather chilly day, we ended up at Boke Bowl. I'm not a fan of ordering at a counter because I usually have no idea what I want but the helpful server made a suggestion or two and I ended up with the... More 

Thank catsmom46
Portland, Oregon, United States
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We eat at Boke at least once a month. It continues to provide excellent food with an Asian twist and with a Portland foodie angle. Everything is made from scratch from the best ingredients. You can watch them make the steamed bun dough as you eat at one of the long communal tables. Ramen with duck confit and outstanding fried... More 

Thank Timothy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2186
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-719-5698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?