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8029 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2343
+1 503-477-6030
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

The restaurant is currently open Thursday through Saturday, so if you are in the area, make sure to visit. It's very easy to miss since there isn't a large sign and the place looks abandoned from the outside with only a sign that says, "This isn't a sushi place." It's not, by the way. It's dark inside, with bizarre movies... More 

Thank cyanhead
Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

This Small, Dark, Eclectic Restaurant is difficult to find with no real sign on the building – just a small sandwich board on the sidewalk. The sign outside warns of *** No Kids ***. I was seated at the side bar just in front of the pinball machines (oh heck yea). As my eyes adjusted to the dark, I noticed... More 

Thank Luvzog
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

After meeting the owner/chef at a sake tasting, we first tried Tanuki at their original location on NW 21st. Our roommate at the time had studied and been to Japan, so to see her eyes light up when she saw the menu was our first good sign... and it just kept getting better from there! Apparently the options were unique... More 

Thank Lucki13
St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Very cool. Dark restaurant with Japanese zombie movies playing overhead. Tell them how much you want to spend per person for your meal ($15-$35 a person is a good range) and then sit back and enjoy the ride as the very talented chef/owner takes you on the ride of your life. You will taste things you've never had before, experience... More 

Thank DaytonaD
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2010

Japanese drinking food. Crazy, insane, Japanese horror films and television. Beer. Sake. More Sake. Yet more Sake. Janice, the chef, is a veritable genius, and has a command of flavour, texture, and style that is pretty rare. Beautiful and delicious food magically appears from the kitchen, and it's all good. There's NO SUSHI here, as the sign says, and the... More 

Thank londonskater
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2010

As most of us who travel beyond the resorts and brochures know - the nicest restaurants are not those with the flashy sign outside, but those that look like a hole in the wall with barely a sign indicating where the door is. Tanuki falls into that category. You will not get a Denny's style menu with pictures that shows... More 

Thank creif
Walla Walla, Washington
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598 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2009

No sushi! No kids! This greets you on the way in the door. Love it! Tiny place. Big menu and tasty items. Not your ordinary items, but yummy. Try a bit of everything!

Thank plaidbagel

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8029 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-477-6030

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