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Biwa

) #779 of 3,618 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Japanese, Asian
215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214-1359
5032398830
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“udon” (11 reviews)
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Opens in 27 min
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214-1359
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: 21 and Up. It's really frigging annoying that I have to walk all the way into this place to find out if you want ramen here, you gotta be old enough to drink. It isn't posted anywhere...not even on the front door....More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Worth every penny-$35 per person this chefs choice dinner will tantalize you in every way. Stretching your imagination and limits. What is better foreplay than that? Share a carafe of shoju cocktail.

Thank graciegirlie
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I almost don't want to recommend this place as it is very small and I hope to be able to go back. The servers are delightful and helpful as there are many things on the menu I did not know. Each little Japanese delicacy is...More

Thank frtravler
Reviewed 24 March 2017

There is nothing to like about this place. The food is bad and expensive. The service is poor. It's over crowded. It's very pretentious.

Thank SaunteringGuy
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! We were recommended to go here by a local and if we weren't given specific directions we would have missed it. In the basement of a nondescript building, quite small, maybe seats 26. Attention to detail is spot on. We did tastings of...More

Thank TDJ10
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

On January 26th 2017 I visited the place for the first time I was excited and had high expectations. However it was a let down and a large one at that. I had ordered the ochazuke a traditional Japanese dish meant to be served with...More

Thank Kiefer1
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Biwa has split into Biwa and a bar called Parasol and with that the menu in Biwa had a big reduction in options. In the past, this was one of my top 5 places in Portland but the new menu, I won't be back. So...More

Thank TiffanySG
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is not the same Biwa. Now it's called Biwa Izakaya, at a different location and completely new menu. Gone are ramen, burger and Izakaya skewers and now it's all fancy, small, expensive stuff. Really annoying trend in Portland. Not.likely to go back.

Thank pdxswing23
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Loved this place lots of yummy unexpected small plates. Our waitress was fantastic, explained the whole menu and what to expect. Also very yummy cocktails.

Thank millerfun
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I came here for a dinner with a friend. The sashimi plate was very unique and interesting, but I felt it was not worth the price. The rest of the menu felt pretty average. Ramen was decent though.

Thank Keith C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 12:00
Monday
17:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 12:00
Thursday
17:00 - 12:00
Friday
17:00 - 12:00
Saturday
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214-1359
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 5032398830
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