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“Dark and funky, food is ok...”
Review of Saucebox

Saucebox
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Ranked #212 of 4,611 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: SW Pine
Description: Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors. Fruit infusions, elixirs and our notable "liquor laboratory" are also specialties of the house.
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Went with my husband and some friends. Very dark, like hard to see your food dark. Seemed a cool, funky place, very busy. Heard good things about the place, so maybe I was expecting too much but wasn't that impressed with the food, thought it was ok... Ordered sushi and the waitress recommended pork meatballs as well, I didn't think they were great at all. Hubby was equally unimpressed with his chicken dish. Someone in our party ordered the ribs, which they said were good. Ordered a cocktail which was a spicy version of a dirty martini, so bad I couldn't finish it. Overall good vibe, ok food. Great place for happy hour but wouldn't pay full price again.

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Thank KristyOB
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

We've only eaten in the bar, with loud but energetic music. I get the ribs everytime becuz they are melt in your mouth delish! Last time, hubby got some pork cheek hot pot and was a little frightened, but he loved it - but loved my ribs better and kept stealing them.

Thank Kristi N
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

excelant food prep and great scratch made drinks especially the Patron gimlets....other patrons are friendly and well healed...male host at the door very helpful and friendly

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Make sure to have the Fried Brussel Sprouts in Broth. Amazing Food & Drinks!

Thank oregonblt
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Went for happy hour (cool menu...decent food) and had a so-so experience. Our waitress seemed in a rush to turn the table over, which was off-putting. But the real downer was the thud-thud-thud of electro bass, which made it hard to converse. We went at five o'clock and weren't expecting a club atmosphere. And this is weird, but the bathrooms were disconcerting: there was a gang-sink in the middle of two doorless bathrooms -- just like at my younger son's elementary school. Just odd.

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Thank halchorp
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