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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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"yakko" Tofu
green onion, ground ginger, bonito flakes
Seaweed Salad
wakame seaweed and sesame
assorted japanese pickles with bonito flakes
Salad Roll
marinated tuna, daikon sprouts, avocado, ponzu dressing, wasabi mayo
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We have been to Japan several times, so have sampled numerous dining venues, and a neighborhood izakaya (like American bar and grill) is standard, and a comfortable place to dine and socialize. Shigezo is very similar and easily could pass in/around Tokyo. We tried a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fftravelers
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The location has a lot of character, enjoyed the décor and feel of the place. A large range of Japanese dishes to choose from. Reasonably priced. Been here multiple times and enjoyed each visit.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SarahRileyCreates
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I hopped in for a quick lunch and was seated at the bar. A lovely salad on the basis of raw salmon was offered, and they had a few local beers on tap. Service was very prompt and the price very reasonable - US$ 15...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JWG_080353
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The food was delivered in a timely manner. We opted to sit at the sushi bar versus waiting fifteen minutes for a table. We were happy with the good service and charming atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steven H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We chanced here for dinner on a Sunday night. We were seated immediately. They have a good selection of local draft beers which we had. we had a wide variety of appetizers and entrees - we tried vegetarian sushi, veg curry platter, the ramen, squid,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ShankerB
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Daily Fish plate and noodles with garlic were great and a do again. Service was pathetic. One meal arrived 30 minutes after the other and only because we asked where it was. Asked for additional wasabi and that took about five minutes. No attempt to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nrkmann
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Not knowing Portland we randomly chose Shigezo and what I good choice it was. Excellent food, excellent service and an all round excellent evening. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone in downtown Portland who wants a great Japanese meal.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank GrahamM861
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A variety of vegetarian choices, and the ramen was tasty. We went on a Saturday afternoon and sat at the bar. It was busy, but the service was adequate for our needs.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank buddyroopdx
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Shigezo. The restaurant has dark decor and the part to the right (booths) seem really dark. The section to the left by the sushi bar had nice large windows overlooking the street. The sushi was good, but the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Ulwazi
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Pleasant surprise. The food was extremely tasty. I like the family-style so that we could try a little bit of everything. I think every order was great.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank NatandSoph
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