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Saucebox

#274 of 3,411 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724 (SW Pine)
+1 503-241-3393
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing! Impeccable service. Our waiter Jesse M was wonderful. One of the best waiters I have encountered (among the thousands). The cocktail menu is impressive. Exquisite choices...I had a vodka based drink with ginger, chili lime. Fantastic food from appetizers to dessert. We had tapioca dumplings. Chicken wings, lamb shank and other goodies for dessert. Will be back... More 

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Thank Voyageuse4life
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

You had us at "amazing". Thanks so much for your spot on words, and I am so glad you had a chance to explore our unique dishes and drinks. Hopefully, you'll be back again soon to continue your food adventure! The cocktails await, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I'm a fan of the neighbourhood, and Saucebox had an interesting looking menu, so we stopped in for dinner last night. They took us to the wrong table initially, not a big deal, then seated us by the window. They were willing to switch out chairs so that I could have a more comfortable one. Our waiter was very attentive... More 

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Richland, Washington
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Happy hour prices are hard to beat, especially when one considers the taste, presentation, and quality of ingredients. Two of us split eight tasty snack plates (ahi and salmon nigiri, white miso soup, vietnamese salad roll, crispy brussel sprouts in a fabulous dashi, taro chips, sweet potato rolls and the very clever pork sarong wrapped with chinese noodles), for under... More 

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BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for one of the best part of the day -- happy hour. It's such a pleasure hearing that you both walked away satisfied by our delicious snack plates. Hopefully, we'll get the chance to welcome you both back soon. Happy Hour awaits, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We like Asian food and the Saucebox is described as Asian Fusion. We ordered the Pu Pu Platter because it allowed us to sample many of their appetizers: the tapioca stuffed buns filled with a tasty chicken stuffing, the spring rolls with a yummy dipping sauce, three pieces of sushi (fresh and delicious), sausage wrapped in I am not sure... More 

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Thank Barbara M
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Barbara, I'm so glad you had the chance to try out a few different things with us! To hear that everything was made to impress is music to my ears, and I hope it won't be long before we get the opportunity to serve up another round of sushi and spring rolls to you! Until then, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

When I have friends who want a Happy Hour after work with a great selection of food I recommend Sauce Box. If you get there early you can get a seat and have a fun experience. First off they have Taro Chips, which I love. Their $5 & $6 snacks are great with a good, varied selection.

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Thank Jeanie B
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Taking a moment after a long day to enjoy a drink with friends is what it's all about, Jeanie. I'm ecstatic that we could be that perfect place for a fun experience with friends. I hope you'll be back soon, whether it's for the snacks or the drinks. The taro chips await, Bruce Carey, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The decor is really cool and artsy, the food was tasty, but a little over priced. The menu had a variety of very unique plates. Portions are perfect as I was full but no food was wasted. My only issue was that the service was a little slow.

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Thank sehow
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks so much! It's great to hear you enjoyed the decor and food, and I appreciate you letting us know. Also, please know, fast and friendly service is extremely important to us and what you described does not sound like our norm. Now, if you ever give us another shot, we'd love to have the opportunity to prove it to... More 

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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

It's my first time in Portland and this is the most fun and delicious meal we have had with great drinks and a very attentive waitress and lovely small "tapas" starters and dishes. Great place for small groups looking for a nice ambience, fusion pan Asian food and great drinks including the sake.

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Thank Shuen Sheng F
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks for the shoutout, Shuen! We're pleased to hear you were so impressed with our fare, and we look forward to serving you next time. Cheers, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I LOVE the drinks here! They are all very good and some are quite creative. My favorites are the Coconut lime ricky and the mango lime rickey. The service is always great and the ambiance in the bar area is perfect for date nights. They have a dj later in the night on the weekends and the music is always... More 

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Thank Leilina808
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Leilina, we're so happy to hear we've made a lovely impression! Look forward to seeing you again soon for a Coconut Lime Ricky. Cheers, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I LOVE Saucebox. It's my favorite place to go in when we're in Portland. Amazing food, love the DJ, and the atmosphere. They have an extensive drink menu, their food and service is so good. We have been coming here for years, and I love that it's still Saucebox. They know exactly what works, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank 2012J_R
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

We're proud to be your fave! Thanks for sharing your kind words -- it means so much to us. See you next time, Bruce Carey Owner More 

Oakland, California
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420 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Incredibly hip and inventive pan-Asian. Great mix of flavors. Go for the small plates and pass them around. Very festive. Extremely welcoming service. A true find.

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Thank Thomas V
BluehourPortland, Owner at Saucebox, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, Thomas! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Bruce Carey Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:00
Thursday
16:30 - 00:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3724
    (SW Pine)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-241-3393
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.

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